New hire bolsters expertise in the Energy Services Company sector serving municipal, state, federal, K-12 and university market segments.
Eco Engineering, the largest independent design and build engineering firm in the US energy efficient lighting industry, announced today that it has hired Rhonda Courtney as Director of ESCO Business Development. Ms. Courtney will be based in Nashville, Tennessee and will join a group of Eco Engineering energy efficient lighting experts in expanding business on a national platform.
Ms. Courtney brings over 24 years of experience in the Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) and lighting industries. She will assume responsibility for leading the company’s efforts for business development with national and regional Energy Services Companies (ESCO), a key market segment for Eco Engineering.
Prior to joining Eco Engineering, Ms. Courtney served as Vice President of Business Development for Energy Focus and the Stones River Companies where she led ESCO market development for the public sector. During her 17 year career with Energy Focus and Stones River, Ms. Courtney was responsible for over $120M in ESPC and Lighting Design projects for a variety of clients and facility types. She carries strong expertise in the new technologies which characterize today’s lighting design and advanced lighting controls marketplace and has helped her clients save millions of dollars by implementing energy efficient solutions.
Prior to her Stones River experience, Courtney served in the Performance Contracting group at Honeywell where she specialized in the K-12 marketplace. She began her career with the Space Systems group at Honeywell where she served in several finance and total quality management positions.
“Eco Engineering remains committed to helping our customers reduce their energy operating costs while making a positive impact on the environment,” said Bill Brunette, Eco Engineering Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We are excited to have an energy efficiency professional like Rhonda join our team. Her deep expertise in our space will provide our ESCO customers with superior lighting solutions that maximize energy efficiency, reduce expenses and improve sustainability profiles.”
Eco Engineering has been advancing innovative energy efficiency concepts in the lighting sector for the past several years. Its services allow ESCO companies to concentrate on the larger elements of ESPC projects while Eco Engineering handles all aspects of the lighting design and implementation. Maximizing savings from the lighting portion of the project often helps the ESCO achieve the overall performance guarantees needed in the public sector. Ms. Courtney and her team will work with the ESCOs to advance these services.
Eco Engineering provides energy efficient lighting upgrade services to both Fortune 1000 firms and large Energy Services Companies (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.