About Us



Management Team


Paul Byrne, Architect LEED AP: President


Paul Byrne has over 30 years of design and construction experience across residential, commercial, institutional and affordable housing projects. He has been an educator and in private practice on both the East and West Coasts. Paul has a B.Arch. from Cornell University and an M.Des. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

David Knight, Secretary


David Knight founded the Monterey Energy Group, which specializes in mechanical engineering design, in 1982. Since then he has designed over 5,000 residential mechanical systems and performed over 15,000 energy efficiency reports. His main areas of expertise include solar energy systems, radiant floor heating, and general energy efficiency. Before founding Monterey Energy Group, David was a solar energy instructor at Monterey Peninsula College where he developed and taught courses in solar and other alternative energy systems. Over the years he has given seminars for PG&E, California Energy Commission, California Association of Building Energy Consultants, the Radiant Panel Association, and the American Institute of Architects

Csilla Fosse, Structural Engineer: Treasurer


Owner of Howard Carter Associates, Monterey, CA 25 years of design and construction experience. Csilla holds a BS in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly in San Luis Obisbo and is a registered Structural Engineer in CA and AZ. In addition to overseeing day to day operations, she is experienced in school, commercial, residential, industrial, government, agricultural and hospital building design.

Abe Stalcup, Mechanical Engineer: Director


Abe Stallcup, P.E., has worked for Monterey Energy Group, Inc., a Mechanical Engineering Firm located in Pacific Grove, CA, since 1995 and has served as its president and principal engineer since 2003. In addition to overseeing day to day operations he specializes in the design of residential and commercial Solar Energy, HVAC and plumbing systems. In 2010 he cofounded the Net Zero Energy Network which specializes in the design of homes and businesses that produce as much energy as they consume. He has participated in the design of over 6,000 system designs throughout North America. Mr. Stallcup holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.

Rick Alexander, Builder


Owner of Rick Alexander Construction, Salinas, CA, CA 30 years of construction and manufacturing experience.