James Knutson, URS, National Director, Performance Contracting Solutions (PCS)Mr. Knutson
has more than 20 years of experience in energy efficiency and Performance Contracting.Mr. Knutson
has been serving clients since 1985 with a wide array of energy and operating cost savings programs, financing solutions, and operating cost saving opportunities.Mr. Knutson
has developed, managed or directed over $150 million of Performance Contracts throughout his
career.Current and past programs have been developed and managed throughout the U.S. for federal, state and local government, K-12 and higher education, commercial, and industrial clients.Many of these clients have included energy efficiency and operational improvements, renewable energy, central plant installations, and utility supply and demand side services.Mr. Knutson was recently awarded an Intermountain Region "CHP Champion" award for the Combined Heat and Power Association in conjunction with the Department of Energy's (DOE) Denver Region.Mr. Knutson is a current member of the Energy Services Coalition, Association of Energy Engineers, and the Cogeneration & On-Site Power Association.Mr. Knutson served on the Board of Directors and is a Past President of the Rocky Mountain Association for Energy Engineers.He has served on the National and Local Board of the Energy Services Coalition and was the Co-Chair of the State of Colorado Energy Services Coalition.He has been on the Board of Directors and spokesperson for the Colorado Energy and Indoor Air Coalition (CEIAC) and has played a key role in drafting Energy Performance Contracting legislation in 10 states over the past 15 years.Mr. Knutson
has also assisted in the development of the Energy Performance Contracting Measurement and Verification Protocol used now as the standard in 28 states.