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energy expert review by Dr. Eric Woodroof





Get a professional, unbiased energy expert review for your Energy Savings Contracts by Dr. Eric Woodroof, an unbiased ESPC expert.


Dr. Woodroof has served as an expert witness with a track record of helping his clients succeed, and avoid unnecessary "pitfalls" and costs related to Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs). He has experience working on both sides of contracts between energy users and Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and can serve as a "coach" for either side.  

Relevant Experience in Performance Contracting

  • Energy Managers Hall of Fame

  • College of Engineering Hall of Fame - Oklahoma State University

  • Alumnus of Year Award - US Department of Energy

  • Chairman- Energy Management Professional Council

  • Chairman-  Performance Contracting & Financing Certification Board

  • Past President- Association of Energy Engineers (19,000 Members)

  • Editorial Board for 2 Industry Publications

  • Published Author on this topic

  • Trained over 20,000 professionals

  • Experience with multi-million dollar EPSCs

  • Expert witness with 20+ years experience

Testimonial: "Eric Woodroof helped us navigate the Energy Performance Contracting's legalities, expectations, and formalities...and our team won a $20 million energy performance contract beating out more established ESCO competitors."

Dr. Woodroof has written books as well as industry standards on energy contracts. Click here for a sample article. He has been chosen several times to represent the industry and has worked with leaders such as Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others (in front of thousands of his peers).


In the photos below, Dr. Woodroof discusses energy issues with President Bill Clinton, Sec. Condoleezza Rice, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Colin Powell, Alexandra Cousteau and T. Boone Pickens at various energy conferences.


  • Chairman of the Energy Management Professional Council (2015-Present)

  • Past President - Association of Energy Engineers (19,000 Members in 90 Countries)

  • Certification Board Member - Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Program (1999 - 2013)

  • Certification Board Chairman and Creator - Performance Contracting and Project Funding Program (2014-Present)

  • Certification Board Chairman and Creator - Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM) Program (2007-2017)

  • Advisory Board Member- Certified Energy Management Professional Program for ISO 50001 (2011-2016)

  • Certification Board Member- Certified Energy Auditor Program (2015-Present)

  • Editorial Board Member - Buildings Magazine (2013-Present)

  • Associate Editor - Strategic Planning for Energy and Environment (2011-Present)

  • AEE College Scholarship Foundation Chair (2011-2013)

  • CEM Instructor and Train the Trainer (2008-Present)

  • Instructed the first Certified Energy Manager Programs & Trained Local Trainers in South America, The Caribbean, The Philippines, China, Taiwan, Australia, Dubai, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Central Asia (2007-Present)

  • Introduced the first Carbon Reduction Manager Programs in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and North America

  • Board Member - International Certification Board - Association of Energy Engineers (2009-2012)

  • Associate Editor - Energy Engineering Journal (2009-Present)

  • Over 100 Publications on How to Implement More Cost-Reduction/Environmental Projects

  • Six Sigma Blackbelt Training for Quality Sales Processes & Ideation

  • Triathlete, Private Pilot, Advanced Open Water Diver,

  • Quartermaster Award  in Sea Scouts (Eagle Scout)

  • Former Captain of UCSB and OSU Sailing Teams


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