Matt Brzica, Executive Vice President, Energy Solutions
Energy Efficiency—in tandem with intelligent, clean energy initiatives—has emerged as a vital prerequisite for organizations pursuing optimal resource utilization in the digital era of innovation. Though firms carry out such projects with paramount importance, deducing strategies and arriving at decisions that optimize their energy utilization become a herculean set of tasks, requiring an extensive understanding of the energy sector that is filled with jargons, ever-changing rebates, and complex financial structures. Enter, Helios Energy, a Services-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that assists organizations in making smarter, energy-efficient decisions with projects such as LED lighting, HVAC controls, building management systems, voltage optimization technology, solar power, and wind energy.
“Our underlying value proposition is that we take up complex energy initiatives and simplify them for our clients. We don’t sell technologies, but rather, partner with our clients to help them make smarter decisions with their investments,” adds Matt Brzica, executive vice president, energy solutions at Helios Energy. Pioneering in the clean energy sector and energy efficient initiatives, Helios works with corporate, non-profit, and government clients, thereby benefitting from experiences and connections that could potentially help clients solve some of the critical challenges in the industry. The company’s veteran-owned status serves as a medallion of trust and assurance to clients partnering with Helios for a myriad of energy initiatives.
The company’s competencies are substantiated by the projects it has undertaken over the years. Helios boasts a strong financial model—offered to clients—in accordance with its Technology Service Agreement (TSA) that delivers an efficient energy solution to clients at zero upfront cost. The company ensures that clients do not face any service risks, within the term of the contract, as it consistently monitors the implementations for potential disparities. This is achieved through an eight-step operation that starts with a consulting process, assessing a client’s current needs and energy requirements and identifying the areas of improvement.
Helios establishes a long-term relationship with clients, right from the initial stages of designing a solution, all the way to installing energy management systems, resolving the finances, measuring the results, and monitoring the on-going performances. Such an association ensures a client’s energy expenditure is reduced by 50 percent, further bolstered by a comprehensive serviceability for the technology throughout the lifecycle of its agreement.
We don’t sell technologies, but rather, partner with our clients to help them make smarter decisions with their investments
A recent project carried out in collaboration with Concord University in West Virginia showcases Helios’ effectiveness in addressing such diverse client requirements. The venture comprised at least 30000 LED bulbs with a total of 12000 fixtures, spread across the entire campus. By carrying out the project under its TSA, Helios helped the university avoid taking on potential debts to finance the project while covering the equipment entirely for seven years. Such engagements have paved the way for newer opportunities in sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, and sports lighting. Reminiscing on the collaboration with Helios, Peter Viscusi, vice president of academic affairs at Concord University says, “If there are needs that require immediate attention, Helios is instrumental in addressing those needs in an efficient manner. As a result, our campus is a safe and secure environment for the students. The difference, before and after the collaboration, is almost night and day.” The firm aspires to explore regions with high unemployment rates and energy inefficiencies such as West Virginia to deliver energy solutions that not only suffice their needs but also contribute to economic growth.