Ben grew up in the Annapolis Valley surrounded by farms and learned early in life the value of hard work and the many ways that a simple life change can save a person money. Ben graduated from Acadia University with a Professional Studies degree in Community Development and Environmental Sustainability Studies. In recent years, he has worked as a Community Energy Planner, his goal being to help people understand the benefits of energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy. Most people have heard of accountants, well Ben is a slightly different kind of accountant where he focuses more on Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting.He is also an energy efficiency specialist, with a background in building sciences and energy analysis. When Ben walks through the doors of a building, the first thing he does is look up and studies the lights, so forgive him if he keeps looking up and bumps into you.