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Now Hiring: Energy Engineer

Energy Optimizers, USA, LLC specializes in developing, engineering, and implementing energy efficiency and energy savings projects for educational, governmental and commercial customers. Our goal is to reduce our clients’ costs while saving the environment.

Energy Optimizers, USA emphasizes ethics, honesty, customer service, and education with its associates, vendor partners, and customers. We are committed to providing our services in a professional, honest manner and to exceed the expectations of our customers.

Position Overview

Our Project Development team is looking to add a full-time Energy Engineer to join our fast-paced company. Our new office in downtown Dayton is easily accessible and our unique team culture provides a positive and rewarding growth opportunity for all associates.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Focus on Utility (Electricity, Fuel and Water) Analysis
    • Manage, analyze and report all customer related utility usage and cost data
    • Research opportunity and apply for utility provider incentives
  • Develop and create Comprehensive Energy Savings projects for the company’s customers
  • Create comprehensive energy audit reports (ASHRAE Level 2)
    • Strong writing skills required
  • Measurement & Verification management for all past customer projects
    • Comprehensive understanding of utility data and analysis/reporting of pre and post project data required
  • Ability to create PowerPoint presentations and present findings to customers
  • Energy Star data input for all customers
  • Potentially assist with on-site facility energy audits
    • HVAC systems
    • Lighting systems
    • Building envelope, etc.


  • US Citizenship; company policy does not support student visa or corporate sponsorships
  • Knowledge, experience and education in energy engineering; minimum bachelor’s degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering and/or Renewable Clean Energy (Master’s preferred)
    • Energy systems, energy unit fundamentals
    • Utility data and analysis education and experience
  • Knowledge of the following industries is preferred
    • HVAC
    • Lighting
    • Energy Auditing and Assessment of Energy Conservation Measures preferred
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Desire to work hard, be flexible and ability to multitask
  • Computer skills – quality writing skills
    • Excel – A MUST
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
    • Outlook

To apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to bkenley@energyoptusa.com or mail to:

Energy Optimizers, USA
632 E. First Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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Graham Middle School Wins $3,000 Prize for Green Team

One of our greatest accomplishments has been the implementation and sustainability of our Graham Middle School all-female “Energy Team”. This team was created due to the overwhelming vocational need of females in STEM careers.

The energy team has won multiple awards for their leadership and project implementations of green energy practices across the state and region. They have received grants from the Ohio Energy Project where they attended a week-long conference and built an energy bike to be used for education.

This team of sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade girls took their learning and developed lessons, for their peers and elementary students. They travel to the elementary and teach on energy conservation, green practices, and STEM careers to Kindergarten through 5th grade.

The team also plans and leads an energy education fair for their peers and the community each year to demonstrate and educate about green practices. This past year the team participated in the Dayton Area “Bring Your Green” Challenge. A yearlong challenge to earn points by participating in “Green” challenges, energy monitoring, and education. Graham Middle School won this competition for 2017 and collected more points than any other school or business in the region, beating out over 600 other facilities. http://drg3.org/bringyourgreen/leaderboard
The students won a prize of $3,000 and have already made plans to invest the money into more projects to become more “Green.”

Congratulations to the Energy Team of Graham Middle School!


Fort Recovery Local Schools expects to net a $17,000 utility rebate through energy savings project completed with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, has completed an aggressive energy savings project that is expected to save Fort Recovery Local Schools more than $30,000 a year in utility costs.
The district also anticipates receiving a Dayton Power & Light rebate of more than $17,000 because of the work.
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Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools’ utility savings more than $6,000 above projections through a partnership with Energy Optimizers, USA

TIPP CITY, Ohio, March 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two years after completing a comprehensive energy savings project with Energy Optimizers, USA, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has exceeded projected savings on its utility bills by more than $6,000 annually.
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Energy Optimizers, USA Sponsors “An All-American Evening”

Always supportive of our troops, Energy Optimizers, USA announced today their continued support of the Fisher/Nightingale Houses that have served to house over twenty thousand families from all branches of the military.

Since its inception in 1990, these two homes, along with their managers and outstanding volunteer staff, have served military families from stateside and overseas, active duty, Guard, Reserves, retirees, and veterans. These houses allow families to stay together during times of medical emergencies and crises when they need the love, comfort, and support of their families the most.
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Unique artist space discovers new life

Investment helps commercial complex thrive in Dayton.

By Thomas Gnau
Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

A complex of historic Dayton industrial buildings is proving to be a haven for local artists, even as it gets a new lease on life.
The Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority Board of Trustees last month approved a $300,000 loan
to the company overseeing the Front Street buildings, a commercial complex that bills itself as “the largest community of artists and artisans in the Dayton area.”

“It’s just a very eclectic community,” said Krysten Smith, who helps manage the trio of buildings straddling East Second and Front streets. “There’s a whole variety of different types of art that we do here — from painters to sculptors, jewelers to woodworkers, screening printers, photographers.”

Pictured: Krysten Smith, Front Street Buildings manager, and Chris Meyer of Energy Optimizers, USA agree: There’s no place quite like Front Street. THOMAS GNAU / STAFF

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Livingston Health Care & Rehabilitation Center

Unique financing tool funding this Dayton area senior community

Article courtesy of Tristan Navera, Senior Reporter, Dayton Business Journal (link)

Like much of the blurry area where Montgomery and Warren counties meet, Social Row Road is a mix of farmland and brand new construction projects.

Springing up alongside the rows of corn on this border road, though, is a first-of-its-kind project that could become more common in the Dayton region: a senior living center in Washington Township whose roofs are crisscrossed with hundreds of solar panels. A replacement for a company property in Dayton, the new Social Row Transitional Care Facility benefits from a unique kind of funding.

From left, K. Andrew Stuhmiller, president of Kastle Electric, Chris Meyer, PACE project director for Energy Optimizers USA, and Mark Wiley, CEO of Solar Integrated Resources, in the middle of the Social Row Transitional Care Facility under construction in Washington Township.

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White House Summit: Energy Optimizers, USA, to be recognized by the White House for taking climate pledge

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Oct. 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Energy Optimizers, USA, will be recognized by the White House today, October 19, during the “White House Summit on Climate and the Road Through Paris” for committing to the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge.

Greg Smith, president and CEO of the Tipp City-based energy management firm, has been invited to and will attend the summit, which will be held at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and several senior White House energy and environmental officials will speak at the event.

The American Business Act on Climate Pledge dovetails with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which aims to cut nearly six billion tons of carbon by 2030. The Pledge distinguishes private-sector businesses that support this action by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to climate action.

“Delaying action on climate change will be costly in economic and human terms,” said Smith. “In response, we at Energy Optimizers, USA, will demonstrate leadership and generate sustainable economic growth by taking steps to reduce our own impact on the climate. We are proud to take part in this pledge and proud to be recognized for it by the White House.”

Energy Optimizers, USA, has set defined, measurable and ambitious goals for its pledge. The company will:
* Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2017, compared to a 2005 baseline.
* Deploy 100 percent of its solar energy needs using renewable energy by 2017.
* Improve energy efficiency across 2,135 square feet of its company headquarters by at least 45 percent by 2017.
* Eliminate deforestation from the production of agricultural commodities by 2020, in alignment with the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests.
* Develop long-term business plans that align with the deep decarbonization necessary to keep global average temperatures from rising less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Since it was founded in 2009, Energy Optimizers, USA, has helped more than 60 educational and government entities identify, finance and implement energy saving projects. The company was recognized by President Obama earlier this year for its proposed partnership with Miller Valentine to improve the energy efficiency of low-income properties in multiple states. Officials from Energy Optimizers, USA, will return to Washington, D.C., in November to lobby congressional leaders for clean energy during the fifth annual Washington, D.C., Forum.

About Energy Optimizers, USA:

Energy Optimizers, USA works with educational, governmental, commercial and industrial customers to implement energy savings opportunities to reduce operational costs, including lighting retrofits, renewable energy projects (wind and solar), HVAC retrofit projects, building automation retrofits and energy education programs. The company is ranked in the Top 500 of INC. Magazine’s list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. (2014), was named the Fastest Growing Company in the region for two consecutive years by the Dayton Business Journal (2013, 2014), and was named a BBB Eclipse Integrity Award Finalist (2012).

To learn more about Energy Optimizers, USA, visit their website at https://energyoptusa.com/ or call them at (937) 877-1919.


White House Energy Press Release Mentions Local Conservation Project

In a recent White House press releases, President Obama provided lists of energy conservation projects occurring across the country and on page 9, the President mentions Energy Optimizers, USA project in conjunction with general contractor Miller Valentine.

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Rebates Drive Projects

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At Greg Smith’s energy efficiency company in Tipp City, there’s a jobs boom underway.
“We’ve gone from one employee less than five years ago – me – to more than 40 employees,” Smith said.
At schools and other government buildings, workers from Smith’s business, Energy Optimizers, USA, conduct comprehensive building energy-efficiency retrofits. They install new temperature control systems, upgrade lighting, arrange power-purchase agreements with solar energy companies, etc.
Clients quickly realize financial benefits from these types of projects.

In south-central Ohio, for example, an $870,000 project at the Jackson City School District – which teaches 2,500 students at five schools – Energy Optimizers retrofits were expected to lower a $1 million energy bill by close to $140,000 annually. But savings ended up being much higher than that – almost $400,000 was saved after one year.
“If we can save a teacher’s salary or two by doing this, it makes sense,” Phil Howard, the district’s superintendent said, before the full savings from the retrofits were known.
Other successful projects Energy Optimizers has completed include: lighting retrofits at Barleycorn’s (a restaurant), the Dayton Children’s Hospital, and Aptalis Pharmaceuticals; and energy efficiency upgrades at Miami (Ohio) University and buildings owned by the City of Dayton.
Smart, state-level policies have helped Ohio’s economy become more energy efficient and create jobs. Smith said an efficiency standard requiring Ohio’s electric utilities to help customers save energy has been particularly helpful. The utilities offer incentives to “buy down” the cost of efficiency upgrades.
“The rebates are driving projects,” said Smith, who got his start in energy efficiency while working at Trane, the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning industry giant.
In addition to utility incentives, Smith has a tight business model. He guarantees buildings his company retrofits will hit projected energy savings – or Smith sends a check for the difference.
Politically, Smith identifies himself as a conservative.
“This is not what people think about when they think about conservatives,” he said. “But I think energy efficiency and renewable energy are important for conservatives and independents to take note of.”
Smith said promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy through legislation like Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard is in the country’s best interest, but that legislation was frozen in 2014, forcing renewable energy and energy efficiency companies to re-think Ohio investments.
In addition to ramping up the RPS in Ohio, Smith said strong implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan in Ohio and other Midwestern states is crucial to sending a strong, clear market signal that will attract innovative, growing companies – and their jobs.
“In my mind, this is the next Industrial Revolution,” Smith said.

-Environmental Entrepreneurs

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