Tim Donovan

Tim Donovan
Tim Donovan has dedicated his entire career to energy management and optimization. His expertise spans financial modeling, investment strategy, budget development, planning and corporate structure. Tim has played a key role in several clean energy and sustainability industry "firsts,” including the first net-zero energy aviation facility (Hangar 25 at Burbank International Airport), the first LEED-rated gas station (BP's Helios House) and the redevelopment of several buildings incorporating sustainability and energy concepts. Prior to founding Donovan Energy, he held several global leadership roles in the U.S. and the U.K. with British Petroleum (BP). He also advised the world’s largest companies and several venture capital firms on the profitability of clean technology while serving as managing partner at John Picard and Associates; and founded and ran an energy finance business in London. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
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How Retrofit Labor Outsourcing Can Help Small Companies Manage Large Projects

Tim Donovan | Sep 11, '19

There is no shortage of work for lighting retrofitters. Labor, however, is another matter.

The demand for retrofits – whether individual lighting projects or as part of broader energy conservation initiatives – is growing by 9 percent annually as LED technology becomes more efficient and cost-effective. And yet, 91% of contractors, construction managers, builders, and trade contractors struggle to find skilled workers – and half expect the problem to get worse.

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