Why Bolder Energy is Different
Bolder Energy's greatest strength is it's people. Engaging in work with Bolder Energy means developing a positive working relationship with one or more of our team's members who will become your professional resource for all things energy, engineering, and facility management related. Bolder Energy is a worker-owned cooperative business. The majority of our team are owners and those newest to our team have a path to ownership. Regardless of ownership status, every team member enjoys the freedom and support to pursue and provide the work they enjoy the most.
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Jessica Lorentz, P.E., CEM, LEED AP
Senior Energy Engineer
Jessica has over 20+ years of experience as an energy engineer with expertise in building energy analysis including retro-commissioning, ongoing commissioning, short-term monitoring and trending, measurement and verification, energy management software selection, energy education and staff training, energy auditing, energy modeling, renewable energy analysis, daylighting, LEED-TM and green building practices, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and economical analysis. She specializes in diagnosing and optimizing energy efficient strategies for HVAC and control systems to provide energy savings and improve thermal comfort for clients.
Jessica has completed several hundred projects encompassing a broad range of facilities including: office buildings, laboratories, university and research facilities, sports and recreational facilities, hospitals and healthcare campuses, schools, hotels, courthouses, military complexes, retail, supermarkets, and industrial buildings. She is an experienced project manager and has also managed retro-commissioning teams. As a team leader she has experience with management of multiple projects, budgets, staff, and contracts. She has also developed many analysis tools and standardized RCx processes and forms. Jessica has remained actively involved in professional organizations.
Senior Commissioning Agent
Mike has over 20 years of experience providing LEED commissioning, LEED M&V, engineering consulting, project management, and energy audit services. Mr. Renner has worked with many clients commissioning their facilities, conducting resource efficiency programs, programming control systems, and managing the design and installation of building systems. Mike specializes in building commissioning and has been the lead CxA on over 30 new construction and remodel projects including over 20 school facilities and 11 LEED projects. He has experience commissioning ground source (geo-exchange) heat pump systems, condensing boilers, chillers and cooling towers, direct/indirect evaporative systems, and has worked with all major building automation systems including Siemens, Andover, ALC, JCI, Carrier, Alerton, Trane, Honeywell, and Reliable controls. He also has strength in reviewing design specifications, commissioning full building systems including security and technology systems. He specializes in working closely with facility departments to develop strategies for improving operations and implementing conservation measures while training their personnel on how to maintain the achieved savings.
Kevin Mueller, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Commissioning Agent
Kevin possesses a unique line of experience rarely found among commissioning agents. He has over 20+ years of experience in the commissioning, design (mechanical and control systems), and refrigeration industry. He is an expert in diagnosing operational and performance problems that occur in buildings and in the HVAC and refrigeration systems that serve them. As a commissioning (Cx) agent, Kevin plans and implements commissioning activities, including design review, construction observation and contractor coordination, functional performance tests, and short-term monitoring. He has performed these Cx activities on HVAC, refrigeration, commercial kitchen equipment, lighting, and control systems in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. His project experience as a design build engineer ranges from ISO Class 4 clean rooms to industrial refrigeration system to campus heating and cooling systems. He has worked with the entire range of control systems from standalone programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to fully integrated campus wide networks and has helped several facilities upgrade their building automation systems. He is also experienced in developing and implementing short-term monitoring plans and using advanced data acquisition equipment and diagnostic software.
He started accumulating knowledge of the refrigeration trade at age 16 working with his older brothers installing refrigeration and HVAC systems. He worked his way through college working at a wholesale parts counter selling HVAC and refrigeration parts, supplies and equipment and later as a sole proprietor designing, servicing and installing HVAC and refrigeration equipment and systems. He has experience working in food processing plants, grocery stores, ripening rooms, frozen food storage and distribution facilities.
Steve Morgan, P.E., CEM
Senior Energy Engineer
Steve has been providing energy efficiency consulting services to commercial, institutional, medical, industrial, food service, and government clients since 2009. His specialties include investment grade energy auditing, implementation-focused retro-commissioning, controls optimization, peak electric demand management and measurement and verification (M&V). Steve excels at working directly with facility staff, building operators, and contractors alike to see projects through to implementation. His experience is exemplified by his work at dozens of facilities with a wide range of sizes and system complexities in small, medium, and large commercial, industrial, agricultural, healthcare, hospitality, government, and municipal facilities.
Steve’s professional career started in 2009 with full-time employment at EMC Engineers (acquired by Eaton Corporation in 2010) after a successful summer internship in 2008 and a subsequent semester of part-time employment while finishing is undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering at CU-Boulder. During his time at EMC/Eaton, Steve worked on the analysis side of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs), spent significant time in the field working on retro-commissioning and commissioning projects, traveled as far as Japan for Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) energy audits, and played a critical role in the development of Xcel Energy’s Re-Commissioning Calculation and Analysis Tool, currently in use by hundreds of vendors throughout Xcel Energy’s territories.
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