David Walke and Robert Topping

Track K: Energy Data, Analytics, and Tracking
Wed/PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
M&V Manager | Lead M&V Engineer
Energy Systems Group (ESG)
United States
The Future of Measurement and Verification

What does Measurement & Verification look like in the future? How do we retain the knowledge of our veteran M&V experts, share those skills with tomorrow’s leaders, all while continually improving the quality of M&V with new technologies? How do you manage project performance effectively to minimize financial and safety risks? We will discuss the changes to Performance Contracting and how the business of M&V must adapt through harnessing the successful methods of the past, while pairing practices and procedures that will fit in today’s business models. The methods and practices discussed here can be beneficial to those outside of PC work to validate the savings from self-implemented projects.

David Walke is the Public Sector Measurement and Verification Manger for Energy Systems Group and manages over $750M in active guarantees. With twenty years of experience, he has served in many roles in the ESCO industry including; sales, project development, and measurement and verification.
He was introduced to Performance Contracting as a young officer in the Air Force, when he was assigned as the Travis AFB Base Energy Manager. David’s passion for energy conservation began while serving as the Base Energy Manager.
David earned his MBA from the University of Indianapolis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He maintains a CEM, CLEP, CMVP, and LEED AP. David served as private sector co-chair of the Indiana Chapter of the Energy Services Coalition. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two elementary-aged children.

Robert Topping has worked in Measurement and Verification for 24 years and is currently a Sr. M&V Engineer with Energy Systems Group. He maintains a CEM, CMVP, CDSM, and CWEP. He is a graduate of Michigan Institute of Aviation Technologies (Formerly Michigan Institute of Aeronautics) where he developed his initial skills sets used for quality field measurements. He currently supports all aspects of M&V on a national level, with focuses on process improvement and training. Robert currently Lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife and three children.

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