Energy Harvester helps people live well from the sun. We focus on regenerative design, working with nature to sustain the earth. We design and develop renewable energy systems integrated with buildings and landscapes. By harvesting clean renewable energy at the point-of-use we reduce dependence on fossil fuels and avoid emissions.
Who we are:
Energy Harvester, Inc is a renewable energy dealer and developer, founded in 2000. We integrate solar electric, solar thermal, wind, passive solar architecture, and human power technologies. Energy Harvester is registered as Renewable Energy Dealer #0660 with the California Energy Commission (CEC). Mark von Wodtke, FASLA, is a registered Landscape Architect, California #1537, with a Masters of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, a Bachelor of Architecture, as well as a Bachelor of Building Science from RPI. Erik von Wodtke has a Bachelor Degree in Film and Communication from Sarah Lawrence College. William von Wodtke is earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.
Energy Harvester grew out of the Claremont Environmental Design Group (CEDG) which combines architecture, landscape architecture and planning to provide green regenerative design services for sustainable projects that are LEED certifiable. CEDG designs award-winning projects such as planning Living Energy Systems for an Orphanage in Bien Hua, Vietnam (which received a National ASLA Merit Award, and a Boston AIA Sustainable Design Award). Mark von Wodtke, FASLA, is a founding principal of CEDG, established in 1978. Energy Harvester continues to have a close working relationship with CEDG, integrating and managing the installation of renewable energy systems for award-winning architectural and landscape architectural projects to provide even greater value.
Mark von Wodtke is also a Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona where he taught for 35 years. He worked closely for many years with John T. Lyle, author of Design for Human Ecosystems, and Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development. Mark helped John establish the Lyle Center for Regenerative Design at Cal Poly Pomona.