CBS Report Features Owner of Farmington Hills-Based Ecotelligent Homes
Amanda Godward was featured in CBS Detroit’s Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report.
Ecotelligent Homes’ owner Amanda Godward was recently featured in CBS Detroit’s Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report (GLITR) for utilizing her mechanical engineering degree to create greener homes.
Godward earned her mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University in Flint and worked for eight years in the auto industry before starting Ecotelligent Homes in 2009. The GLITR article "Kettering Alum Creates Company for Greener Homes", by Matt Roush, highlights the development of Ecotelligent Homes and details the science behind improving the comfort and energy efficiency of homes.
Building science is the industry term used to categorize the science and engineering used to diagnose comfort and energy efficiency issues in a home. The GLITR article quotes Godward explaining the similarities of automotive engineering and building science, “When evaluating insulation levels and locating the source of drafts I use fluids and heat transfer, and the basics of a furnace are the same as a vehicle engine,” fuel, air and spark, she said. “We measure combustion efficiency for furnaces and water heaters just like an automotive engineer would measure in an engine on the dyno (dynamometer).”
While Godward enjoys the science behind her industry, her desire to increase environmental awareness is what lead her to found Ecotelligent Homes she says, “I was looking for an opportunity to combine my mechanical engineering background with my passions for environmental stewardship.” The GLITR story highlights the perfect fit with this quote from Godward, “I get to use my thermodynamics and heat transfer technical skills while helping homeowners and business owners reduce their utility bills and their environmental impact.”
Source: Ecotelligent Homes press release