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 U.S. Department of  State'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.