© 2019 LibertyHomes

Liberty Homes Ltd, dba LibertyHomes, is a Maryland nonstock corporation with E.I. Number 83-4082816. The IRS has determined that Liberty Homes Ltd dba LibertyHomes is tax exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3).


Stephen Bickel

Co-founder | President

Stephen co-founded LibertyHomes so that all families, regardless of income, live in homes and communities that are resilient, safe, healthy, affordable, and energy independent. Stephen brings two decades of experience building residential energy efficiency and product rating and certification programs, with particular attention to crafting solutions informed by behavioral science. Prior to founding LibertyHomes, Stephen was co-owner and Executive Vice President at D+R International.


Majid Ahmadi


Majid is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. His work mainly focuses on energy policy and energy innovation. He has also worked for private companies and NGOs including The Greenlink Group and The Urban Labs at the University of Chicago. He has published several publications in journals including IEEE and WIRES Energy & Environment. He is excited to bring his skills to improve diffusion of innovate energy technologies through the lens of behavioral economics.


Caroline Boone


Caroline is an MIT student, class of 2021, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in renewable energy development. Through the MIT Terrascope and D-lab programs, Caroline has gained experience working on both climate change adaptation and resilient energy infrastructure in developing and underserved areas. She also is particularly interested in understanding and mitigating the justice issues that arise in the implementation of environmental programs, and hopes to work with LibertyHomes to make sure that every American has access to safe, healthy, and sustainable homes.


Jill Ferguson

Co-founder | Vice President

Prior to joining LibertyHomes Jill  was a Truman Fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy where she lead the Rural Research Initiative. She has worked at the US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as a solar technology fellow and as a photovoltaic cell researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jill holds a bachelor of science in material science engineering from the University of Virginia.


Olivia Ercilla Antrobus


Olivia is an Oberlin College graduate, Class of 2019, with a major in Environmental Studies major and minor in Economics. An internship with Zapotec Energy Inc. cemented Olivia’s aspirations to work in the renewable energy field. Olivia has also interned with a start-up eco-magazine and at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Energy and urban planning are her primary fields of interest. She is particularly excited by the potential applications which combine the two. To that end, she is thrilled to be working as a fellow with LibertyHomes.


Brian James


Brian is a 2019 graduate of Oberlin College where he studied Environmental Studies and Biology. After studying sustainable cities abroad, he became more interested in creating sustainable and energy efficient communities, as well as educating people about these topics. He is excited to bring his skills to tackle sustainability issues within the United States and hopes to help communities understand the value of renewable energy retrofits with the goal of creating 100% renewable communities.