My husband began an energy management business almost 20 years ago. After our middle child, a daughter, graduated with a degree in business from Shippensburg University, she joined the firm as a partner. Now our son and daughter-in-law have joined the firm as well.
They specialize in three areas. They help businesses by assessing their energy needs and consumption. The firm does this by performing site audits and then making recommendations for improvements to not only reduce energy costs, but to decrease carbon footprints.
CQI Associates' second area of expertise is helping businesses and educational facilities acquire LEED Certification. LEED certifications are awarded to businesses or facilities that "Go Green." One of their clients is Discovery (Discovery Channel, et al.) who was awarded Platinum Certification - one of only two Platinum Certifications on the East Coast.
The last area is energy procurement. This applies only to states that are de-regulated. My husband and daughter put together cooperatives to procure electricity and natural gas at decreased rates. They have been doing this on a corporate level for several years, but the big news is they are now beginning the first residential cooperative. Here is the news clip:
I'm very proud of them.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.