Rhonda Courtney Named to NAESCO Executive Committee

Eco Engineering Director will serve on Executive Committee with national trade association

(November 27, 2017 Cincinnati, Ohio) – The National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO), the country’s foremost energy efficiency organization, has selected Ms. Rhonda Courtney to be an At-Large member of the Executive Committee for a two-year term.  Ms. Courtney serves as Eco Engineering’s, Director of ESCO Business Development, where she leads the company’s efforts in supporting national and regional ESCOs as a preferred provider of lighting design and implementation services for large scale Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs).

A long time NAESCO supporter and past Chairperson of the NAESCO Affiliate Advisory Committee, Ms Courtney’s role on the Executive Committee will be to support the development and implementation of the Board’s overall objectives.

NAESCO serves as the voice of the ESCO industry, supporting the efforts of its members through national and regional advocacy efforts. The association has been a key catalyst in creating, among federal and state lawmakers, regulators and energy program managers, a continuing commitment to developing and implementing energy efficient solutions for over 30 years. The NAESCO Affiliate Advisory Committee was created to drive critical support to all affiliate members and enhance educational efforts around evolving new energy efficient technologies, financing and development of comprehensive efficiency projects.

“I am thrilled to support the NAESCO Board and their members in promoting affiliate members, advocacy and education of energy savings performance contracting within the industry,” said Ms. Courtney.

Ms. Courtney is a 24-year veteran of the lighting and ESPC industries and carries strong expertise in the new technologies which characterize today’s lighting design and advanced lighting controls marketplace.  She was recently named the recipient of a Champion Award from the Energy Services Coalition (ESC) for her leadership in energy conservation and performance contracting.  The award recognizes ESC Chapter members who demonstrate a passion and commitment to “getting things done” through performance contracting.  Although this commitment can be demonstrated through a wide variety of actions and approaches, it recognizes those members that go above and beyond to help ESC to accomplish the mission of expanding the use of performance contracting.  Rhonda is a contributing Energy Services Coalition Board Member and Tennessee Chapter member.

In recent years Eco Engineering has experienced sustained growth through ESCO partnerships, where the company has been engaged in energy efficient lighting projects for the municipal, state, federal, K-12 and university market segments. Its services allow ESCO companies to concentrate on the larger elements of ESPC projects while Eco Engineering manages design and implementation of lighting system upgrades. Maximizing savings from the lighting portion of the project often helps the ESCO achieve the overall performance guarantees needed in the public sector.

Eco Engineering provides energy efficient lighting upgrade services to both Fortune 1000 firms and large ESCOs. The company has a distinctive profile in that they are an engineering and design firm which comprehensively audits the existing lighting infrastructure of major facilities to optimize the savings potential from upgraded lighting systems, controls and related technologies. Eco Engineering also provides turn-key execution services and performs all project implementation; build out of the new design and EPA compliant disposal services. In addition, the firm helps clients qualify for any federal, state or local utility incentives to reduce project expense and boost return-on-investment.

In addition to managing multi-site programs for its clients, Eco Engineering completed over 450 large projects in 48 states in 2016 involving office buildings, industrial facilities, schools, hospitals, hotels, retail stores, and distribution centers. The combined impact of these projects for customers was a reduction of 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year and more than $10 million in annual energy savings. The company has been growing rapidly in recent years and expects continued double-digit growth as organizations recognize the importance of sustainability while reducing operating expenses.

About Eco Engineering

For over 20 years, Eco Engineering has helped its customers reduce operating costs through increased energy savings while playing a part in preserving the environment for generations to come. Eco Engineering is a national design build engineering firm who specializes in upgrading large facilities to energy efficient lighting and lighting controls. Eco Engineering has completed thousands of successful projects for customers such as AT&T, Kellogg, Anheuser-Busch, JC Penney, USG Corporation and numerous schools and hospitals. Visit www.ecoengineering.com for more information.

About NAESCO

The National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) celebrates 34 years of advancing the energy efficiency industry. NAESCO is the leading national trade organization representing and promoting the energy efficiency industry in the energy marketplace, the media, and the government both at the state and federal level. NAESCO’s active membership consists of key energy efficiency industry leaders representing ESCOs, energy efficiency and energy equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and subcontractors. NAESCO also welcomes as members, engineers, consultants, financial/legal/insurance providers, government agencies, and thought leaders from the energy NGO and academic communities.

Energy Service Companies contract with private and public sector energy users to provide cost-effective energy efficiency retrofits across a wide spectrum of client facilities, from college campuses to water treatment plants. Effectively utilizing a performance-based contract business model, ESCOs have implemented significant comprehensive energy efficiency retrofit projects over the last three decades. To learn more about the industry and the Association, see www.NAESCO.org

 

 

 

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