Speaker Paul Westbrook

 

Paul Westbrook designed his own solar home in north Texas in 1996, which won the Energy Value Housing Award for Innovative Design (https://enerjazz.com/house). It still ranks as one of the most efficient homes in Texas. A tour of Paul's house inspired the green features of a Texas Instruments factory, which was the first LEED Gold semiconductor factory in the world. He led the effort to improve the energy and water efficiency of TI's 20 million square feet of global facilities. They were able to double the company energy and water efficiency in less than 10 years. In 2012, Paul was named a Senior Fellow for the US State Department's Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) program. He visited Honduras, Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru where he worked with governments, universities, and industry on efficiency and renewable energy. In 2019 Paul published a book - The Joy of Efficiency. Paul's degree is in Mechanical Engineering.