About ADM

ADM is the longest-running energy evaluation firm in the United States still operating under its founding leadership.

In 1979, ADM’s founding principals, Taghi Alereza and Donald Dohrmann, formed ADM Associates after determining they were uniquely positioned to fulfill the need for energy research premised on both engineering and economic principles. Dr. Alereza and Dr. Dorhmann possessed the knowledge and abilities to provide superior energy research and evaluation services to utilities as well as public sector and other entities. Our innovative accomplishments extend from ADM’s founding through to the present day.

Throughout our experience, we have made important breakthroughs in the field of energy research and evaluation:

  • Developed a simplified energy calculation method to support the development of the Department of Energy’s initial residential standard—Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS). During the course of this work, Dr. Alereza developed the Variable Base Degree Method (VBDM). This method is cited in the ASHRAE Handbook – Fundamentals, as a simplified method for calculation of energy use in residential buildings.
  • Developed the first hourly simulation modeling software that work with microcomputers. We subsequently developed a pre-processor for DOE-2, which served basis for the later development of eQUEST.
  • First designed, developed, and implemented demand control ventilation (DCV), and first identified learning thermostats as an innovative approach to achieve residential energy savings.
  • Pioneered the development of duct leakage testing procedures and performed extensive training of HVAC technicians that lead to the proliferation of duct leakage testing and repair.

On the foundation of the innovative work undertaken since 1979, we continue to lead the way in establishing industry best practices. Today, we offer a full portfolio of energy services. We have extensive experience in a number of areas including:

Our team of engineers, social science researchers, and analysts has developed innovative energy research and program evaluation strategies, which have been presented at the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) and other professional forums. Our multi-disciplinary staff facilitates efficient, comprehensive energy efficiency program evaluation. We maintain the commitment to provide superior energy research and evaluation services on which ADM was founded.

Founding Principals

Taghi Alereza, D.Sc., P.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Donald Dohrmann, Ph.D.

Founding Principal

Leadership Team

Sasha Baroiant, Ph.D.

Principal

David Diebel, PMP, CEM

Principal

Steven Keates, P.E.

Principal

Dan Mort

Principal

Robert Oliver

Principal

Adam Thomas, PMP

Principal

Ryan Bliss

Director

Melissa Culbertson

Director

Jeremy Offenstein, Ph.D.

Director

Sarah Vernon

Director

Ben Anderson

Senior Analyst

John Barnes

Senior Engineer

Daniel Chapman, P.E., PMP

Senior Engineer

Safdar Chaudhry, Ph.D., CEM, CAPS

Senior Project Manager

Zephaniah Davis

Senior Project Manager

John Drevenak, LEED AP

Senior Engineer

Noah Fraser

Senior Project Manager

Daniel Hicks

Senior Project Manager

Alexandra Horne, Ph.D.

Senior Project Manager

Chris Johnson

Senior Analyst

Kim Kraunz, Sc.D.

Senior Analyst

Joshua Levig, CMVP

Senior Project Manager

Mike Matheus, CEM, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

Sung Park, P.E.

Senior Engineer

Curtis Robbins, CEM

Senior Project Manager

Jennifer Shen, CEM

Senior Project Manager

John Vazquez

Senior Project Manager

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