Walter is a senior research analyst at Harbor. Walter supports Harbor’s smart systems research projects and consulting engagements, including go-to-market strategies, product portfolio analysis, customer use cases and segmentation, competitive analysis, and environmental scans. Walter focuses on energy management, sustainability, as well as commercial and residential buildings applications, and contributes key vertical insights in support of ongoing client work, research, and content development. He also helps run Harbor’s quantitative modeling program.
Prior to joining Harbor, Walter was a sustainability analyst for Energetics, Inc. There, he supported the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office and the Colorado Energy Office with buildings and transportation-related sustainability efforts. In addition, Walter assisted with internal business development efforts related to smart cities and municipal-level energy plans.
Walter has also obtained a Master of Arts degree in Geography at the University of Denver, where he focused on urban studies, sustainability, transportation, and geographic information analysis. His thesis research was entitled “Examining the Spatial Aspects of Residential Energy Efficiency: GIS and Survey Analysis in Boulder County, Colorado”. Walter’s thesis research was informed by his experience as a graduate researcher in the Denver Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and his previous consulting work for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. Walter also has a BA degree in Geography and Political Science from Virginia Tech.
In his free time, Walter enjoys all of the outdoor opportunities that Colorado has to offer, particularly snowboarding, backpacking, fishing, and landscape photography.