The Role of District Energy in Decarbonizing Heating and Cooling in Cities
Peter Garforth leads a specialist consultancy based in Toledo, Ohio, and Brussels, Belgium. He is also a founding board member of an affiliate consultancy in Guelph, Ontario. He advises major companies, cities, communities, property developers and policy makers on developing competitive approaches that reduce the economic and environmental impact of energy use. His specialty has been in profitable business development implementing energy productivity. He effectively strives to ensure that any recommended investment approach has a sound business basis and reflects the larger movements in the energy market. Peter is well connected in the energy productivity business and regulatory community around the world. Because of his reputation in the energy community, Peter is often asked to provide quotes and interviews as an expert advisor on the topic. He is also a published author and currently contributes a monthly column to Plant Services magazine as the “Energy Expert”.
Peter has long been interested in energy productivity as a profitable business opportunity and has a considerable track record establishing successful businesses and programs in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, Indonesia, India, Brazil, China, Japan and elsewhere. He has held senior management roles around the world at Honeywell, Landis & Gyr (now Siemens) and, most recently was Vice-President of Strategy for Owens Corning, the largest U.S. manufacturer of insulation and other materials.