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Eric Graham is an entrepreneur who is committed to bringing energy efficiency and renewable energy systems to market. Eric has launched and helped many leading clean energy tech companies bring their technologies to market including EnerNOC, Fraunhofer CSE, Next Step Living and Building 36/Alarm.com.
As CEO of CrowdComfort Eric is revolutionizing organizational communication with employees and customers by leveraging mobile technology and cloud analytics. His platform offers building owners and managers access to aggregated data to improve employee productivity, safety & comfort to optimize building performance and lower operational costs. CrowdComfort’s technology leverages the Human Sensor Network to bring new levels of reach and engagement to business operations and the built environment.
Current customers include GE, Liberty Property Trust, National Grid, ConEd, DreamWorks and others. The company has been featured in Fast Company, Greentech Media, and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies in 2014.
Previously, Eric co-founded and directed the TechBridge program (http://cse.fraunhofer.org/techbridge/) for the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) and was the Principal Investigator for Dept. of Energy’s Innovation Ecosystem award program. Eric developed of the Building Technology Showcase at the Fraunhofer CSE (http://cse.fraunhofer.org/5cc/), a 50,000 Sq. Ft. project representing the future of sustainable design and construction, in which manufacturers contribute cutting-edge technologies for building-integrated research, development, and demonstration.
Eric holds three patents covering ultra-low temperature refrigeration and transportation methods, using recycled CO2 gas as a refrigerant. He is also a named inventor on 12 patents related to building, energy, crowd-sourced mobile operations, and geo-location.