Frequently Asked Questions

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  • We have served school districts, colleges and universities, local government and healthcare organizations in 48 states
  • Until 2012, our company was called Energy Education
  • While we had a strong and growing presence primarily in the public school district market, the company was expanding into new markets, including healthcare
  • The name Cenergistic better reflects the complex advanced technology and data tools that are an important part of our process. It also reflects the centrality of energy to our lives and the logistical planning that goes into our behavior-based approach to energy conservation. The name reflects the power of synergy: aligning and uniting all functional groups within any organization to make small daily changes consistently over time, yielding amazing outcomes that cannot be achieved in any other way.  


  • Cenergistic — The Energy Conservation Company® — helps clients understand how energy is consumed and how to minimize waste
  • We embed Energy Specialists to analyze client organizations and build optimization strategies to help systems work as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • We apply our proprietary, patented technology as well as hundreds of years of combined experience to review and analyze all sources of energy consumption in our clients’ organizations — systems and people
  • Our energy conservation program creates a culture of sustainability, improves comfort, optimizes systems, and minimizes energy waste
  • On average, our clients see energy consumption reduced by 24%
  • We focus on efficient energy usage management while maintaining comfort
  • We combine consistent energy auditing with extensive data collection to provide our energy usage management information services
  • Cenergistic applies its proprietary technology and decades of experience to analyze all sources of energy consumption in our clients’ organizations — systems and people
  • One primary tool is our Opti-Commissioning® process through which we optimize existing equipment on an ongoing basis. The Opti-Commissioning® process encompasses Cenergistic’s three unique approaches for reducing energy consumption — equipment calibration, facilities monitoring and behavioral change — to reduce energy consumption
  • Cenergistic’s program also includes the proprietary Cenergistic Optimize® software suite. The company has earned four patents: two for Adjustment Simulation Method for Energy Consumption, the Interval Analysis Tool for Energy Consumption and Building Automation and Control System Modeling and Reporting
  • Finally, Cenergistic provides added capacity and expertise through our people, process and technology to micro-focus on eliminating non-value added energy consumption.
  • Those are just a few of the 1,200 potential energy conservation measures (ECM) we analyze
  • Today, there is very little “low-hanging fruit” left. Our clients have already captured the obvious things, but need our expertise to go after the more difficult energy-savings opportunities
  • Our energy specialists, engineers and system experts work closely with clients to analyze every energy-consuming system, using expertise and technology to optimize all existing HVAC equipment and scheduling to achieve significant cost avoidance
  • We have dozens of case studies from clients that detail the savings we helped them achieve AFTER trying an in-house approach for years
  • Cenergistic provides professional consulting services and procurement laws vary by state
  • In some states, services contracts do not require bidding. Other states require a competitive bidding process
  • Cenergistic complies with whatever contracting process is required by our prospects

Business Model

  • By driving reductions in energy consumption and creating savings for our clients
  • Most clients pay a fixed monthly fee from their existing utility budget. A few pay a share of energy savings. In both cases, our fee is funded out of the savings generated by the reduction in consumption. Cost savings are measured based on a Measurement & Verification Plan included in the contract
  • Cenergistic provides all labor, expertise, remote and onsite training, support and proprietary technology, while each client provides leadership support and cooperation from internal staff knowledgeable of their equipment and buildings. All implementation costs are paid by Cenergistic, allowing the client to retain their full portion of the net savings
  • Cenergistic guarantees each client that if they don’t save at least as much as they invest implementing our energy conservation program, we will write them a check for the difference — for every year of the program
  • Cenergistic’s savings results are measured via the M&V plan attached to each contract
  • Each client uses a web-based energy accounting software product that allows our clients to drill down to the utility meter level (electric, natural gas or water — every bill for every meter) for each building
  • The software provides a visual, intuitive tool for measuring the energy program’s success
  • Each client has unrestricted access to each source document and adjustment that determines energy savings within the energy accounting software
  • Adjustments made by Cenergistic personnel are reviewed with the client. Each one is fully documented and fully accessible to the client through its license for the software
  • Cenergistic shares its clients’ desire for and commitment to transparency and accuracy in determining energy savings