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A Building Engineer’s Response to the Corona Virus

By |2020-03-27T11:51:26-04:00March 24th, 2020|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. COVID-19. This is an “all-hands-on-deck” moment and I find myself wondering what I can do to help. Yes, I am practicing [...]

It IS Easy And Impactful To Be Green: Part Two

By |2020-02-28T13:06:36-05:00February 28th, 2020|

By Kendal Kuneman. Kendal is an Energy & Sustainability Consultant with Energy Sciences, as well as the company’s acting Sustainability Officer. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. This is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read part one. BEE Green [...]

It IS Easy And Impactful To Be Green: Part One

By |2020-02-28T13:07:07-05:00February 21st, 2020|

By Kendal Kuneman. Kendal is an Energy & Sustainability Consultant with Energy Sciences, as well as the company’s acting Sustainability Officer. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Thanks to leadership of the company’s owners, Shelley Sullivan and Frank Schulmeister, Energy Sciences’ deep commitment to [...]

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Just Have to Be for Personal Growth, They Can Also Help Better the Planet

By |2020-02-28T10:38:49-05:00December 18th, 2019|

By Alexis Durocher. Alexis is a Marketing and Outreach Representative with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Having New Year’s resolutions help you start the new year with a vision of how you will grow throughout the year. Many people choose [...]

How Many People Does It Take to Upgrade a Lighting System?

By |2020-02-21T16:58:50-05:00October 28th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Lighting upgrades are more than simply replacing lamps. Getting the right type, quantity, and quality of light delivered to the [...]

Skylights in Michigan. Really?

By |2019-09-11T11:58:47-04:00September 10th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. But, what about leakage? What about cloudy skies? What about… When Michigan’s energy code for commercial buildings was updated in 2017, [...]

Detroit 2030 District – Communities That Save Energy Together, Flourish Together

By |2019-08-15T17:06:42-04:00August 15th, 2019|

Image credit: Architecture 2030 By Alexis Durocher. Alexis is a Marketing and Outreach Representative with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. We come together to build community gardens, so we can grow our own food. We come together to clean up [...]

The Commissioning Value Proposition: Building the Framework

By |2019-07-01T12:00:45-04:00June 6th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. When most people think of commissioning, they tend to think of the function testing that occurs after building systems are installed. [...]

Planning for Big Purchases

By |2019-07-01T12:00:50-04:00April 25th, 2019|

By Alexis Durocher with Sonya Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Alexis is a Marketing and Outreach Representative with Energy Sciences. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. Whether your business is big or small, planning for [...]

The Facility Assessment: A Regular Check-up & Key Step in Managing Your Building’s Energy Performance

By |2019-07-01T12:00:54-04:00March 7th, 2019|

By Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, CMVP, LEED-AP. Sonya is a senior engineering consultant with Energy Sciences. The firm helps clients meet energy challenges with practical solutions that reduce waste and increase net operating income. The median age of all U. S. commercial buildings is about 39 years. Some buildings are over 100 years old. Many [...]