Energy Management Collaborative Recognized for its Sustainability Accomplishments

Kristi Everson

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) was recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine for its accomplishments implementing or supporting programs that promote sustainability, the environment or the local ecosystem at a gala held Thursday, February 22.

The Minnesota-based company maximizes the value of lighting and controls retrofit projects and services for multinational customers in a broad range of retail, commercial, industrial and government settings, helping them achieve their sustainability goals ahead of schedule.

“We are honored to be recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine for what we do daily: helping our clients curtail operating expenses, demonstrate sound environmental practices and exhibit good corporate citizenship within their communities,” said EMC CEO Howard Heckes.

Since 2016, 100% of EMC lighting services are focused on LED lighting. The company is now uncovering new sustainable, energy savings opportunities in the areas of lighting controls and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

It took EMC 12 years to help its customers achieve their first two billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of savings, a milestone celebrated in 2015. In terms of energy savings, it’s the equivalent of shutting down a power plant for two-thirds of a year.

Now, EMC’s processes have put energy savings into hyperdrive, surpassing 3.7 billion kWh in late 2017. The company has boldly set a goal to achieve 100 billion kWh of customer energy savings by 2025—the equivalent of shutting down 30 power plants for an entire year!

The full list of companies recognized for “changing, saving and improving the lives of Minnesotans” as 2018 Minnesota Business Magazine Community Impact Award winners can be found in the magazine’sMarch/April 2018 edition starting on page 31.

About EMC
Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) provides leading-edge lighting conversion systems and service solutions to a broad range of multinational retail, commercial, industrial and government customers. Since 2003, the company has used its total project management approach, EnergyMAXX, to successfully implement thousands of lighting upgrade projects, saving clients across industries over 3.7 billion kilowatt-hours of energy.