Graham Thornsteinson

Track J: EVs and Transportation
Fri/AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chief Technology Officer
Energy One Consulting
United States
Energy One and AATC at the World’s Busiest Airport - 3 Concourses Off the Grid

•Energy One partnered with Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company (AATC) to reduce energy usage at the world’s busiest, the equivalent of taking C, D, and F concourses off the grid.
•Presentation will highlight key initiatives including 130,000 lighting upgrades, central plant optimization of 23,000 tons of chillers, programming 300 air handlers, and retro commissioning 3,000 terminal units across 7.5 million sq ft.
•We will also discuss the intelligent airport initiative, utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced data analytics, and fault detection diagnostics to further improvement comfort and efficiency of the airport.

Graham Thorsteinson graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Tech. Graham spent the first 9 years of his career at General Mills, where he co-led a new team of energy engineers and developed a continuous improvement energy reduction process. He co-led this international energy engineering team to deliver $20 million in savings across 20 facilities (~20% reduction), resulting in Graham winning the highest award within the company.

In 2015, Graham cofounded Energy One Consulting, and is the Chief Technology Officer. Energy One has focused on energy reduction for large commercial and industrial facilities in the Atlanta area, including saving over $20,000,000 at the world’s busiest airport.

Graham’s accolades include Association of Energy Engineers’ International Young Energy Professional of the Year (2013), Southeast Energy Professional Development (2015), Corporate Energy Management (2015), Southeast Energy Manager of the Year (2016), and International Energy Project of the Year (2018). His work has been recognized by numerous books and journals, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the President of the United States. In 2020, Graham was recognized in the inaugural Georgia Tech 40 under 40 class.

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