October 14, 2021
As energy efficiency becomes a bigger focus throughout the country, the RPC is welcoming an experienced energy professional to lead the RPC’s efforts to expand the impact of energy efficiency in Champaign County.
Peter Pasholk joins the RPC as new Energy Efficiency Program Manager after spending several years working as an energy auditor for buildings in the residential, commercial, and federal sectors across the country. In this new position, he will be responsible for advancing energy efficiency efforts in Champaign County, including lighting, solar, HVAC systems, and commercial and residential building energy technologies. He will also ensure that the evaluation, implementation, and verification of energy efficiency projects are successfully executed.
“I have performed audits, conducted quality control inspections, and developed program standards for utility energy efficiency and weatherization programs in Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware,” Peter says. “I have had great success working as a liaison to assist trade allies participating in energy efficiency programs. I am excited to bring my diverse background of program knowledge and experiences to the RPC and focus on the specific needs of Champaign County.”
Among Peter’s duties in the position are:
- Creating and providing reports that include performance indicators, budget overviews, and program recommendations to increase energy efficiency impact in Champaign County
- Being the primary investigator of current, new, and innovative programs and technologies
- Preparing relevant funding proposals and supporting a team effort in drafting project proposals
- Being a key point person in grant management, including budgets, formulas, goals, projections, and outcomes
- Attending and representing the RPC in meetings, presentations, roundtables, and job fairs related to program development and related areas of responsibility at the local, state, regional, and federal levels
- Facilitating partnerships to advance service delivery and addressing local needs in a coordinated manner
A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Peter started his career working as an auditor for Nicor and ComEd’s energy efficiency programs. After training in Philadelphia, he worked as a QC inspector and contractor liaison for New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, helping over 30 contractors participate in one of the most successful Home Performance programs in the country. He then moved into Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program as the State’s sole weatherization auditor/quality control inspector. Peter has traveled the country performing commercial energy assessments on large-scale facilities – working in school districts, correctional facilities, military bases, and more.
In the position, Peter will lead the RPC’s Energy Efficiency team, inclusive of the Weatherization Coordinator, Weatherization Specialists, interns, and other Energy Efficiency positions within the RPC’s Community Services division.