NSSC Staff

John Manz
Director, National Sustainable Structures Center

John Manz

John Manz is responsible for the overall leadership and vision for NSSC’s infrastructure, training programs, and technical assistance services. John provides direction in developing NSSC's residential and commercial offerings, with a focus on building operator training in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. He is also a key technical advisor for PA's Weatherization Assistance Program and assisted the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts to draft the National Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals. John has a diverse background in teaching vocational and HVAC technology, weatherization, and building science principles as well as owning several highly successful HVAC companies.

Alison Dillon
Assistant Director, National Sustainable Structures Center

Alison Dillon

Alison Dillon assists NSSC's Director in managing the daily administration of the center's training programs, including proposal and grant management, budget support, and coordinating the implementation of NSSC's many training and certification programs. She also serves as the team's instructional designer in developing and improving NSSC's curricula. Alison is a BPI Envelope Specialist, LEED Green Associate, a Level 1 Thermographer, and provides training and certification guidance for the Building Operator Certification and the Weatherization Assistance Program.

Gerald Welshans
Instructional Specialist, National Sustainable Structures Center

Gerald Welshans

Gerald "Jerry" Welshans is a nationally-certified instructor and subject matter expert in building maintenance technology, energy efficient retrofits, and building science instruction. Jerry is a Level 1 Thermographer, a BPI “Super Proctor”, and holds BPI certifications for Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist, Heating Specialist, Multifamily, and all four of the Home Energy Professional job classifications. He also serves as an instructor for NSSC's Building Operator training programs. Prior to working at Penn College, Jerry was a general science and vocational teacher as well as a building maintenance staff member responsible for air distribution and heating systems in commercial buildings. In addition, Jerry is a fourth-generation retired farmer, a second-generation butcher, and a retired Rescue Officer, all of which have given him specialized emergency medical experience that proves invaluable in teaching crew safety topics.

John Wilson
Consultant/Instructor, National Sustainable Structures Center

John Wilson

John "Jack" Wilson is a nationally-certified instructor and a subject matter expert in building science, combustion safety, and ventilation in both the residential and commercial building energy retrofit fields. He is a Level 1 Thermographer, a BPI Proctor, and holds BPI certifications for Building Analyst, Envelope Specialist, Heating Specialist, Multifamily, and all four of the Home Energy Professional job classifications. Jack's primary responsibility is managing NSSC's Building Operator training programs, including providing instruction for the Building Operator Certification and Commercial Building Re-Tuning. His background is in HVAC, electrical, and plumbing trades in residential and light commercial new construction.

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