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Technology Focus Areas

Manufacturers and water and wastewater treatment agencies face many obstacles as they strive to improve energy efficiency in their facilities. The following individual technology focus area-webpages are meant to be one-stop shops for those seeking actionable solutions for energy efficiency challenges involving specific systems.

Each page contains links to helpful resources, such as relevant Better Plants showcase projects and implementation models, DOE tipsheets and publications, software tools, webinars, and contact information for a subject matter expert:



Meet our Technical Experts

Through Better Plants, partners receive support from Technical Account Managers (TAMs) who help facilities develop energy management plans, identify energy-saving opportunities, and track energy performance metrics. In addition to assisting partners with their energy management goals, the TAMs are also subject-matter experts in a variety of technology focus areas. Explore their areas of expertise, below. 

Ahmad Abbas
Kristina Armstrong
Mahabir Bhandari
Alexandra Botts
Renewable Energy
Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)
Energy-Systems Software
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Analysis
MEASUR Tool Suite
Techno-Economic Analysis
Building Envelope and Modelling
Building Energy Performance
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Compressed Air
MEASUR Tool Suite
Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)
Subodh Chaudhari
Daryl Cox
Wei Guo
Dipti Kamath

Process Heating
Steam Systems
Waste Reduction and Circular Economy

Diagnostic Equipment Program

Process Cooling and HVAC
Smart Manufacturing

Life Cycle Assessment
Techno-economic Analysis
System Dynamics

Paul Lemar
Travis Michalke
Paulomi Nandy
Sachin Nimbalkar

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Renewables & Microgrids
Economic Feasibility Analyses

Building Energy Modeling
Building Performance and Analytics
Building Audits and Engagement

Energy Tool Development
50001 Ready
Carbon Reduction Targets 

Process Heating
Heat Waste Management
Smart Manufacturing

Chris Price
Prakash Rao
Shelby Saji
Senthill Sundaramoorthy
HVAC Systems
Control System Designs
Smart Manufacturing
Water-Energy Nexus
ISO 50001
HVAC Systems
Process Cooling and Refrigeration
Kiran Thirumaran
Thomas Wenning

Compressed Air
Process Heating
Energy Performance Calculation

Energy-Systems Software




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