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Tom Machinchick, Principal Research Analyst

Tom Machinchick

Tom Machinchick is a principal research analyst contributing to Navigant Research’s Building Innovations program, focusing on technologies that enable commercial building energy efficiency. Machinchick’s background includes both operational and financial management responsibilities in a diverse set of energy and renewable energy industries.

Prior to joining Navigant Research, Machinchick was the COO of InSolPark, Inc., a provider of retrofit optimization solutions to underperforming solar plants in the United States and Europe. He also held senior roles related to investment management, flare gas to energy micro-generation, solar energy, and retail consumer products manufacturing. Additionally, Machinchick has extensive experience consulting with early-stage businesses, and has worked to develop go-to-market strategies, create business plans and pro forma financial statements, and assist in the capital acquisition process. He has authored numerous energy-related market research reports and has also written marketing and business communication articles, white papers, and other related materials for leading global brands in energy, energy efficiency, IT, and data centers, among other topics. Machinchick holds a BS in information systems from King’s College (PA) and an MBA from La Salle University.

Recent Reports

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  • Navigant Research Leaderboard: ESCOs

    Assessment of Strategy and Execution for 14 Energy Service Companies

    Energy service companies (ESCOs) have been instrumental in providing access to energy efficiency technologies and services in market segments that would not normally be able to consider or afford these types of capital-intensive projects. This access is largely enabled using energy performance contract (EPC) or energy savings perfor...

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  • ESCO Market Overview

    HVAC/Mechanical, Lighting, Commercial Building Automation System, Building Energy Management System, Water, and Renewables Technologies and Equipment: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    Energy service companies (ESCOs) have been instrumental in providing access to energy efficiency technologies and services in market segments that would not normally be able to consider or afford these types of capital-intensive projects. In the mature US market and maturing markets of other regions, public sector and municipalities...

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  • Market Data: Energy Efficient Buildings – Europe

    Energy Efficient Commercial Building Technologies:

    Through two key pieces of legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), countries in Europe are marching toward their emissions reduction goals set for 2020. Commercial and residential buildings are playing a central role in this strategy. The European Union (EU) has ope...

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  • Energy Efficient Buildings Global Outlook

    HVAC, Lighting, Building Envelope, Building Controls, Water Efficiency,

    Global buildings offer a focal point for affordably reaching the global sustainability goals established for energy and water consumption, materials use, and waste disposal, to name just a few. Efficiency opportunities in buildings provide an ample resource that is readily available in every region and country of the world, as well ...

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Recent Blog Posts

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  • When Competitors Help You Succeed

    November 14, 2017

    Today’s energy efficient buildings solutions can involve complex interactions between technologies and vendors. As building components become deeply integrated with intelligent building technologies, it is increasingly rare for one vendor to supply the entirety of the technology. Large global vendors may have the resources to acqu...

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  • Two Issues That May Derail Global Sustainability Efforts

    November 9, 2017

    Most nations around the world are committed to reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption. This is evidenced by the near complete global membership of 197 parties in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), with 168 members currently having ratified their commitment to the Paris Agreement. However, tw...

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  • Inexpensive Offerings Driving Deeper Penetration of Efficiency Technologies

    March 22, 2017

    Technological development is evolving quickly in all areas of the energy efficient buildings market. From HVAC systems with advanced controls to building energy management systems (BEMSs) that can drive deep efficiency gains, it is possible for commercial buildings to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% or more in a well-conceive...

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  • Intelligent Digital Systems Enabling New Strategic and Operational Paradigms

    March 20, 2017

    Data in and of itself has little value. Dashboards and other business intelligence software are excellent at compiling and displaying collected data from a multitude of sources in a useable and understandable format. At times, however, these analytical tools do not go deep enough with intelligent calculations on that data to transfo...

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Global Market Revenue for Internet of Things Lighting Solutions Is Expected to Reach $4.5 Billion in 2026
Networked lighting controls and easy-to-use sensors are driving the evolution from intelligent lighting control systems…
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Global Revenue for Industrial Internet of Things Devices, Software, and Services Is Expected to Exceed $1 Trillion Between 2017 and 2027
Industrial Internet of Things strategies can help lower operational costs and drive new revenue streams…
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The Market for Energy Service Companies Is Expected to Grow from $15 Billion in 2017 to More than $30 Billion in 2026
Related business models and financing structures can help organizations realize sustainability mandates while meeting operational,…
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