Energy prices are increasing at a rapid rate, placing new cost pressures on property managers. They are overwhelmed with energy efficiency solutions that claim saving. However, there is no effective method to rank options based on effectiveness. Furthermore, each building is different, requiring time consuming and expensive audits to determine the correct strategy. After an upgrade, it is also difficult to measure the 'before and after' costs to determine savings.
Distributed Energy Management was founded in 2009 to commercially develop and deploy Smart Grid technologies capable of meeting 21st Century needs. We understand these difficulties and have developed a suite of solutions that quantify changes in equipment, operations and behaviors. Property Managers can expect to save between 7%-20% in lower annual utility costs by using our services.
Jimmy Jia, LEED(R) Green Associate, is CEO and founder of Distributed Energy Management where he helps reduce energy consumption by "translating" energy data into operational costs. He has previously helped analyze the MIT Technology Licensing Office's energy portfolio to understand the institute's intellectual property contribution to the industry. He has also worked at Olympus as the eastern New England Territory Manager, selling industrial-grade inspection equipment to Fortune 500 companies. Utilizing Miller Heiman relationship-based selling techniques, he grew the business by 40% in two and a half years. Prior to that, he worked at Panasonic as an Associate Engineer where he helped develop novel methods of drilling fiber Bragg gratings using femtosecond-pulsed lasers. He holds four patents for his work and has several more pending. Jimmy holds a BS and MS in Material Science and Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Oxford. While at MIT, he was appointed lecturer for the Microelectronics Processing Technology laboratory course. He is Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, an MIT Energy Ambassador and a faculty member at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute where he is leading the Sustainable Energy Solutions Certificate.
Jason Crabtree is Director and founder of Distributed Energy Management. He specializes in complex adaptive systems and the dynamic relationships between technology, organizations, and society. His past engineering research includes computational modeling of fluid-structure interaction for NASA with the Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modelling at Rice University and testing of lateral helical anchors for space applications. He has been an invited participant in a number of energy and security related events in the United States and United Kingdom to include events hosted by the Center for a New American Security, The International Institute for Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Markle Foundation, RAND Corporation, and the Ditchley Foundation. He graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point, earning a B.S. in Engineering. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and Marshall Scholar and as the First Captain and Brigade Commander. He completed his MSc(R) in Engineering Science at Oxford University. Jason is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Sapper Leader Course, Airborne School, Ranger School and an Honor Graduate of Pathfinder School.
Michael is a veteran software and technology executive with experience in both Fortune 500 and startup companies. Michael's experience includes two years as the Chief Technology Officer of Quigo, a startup internet advertising company that was acquired by AOL in 2007. He also served as Quigo's President for a transition period post acquisition. Prior to Quigo, Michael served as Vice President, Engineering & Architecture for PayPal, Inc. an eBay company, where he was responsible for the development organization of over 200 engineers. Prior to joining PayPal, Michael spent seven years at General Electric helping to develop the company's technology strategy and processes. Michael served as a Captain and pilot in the US Army from 1990-1996. His education includes a BS in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management, an MS and PhD in Management Information Systems from Hawaii-Pacific University and Kennedy-Western University. He is matriculating in the Doctorate of Management program at Case Western Reserve University. Michael is a certified Six-Sigma Master Black Belt, serves on the Board of Directors for ShareThis and Distributed Energy Management and is on the advisory board at FameBall.
Doug Doan is a private investor with particular experience in government affairs. Doan was assigned to the Office of Private Sector at the Department of Homeland Security with responsibility for providing America's private sector with a direct line of communication to the US Government. His responsibilities included briefing members of Congress, and the Administration, drafting policy papers, working with stakeholders involved in the safe and efficient transport of goods across the US-Mexican and US-Canadian Borders. Doug has worked at all levels of the Federal Government, to include service at the White House on the National Security Council Staff during the Reagan Administration Prior to joining DHS, Doug designed, and implemented complex technology and business process solutions. He also gained experience in how to manage change in large organizations while serving in one of the leading manufacturing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) firms in the US. He is a graduate of West Point and holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University.
Richard Sonstelie is the retired Chairman and CEO of Puget Sound Energy (PSE), an electric and gas utility headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. During his 26 year career at PSE he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1991-1993 as well as in positions in Conservation, Engineering and Corporate Planning. Rich has served on the boards of Magnadrive, Airbiquity and Imagex, and currently is on the board of Calgary-based Graham Construction. He has served on many community-based boards--chairing the boards of the Pacific Science Center, The Nature Conservancy of Washington, the Seattle Branch of the Federal Reserve Board, and the Board of Trustees for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce among others. Rich graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1966 and has an MS in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard. He served from 1966-1972 as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers, including a tour with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and 3 years at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
W. Brewster Earle is the President of Comfort Systems USA Energy Services, the energy services subsidiary of Comfort Systems, USA. Brewster also serves as a corporate officer for Comfort Systems USA in his capacity as Senior Vice President, Energy Services. Brewster has more than 20 years experience in the energy business, working with a variety of clients including healthcare, manufacturing, municipal, education, and not-for-profit institutions. Brewster has had experience in project development and consultative sales, retail natural gas and electricity procurement, sales and portfolio management, and construction project management. Brewster's primary expertise is in financial and economic modeling, structured finance, and project development. Brewster is a LEED(R) Accredited Professional, and has been a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) since 1997. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and has a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP). Brewster is currently serving as the first chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Green Building Committee.
Frank Heidt is the President and CEO of Leviathan Security Group Inc. As the creator of Leviathan's innovative business structure, he was responsible for designing Leviathan and bringing together security professions with diverse backgrounds from premier consultancies, industries and government agencies. Mr. Heidt is a recognized expert in the field of information assurance, network security and systems penetration. Prior to forming Leviathan Mr. Heidt was a Managing Security Architect for @stake and has been engaged in various computer security related work for the Department of Defense. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at the United States Army War College, United States Navy War College and the Naval Post Graduate School. Mr. Heidt was a General Partner and Founding Member of Five by Five LLC, a security partnership that subsequently joined @stake as part of their corporate growth strategy.
Brian Galvin joined Distributed Energy Management, Inc., as an advisor on intellectual property. Mr. Galvin has had a long and distinguished career in technology management, most recently as CTO of the Enterprise Division of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN). Mr. Galvin was also CTO of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. (an Alcatel-Lucent company; NYSE: ALU), where he formulated a growth strategy which nearly doubled the company's sales in three years in a mature market. He also served as a Vice President of Enterprise Architecture Services at Science Applications International, Inc. (SAIC), and was a Chief Engineer of a nuclear-powered warship in the US Navy. A graduate of Harvard University and the Naval Postgraduate School, Mr. Galvin brings unusual breadth and depth in both technology and technical management to the team at Distributed Energy Management, Inc. He is also a natural innovator, with six US patents in his name and nearly two dozen more pending. He was a Distinguished Member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy and is a registered United States Patent Agent.