Becoming ... An Insulator

Webinar on February 15, 2022

What skills do I need to become an insulator? What can I specialize in? Is the job market growing? Join us February 15th to hear from the two Steves that are leading the way in energy efficient insulation practices.

Steve Sponseller is the co-owner of Net Zero Insulation Inc. in London, Ontario and a Certified Energy Advisor who has performed upwards of 2000 EnerGuide Home Evaluations. After spending his early  career in the Golf Industry as an instructor, he began working in the construction industry in 2015 while working as a Skilled Labourer in ICI construction.

In 2018 Steve was approached by Steve Kenny (now partners in business) regarding an opportunity to become a Certified Energy Advisor. This is where his passion for Energy Efficiency in residential construction started to blossom. After 3 years in his role as an Energy Advisor Steve began to make plans to start a Residential Insulation Company specializing in Attic Insulation Retrofits. Now in year two of operations the company is growing and has helped 100’s of homeowners on their journey to improved home energy efficiency and improved home comfort. When assessing a home’s attic, Steve not only assesses the attic space but how any work preformed in the attic could affect the “house-as-a-system”. During the summer when Steve is not working you can likely find him spending time at a lake with family, or on the golf course with friends.

Steven Kenny is a co-owner of Net Zero Insulation Inc. He has also been a certified energy auditor since 2016 with over 4000 audits to his credit.

Steve was born in Windsor Ontario but was raised in London Ontario where he went to school. Graduating from John Paul II secondary school, he went on to Western University pursuing a degree in business.

Before starting in a career in the energy efficiency sector Steve had a wide range of occupations ranging from sales for a construction company to dietary aide at St Josephs Hospital. Energy efficiency runs in Steve’s family. It was his father who got him interested in this line of work as he too is a certified energy auditor. After taking the training courses and passing the necessary qualification exams, he hit the ground running doing multiple audits every day for Amerispec of London. It was while doing these audits that he and his co owner Steve Sponseller saw an opportunity to start their own insulation company with a focus on using the “house-as-a-system” approach for better energy savings.

When Steve is not working, he enjoys golf, curling and of course spending time with his family. Life is about to get a little busier for him as wife Jessica is expecting their 2nd baby any day now.


  • Steve Sponseller, Co-owner, Net Zero Insulation Inc.
  • Steve Kenny, Co-owner, Net Zero Insulation Inc.


  • Kirstin Pulles, Community Engagement Manager, Efficiency Canada

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Funding acknowledgement NRCan


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