Chris Dwyer

About us

Chris flourishes at integrating the disparate – whether physics and philosophy, action and contemplation, performance and poetry – useful for considering alternate points of view. He is a complex man with simple convictions, including the following: the self-evidential power of beauty, the transformative power of myth, story, and metaphor, the Golden Rule, the scientific method, Ockham’s Razor, the allure of wabi-sabi, the primacy of fruits and vegetables, and the hunt for Sasquatch — which is none other than the thrill of breathing fresh air and encountering our elusive, wild, and ancient selves. By day, Chris is the Energy Director at Sol design + consulting. He builds energy models, rates buildings, educates the educators, thinks in systems, and speaks the language of kilowatts, carbon footprints, and spreadsheet gymnastics. At night, he runs ultra-marathons through the woods with his dog and scribbles poems in the sand. He helps his wife operate studio s, a boutique fitness studio they own together. In his eight years spent with Sol design + consulting, Chris has been a champion for sustainability and foundational in building a talented team of architects, engineers, energy auditors, and construction professionals who have delivered over 5000 successfully certified green homes and…


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