Res-Intel – a National Leader in Energy Justice

An innovator in applying domain expertise and advanced technology for mass-scale benchmarking of residential buildings.

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Res-Intel has been helping to define tools and solutions for improving energy justice since 2011 when it received its first California Energy Commission grant to develop mass-scale building energy benchmarking software. Our solutions combine advanced analytics using artificial intelligence, remote sensing, geospatial modeling, and multivariate statistics to greatly lower the cost and time for planning and executing energy efficiency (EE) programs.

We are committed to providing best-in-class software to improve demand side management programs, reduce the burden of energy bills for underserved households, and protect the environment. We believe all this is possible through advanced analytics. We are dedicated to putting our customers and employees first

Disciplines: Res-Intel staff bring a unique combination of experience from domains of academic research, consulting, data science, and information technology.

Market leadership: We are the premier vendor for residential equity analytics and business intelligence in the low-income, multifamily residential sector.

Advanced technology: We layer 21st century analytics and marketing automation over existing and new residential programs to drive demand side management (DSM) savings.

Custom database: We have the industry’s most complete and specialized data and algorithms for multifamily program design and evaluation A/B testing.

Meet the Res-Intel Team

Hal T. Nelson

Hal Nelson, PhD
Chief Executive Officer | Founder

Dr. Nelson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at  Portland State University. In addition, Dr. Nelson worked as a Research Associate Professor at Claremont Graduate University for 10 years prior to his appointment to PSU. As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nelson develops practical solutions to complex social, environmental, political, and economic problems. He has developed three decision support tools to help optimize energy sector outcomes. Dr. Nelson has publications appearing in Energy PolicyThe Journal of Artificial Societies and Social SimulationLand Use PolicyJournal of Public PolicyThe Journal of Policy StudiesThe Journal of Environment and DevelopmentThe Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, and other peer-reviewed journals.

Sean Bjurstrom
Sean Bjurstrom

Mr. Bjurstrom develops analytical solutions and oversees technological implementation. Prior to joining Res-Intel, Sean worked on the analytical teams at COF Training Services, S. Goner Associates, and Esri. With over five years of experience in analytics, Mr. Bjurstrom has developed various analytical frameworks using spatial techniques and traditional econometrics to blend data from a multitude of sources. Mr. Bjurstrom holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Information Systems, and International Business Administration.

Andrew Royal

Andrew Royal, PhD
Data Guru

As Res-Intel’s data guru, Dr. Royal applies insights from psychology and behavioral economics to topics in environmental and energy policy. He has published some of his work in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. He received his PhD in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

Hunter Johnson, PhD
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Hunter Johnson develops Res-Intel’s data pipelines for aggregating multi-family residential properties and performing mass-scale energy benchmarking. He is experienced in using econometric and machine learning methods to gain insights into important research and program questions. Hunter received his Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

Mike Christianson, CEM, CMVP
Senior Advisor

Mike is a Senior Advisor at Res-Intel, leveraging years of energy efficiency consulting experience to expand the impact of Res-Intel’s mass-scale benchmarking technology. Mike’s background is in energy engineering, DSM program implementation, Measurement and Verification (M&V), energy policy, and transportation sector regulation. Prior to joining Res-Intel, Mike held senior positions at Energy 350, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Daimler Trucks North America. Mike received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Krutik Soni
Business Development and Operations

Krutik assists the team with project management, client success, analytical tool development, and information security. He also writes and edits Res-Intel’s advertising campaigns, press releases, infographics, and media posts, among other duties. He is currently a Research Assistant and has a background in Finance. Krutik graduated from University of Oklahoma with a degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Jeffrey Na
Data Scientist

Jeffrey is a data scientist with Res-Intel who adds value to the team in developing energy analytics models with his advanced data management skills. With a strong focus on deep retrofits and electrification, he has played a central role in significant research projects aimed at identifying national/state recommendations to accelerate decarbonization. He is a LEED accredited professional and has earned his Master of Science degree in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Logan Kocka
Business Development and Strategy Specialist

Logan is a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame in the Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Master’s Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Miami University of Ohio and work experience in IT, programming, and analytics.


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