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. 

Kristina Armstrong
armstrongko@ornl.gov
Mahabir Bhandari
bhandarims@ornl.gov
Daryl Cox
coxdf@ornl.gov
Alexandra Botts
davisam@ornl.gov

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Analysis
MEASUR Tool Suite
Techno-Economic Analysis

Building Envelope and Modelling
Building Energy Performance
Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Motors
Pumps
Diagnostic Equipment Program

Compressed Air
MEASUR Tool Suite
Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC)

Wei Guo
guow@ornl.gov
Tim Kolp
rjiassociates@comcast.net
Paul Lemar
pll@rdcnet.com
Paulomi Nandy
nandyp@ornl.gov

Process Cooling and HVAC
Refrigeration
Smart Manufacturing

Lighting
Maintenance Engineering
Business and Project Management

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

Energy Tool Development
50001 Ready
Carbon Reduction Targets 

Sachin Nimbalkar
nimbalkarsu@ornl.gov
Prakash Rao
prao@lbl.gov
Kiran Thirumaran
thirumarank@ornl.gov
Thomas Wenning
wenningtj@ornl.gov

Process Heating
Heat Waste Management
Smart Manufacturing

Water
Water-Energy Nexus
ISO 50001

Compressed Air
Process Heating
Energy Performance Calculation

Fans
Steam
Energy-Systems Software