UGL Unicco Launches Energy Services
UGL Unicco Energy Services focuses on the following aspects of energy lifecycle management:
Supply - UGL Unicco Energy Services helps customers find optimal traditional and alternative (green) energy sources, and develop alternative models for purchasing energy in wholesale and commercial markets at the most cost-effective rates.
Awareness - UGL Unicco Energy Services encourages building occupants to become active participants in the energy conservation process. The program reaches building occupants through normal communications channels, as well as special Web sites and programs, including real-time energy monitors/displays.
Analysis/Certification - UGL Unicco Energy Services offers a number of analysis services ranging from carbon footprint evaluations to energy trending and profiles, benchmarking, real-time monitoring and reporting. Energy professionals conduct American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level I, II & III energy analyses of building systems resulting in gap analyses that detail ways to optimize energy systems, reduce carbon emissions, and create offsets. U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals help customers move through LEED certification programs.
Operational Strategies - UGL Unicco Energy Services helps companies evaluate and qualify for government and utility company rebates for retrofits and upgrades, as well as demand response programs. Energy invoice reviews that analyze cost components and compare invoices to actual usage to minimize errors and reduce overall costs are also available.
Customers may select any or all of the available services ranging from low-cost walkthroughs to investment grade energy analysis and project management. Customers may also receive guidance on financing and performance-based contracting by third-party partners or subcontracted engineering firms.
“Energy awareness and sustainability have to be major elements of any building management program,” commented UGL Unicco Vice President & General Manager Operations David Giamichael. “UGL Unicco Energy Services focuses our resources and expertise to help customers take a lifecycle approach to energy management and sustainability that will pay environmental and financial dividends for years to come.”
Tony Shaker is Vice President Energy Services reporting to Mr. Giamichael. Mr. Shaker joined UGL Unicco in 2005 and was most recently Vice President Maintenance & Operations.
He has worked with HVAC and building systems as Project Engineer, Project Manager, Contract Manager and other positions for mechanical contracting companies, rising to become President of a company that has since become a division of a larger corporation. Mr. Shaker also founded Building Technology Engineers, an onsite mechanical and electrical operations and maintenance contractor, which was subsequently sold.
Mr. Shaker is active in several industry associations, including the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Association of Facility Engineers (AFE), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), and is a member of the MIT Energy Club.
He has taught courses on HVAC design at Northeastern University and the Franklin Institute, presented at several conferences and seminars, and written articles for industry publications. Mr. Shaker received a MS in engineering from Syracuse University.
About UGL Unicco
UGL Unicco, a premier provider of outsourced facilities services, is a subsidiary of UGL Limited (ASX:UGL). Based in Boston, UGL Unicco offers facilities maintenance, operations, cleaning, energy and administrative/office services, as well as plant services in support of industrial operations. The company counts one quarter of the Fortune 100 companies among its portfolio of North American customers and maintains an industry-leading 95% customer retention rate. Its more than 18,000 employees support corporate, multi-tenant, education, retail, government and public venue facilities. The company also offers single-source mobile maintenance and cleaning services for geographically dispersed branch offices. It is committed to green services through its award-winning UGL Unicco Sustainability Services program (www.greenservice.com) that supports sustainability across its service offerings. UGL Unicco’s advanced facilities initiatives include the myunicco.com portal, UNI-Q® mobile inspection system, USafe® health and safety program, eProcurement systems, and a 24x7 national operations center.
UGL Unicco, along with UGL Equis, a commercial real estate firm based in Chicago, is part of UGL Services, a division of UGL that provides Corporate Real Estate and Facility Solutions around the world. For further information about UGL Unicco, call 888-751-9100 or visit www.ugl-unicco.com