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
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
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
Hunter Johnson
Data Scientist
Dr. Hunter Johnson creates data pipelines and generates analytics and interactive data visualizations from our data lake. 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.
Simone Cordery-Cotter
Research Analyst
Simone Cordery-Cotter is a graduate student at Portland State University, pursuing her Master of Public Policy with a certificate in Environmental and Resource Economics. She has worked in corporate marketing and public relations, in addition to providing education and collaborative opportunities for private, nonprofit, and governmental organizations on meaningful climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Jacob Roberts
Jacob Roberts 
Marketing Specialist
Jacob Roberts writes and edits copy for Res-Intel’s advertising campaigns, press releases, infographics, and social media posts, among other duties. Previously, he was the staff writer for Distillations, a history of science magazine in Philadelphia. He is pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing at Portland State University.

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