Jon After receiving a degree in Biology from Harvard University, Jon earned a PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in Landscape Ecology. Following years of conducting ecological research, he realized using his scientific background to improve building efficiency would be the most direct way to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Jon left the field of ecology and moved to Ithaca with a singular goal. He started Snug Planet in 2006, a contracting company whose mission is to “reduce building energy use in ways that make sense for people and the Planet.” Jon holds multiple certifications from the Building Performance Institute and has published numerous articles on energy effieciency and green building.

For over ten years, Snug Planet has transformed nearly one thousand homes and commercial buildings to be more comfortable. By air sealing, insulating and installing high-efficiency heating systems, Snug Planet is saving Tompkins County residents thousands of dollars on fuel and electricity, dollars that remain in our local community. Snug Planet uses the most environmentally-friendly products available and follows the highest building science practices.