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Phil Coleman

Phil has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program’s energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Also in support of FEMP, Phil spearheads an effort to educate federal facilities on incentives for efficiency and renewable projects, demand response, and “rate-responsive” building operation. Outside of the federal domain, he researches avenues for promoting improved energy efficiency in commercial real estate. Internationally, Phil has worked with the governments of Mexico, India, Chile, and Jordan on developing public sector energy conservation programs.

Before joining the lab, Phil prepared market research for a fast-growth alternative air-conditioning company and conducted residential audits and program evaluations for an energy consulting firm. He received his bachelor’s degree from Earlham College (1986), and a Master of Science in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He also holds the Association of Energy Engineers’ Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Phil is the president of aFewSteps.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions in the communities of his local school district outside of Philadelphia.