David Van Holde
US Dept. of Energy CHP Technical Assistance Partnership
David Van Holde is Director of the US Department of Energy’s Northwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership and a Senior Energy Systems Engineer with the Washington State University Energy Program. David leverages broad and deep experience working for and with utilities, government, and consulting firms to implement demand and supply-side energy solutions and lead organizational change for over 30 years. His expertise includes practical applications of combined heat and power and other distributed energy systems; energy efficiency technologies and program implementation; strategic energy management, and government/utility energy policy. Before joining WSU, David served in technical leadership positions with EMI Consulting, King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks, Seattle City Light, and E Source. He also taught mechanical engineering at Oregon State University and Portland State University. David holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is a registered engineer in Oregon and Washington and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).