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Get the latest information on industry trends and news about how EES is impacting the energy efficiency and sustainability business nationwide.

January 29, 2016

Chattanooga Group Buys Global Energy Efficiency Firm

Three years after Daniel LeVan moved to Chattanooga and opened a consulting office for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) in Hamilton County’s business incubator, the former banker, controller and CFO has assembled a group that has purchased the worldwide operations of EES.

The new owners already are adding offices for their energy consulting business in London and Toronto and LeVan said he expects to grow company operations around the globe.

January 27, 2016

Press Release: Chattanooga Company, En3rgy, LLC., Purchases the National Consulting Practice of EES Consulting as of January 2016

A newly recapitalized Chattanooga company, En3rgy, LLC, has purchased the national consulting practice of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting (EES) as of January 2016. Through this strategic acquisition and the additions of new senior managers, En3rgy will leverage the energy knowledge base within this community and enhance those skills in its franchise territories.

January 22, 2016

EES Consulting of Massachusetts Featured on ‘EnergyMatters2U’ Podcast

Frank Collins recently sat down with Ron Gillooly and Leo Ryan of the popular podcast, EnergyMatters2U, to discuss energy efficiency opportunities in Massachusetts. If you’re looking to cut costs and boost profit margins through energy efficiency improvements, then this podcast is for you!

Click here to listen to the full interview >

September 1, 2015- Times Free Press

Green Profits: Former International Financier Builds Chattanooga Consulting Firm

By Dave Flessner

Dan LeVan has built an energy consulting business in Chattanooga over the past three years that helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint and achieve Obama’s clarion call. But LeVan, a former banker, controller and finance officer for a number of international companies, sees his company’s efforts in more practical than moral terms.

August 19, 2015- Furniture World

Furniture Retail Energy Saving Store Tip #4: LED Lighting, Your Secret HVAC Solution

By Dan Parsley

Many retailers blame their rising utility costs on the scorching summer temperatures, but did you know that the lighting in your showroom or manufacturing facility is also a culprit? Keeping your employees and customers cool is a constant battle during the summer months and the cost of achieving that goal is often shocking.

August 6, 2015- WRCBtv

It’s Time to Cool Down in Chatt Town

Tune in to hear Olivia Karavatakis, Director of Energy Solutions in Chattanooga, TN, talk about the impact carbon emissions have on the Chattanooga community and the planet at large.

August 3, 2015- Business Energy

Sustainable News and Views

Guest Post by Dan Parsley

Dan Parsley, COO and President of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting, would like to clear up some misconceptions and so he shared this Q&A with us. He calls this: The Five Most Costly Energy Efficiency Myths You Need to Bust Right Now.

June 31, 2015- Green Energy Investing

In Case You Missed It, There’s a Clean Energy Jobs Boom in Tennessee

Clean energy means different things to different people. Some might picture suburban rooftops adorned in sparkly solar panels on a bright summer day. Others might envision an idyllic green-grass, blue-sky pasture framing an expanse of pearly white wind turbines.

However, for many Tennesseans, clean energy means a rewarding career with above-average pay.

June 30, 2015- Southeast Green

Nearly 45,000 Clean Energy Workers in Tennessee

About 45,000 Tennesseans work at 2,600 employers operating in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, and greenhouse gas management and accounting sectors, according to a new clean energy jobs census released by the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

June 19, 2015

Chattanooga Business Radio

Tune into minutes 00:14:12 to 00:26:17 to hear Dan LeVan, Managing Director of EES Consulting in Chattanooga and Dalton, speak about how local businesses can benefit from energy efficiency.


May 6, 2015

Methods of Reducing Home Electricity Costs

FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

May 6, 2015

Home Energy Tips Just in Time for Summer

FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

March 1, 2015- Chattanooga Times Free Press

EPA’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ is the Right Path for Tennessee’s Future

By Daniel LeVan

As a Tennessee business owner, I understand that clean, renewable sources of energy are essential to the short- and long-term sustainability of our communities. It is reasonable and feasible to envision an economy in which energy is abundant, clean and delivered in ways that foster economic growth without compromising either our environment or public health.

February 23, 2015- Main Street Journal

Hunt’s Hosts “Green Launch Party”

Hunt’s Mobil held a “Green Launch Party” open house last weekend to celebrate recently implemented energy efficiency measures including new LED lighting, refrigeration fans that generate two-thirds less heat and energy-regulating controls in every cooler. EES Consulting developed customized solutions that helped Hunt’s reduce its environmental impact while saving money and improving the store’s appearance.

February 16, 2015- Furniture World

Furniture Retail Energy Saving Store Tip #3: Maximize Incentives for Energy Efficiency

By Dan Parsley

Often, retailers’ first question about energy efficiency isn’t what solutions to select – it’s who will pay the bill. Surprise! There are federal, state and local rebates and tax incentives that can maximize your energy savings while minimizing out-of-pocket expenses by up to 70 percent!

November 26, 2014- Business Energy

The Ways of Warehouses and Other Large Facilities

By Matt M. Casey

EES ultimately suggested that Dunlap industries dispose of its older-style fluorescent tube bulbs and replace them with strategically placed compact fluorescents with attached motion sensors. The result, Kwasnick says, was a smaller energy bill and a more comfortable workspace: the new configuration eliminated dark spots and “actually increased the average number of lumens” in the facility.

October 22, 2014- Furniture World

Furniture Retail Energy Saving Store Tip #2: Do You Buy Half-Full Sodas? Why Pay for Unused Energy?

By Dan Parsley

Even though you pay for it, a portion of the power entering your electrical system is never consumed. Many furniture retailers and manufacturers can benefit from installing a power factor correcting (PFC) device that reduces your facility’s inductive load and reduces this wasted energy.

September 22, 2014- Commercial Building Products

Energy Retrofit is Convenient Solution

For convenience stores in Texas, a penny saved is a penny earned. The state sees summer temperatures that exceed 100 F, which drive up energy costs and can be crippling for convenience stores that often battle long hours of operation (many are open 24 hr.) and house quick-serve restaurants, as well as multiple refrigeration units. To make matters worse, the stores continue to see slowing growth of in-store food and merchandise sales, along with declining motor-fuel sales.

August 30, 2014- Furniture World

Energy Saving Tip #1: Send Your HVAC Unit on Summer Vacation

By Dan Parsley

If scorching energy bills threaten to disrupt your relaxing summer, consider giving your HVAC unit a summer vacation with an RTU (roof top unit) retrofit. Unlike replacing an older unit – which comes with the sticker shock of a 15-to-20-year payback – RTU retrofits can slash up to 40 to 70 percent of annual HVAC energy costs and averages a one- to three-year return-on-investment.

August 11, 2014- Furniture World

New Roofing Technologies Cool Retail Store, Cut Costs

By Dan Parsley

While the dog days of summer drive up the temperarure outside, they are also driving up the temperature inside furniture showrooms and manufacturing facilities. And one other thing they are driving up: your facility’s energy consumption. Keeping you, your employees and your customers cool is a permanent operating cost everyone wants to lower. Most operators do not think of their roof as a variable in lowering energy costs, but new roofing technologies are giving companies reason to think cool thoughts when they learn about their heat-reducing, money-saving possibilities.

June 16, 2014- Convenience Store News

Energy Efficiency Leads to Sweet Benefits for Sugarland

by Brian Berk

Houston — Operating costs in the convenience channel are on the rise, as the just-released 2014 Convenience Store News Industry Report revealed. Sugarland Petroleum, Inc. is well aware of this fact and recently completed a project that is not only reducing its operation costs, but also making the Houston-based retailer a better steward to the environment. Get the latest information on industry trends and news about how EES is impacting the energy efficiency and sustainability business.

June 14, 2014- Milford Daily News

Featured Business Profile: Frank Collins

Marlborough — Frank Collins is a passionate environmentalist with a focus on carbon footprint reduction and sustainable practices. He recently joined EES Consulting as the regional president in Metrowest Massachusetts and believes that EES’ focus on integrity and customer service perfectly aligns with his own values.

April 23, 2014- Restaurant Development + Design

Building Efficiency

by Dana Tanyeri, Managing Editor

Long hours, hot kitchens, refrigeration, and a contant need for clean and balanced air flow, make restaurants notoriously greedy energy guzzlers. Dan Parsley, Chief Operating Officer of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting, a Houston-based franchised consulting company, helps restaurants and other commercial enterprises pinpoint their facilities’ weak spots and implement strategies for boosting efficiency and reducing costs.

January 31, 2014

For Two Chattanooga Businesses, Electricity Savings Are Shocking

A new company in Chattanooga is helping local businesses and homeowners dramatically reduce their energy usage while putting a lot of “green” back in their wallets. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting (EES Consulting), a nationwide firm offering remarkable energy cost savings to commercial and industrial facilities as well as homeowners, opened its Chattanooga office this past June 2013 and has grown further into the Dalton/North Georgia market.

November 30, 2013

The Business Makers Radio Show: Energy Entrepreneurs

Paul Dickerson interviews Dan Parsley, President and COO of EES Consulting, a company seeking to help residential, light industrial and commercial property owners to reduce their energy usage and decrease their carbon footprint. (EES stands for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.) For the residential homeowner, this consultation helps homeowners reduce their energy and water consumption.

November 14, 2013

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting Attends 8th Annual TEPA Conference November 13-14

Dallas, TX (November 14, 2013) – Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting, will attend the 8th annual The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) conference in Dallas, Texas November 13-14, 2013. Over 300 of the nation’s top energy professionals will attend. EES Consulting believes strongly that energy professionals must work together to encourage widespread energy efficiency practices across the industry

July 29, 2013- Fox 26

Beat the Heat Without Breaking the Bank

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July 25, 2013

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting Opens New Location in Chattanooga, Tennessee

HOUSTON, TX (July 25, 2013) – Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting, a leading energy efficiency consulting firm with commercial and residential solutions, is continually seeking to provide energy efficiency savings and solutions nationwide. As part of this continued effort, EES Consulting has expanded into the southeastern United States to serve clients in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

July 20, 2013- Austin American-Statesman

State sets up financing to boost conservation efforts for commercial buildings

As state officials wrestled with attracting more investment in power plants and water systems, the Legislature this year also passed a measure to entice owners of commercial and industrial buildings to conserve water and electricity.

July 18, 2013

EES Consulting Names Rusty Farris as Partner

Rusty Farris has been promoted to Partner of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting. He will continue to maintain his role in operations and will take a greater responsibility involving training and support of independent EES franchisees.

July 7, 2013- Fort Worth Business Press

Clean energy legislation could help water, energy upgrades

Passing it was one thing, but implementing recently approved energy upgrade legislation presents its own challenges.

Still, those backing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) consider it a win for commercial and industrial building owners contemplating pricy energy upgrades.

June 21, 2013- Houston Business Journal

New law could spur multimillion dollar upgrades

Property owners who had been hesitant to invest in multimillion-dollar upgrades to improve the efficiency of their water and electricity systems have a new program that will allow them to finance the expenditures through the state.

February 5, 2013

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (EES) Consulting Expands into Southeast US

HOUSTON, TX (February 5, 2013) – As part of our continued effort to provide energy efficiency savings and solutions for a rapidly expanding Southeast Region, EES Consulting, a leading energy efficiency consulting firm with commercial and residential solutions, has expanded with an exclusive Southeast Region to serve clients in the southeastern states, including Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.