How Upkeep Energy is Different
What makes Upkeep Energy unique is that we provide a high level of personalized client attention along with senior engineering expertise at a cost effective rate. The benefit of utilizing our senior engineering expertise is that we can:
- Develop actual solutions based on knowing what has worked and not worked in the past.
- Identify potential project pitfalls.
- Complete project work quickly, efficiently, and accurately.
Our cost effective component allows Upkeep Energy to complete an RCx study and drive the implementation process through to completion for the same cost as a traditional RCx study with a larger firm.
We adjust our services and solutions to meet a client’s specific needs, ensuring a project that meets both their energy objectives and budget. We put our focus on implementation and optimization of energy savings measure alongside client specific solutions to develop an energy saving program that will be maintained over time.
Who is Upkeep Energy?
Jessica specializes in diagnosing and optimizing energy efficient strategies for HVAC and control systems to provide energy savings and improve thermal comfort for clients, and in providing solutions to ensure energy savings are maintained over time. She has completed over 125 projects encompassing a broad range of facilities.
Jessica also has also developed many spreadsheet analysis tools and standardized RCx processes and forms. She is an experienced project manager, team leader, and educator. Jessica obtained her Master of Science degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder in Civil Engineering – Buildings Systems Program.
Jessica left AEC in 2008 as the building energy evaluation services team leader to establish a Boulder, CO, office of EMC Engineers Inc. and to continue providing high level retro-commissioning and energy analysis while also providing expertise to new opportunities in performance contracting, design-build, and implementation of energy efficiency solutions. While at EMC (EMC Engineers Inc. was purchased by Eaton Corporation in 2010) Jessica co-managed a sixteen person office of commissioning and energy engineers and was responsible for everything from engineering, project management, and quality control to business development and proposal generation to project budgeting and staff resource allocation.
In 2012 Jessica decided to start Upkeep Energy, LLC in order to provide a consistent high level of personalized, cost effective service, rarely found amongst large firms, and to provide a service focused on helping clients achieve and maintain energy savings identified through the RCx process.
Upkeep Energy has a growing network of strategic partners to offer expertise in additional areas and provide resource depth when needed. Some of our resources include:
Mr. Swanson’s most recent project management role was the implementation of several energy savings projects for a pharmaceutical manufacturing campus. In this role, he was responsible for the management and coordination of the energy studies, energy consultants, implementation team and verification effort, as well as the management and reporting of the approved scope, schedule, and budget.