#171 Hans Fredrickson

(First airdate: February 23, 2021) HANS FREDERICKSON: REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINTS. Our Town host Maryanne McNellis interviews Hans Fredrickson, owner of Frederickson Electric. After taking over the business from his father, Hans saw new opportunities for the company. Frederickson still does a healthy business with new construction, repairs, and remodels. But recent years have seen tremendous growth in installing solar arrays, new heat pumps, and charging stations for electric cars. Despite our gloomy winters, our long sunny summer days make solar power economically attractive to homeowners and developers. Heat pumps can also drastically cut power consumption. Stanford-educated Hans is an ardent environmentalist. He wants to help his customers reduce their carbon footprints to keep the Pacific Northwest as pristine as possible.