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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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  • Monetizing Energy Efficiency: Creating Additional Value Streams for Your Customers

    December 8, 2017

    Much is transforming the global energy landscape these days. Building technologies are progressing from single point solutions to system and platform-based solutions utilizing the latest in smart digital technologies and the Internet of Things. Utilities are reshaping entire business models and strategies to integrate and enable a s...

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  • Is HVAC Disruption Possible?

    December 7, 2017

    HVAC is ripe for disruption in global buildings of all kinds. Why? It is one of the highest energy consuming components installed in any building. Additionally, the chemical substances that HVAC equipment uses to cool a space are highly polluting and even dangerous to handle. Space heating and cooling, along with water heating, are ...

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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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