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 a Senior Engineer with over 30 years of experience, whose work ranges from evaluating utility efficiency programs, to auditing and metering electricity usage in buildings and building systems, to helping investors establish savings levels of their projects. 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, including long term metering of lighting 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. His areas of expertise include:
· Establishing and applying measurement methods for a range of utility and private sector funded projects;
· Supporting evaluations of non-wire alternatives for grid-constrained areas;
· Analyzing capital recovery of efficiency equipment investments;
· Performing energy audits of residential, multi-family and commercial buildings;
· Conducting stock assessments in support of potential studies of efficiency potential; and
· Evaluating conservation voltage reduction in grid systems.
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 and a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers. David holds a B.S. 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.