Ridgeline Energy Analytics provides data-driven, energy management consulting services. We focus on solutions that are energy efficient, sustainable, and cost effective. We help our clients to analyze and improve their energy savings programs, to respond to needs around renewables, and to provide financial incentives to reduce energy use and better manage energy loads. Our services include energy data analysis, evaluation, monitoring and verification (EM&V), energy auditing in residential, commercial, and industrial settings, and energy efficiency engineering. Our clients include utilities, energy service companies, banks, law firms and government agencies. We have Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) certifications. Our size and focus allow us to be flexible in meeting clients’ needs and to focus resources effectively.
Nancy Dickson is president, co-founder and CEO of Ridgeline Energy Analytics. She is a senior project manager and program evaluator. As CEO, she handles planning, implementation, and oversight of Ridgeline’s project activities, staff coordination, contract negotiation, tracking, and reporting. 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. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, and by MIT Press. She holds an MRP in environmental planning and a BA in government from Cornell University. Email
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. Email
Beck Meisenheimer is an experienced consulting engineer with a background in energy efficiency and engineering design. He manages and implements utility demand-side management programs to help industrial and commercial sites meet their energy efficiency and sustainability goals. This includes providing technical engineering services to industrial and commercial clients to identify capital, operational, and maintenance energy projects at their sites and then quantify project savings and support project implementation. Beck holds a BS in chemical engineering from Queen's University.
Greg Goodyear is an experienced energy engineer who has worked on commercial, industrial and institutional sites identifying energy efficiency and demand response opportunities. He is skilled in energy auditing and in optimizing building management systems. His work with mechanical and control contractors has helped implement energy upgrades, M&V plans, fault detection and diagnostic software, and renewable generation systems. He enjoys consulting on projects for small and large clients that provide solutions for long term energy savings.. He holds an MS in energy systems from Northeastern University and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. He is a NABCEP Certified PV System Inspector. and Certified Energy Manager.
Matthew Piantedosi 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 20 years of experience in the electrical field and more than 13 years of experience providing energy conservation solutions and consulting. He has trained thousands of industry professionals on solar PV electrical code compliance, best installation practices, and also hundreds of first responders on solar PV fire safety. 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 a Licensed Journeyman Electrician in RI and MA. He is also an NABCEP Certified PV System Inspector. Email
Sarah Andrade specializes in reviewing solar PV designs, performing solar installation inspections, and analyzing electrical loads. Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in the electrical construction field, including inspecting and supervising the work of apprentices. She is a Licensed Master Electrician and Journeyman Electrician.
Sahar Khashayar performs data analysis of energy efficiency measures to determine potential energy savings. They also provide analysis of solar applications for residential and commercial programs. Sahar received a BA in Physics, with a minor in Astrophysics, from Harvard College.
Amelia Bergbower works on a large-scale evaluation of commercial energy efficiency programs in New York State and provides analysis of solar applications for residential and commercial programs. She has a BS in Engineering, with a specialization in environmental engineering, from Loyola University. Amelia is a NABCEP Certified PV System Inspector.
William Rambur, EIT, supports energy efficiency measurement and verification projects. He evaluates energy savings and capital recovery using Python analysis tools. He develops and installs metering systems using off-the-shelf and custom-made components. Will is knowledgeable about electrical power systems, sensors, control systems, and machine learning. Prior to working at Ridgeline, Will wrote code to automate and improve data verification prior to chip manufacturing. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Vermont and is an Engineering-in-Training licensed in Vermont and a Certified Energy Auditor.
Eamon Williamson supports energy efficiency measurement and verification projects. In the solar field, he reviews developers’ applications for solar installations, performs site installation reviews, and performs quality measurements on newly constructed sites. For evaluation, measurement and verification assignments, he collects data on building and equipment data, meters infiltration and airflow, and installs meters on lighting and HVAC systems. He holds an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering and a graduate certificate in wind power engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
James Sullivan performs field and desk technical services. In the solar field, he reviews developers’ applications for solar installations, performs site installation reviews, and performs quality measurements on newly constructed sites. For evaluation, measurement and verification assignments, he collects data on building and equipment data, meters infiltration and airflow, and installs meters on lighting and HVAC systems.
Olive Dame provides analysis of solar applications for residential and commercial programs. She has a B.S from Paul Smith's college in environmental science with minors in chemistry and marketing.
Noah Wisch performs technical services. He reviews developers’ applications for residential, commercial, and community solar installations, collects and verifies building and equipment data, installs meters on lighting and HVAC systems, and builds power metering systems. Noah worked on a large residential lighting analysis of six northeastern states, installing light loggers and examining HVAC systems. Noah received a BA in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College.