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The Importance of M&V in Energy Efficiency

John Avina and Anuj Penday discuss the history of M&V and how it is used to move energy efficiency forward.

John Avina, President of Abraxas Energy Consulting, has worked in energy analysis and utility bill tracking since 1994. During his tenure at Thermal Energy Applications Research Center, Johnson Controls, SRC Systems, Silicon Energy and Abraxas Energy Consulting, he has managed the M&V for a large performance contractor, managed software development for energy analysis applications, created energy analysis software that is used by several hundred energy professionals, taught over 250 energy management classes, created hundreds of building models and utility bill tracking databases, modeled hundreds of utility rates, and has personally performed energy audits and retro-commissioning on over 25 million square feet of building stock. John founded and has run Abraxas Energy Consulting for 22 years.  John chairs the Association of Energy Engineer’s Certified Energy Audit Test Committee.  John has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Anuj Pandey is an Energy Auditor and M&V Engineer with a background in Mechanical Engineering, with 8 years of experience in the field of energy services projects. Throughout his career, I’ve been passionate about identifying and implementing energy-saving measures. He has had the privilege of contributing to numerous energy efficiency initiatives, resulting in substantial cost savings and environmental benefits in the projects I’ve worked with. When he’s not immersed in energy audits and engineering solutions, you can find him indulging in various sports activities. Anuj truly believes in the power of continuous learning and staying physically active. With his educational background, extensive work experience, and certifications, he is dedicated to creating sustainable energy solutions and making a positive impact in the field of energy efficiency.