Bolder Energy works closely with strategic partners to bolster our team's resources and to offer a wide-range of energy efficiency and sustainability-related services.
Dennis Jones, PE, LEED AP, CxA
Principal - Element5 Energy Consultants
Dennis has over 35 years of experience in building energy optimization, energy modeling, energy audits, commissioning (Cx), retro-commissioning (RCx), renewable energy, and research.
Dennis feels his greatest strength is his analytic expertise in building energy systems and modeling combined with his hands-on commissioning experience in the field; providing him with insight as to how well advanced energy strategies actually work in the real world.
Dennis is most interested in zero energy building facilitation; it’s easier to get to zero energy than most people believe. It’s not about just adding a large PV array to the building, but rather proper engineering of more cost-effective design elements including daylighting, passive solar heating, natural cooling, and appropriate design of envelope, lighting, and HVAC systems.
Dennis is active on the national level with ASHRAE, regularly presenting papers, working on technical committees to advance the state of the art, and has recently completed a major ASHRAE research project on the effectiveness of the Advanced Energy Design Guidelines.
Dennis and his wife and dog, Ziggy, live in Belmar, a new-urban walkable community west of Denver. Their condo is 100% naturally cooled and heated with passive solar energy.
Founder - Cube Resources
Brad is the founder of Cube Resources, providing electric load optimization analysis and resource efficiency planning. He started his career as an Edison Engineer, working in spacecraft design, systems engineering, and business operations at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Ball Aerospace. As the Energy Division Director at the Center for ReSource Conservation he managed the Residential Energy Action Program, the northern Denver Energy Challenge, and the largest sustainable homes tour in Colorado. He created the ReNew Our Schools energy conservation competition. He is a member of the City of Boulder’s Environmental Advisory Board.
Dan Swanson, P.E.
Project and Construction Manager - Vista Engineering
Mr. Swanson has over fifteen years of Project and Construction Management and Process and Project Engineering experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and specialty chemical industries. He has an extensive and diverse background in a broad range of engineering disciplines, with particular strengths in Project Management in an FDA regulated cGMP environment. As a Project and Construction Manager, he has a proven record for successful
completion of high-priority projects that were on tight timelines and had to be executed concurrently with production to minimize impact to the manufacturing schedule.
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.
Melissa Kline, CEA, LEED AP BD+C AND O+M, BPI
President - IMPACTenergy
Melissa Kline is founder and president of IMPACTenergy, a Colorado-based energy engineering firm dedicated to maximizing energy efficiency for the hospitality industry, delivering high-performance solutions for new and existing buildings. Founded in 2010, Melissa in collaboration with IMPACTenergy has worked with over 75+ hotels and timeshares, including Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa, Beaver Run Resorts, East West, Vail Resorts, Breckenridge Grand Vacations and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Melissa founded IMPACTenergy to use her professional expertise to create energy efficient buildings that are more comfortable and better to live in, while helping facility managers and building professionals reduce energy costs.
She is a dedicated energy professional with deep experience in building energy analysis. In her role, she performs and consults on energy audits, recommissioning, lighting design and utility bill analysis. Additionally she offers energy efficient products such as; LED lighting, guest room energy controls, and energy management software.
Melissa holds a degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York.
Greg Bradshaw, CEM
Bradshaw Building Solutions
Mr. Greg Bradshaw has been involved in the construction industry for 48 years. For the last 38 years building automation systems (BAS), HVAC systems, energy retrofits, smoke control systems, building commissioning (Cx) and building re-commissioning (Re-Cx) have dominated his career. In his current position as owner of Bradshaw Building Solutions Inc., Greg develops and manages RCx projects and consults with facility owners for BAS retrofits/upgrades. Greg is a member of various industry professional organizations and trade groups and, in the spirit of giving back to the industry, is on the board of a number of them. Greg has been a guest speaker at many conferences and has presented on numerous subjects, including “ BAS Retrofits”, “Energy Retrofits”, “Re-Commissioning Buildings”, “Control Strategies for Energy Efficient Buildings”, “Design Criteria for BAS”, “Future Trends in the BAS Industry” and “Smoke Control Systems”.