President and Co-Founder
Vice President and Co-Founder
Senior Solar Energy Consultant
Senior Data Analyst
David Korn, P.E. is Vice President and Co-Founder of Ridgeline Energy Analytics. He is an engineer whose work includes evaluating utility efficiency programs, auditing and metering electricity usage in buildings and building systems, and helping building owners and investors find savings in buildings. Previously he was Vice President of measurement and engineering at The Cadmus Group where he supervised 90 engineers and technicians (2011-2018). He oversaw an engineering laboratory that tested the energy efficiency of products and systems. David led teams that developed metering technologies for commercial and residential load analysis. He also led solar teams that performed quality control inspections on commercial and residential solar PV installations. He helped set voluntary energy efficiency standards for equipment, including water coolers, air conditioners, heat pumps, roof-top units, dehumidifiers, computers, and battery charging systems. He designed EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Power Management Program that promoted placing monitors and computers into a low-power sleep mode after a period of inactivity, saving over a billion-kilowatt hours. He is a member of EVO’s International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Technical Committee and the Subcommittee on Statistics and Uncertainty. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Oregon and a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. David holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Nancy Dickson is President and Co-Founder of Ridgeline Energy Analytics. She is an experienced senior project manager for analytical and technical assessments and evaluations. Previously Nancy was a program director at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. There she worked with senior leaders from academia, government, and business to address problems facing the energy, health, agriculture and water sectors. She served as co-founder and co-director of the Sustainability Science Program at the Center for Business and Government. This $22M cross-university program engaged over 50 faculty from 6 schools and resulted in over 400 publications and the training of 135 fellows from 30 countries. Nancy supported collaborations and fieldwork around the world with initiatives in Brazil, India, China, and Eastern Africa. She helped to build the field of sustainability science. In her management role she provided strategic planning, fundraising, and oversight for research administration and operations management. She served as a member of NASA’s Applied Sciences Advisory Committee. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, and by MIT Press. She holds degrees from Cornell University, an MRP in environmental planning and a BA in government.
Matthew Piantedosi, a senior solar technology consultant, is a solar and electrical code expert. He specializes in reviewing solar PV designs, performing solar installation inspections, metering on-site power use, and analyzing electrical loads. Matt has more than 16 years of experience in the electrical field and more than 10 years of experience providing energy conservation solutions and consulting. He conducts trainings for The Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE) educating PV installers, electrical and building inspectors on PV Systems and the 2020 National Electrical Code. He is a member of the executive board for the Boston Paul Revere Chapter International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI). Before joining Ridgeline, he worked at the Cadmus Group as manager of solar operations and at Ameresco as an energy auditor. He received his B.S., in Electrical Engineering, from Western New England College. He is a Licensed Master Electrician in MA and NH and a Licensed Journeyman Electrician in RI and MA. He is also an NABCEP Certified PV System Inspector.
Ari Jackson is a senior data analyst. He has provided clients with energy efficiency and demand response program evaluation services for five years. Ari’s experience includes the application of engineering and statistical analysis to quantify impacts of programs ranging from efficient lighting to weatherization to grid voltage reduction, specifically scaling evaluations through the use of machine learning and distributed cloud-based resources. He has worked extensively evaluating ductless heat pump programs around the country and presented this work at national conferences. Prior to working with Ridgeline, he was an associate at the Cadmus Group’s Energy Services Division. Ari holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth and a BS in mathematics from St. Lawrence University. He is pursuing an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Galen Trostle is a field technician. His expertise includes light logger installation, sizing and selecting commercial HVAC systems, and commercial building codes. He supports energy efficiency measurement and verification projects, including surveying lighting systems and installing light loggers. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Reed College.