Alan Rushforth
Honors and Recognition for Alan Rushforth and Rushforth Solar:
  • PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER certification from Commonwealth of PA


  • NABCEP Certification:  First North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Solar Thermal Installer in the Eastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware region in 2007   

  • SDF Competitive Grant Recipient:  Rushforth Solar LLC won a competitive grant from The Sustainable Development Fund of The Reinvestment Fund in 2008.  The grant subsidized 4 solar hot water installations of at least 20 apartment units each within the PECO Energy service area. 


  • Green Power Pioneer award:  Rushforth Solar LLC was presented with the Green Power Pioneer award from Penn Future, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future on September 16, 2008.


  • White Paper: In 2009, wrote a white paper entitled, “Highlights of Several Commercial Drainback Solar Hot Water Systems in 16 to 52 Unit Apartment Buildings, All Using Large Non-pressurized EPDM Lined Tanks”. The white paper was selected by American Solar Energy Society for inclusion in the 2009 ASES national conference, where Rushforth presented on May 14, 2009 in Buffalo, NY.  


Professional experience includes:            


  • Residential and commercial structural inspections and structural design

  • Design, coordination, and hands on renovations for gut renovations for over 30 years for single family homes to 50 plus unit apartment buildings, plus commercial buildings

  • Apartment building and house rental real estate investor for over 30 years

  • Design and installation of dozens of commercial solar hot water systems

  • Design of energy efficient envelope retrofits.   


Additional Certifications and Education:

2013: School of PE:  Civil/Structural Professional Engineer review course     

2011Passed International Code Council (ICC) Master Plumbing Test, Philadelphia  

2012: Building Performance Institute Certification              

2012: Drexel University: Fundamentals of Engineering Review course