DALLAS — After earning her Professional Engineer (PE) license, Molly Fox, Cenergistic’s Senior Technical Consultant, becomes the company’s newest official expert. This license cements her as a legitimate source of engineering knowledge for clients and internal staff.
“Becoming a PE builds another level of trust,” said Fox. “You have an ethical obligation to protect the buildings and people inside them. Having a license, it lets clients know they can trust that the recommendations coming from me are in their best interests.”
As the initial hire of a 10-person Energy Specialist team, Fox helmed the energy program with Fairfax County Public Schools, the tenth-largest school district in the nation. The program reached such levels of energy efficiency that FCPS received recognition as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2018.
“Professional Engineer licenses reinforce Cenergistic’s commitment to delivering the utmost in client recommendations and company software,” said Dr. William S. Spears, Cenergistic’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Congratulations to Molly on earning this prestigious professional achievement.”
Following the success of her program, Fox remained with Cenergistic in a consulting role, where she worked on optimizing the performance of Cenergistic GreenX® and assisted with a later relaunch of the software. Now, she focuses on strengthening the building simulations and adjustments of Cenergistic Simulate®.
“I’ve worked with Molly since early in her Energy Specialist days, and to see her progress over this time really speaks to a commitment to engineering excellence,” said Jack Bullock, PE, CEM, BESA, Cenergistic’s Chief Engineer. “Her PE license will allow for greater accuracies in the technical support she does for Cenergistic.”
Acquiring a PE license is a lengthy and arduous course, and all the moreso during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduling issues pushed the testing process back months, adding onto the two years Fox had spent in the process. She completed a Masters in environmental engineering from Virginia Tech.
“My degree is actually in Environmental Sciences, so I wanted to challenge myself to greater understand the mechanical and HVAC side of things,” said Fox. “I learned a lot by studying. I appreciate how there’s a newer depth to everything.”
Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1470+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $5.8 billion in utility savings and cost avoidance. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based strategies and are enhanced by our proprietary software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 25% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit www.cenergistic.com.