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W David Hunt

W David Hunt

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


W. David (Dave) Hunt has contributed to energy efficiency program activities at PNNL since 1993. Dave currently supports the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program in the area of operations and maintenance (O&M) with emphasis on O&M Best Practices, site audit and existing building commissioning assistance and training, and simplified delivery of energy conservation measures.

Research Interests

  • O&M for operational efficiency
  • O&M of high performance buildings and systems
  • Building energy metering and data analysis
  • Alternative building energy audit methods

Education and Credentials

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
  • Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Association of Energy Engineers

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2008 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium

PNNL Publications






  • Hunt WD. 2007. "The Past, Present, and Future of Resource Efficiency Managers in the Federal Sector." Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment 26(4):6-13. 


  • Hunt WD. 2006. "Assessing O&M Practices at Federal Facilities - What do the ESET Data Tell Us." Chapter 67 in Proceedings of the World Energy Engineering Congress 2006 Conference Proceedings.  Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Hunt WD. 2006. "The Past, Present, and Future of Resource Efficiency Managers in the Federal Sector." In 24th West Coast Energy Management Congress 2006 Proceedings, p. Paper no. 10.  Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA. 



  • Hunt WD, and GP Sullivan. 2002. Assessing the Potential for a FEMP Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program to Improve Energy EfficiencyPNNL-14076, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Ream A, WD Hunt, and GP Sullivan. 2002. "Operations and Maintenance for Federal Buildings: Capturing the Potential." Chapter 15 in Solutions for Energy Security & Facility Management Challenges: Proceedings of the 25th World Energy Engineering Congress, October 9-11, 2002, pp. 91-95.  The Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA. 



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