David Cohan

Building Energy Codes Program Manager, Building Technologies Office

David Cohan is the Building Energy Codes Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy.  Mr. Cohan has worked in energy efficiency for over 20 years in a variety of capacities including evaluation, program design and, for the past ten years, the development and implementation of building energy codes which mandate minimum efficiency levels for all new buildings constructed in the United States. Mr. Cohan is particularly focused on ways to increase compliance with the codes so that the potential energy savings are actually realized. He has worked at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance since 2000 and is currently on special assignment to US DOE where he was brought in to reinvigorate their energy codes program. He holds an MS in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Literature from the University of California, San Diego.