Philip Eash-Gates is an engineer and policy professional specializing in energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and low-carbon energy technologies for more than a decade. His policy experience includes energy and climate planning, creation of financing mechanisms for energy efficiency projects, developing incentives and regulations for the decarbonization of buildings, and evaluating the drivers of cost change in electricity generation technologies. He has managed over 4,000 building retrofit and distributed energy resource projects across a variety of technologies, including battery storage, solar PV, advanced lighting and controls, efficient heating and cooling systems, retro-commissioning, low-income weatherization, demand response, and water conservation.
Previously, Mr. Eash-Gates served as the energy manager for the City of San Antonio, the seventh largest municipality in the US, where he acted as technical and policy lead for energy projects and programs. He also worked as the director of efficiency projects for an energy engineering firm, where he managed an interdisciplinary team of engineers, contractors, and energy analysts. Mr. Eash-Gates’ research experience includes engineering and economic assessment of low-carbon energy technologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Eash-Gates is a licensed professional engineer and holds certifications in energy management and the quantification of energy and water savings. He holds an MS in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Engineering Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.