RE:source is a consulting firm dedicated to improving building or system design and operations by focusing on energy and resource efficiency. Process improvements are often the fastest way to become more sustainable while boosting profitability.
Buildings can be designed to lower both capital and operating costs. Existing facilities can significantly lower operating cost with extremely fast financial returns.
People often turn first to technology to make improvements, but more often it’s the technique or process that is limiting improvement. Minimizing resource use can maximize profits.
Conceptual design consulting
Integrative design leadership
Energy and resource efficiency strategy
Sustainability goals and strategy development
Renewable energy strategy
List of past projects
Commercial and industrial design
List of past presentations
Paul Westbrook combines engineering, creativity, and leadership skills in his role as President of RE:source. Paul has experience utilizing integrative, or whole-system design concepts to achieve significant improvements in residential, commercial, and industrial building and system design. He is a LEED AP and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Paul is also an author and experienced speaker in a wide range of topics including sustainability, energy, climate, and water.
People always seem to be short of time or money—sometimes both. Efficiency is a way to get more of both. It’s not a compromise; it’s an optimization where everything is better. It’s a way to live lighter on the planet, and to live better. It’s quality versus quantity. The primary focus of the book is energy efficiency. This book covers general life efficiency, details on our passive / active solar house design, and commercial / industrial efficiency.
Awards and Highlights - See All
2017 - Received the Sustainability Commendation from AIA Dallas
2013 - Named to the Dallas Business Journal Who's Who in Energy list
2011 – Named one of 20 Senior Fellows for the US State Department’s Energy & Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA Profile Westbrook)
2009 - North Texas Municipal Water District’s first Water Genius Award Winner
2008 - Fairview Citizen of the Year
1996 - NAHB Energy Value Housing Award for Innovative Design