Timothy Unruh, Ph.D., PE, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), is director of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).
As FEMP Director, Dr. Unruh oversees the implementation of policy and actions that result in energy efficiency implementation, renewable energy adoption, and reductions in energy and water use in federal government operations. In this capacity, Dr. Unruh coordinates with U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories and other federal agencies and leads the Interagency Energy Management Task Force.
Dr. Unruh was formerly director of operations for ConEdison Solutions, where he led a team of engineers and project managers to implement energy savings projects within government and private installations. While in this role, Dr. Unruh worked to educate energy users about alternative financing methods to achieve energy-reduction goals. He was heavily involved in the measurement and verification of energy savings resulting from these projects.
Earlier in his engineering career, Unruh built a program to provide energy services to major industrial clients. He trained these clients about methods to produce energy savings while operating in a short financial payback environment. Dr. Unruh is licensed in multiple states and is a CEM, as well as a LEED AP.
During his career, Dr. Unruh has performed numerous assessments, project analyses, and energy engineering services for an array of facility types. He is involved in the development of electrical power quality standards with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power Quality Subcommittee.
Dr. Unruh has doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.