Please welcome Jeff, Joe, and Nick to the Setpoint Systems’ Sales Team

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When ‎Setpoint Systems hires new employees, we empower them to succeed. They just completed five weeks of extensive technical training, product training, company culture review, plus learned our processes, procedures, and standards. In addition to classroom training, readings, and homework exercises, they also earned a “Masters” level on Delta Controls “George University.”

Jeff, Colorado Service Account Manager

Jeff has been driving sales growth in the software and technology industry for the past 20 years. He believes that the key to his successful sales career has been to operate with integrity, love what he does, and never stop learning.

As a customer advocate, Jeff’s goal is to identify opportunities for his clients to implement new and emerging technology solutions so that they can increase their operational efficiency while improving productivity and lowering costs.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has lived in Colorado for 25 years and loves golfing, camping and hiking with his wife Stephanie and two children, Sarah and Ryan.

His goal over the next few months will be to visit his clients and assess their needs.

Joe , Colorado Construction Account Manager

Joe was interested in sales at the beginning of his career and has three years sales experience. When his first son was born in 2005, he was attracted to the steady income that being an electrician would provide. He had always dreamed of learning a trade and was presented with the opportunity to train to become an electrician with the IBEW. He gained on-the-job experience while studying at night and earned his license in 2009.

The main focus of the company he first worked for was tenant finish, but he always wanted to learn controls. He heard that Setpoint Systems was the company where he could gain that type of experience. So he joined them in 2014 as an electrician and then advanced to become a foreman in 2015.

However, in the spirit of the Miller Heiman of business, periodic changes are a great way to keep one’s organization healthy.

Joe always enjoyed sales and believed that with his 12 years of electrical experience, he would be an asset as a salesperson. So when he learned that Setpoint Systems was hiring salespeople, he applied internally for the position and made the switch. The idea that he could do something else inside of Setpoint Systems was a natural choice.

Even while working as a foreman, Joe realized that working with customers was the favorite part of his job. Now he is able to bring that same enthusiasm to the Construction Account Manager position. He believes this is an exciting opportunity, and it is a natural progression in his career. Joe is looking forward to using his field knowledge to be a creative consultant and assist in solving issues that customers are experiencing.

Joe grew up in Boulder, Colorado and now lives in Arvada with his wife and two kids. He loves skiing and has already bought his family’s season pass for next year. He enjoys playing guitar and is into music of all types. He usually has several home improvement projects going at once, and he’s always trying to think of better ways to automate his backyard chickens’ environment.

Nick, Colorado Construction Account Manager

Nick has worked in multiple facets of the construction industry for four years, in addition to having six years of sales and marketing experience. For the past year he has worked as a Sales Project Manager for a small construction company. Prior to that, Nick worked as an Operations Manager for a property management company.

One of Nick’s loves is baseball. He earned a scholarship to the University of Indianapolis and played Division II baseball as their catcher. He learned to deal with many personalities and how to work towards a common goal. He is excited to join the Setpoint Systems’ family because of their comradery and team atmosphere.

He earned his degree in marketing and design. His sales strategy emphasizes customer retention, satisfaction, and building strong relationships. He enjoys interacting with people to determine what issues they are having and how he can help solve their problems. The most rewarding part of his career so far has been developing friendships with clients.

Nick enjoys all the opportunities Colorado has to offer: snowboarding, hiking, fishing, and camping. He is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa and moved to the Denver area about two years ago. He plans to take his small town values to connect with his Setpoint Systems’ customers.

Culver City Wins Energy Efficient Award

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Culver City wins awards for the Culver City Energy Efficiency Project that Setpoint Systems implemented on their behalf:

  • A Cool Planet Project Award — from SCE
  • A Gold Level Beacon Agency Energy Efficiency Award — from the Institute for Local Government
  • An American Public Works Association – BEST Project Award in the Facilities category

Congrats to the engineering, installation and technical staff for completing an awesome project.

Setpoint Systems receives Xcel Energy 2016 Efficiency Partner Award

Every year Xcel Energy recognizes their top performing commercial Trade Partners based on energy saving projects completed. They review commercial projects by total rebate dollars paid, kWh and Decatherm savings by program. Setpoint Systems was one of 28 Trade Partners who qualified for the awards.

Setpoint Systems helped clients earn $145,047 in rebates, saving 2,123,155 kWh. We strive to assist our customers in reducing operating costs and improving their bottom line.

We partner with Xcel Energy to improve your energy conservation program with energy-efficient equipment and systems. When you update your system, there are often rebates available. To help you avoid confusion, we assist you in finding all savings and rebates from Xcel Energy.

Energy efficiency helps us manage our resources wisely, while taking care of the planet.

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New Setpointers

Setpoint Systems Corporation is proud to announce some new employee additions to our already exemplary team. All four new team members have already earned their Master Certification in George U in an impressive 3-1/2 weeks.

Please welcome them to our team.

Jeff
Construction Account Manager, Colorado

Jeff has worked in construction for 16 years, primarily as a General Contractor. Most of his career has been in estimating. Some of the projects he’s worked on include the Colorado capitol building, the Children’s Hospital, plus several other hospitals, schools, and most major universities throughout the metro area.

During his freshman year in college, he went to Nebraska for one year on a baseball scholarship. However, he missed the mountains and returned to Colorado to get his degree at Colorado State University in Construction Management.

Jeff is a native Coloradan who enjoys snowboarding, camping, softball, and gardening. He has been married for eight years to Shaana. They have two kids, a 7-year-old girl named Adasen and a 4-year-old boy named Ethan. They keep him pretty busy.

Jeff enjoys interacting with people and is looking forward to selling for Setpoint Systems. He is also looking forward to meeting Mechanical Contractors from a different angle.

 

Jerome
Account Manager, Minnesota

Jerome successfully completed our five-week Setpoint Systems training as well as achieved his Delta Control’s George University Master Certification, and has joined our office in Burnsville, Minnesota as the Service Account Manager.

Prior to joining Setpoint Systems, Jerome worked in electronic component distribution for 16 years.  Five years as a Tech Support Rep, five years as an Interconnect Product Manager, and the last six years as the Interconnect and Electromechanical Product Group Manager, where he and his team managed over 175 suppliers.  Prior to that, Jerome was an electronic communication and security system technician in the Air Force. He has earned associates degrees in both Electronics and Business Management, and has also completed  his Internal ISO Auditor Certification.

He has been married for 22 years to Susan. They have one daughter, Emily, and two stepdaughters, Erica and Erin, plus eight grandkids. In Jerome’s free time, he enjoys woodworking, target practice, ice fishing, cooking, plus making beer and wine. Jerome, how about some samples?

 

Rance
Account Manager, Colorado

Rance has spent most of his career selling electronics recycling and end-of-life asset management recycling services with a local firm and as an independent consultant. During that time he spent one year in the technical training side of refineries and chemical plants out of Houston before deciding to return to Colorado.

He holds a BS from Texas State University in Applied Sociology (research degree), as well as an MBA. He is an avid reader and has always been a geek when it comes to learning about new technologies and advancements in the science world.

 

He currently lives on the west side of Lakewood with his seven-year-old boxer rescue dog and enjoys spending the majority of his free time snowboarding, hiking, camping, and fishing in the mountains.

He is excited to join the Setpoint team as a Service Account Manager in Denver because the most rewarding part of his career has been establishing and maintaining meaningful relationships with clients, becoming a resource in solving their problems, and being a vendor who has made a positive impact on their organizations.

He believes that he will be able to not only continue this career path here at Setpoint but expand and improve upon it for years to come.

 

Buster
Application Engineer/Estimator, Colorado

Buster is supporting the sales staff with estimating and will then roll into engineering projects.

He has been in the temperature controls business for 23 years. During that time, he worked in purchasing, built panels, created job drawings in AutoCAD, designed and engineered projects, and estimated jobs. He also assisted in temperature controls installation, plus performed check tests and start up of systems.

Early in his career, he worked for a defense contractor as an electronics technician on a missile program. Prior to that, he was in the Air Force as an electronics technician working on fighter/bomber aircraft.

Buster has been married for 27 years to Elizabeth. They have a daughter, two sons, and two grandkids. He enjoys woodworking and gardening. He recently completed remodeling his kitchen and bathroom.

Buster is excited to learn the Delta Controls System and is happy to be part of Setpoint Systems.

Announcing Two Like-Minded Delta Organizations Joining Together

Article from Delta Controls web site

April 29, 2016

Delta Controls is extremely pleased to announce that Delta Controls Inc. based in Vancouver, Canada, has been acquired by Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V. (DEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Electronics.

The owners of Delta Controls have been mindful of securing the long-term future of the Delta Controls family, including the employees, stakeholders and the worldwide Delta Partnership. They have been searching for the right partner: one who complements the business, has the same cultural fit, and has the resources to grow the organization in this ever-changing world. The plan is to continue to manufacture and develop products in Vancouver and enhance the Delta Controls brand name worldwide.

It is not just the names that are similar. Delta Electronics has a culture that aligns with Delta Controls’ “Do it Right” and Earthright™ philosophies. Delta Controls brings a new market for Delta Electronics and helps them with their vision of developing technologies aimed at reducing global warming and ensuring a sustainable future for mankind. Delta Electronics Inc. is a $7+ billion USD worldwide organization with a reputation for quality that enables them to be a major ODM supplier to many of the high-tech Fortune 300 organizations.

The two organizations will bring many technical and synergistic opportunities to both parties. Delta Electronics was founded in 1971 and is the global leader in switching power supply solutions and DC brushless fans. They also specialize in a comprehensive range of variable frequency drives, industrial automation, UPS, visualization displays, LED lighting and renewable energy solutions. These complementary products, and Delta Electronics’ track record of investment and growth, will help us move forward to a more exciting future.

Founders Brian Goodchild and Raymond Rae will continue to be involved in the business. CopperTree Analytics, ESC Automation and Delta Connects will remain independent organizations with the continued involvement of Goodchild and Rae.

Advancing Sustainability Through Innovation

A recent Ceres report analyzed 613 of the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States to reveal that while a growing contingent of companies are steadily building sustainability into their business operations, the vast majority are not. As detailed in the report, hundreds of companies are taking steps to reduce their green house gas emissions, but most have not set clear time line goals for these programs. Ceres’ corporate program vice president Andrea Moffat summarized the report by saying, “We’re seeing a change, but not fast enough and not to the extent that we think is really possible for US companies. We are not seeing the scale of change that we really need.”

The intention and action is there, but many corporations still struggle to advance the sustainability of their products and production methods. Many companies who make sustainability a priority have turned to eco-labels to provide third-party accreditation to validate their sustainability efforts. Yet, nearly all eco-labels focus solely on identifying performance within a specific product or service category and therefore cannot offer a holistic sustainability platform or incentive for continual improvement. Other problems with traditional eco-labels can lead consumers to question the true meaning of the label, for example when the certification is self-identifying.

Corporations need a neutral third party who can both provide a path forward for sustainable innovation, as well as ensure they are continuing to make substantial progress and improve their impact on the world. The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products program provides companies with a verified continuous improvement sustainability platform that addresses the five most crucial aspects of corporate sustainability: water use, energy consumption, material health, material reutilization and social fairness.

The program helps corporations choose safer alternatives for ingredients in their products and set clear goals and deadlines for the improvement of the five core areas moving forward.

To get on the path toward making safer products with the Cradle to Cradle Certified program:

1. Determine if your product is appropriate for certification.

–Does it comply with the banned chemicals lists?

–Is there a commitment to continuous improvement and product optimization?

2. Select an Accredited Assessment body for testing, analysis and evaluation of your product.

3. Compile initial application forms.

4. Work with you assessor to compile and evaluate data and documentation.

–Collect information on your supply chain.

–Work with assessor to develop optimization strategies.

–Submit a Certification Summary Report assembled by your assessor to the Institute for final review.

5. Receive Certification Summary Report Review: The Institute issues a certificate, conferring use of the mark.

6. Apply for Recertification (every two years under version 3).

–Work with assessor and supply chain to gather any new data.

–Assessor evaluates data and progress on optimization strategies; evidence of progress is required for re-certification. The progress is context specific.

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard provides a continuous improvement pathway toward the development of safe and recyclable products. Product certification is available at five different levels (BasicBronzeSilverGold, and Platinum), with each higher level addressing a more rigorous set of requirements.

The Basic certification level is a “provisional” level designed to help companies “get on the path” toward the development of safe and sustainable products, recognizing the difficulty of transition and honoring human intention as an important part of any successful protocol for continuous product improvement. Certification at the Basic level requires a commitment to future assessment of the chemical ingredients in a product, and optimization of the product by phasing out harmful substances, implementing reutilization strategies, increasing the use of renewable energy, and implementing water stewardship and social fairness programs.

Up to this date, 205 companies have participated in the program and currently there are 306 active certificates representing an estimated 2,139 product variations. We have witnessed some amazing product breakthroughs occur through the certification process. After Puma’s 2010 Environmental Profit and Loss Account linked 57 percent of its impact with the production of raw materials (leather, cotton, and rubber, included), the brand turned to “clever raw materials” such as biodegradable polymers, recycled polyester, and organic cotton. Puma’s Incycleline was released in 2013, and a Cradle to Cradle Certified fashion product line represented a first in the fashion industry. In addition to improving the sourcing of their raw materials, Puma also improved the material health of these products through pigment positive lists and instituted an in-store take-back program to claim used Puma-ware for industrial composting and upcycle.

The Cradle to Cradle Certified approach is spreading worldwide. The Alcoa Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Institute to develop a new web-based education program that focuses on sustainable practices and designs for product designers. Following the course, participants have the opportunity to get their product certified and recognized as part of the Innovation Challenge. Learn more about this program here.

With the expansion of sustainability initiatives through company innovation and product development, we can build the new economy – one where products have a positive impact on people and planet.

Bridgett Luther is president at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Reference: environmentalleader.com

This Building’s Facade Literally Maps Out a Sustainable Future

If all buildings lit up with signs and indicators of how much energy is being consumed and where that energy is going, we’d all be a little more sensitive to our power usage. No one wants to broadcast how wasteful they’re being, right?

Perhaps energy-shaming isn’t the answer but it is something to delve deeper into and address — at least some of the guesswork would be taken out of environmental impact — as the conversations around terms and phrases such as “sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” “green,” and “environmental footprint” multiply year after year. Although these terms mean many things to different people, and we have yet to specify a universal definition for them, we can still use the concepts as tools for discussing the greater vision of using more than we produce.

 

 

Take a look at Peter Hogg + Toby Reed Architects’ design for the Dandenong Precinct Energy Project (P.E.P.) in Australia. The P.E.P. produces electricity and heating thermal energy to surrounding buildings in the form of hot water. This supplies both high-efficiency energy for heating and cooling, as well as low carbon emissions. However, the remarkable aspect about this project is the fact that it provides the community with valuable information via the structure’s façade: a dot matrix on the front displays information about power production, consumption, and the building’s greenhouse gas savings; the rear has engineer schemes for the internal machinery; a large light switch and power socket, circuit diagram, as well as a cogeneration diagram all decorate the exterior walls.

 

 

At first glance, all of this data doesn’t exactly make sense. But, the guessing game you play with the structure (there’s even a Rorschach splatter image!) helps to facilitate public curiosity and knowledge. Even the most nonchalant of passersby will be curious and this inquisitiveness nods toward the general confusion surrounding energy production and consumption as a whole.

 

 

 

 

Image via ArchDaily, photo by John Gollings

 

 

Though the sculptural, ready-made quality of the building is straightforward enough to give pause for inquiry and education, what if buildings in heavily trafficked, public nodes of the future did more to engage and blatantly spell out what we’re doing to our environment. What if all (or even just commercial) buildings indicated on their façades the amount/type of energy they are producing and consuming? Maybe then, building-owners everywhere would take responsibility for their environment and examine the waste they’re producing — the publicly revealed numbers just may inspire a call to action. Or, possibly, that’s just wishful thinking.

Source: http://architizer.com/