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About Us

Picture of David Malone 1st Choice Energy Energy Auditor ExtraordinnaireDavid Malone - Owner

David Malone, a native Texan, has lived and worked in Austin since 1976. He received a BA from Baylor University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas.

He worked in the engineering and high tech industry most of his career, and now has a deep interest and commitment to using his engineering knowledge and diagnostic skills toward making existing single family, multi-family and commercial buildings more energy efficient.

David is a certified HERS Rater, a Registered Energy Auditor with the City of Austin, and a Certified Home Performance with Energy Star contractor for Oncor. He also is a Certified Home Energy Auditor by the Texas Home Energy Rating Organization (Texas HERO), and is certified by the National Comfort Institute (NCI) in Air Balancing and Diagnostics.

He is active in the Austin community, having worked with variety of Austin organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Foundation for the Homeless, Anderson High Booster Club, his local church, and currently serves on the board of directors of two non-profit organizations based in Texas. He is a past president of the Baylor Alumni Association.

Picture of 'Pauline' - the 1st Choice Energy Toyota Prius1st Choice Energy drives hybrid electric vehicles and their office has been upgraded with a 16 SEER high efficiency AC, R38 insulation and radiant barrier, and R8 insulated and sealed ductwork to less than 7% leakage.

Mr. Malone and 1st Choice Energy are committed to lowering both personal and business consumption of our natural resources. Energy conservation is one of the least expensive and readily available options for adding capacity to the electrical grid, reducing our carbon foot print, and securing the energy independence of future generations.

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