When it comes to growing Michigan’s green economy, companies like Strategic Energy Solutions aren’t the ones that normally stand in the spotlight.
That’s because the Berkley-based firm designs and implements the energy infrastructure in large commercial and institutional facilities. It figures out what type of core systems (heating/cooling, electrical) should go into a building, the best opportunities to integrate alternative energy sources, and the best combination of all of the above to maximize energy usage.
“It’s all the stuff people never see,” says Steve DiBerardine, president of Strategic Energy Solutions
Strategic Energy Solutions has been doing a lot of work with architecture firm Kraemer Design Group
, taking on redevelopment projects in downtown Detroit for Bedrock Real Estate Services
. It is also handling more work for local school districts in Livonia and Waterford, among others.
“I think communities are again open to passing bonds,” DiBerardine says.
That is all adding up to revenue growing by 20 percent over the last year. Thus, Strategic Energy Solutions has hired eight people, randing from engineers to CAD professionals. It currently employs 28 people.
Source: Steve DiBerardine, president of Strategic Energy Solutions
Writer: Jon Zemke
Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.