Colm has previously worked with the Albanese Organization in New York based in Americas’ first LEED platinum certified residential high-rise building, where he analysed the performance of advanced renewable and energy efficient technologies such as PV systems, on-site waste water treatment, storm water collection, high-efficiency absorption chillers and HVAC systems. Colm also has experience in the energy services industry. This role involved Colm partaking in energy reviews and audits to support multinationals in identifying and implementing energy saving opportunities. This work gave Colm experience of both technical opportunity identification, and energy management in line with ISO 50001.
Colm is currently pursuing a PhD in the application of data analytics to the measurement and verification of energy savings. The goal of this research is to reduce the uncertainty in estimated energy savings and progress M&V towards an accurate and adaptable automated process. Funding for this work was provided by the NTR Foundation and SFI MaREI Centre. Colm has also undertaken research in the field of data analytics in association with multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which investigated the application of data mining techniques for energy analytics on an industrial process.