David Korn, a vice president in Cadmus’ energy services sector, leads our Measurement and Engineering Group. His team operates a unique engineering laboratory in our Waltham, Massachusetts, headquarters and regularly deploys its $1.5 million worth of meters to conduct complex monitoring and verification assessments of energy-efficiency programs across the United States.
Mr. Korn has been with Cadmus for more than 20 years and has more than 25 years of experience in energy and environmental consulting and engineering. His expertise in energy conservation ranges from preparing detailed technical evaluations of products (such as industrial transformers), to evaluating utility efficiency programs, to auditing and metering buildings and building systems. He has helped develop specifications for battery-charging systems, dehumidifiers, water coolers, computers, and for the correct installation of air conditioning equipment.
He has also supervised the construction of cogeneration systems and conducted energy audits of millions of square feet of buildings. The ENERGY STAR® Power Management Program that Mr. Korn designed and oversaw for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for example, helped convince hundreds of public and private organizations to set millions of computers to sleep mode after a period of inactivity. The effort saves over a billion kilowatt hours of electricity a year, worth an estimated $100 million.
Mr. Korn has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a concentration in energy systems, from Cornell University, where he also pursued graduate studies in environmental engineering and aquatic science. He was designated a certified energy manager by the Association of Energy Engineers in 2004.