HVAC Design Partners is a dynamic alliance between Paul Yankie, President of Green Building Consulting, and Jeremy Begley, Owner-Operator of HVAC 2 Home Performance.

With 20 years of combined experience between them in HVAC Design, Test and Balance and Green Building Verification, the partnership was formed to meet the ever-changing HVAC design and commissioning needs of the residential and light commercial construction market.

With over 500 certified green program projects and tens of thousands of units tested, we have the experience to handle your project.


  • ACCA Residential HVAC Design for Quality Installation
  • NCI Commercial Air Balancer
  • NCI Residential System Performance Tech
  • USGBC Green Rater
  • BPI Home Energy Professional Energy Auditor (Inactive)
  • HERS H20 (Whole House Water Efficiency Rating) 
  • EPA Indoor AirPlus 
  • EPA WaterSense 
  • ENERGY STAR -Single Family, LowRise, Multi-Family High Rise 
  • DOE Zero Energy Ready Home 
  • Passive House 


  • EPA ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership In Housing Award (multiple awards since 2008)
  • USGBC- Cincinnati Chapter Green Person of the Year Award (Barb Yankie in 2014 & Paul Yankie in 2015)
  • NAHB Judge for Builder of the Year & Energy Value Housing Awards - multiple years
  • USGBC OH - 2018 Community Volunteer of the Year

BOARDS & COMMITTEES (Past & current)

  • USGBC Ohio Chapter Board Member
  • USGBC SW OH Regional Leadership Team Residential Green Building Committee Chairperson
  • USGBC SW OH Regional Leadership Team Advocacy Chairperson
  • USGBC National Chapter Liaison - Green The MLS
  • USGBC National Chapter Liaison -Value Healthy & Efficient Affordable Housing
  • USGBC Member - National & Local
  • RESNET National Board Member
  • RESNET Infrared Scanning Standard Task Force
  • RESNET Strategic Positioning Task Force
  • RESNET Infrared Standard Drafting Committee
  • RESNET Green Rater Certification Task Force.
  • Passive House Alliance KY Board Member
  • BPI (Building Performance Institute) Technical Advisory Committee
  • ACI Core Conference Committee Member (Affordable Comfort Institute)
  • National Association of Home Builders Member
  • Cincinnati Home Builders Association Member
  • Green Umbrella
  • Energy Efficiency Action Team Member, Subcommittee Co-Chair
  • Green The MLS, Subcommittee Member
  • Multi-Family Building Energy Efficiency Initiative
  • Efficiency First Cincinnati Chapter Board Member
  • Sustainability Partnership of Cincinnati - Partner
  • EnergyPro Exchange (EPX) - Member


  • LEED for Homes 
  • LEED for Homes Mid-Rise 
  • LEED BD&C 
  • LEED Neighborhood Development 
  • Enterprise Green Communities 
  • National Green Building Standard 
  • Living Building Challenge

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