Columnists: Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D.

Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D., is the founder of Profitable Green Solutions, and is completely committed to helping businesses and organizations “go green,” while improving profits. His clients include government agencies, airports, utilities, cities, universities and foreign governments. Private clients include IBM, Pepsi, GM, Verizon, Hertz, Visteon, JP Morgan-Chase, and Lockheed Martin. This article was originally published in Buildings Magazine, and reprinted with permission from Eric A. Woodroof.

Sample ‘Exam’ for Performance Contracting Certification

This article is a follow-up to Eric Woodroof’s article from April 30. The new certification on Performance Contracting and Energy Project Funding (“PCF”), has created quite a buzz in the industry.  Due to recent articles about this new level of professional distinction, exam-taking candidates often ask: “What does the test cover?”  Below is a small   …Continue Reading

7 Key Selling Points for Energy Projects

When I began working in the energy management/financing industry, “lack of capital” was the prevailing excuse why a good project (less than a 3 year payback) was not being approved/implemented. When I did my Ph.D. research on this topic, about 35% of projects were postponed/canceled due to “lack of upfront capital”. Today the postponed percentage   …Continue Reading

Innovative Ways to Incentivize Employees to Conserve Energy

In this article, I am doing something different by putting a “call to action” up front. Let’s start a discussion about innovative ways to incentivize building occupants to save energy.