Ernest Jolly, CEA, CEM Energy Chief, DC Water

Mr. Jolly works in the Office of the General Manager as Energy Chief. As the Authority’s senior energy advisor, he ensures that DC Water energy strategic interests are understood, advanced and protected throughout the legislative and regulatory processes.  In this role, he provides technical expertise used in formulating and implementing energy management strategies for process and equipment improvements.  He also investigates and pursues federal, state and local utility grants and rebates for energy conservation. He serves as liaison to energy and environmental regulatory agencies and trade associations on energy and climate issues.  He is a Board member of Association of Energy Engineers National Capital Chapter and the Maryland – District of Columbia Utilities Association.

Mr. Jolly joined DC Water in August 2008 as the energy manager in the Department of Engineering and Technical Services and was responsible for the energy supply portfolio and energy usage. He then served as the Strategic Planning Chief until January 2015 leading the development of DC Water Strategic Plan Blue Horizon 2020. He has more than 30 years of executive and operational leadership experience in the public utility, nonprofit and military sectors. He is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and retired Navy Commander.  

He is a certified energy manager, a certified energy auditor and a certified career and leadership coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as a combined administrator for Erosion and Sediment Control (Virginia).  He shares his insights as a requested presenter and panelist for organizations such as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), National Governors Association, the District of Columbia Public Service Commission and the District’s Department of Energy and the Environment as well as for The Water Environmental Federation and EPA’s conferences on energy and on the energy/water nexus.

Director of Energy Solutions, 2RW Consultants
3200 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 718-4355



​​​Drexel University: BBA – Marketing Management



The Energy and Environment Team program that Mr. Lord co-administers has saved the taxpayers of Loudoun County over $83 million and reduced CO2 emissions by over 400,000 metric tons since its inception in 1993.  In addition, the program has been awarded many honors and recognitions including:

​The 2016 Association of Energy Engineers International Award for Institutional Energy Management, Two Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Climate and Energy Leadership Award.  The Virginia School Boards Association’s Green Schools Challenge, and 9-time winner – EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence 2010-2018.

For more information: LCPS Energy & Environment Team

US Naval Academy: ​​​BS - Engineering

Tim Witting, BEP, CEM



Tim Witting is a Business Development Manager at NAC Group, a local union mechanical contracting firm specializing in HVAC construction, service and controls.  He has more than 9 years of experience in energy solutions with a specialization in cogeneration, HVAC, building automation, and lighting.  Mr. Witting has been accredited as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Business Energy Professional (BEP) by the Association of Energy Engineers.  In addition to energy efficiency, his experience includes 8 years in real estate and financial services in the DC Metro region.

Mr. Witting serves as the Vice President of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.  He has authored and presented multiple white papers and presentations for several national conferences and associations, including the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.  Mr. Witting is also an active member of the United States Green Building Council.


Colorado State University: BA Spanish - Latin American Studies

For the past 14 years, Mr. Lord has worked as an Energy Education Specialist for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia.  Mr. Lord is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).  In addition to the CEM, Mr. Lord holds several other certifications from the Association of Energy Engineers including Certified Sustainable Development Professional, Certified Demand Side Management Professional, Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional.  Mr. Lord is also licensed teacher in VA with 10 years of classroom experience. 

Mr. Lord Currently is the President of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.  In addition, he serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Climate, Energy & Environmental Policy Committee.  Mr. Lord also serves as co-chair of the Loudoun County Public Schools Advanced Energy Task Force. 

Eric Oliver, PE, CEM, LEED AP

Professional Experience (Representative)

• 901 K St. N.W. Washington, DC / 374,000 SF Commercial Office Building
• 1333 H St. N.W. Washington, DC / 274,151 SF Commercial Office Building
• 5300 Western Avenue Chevy Chase, MD / 178,944 SF Commercial Office Building
• 300 Maple Ridge Dr. Cumberland, RI / 101,170 SF Manufacturing Facility
• 141 Parsippany Rd. Whippany, NJ / 270,000 SF Customer Fulfillment Center
• 143 Sparks Ave. Pelham, NY / 47,572 SF Service Center Facility

 Energy Audits/Assessments

• 810 First St. N.E. Washington, DC / 191,000 SF Commercial Office Building
• 7201 Wisconsin Avenue – Bethesda, MD / 170,000 SF Commercial Office Building
• 1301 N Hagadorn Road, E. Lansing MI / 87,000 SF Commercial Office Building
• 492 Old Connecticut Path Farmingham, MA / 171,000 Commercial Office Building 

Building Design - Mechanical and Controls

• American University Law School / Higher Education Building
• Gallaudet University - Sorenson Language and Communication Center / Higher Education Building
• MGM Grand Marque - National Harbor / Casino & Hotel
• Rabat Morocco Embassy / Department of State US Embassy
• Recife Brazil Embassy / Department of State US Embassy
• Rio Brazil Embassy / Department of State US Embassy
• Sao Paulo Brazil Embassy / Department of State US Embassy
• Montevideo Uruguay Embassy / Department of State US Embassy
• Brussels NATO / Headquarters Building
• Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Brock Environmental Center / Net-Zero, Zero-Water Education Center
• FRIB - Michigan State University / Linear Accelerator
• BAE Systems - Sterling Heights Facility / Defense Contractor Facility

Eric Oliver is the Director of Energy Solutions at 2RW Consultants.  A passionate energy conservationist, Eric has been involved with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) since 2000. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Virginia and Maryland, a Certified Energy Manager, and LEED accredited professional, with over 29 years of energy consulting experience in the private, utility, and government sectors.  Prior to joining 2RW in 2018, Eric had founded EMO Energy Solutions in 1998 to address the growing need for energy efficiency services, and ran the Company for nearly 20 years. With EMO, Eric was among the earliest practitioners of the LEED program, providing energy modeling, commissioning, and LEED consulting services in addition to energy auditing services.  He has conducted energy training seminars, developed energy awareness and education campaigns, and has been a presenter and moderator at several energy conferences. He is a former President of the National Capital Chapter, Region II VP, and National Secretary of AEE. He was also a Founding Board member of the National Capital Region Chapter of the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC-NCR) and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Sustainable Building Network.  He has a Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Building Technology from MIT.

Adam Herzer, CEM®, CxA, PEM, LEED®GA, Fitwel Ambassador

Cell: 202-460-3681

​Mr. Adam Herzer has over 17 years of experience in the engineering field and has assisted in the design of 46 LEED buildings. His technical profile follows under energy modeling with Trane Trace and cost calculations with RS Means. His other technical expertise is as follows: