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EMC Media Information

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) is a national turnkey lighting + controls + IoT solutions provider that specializes in LED installations and control systems, energy rebates and incentives, and maintenance services. Based in Minneapolis, MN, EMC offers services that provide significant energy and bottom-line savings combined with the aesthetics customers expect.

Our Background

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) began in 2003 by identifying the need businesses had to reduce energy consumption and increase bottom line operational savings.

Today, EMC is a trusted source for energy audits, LED lighting retrofits, controls systems, utility rebates and incentives, and maintenance services. The broad range of markets served include: retail, commercial, industrial, C-store, food industry, healthcare, auto dealerships and public sector. EMC has quickly grown from a one-person start-up to a more than 150-employee, $100 million company in 2017.

EMC specializes in the complex world of lighting projects for businesses with experts that serve their clients by executing projects quickly, efficiently and inexpensively.

For more information about EMC, please contact Kristi Everson at 952-542-7960. To download high-resolution logo files and photos of EMC, please click the button below (8MB file).

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Jerry Johnson, President & CEO holding lighting technology

Lighting Experts

At EMC, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities in each area of the country. Because of our expertise, our clients get the right products at the best price with the quickest service.

We have the resources to execute intricate lighting projects quickly, without sacrificing quality. Many of our clients are large retail chains, and we can upgrade their lighting in hundreds of stores across the country in a matter of a few months so they can start seeing smaller energy bills sooner.

“If you’ve been down the lightbulb aisle at Home Depot recently, you know lighting is more complex than it used to be. Companies with large lighting projects should be working with lighting experts to save time, money and energy.” --Jerry Johnson, EMC President/CEO

Green Initiative

The benefits of LED lighting almost seem too good to be true at first. Our experience has shown us that switching to LEDs is both more energy efficient and more cost effective.

Reducing consumption is one of the best ways to help the environment. It’s also less expensive than switching to alternate energy solutions. At EMC, we help our clients use less energy, which also helps their bottom line.

"We are constantly scouring new products to determine which brands offer the best payback and the best performance. Reducing a couple watts here and a couple watts there can add up to big savings." --Jerry Johnson, EMC President/CEO

Lighting Technology

When it comes to lighting, the possibilities are endless! With the technology available today, you can choose the strength, direction, even the color, of each light.

Instead of Wi‐Fi, we could soon be using Li‐Fi to access the internet. Stores are experimenting with using light pulses to transmit information. Li‐Fi, or light fidelity, is faster than Wi‐Fi and doesn’t have the same limitations on how many devices can access it at one time.

With hue lighting, you can control the color of the light to brighten your day and match your circadian rhythm. Health care facilities are very interested in this advancement and how they can use light to help their patients heal.

Notable Media Mentions

WCCO Interview with EMC

Featured on WCCO

WCCO Mid-Morning invited Energy Management Collaborative’s (EMC) Eric Rydberg to join Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse for a local news segment on how switching to LED bulbs can help save on your energy bill and the environment.

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EMC Awarded for Energy Savings

EMC was recognized as 2016 Top Performing Trade Ally by Ameren Missouri for energy savings of over 10.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh)and also honored as an Xcel Energy Top Tier Partner for energy savings of just under a million kWh and project savings of almost $500,000.

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EMC Named Inc 5000 Honoree

With a growth of 249% over the last three years, Inc. Magazine has named EMC to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

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Client Experience Includes

EMC Client Experience - O'Reilly Auto Parts
EMC Client Experience - Sears
EMC Client Experience - Best Buy
EMC Client Experience - National Sports Center