Julio Rovi is a consulting engineer that has worked in the energy efficiency realm across the US and 18 countries overall. Clients in state and local government know his as a senior technical resource for EPA ENERGY STAR® for commercial and industrial buildings. Currently the Director for Market Development at GDS Associates, Inc., his work is about bridging the needs of his clients with the capabilities of the company. For his projects, Rovi provides guidance as a subject matter expert (SME) in the convergence of energy policy, engineering, and social sciences. He is a co-author of Panama’s Sustainable Building Code. Over time he has worked on building engineering, financing, program design, labeling, conference facilitation, outreach or supporting voluntary programs. He’s always available to brainstorm on how to overcome barriers to energy efficiency.