Charles Lazin is the president of Altren, an Alternative Renewable Energy Consulting Group. His long term focus is on the development and popularization of alternative and renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and conservation technologies used in residential and commercial buildings. Altren’s goal is to install a large number of residential and commercial geothermal systems in the years to come. The installations will significantly preserve and improve the quality of the environment, substantially reduce fossil fuel dependence and at the same time cut customer’s heating and cooling energy bills by 50% or more. Eight years ago he designed and installed his first geothermal heat pump system in his own house.

Since 1996 Charles has been consulting and installing residential geothermal systems. Recently he managed the 300 Ton geothermal installation for the 96,000 square foot dorms at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Master of Arts in Communications from New York Institute of Technology.
He has earned: IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) Installer Certificate, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Certification in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; a Geothermal Designer, Installer and Service certifications by several geothermal heat pump manufacturers. His company has an exclusive regional sales representation and a dealership for the ECONAR cold climate geo-source heat pumps.

He recently earned a BPI (Building Performance Institute) BA-1 certification and he is also preparing for nationally recognized CGD (Certified GeoExchange Designer) Certification. (fall 2006) Since 2000, Charles has lectured on NYSERDA sponsored seminars on geothermal technology.

He is producing an educational interactive DVD featuring current and future trends in alternative and renewable energy resources and their use in our homes and work places.

Charles is frequently lecturing on geothermal heating and cooling at renewable energy resources seminars.

He is an active member of several local groups: Green Building & Renewables Working Group, Hudson Valley Green Times Magazine, writer and webmaster, Sierra Club Mid Hudson Valley Chapter; lecturer and webmaster, Minnewaska Distance Swimmers Association; a webmaster, leader in Boy Scouts of America.
He is an avid outdoorsman. He has been a PADI certified scuba diver for over 20 years. He is in the process of getting a glider pilot license. He is fluent in several languages.

Most of the geo-thermal heat comes from the stable temperature of the earth below
--- that heat is FREE!


You too can enjoy clean, safe, quiet and practically no maintenance comfort of the
geo-thermal technology as we have in our home since1995.

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