Consulting

Our consulting practice is built around a combination of exceptional technical knowledge and collaboration.  Our buildings science and engineering staff provide valuable technical consulting on virtually anything that uses energy.   What often makes our consulting effective and unique is our ability to engage stakeholders throughout the process.  We understand that our customers’ ability to achieve their goals often relies on the participation of multiple individuals and organizations.  We’ve honed our facilitative and collaborative skills so that we provide technical consulting that engages those  impacted by new initiatives in a manner promoting collaboration and buy in.

Success Stories

We were invited to plan for and implement successful emerging transportation programs, was invited to speak at the National Research Council’s Committee on “Overcoming Barriers"

Infrared Curing Increasing the Quality of Products

Louisiana-Pacific (LP) needed new curing processes or solutions that would help meet the rising demand for a profitable product while maintaining quality and decreasing production costs. The curing stage was a bottleneck for production. Advanced Energy was able to step in a achieve great results.

Learning Point

Our consulting is built on a model of collaboration with our customer and, if needed, their key stakeholders. The system we use is based on The Collaborative Operating System (www.thecos.org). This system thinking emphasizes building a shared understanding between our consultants and our customer and then jointly defining a path forward. Every customer’s situation and needs are unique.

win win consulting

We have found that adopting a win-win orientation leads to more ownership and alignment in a group, which in turn equals more trust. By achieving trust with a project team or group, we create a foundation to have effective collaboration. Keep in mind that the content of an opportunity is the “what”, inversely the process is the “how”.  In order to collaborate, you need ownership and alignment around both.

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Articles

Lighting for Commercial and Industrial Settings

In commercial and industrial buildings, lighting helps create a safe and comfortable environment. It also contributes substantially to energy usage: it can exceed 20 percent of total consumption. Investing in energy efficient lighting and other lighting improvements, therefore, is a way that facilities can cut…

Carolinas Energy Planning for the Future

From 2014 to 2016, Advanced Energy worked on the Carolinas Energy Planning for the Future project with the South Carolina Energy Office, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC). The project was launched through a State…

Lighting Your House

Lighting accounts for approximately 5 to 10 percent of your household energy bill. This amount may not seem like a lot, but it can add up quickly. In recent years, energy efficient lighting has become available, but the variety of bulbs and their features can…