In 2006, Dr. Hampden Kuhns began developing instrumentation and algorithms to provide building managers with detailed information about their electric power and natural gas consumption. Dr. Kuhns has built a team of exceptionally talented scientists, engineers, and software developers to produce the Utility Accountant for deployment in the commercial sector.
In May 2011, his company LoadIQ was awarded an NSF SBIR Phase 2 award and in October 2011, LoadIQ won the Energy Efficiency Category award in the highly competitive California Clean Tech Open Business Competition. He has authored one issued and three pending patents for his innovations in load disaggregation. Dr. Kuhns has been a principal investigator and an active member in dozens of research studies focused on fingerprinting air pollution sources. Throughout his research career, he has published more than 40 papers as author or coauthor in peer reviewed journals.
Kuhns received a BS at Caltech, and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon.
Dave Weinerth has a diverse background in the cleantech space, having provided marketing and business development leadership for technology-rich companies with renewables, energy management, and building performance solutions. As EVP, Marketing at SCIenergy, Weinerth led the global marketing efforts and managed the acquisition of Servidyne (NASDAQ: SERV) and subsequent company re-branding.
Prior to SCIenergy, Mr. Weinerth served as Director of Business Development at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where he developed the framework for the group's Energy Domain of Innovation and led its solar company spinoff, SunLyne Corporation, as CEO. He was a sought after consultant at Technology Ventures Corp., where he provided CEO guidance and support in raising equity capital for early-stage startups from Bay Area universities and national labs.
Mr. Weinerth has also founded a wireless telemetry company, and has held a variety of key senior management and engineering roles at BOC Gases (now Linde), Guardian Industries, and the United States Army.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Engineering Management, he also received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.