New Projects:

  • Building Energy Solutions, LLC has been awarded several new projects at SUNY Upstate Medical University including the mechanical design associated with the added and relocated emergency generator serving University Hospital in the East Wing; the plumbing design for a new snow melt system in the East Parking Garage; the smoke hatch upgrade project in the Institute for Human Performance; and the MEP design for the Weiskotten Room 160 Renovation Project.
  • The Army National Guard has hired Building Energy Solutions for the enhanced commissioning of a new 52,000 sq. ft. training facility for all MEP systems.
  • Building Energy Solutions will also be providing commissioning for the SUNY Geneseo Bailey Hall Expansion and Reconstruction Project.
  • The plumbing and fire protection design for the complete rehabilitation of Duffy K-8 school, including city owned recreation center and library, located in Rochester, New York, will be done by Building Energy Solutions.







Why Choose Us?

Building Energy Solutions is led by New York State Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager, Rae H. Butler. Her design and construction focus of MEP, HVAC and Lighting Systems spans more than 20 years, with a heavy focus on designing and implementing energy conservation projects. Ms. Butler's expertise in engineering and Building Energy Solutions' full service CAD department allows projects to be delivered accurately and on time.

Building Energy Solutions has extensive experience and involvement in all phases of projects, starting with the preparation of feasibility studies, budgeting, estimating and the design of HVAC, MEP, cogeneration and lighting projects, to managing the installation, commissioning of systems and the developing of maintenance procedures. We tailor our services to fit each client and pride ourselves on flexible, hands-on and personalized engineering services.

Building Energy Solutions has successfully assisted clients with specific and overall energy needs in a variety of sectors of the economy, from educational buildings to hospitality facilities. BES has also participated in several LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects. Building Energy Solutions is proud to be a New York State registered Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE).


Building Energy Solutions, Syracuse, New York, has extensive experience and involvement in all phases of projects, starting with the preparation of feasibility studies, budgeting, estimating and the design of HVAC, MEP, cogeneration and lighting projects, to managing the installation, commissioning of systems and the developing of maintenance procedures. We tailor our services to fit each client and pride ourselves on flexible, hands-on and personalized engineering services.

Building Energy Solutions has successfully assisted clients with specific and overall energy needs in a variety of sectors of the economy, from educational buildings to hospitality facilities. BES has also participated in several LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects.

We have the technical know-how with an understanding of the changing energy marketplace that enables us to deliver effective, efficient and appropriate energy solutions to all of our clients.

The following are some of the recent projects in which we are proud to have been involved to help improve operations while cutting and limiting energy costs:

     Institutional MEP Design

Central New York Raceway Park
Hastings, New York
Providing mechanical and plumbing design services for the CNY Raceway Park in Hastings New York. Included in this project is a multi-use building with restaurant, bar, VIP seating, press box and social areas. This is the new home of Dirt Week.

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
MEP Design.

Interfaith Works of Central New York
Syracuse, New York
MEP design for new interfaith offices.

Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Center
Geneva, New York
Complete HVAC redesign of new system for this office facility.

Syracuse Housing Authority - 2015 Syracuse, New York
Building assessment for Central Village.

SUNY at New Paltz
New Paltz, New York
Electrical design for renovations in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center.

Rochester City School District Duffy School #12 Reconstruction Project
Rochester, New York
BES is responsible for the plumbing and fire protection design for this complete rehabilitation of K-8 school, including city owned recreation center and library.

New York State Insurance Fund
Liverpool, New York
Prime consultant for the upgrade of the existing heat recovery system to replace aging equipment and bring the120,000 sq. ft. office building up to current ventilation standards.

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
Projects include:

  • Institute of Human Performance Pool HVAC Upgrade Project
  • Dr. Sarah Loguen Center - Plumbing design for renovations to original building
  • Community General Campus Water Treatment/Cooling Tower Replacement Project
  • PET/CT Scan Project – HVAC and Plumbing Design
  • Silverman Hall Electric Upgrade – Plumbing and HVAC Design
  • East Wing ATS and EPPS Upgrade – Mechanical design associated with the added and relocated emergency generator serving University Hospital.
  • East Garage Snow Melt Project – Plumbing design for new snow melt system.
  • Institute for Human Performance – Smoke Hatch Upgrade Project.
  • Weiskotten Room 160 Renovation - MEP Design.
  • Jacobson Hall Payroll Renovations - MEP Design.
  • Emergency Room Upgrades Phase II: Reconfigurations of Waiting Area, Intake Offices, Exam rooms and Reception Area.
  • Emergency Department CT Upgrade Project Phase II: Renovations for the Emergency Department kitchen, Conference Rooms and offices as needed to accommodate new Cat Scan.
  • School of Nursing 3rd Floor Renovations: Office and kitchen renovations.
  • Campus Activities Building (CAB):
    - ADA Bathroom upgrade for ADA compliance;
    - Renovation of gym and fitness areas.
  • Weiskotten Hall 2nd Floor Office Renovations Project
  • 5th and 6th Floor Ventilation Project - design for the re-balancing and modifications of ventilation for 5th and 6th floors including all labs, offices and ancillary spaces to correct longstanding air distribution problem.
  • 5707 and 5709 Lab Renovations Project- Upgrade of medical research lab renovation, including fume hoods.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, New York

  • MEP Design for Researcher housing and offices on Governor’s Island.
  • MEP Design for New Maintenance and Offices at Heiberg Station, Tully NY

Kelberman IRA Residence
Chittenango, New York
MEP and fire protection design for eight bedroom assisted living residence.

Madison-Oneida BOCES
Verona, New York
Prepared a feasibility study and associated MEP design for the MORIC (Mohawk Valley Regional Information Center) Data Center HVAC upgrade, expansion and renovation of associated administrative suite.

Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, New York

  • Evaluation and New Campus-Wide Storage Facility Project
    Evaluation of existing campus-wide storage spaces and the centralization of new storage facility. Responsible for MEP considerations and design.
    Subconsultant to MacKnight Architects.
  • Monument Sign Project
    Electrical engineering services for two monument entry signs to the College including solar-powered wireless Ethernet connection, LED announcement sign, and new National Grid service.
    Subconsultant to Lake Architectural.

Syracuse City School District
Syracuse, New York
Prime Consultant for over 25 HVAC and electrical upgrade projects, energy savings, improvements in air quality and reduced maintenance requirements. Lighting upgrades in 13 schools with over a total of 1,300,000 sq. ft. Ongoing Miscellaneous Engineering agreement for HVAC and electrical projects. Ongoing miscellaneous engineering services contract. Projects all coordinated around school calendar and within tight budget constraints.

  • ITC Plumbing and Fire protection Design
  • H.W. Smith Plumbing Design and MEP Construction Management
  • Nottingham duct design associated with pool structural renovations.
  • Mechanical design for office space at Rockwest office complex.
  • Nottingham High School Kitchen HVAC Upgrade.
  • Henninger High School Chilled Water System Upgrade. Design of the upgrade of the existing chilled water plant and associated controls at terminal units.
  • Print Shop HVAC Upgrade. The upgrade of HVAC system to correct problems with existing system. Included the design of a hot water heating system, and ventilation system modifications.
  • Nottingham High School Pool HVAC and Lighting Retrofit. Upgrades to Olympic-sized pool. HVAC System, and lighting throughout school.
  • Beard, Webster, Huntington schools and Service Center Boiler Upgrade Project – Design and Construction Management of steam heating plant upgrade: average age of existing plant was 90 years old.
  • Corcoran High School HVAC and Cogeneration Upgrade.
  • Central Offices, Johnson Center, HW Smith, BOVA and Warehouse Energy Management Project – Installed basic Energy Management System at five buildings and connected to existing central network and centralized building information system. Project is currently under construction.
  • Lincoln and Bellevue Elementary Schools – Upgraded VAV ventilation system for IAQ compliance, emergency power system, EMS and lighting.

Lyncourt Union Free School
Syracuse, New York
MEP design for renovations and additions to the Lyncourt School. Project included the addition of a new boiler plant; upgrades to existing ventilation systems; addition of cooling to the auditorium, cafeteria, and library; central building management system including energy, security, and access; new auditorium AV system; and upgrade of telephone, clock, PA system, and computer access throughout the school.
Subconsultant to Lake Architecture.

James Square Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Syracuse, New York
Preparation of feasibility study/schematic design for complete HVAC Upgrade. Completed design and installation of DHW system.

Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare Residence Hall
125 Green Street
Syracuse, New York
Heating and DHW upgrade.

Guthrie Medical Center
Fort Drum, New York
Design of central heat pump system for large medical facility, coordinating and integrating with ground source design and existing building HVAC systems.

Joint School Construction Board (JSCB) for City of Syracuse
Building Energy Solutions is working on four teams associated with the Syracuse City School District’s Renovation Projects, as follows:

  • H.W. Smith: Plumbing design; evaluation of proposed mechanical and electrical systems for energy usage and potential for Energy Performance Contract, and construction oversight for the MEP systems during the construction phase; LEED compliance. Sub-consultant to SEI Design.
  • ITC: Plumbing design; assistance with the HVAC System design, and LEED compliance/evaluation for Energy Performance Contract. Sub-consultant to SEI Design.
  • Blodgett: Provided schematic MEP design, energy evaluation and potential for Performance Contracting for renovation or new construction. Sub-consultant to RSA Architects.
  • Dr. Weeks: BES is providing consulting service for the mechanical system design, energy evaluation of design options, LEED compliance/evaluation for energy and air quality points and potential for Energy Performance Contracts. Sub-consultant to RSA Architects.

C&S Engineers
Syracuse, New York
Building Energy Solutions has been hired by C&S Engineers for several projects including:

  • SUNY Cortland
    Assistance with the MEP portion of construction management for the new Student Life Center.
  • Onondaga Community College - Mawhinney Hall Classroom and Administration Space Upgrade Project.
    - HVAC Design.
  • Cornell University - Plant Science Building Renovation Project and Bradfield Lab Renovation Project.
    - HVAC and EMS design for fume hoods and lab renovations.
  • SUNY Potsdam - Hosmer Concert Hall, Knowles Dining Hall, and Lehman Dining Hall.
    - EMS design.
  • SUNY Binghamton - University Union.
    - Design of the EMS system for major renovations.

Connecticut On-Site Renewable Energy Projects
Building Energy Solutions is working with Pure Point Energy, a renewable energy installer, to design photovoltaic solar systems for farms, residences and small businesses including:

  • Mapleleaf Farm, Hebron, CT
  • Paul Bucciaglia, New Milford, CT
  • Kacerguis Farms, Bethlehem, CT
  • Jim Kacerguis, Bethlehem, CT
  • Averill Farms, Washington, CT
  • The Hickories, Ridgefield, CT
  • Stevens Ford, Milford, CT
  • Hepworth Farms, Milton, NY

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     Cogen

Red Hook Houses Energy Resiliency Project
Brooklyn, New York
Building Energy Solutions is working with CDH Energy and O’Brien & Gere to develop energy resiliency options for this 30 building housing complex including CHP renewable and traditional systems.

Verona, New York
Prime consultant for NYSERDA CHP Demonstration Project. The project consists of six 100 kW permanent magnet generators and provides heating, DHW and cooling to the 250,000 square foot facility. The plant operates in parallel and standby modes. This facility is now used as a Place of Refuge for the American Red Cross during emergency situations. Building Energy Solutions has a five year contract to assist with operations, energy analysis, and utility interface.


Madison-Oneida BOCES – CHP Demonstration Project


NYS Department of Corrections
Albion and Wyoming, New York
Subcontractor for Honeywell BSI Energy Improvement Projects.

  • Design of 300 kW Cogeneration at Albion Correctional Facility.
  • Assisted with National Grid Application and design review for Cogen at Wyoming Correctional Facility.

The Inn at East Wind
Wading River, New York
Feasibility study for cogeneration systems at the hotel, banquet, and catering facility.

Kozy Shack
Long Island, New York
Feasibility study for steam turbine at food production plant.
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     Commissioning

SUNY Geneseo Bailey Hall Expansion and Reconstruction Project
Geneseo, New York
Building Energy Solutions is assisting O’Brien and Gere with the commissioning of this expansion and total renovation of classroom and lab building. In particular we will be responsible for overseeing the training for the new system, and system turn over.

Army National Guard Aviation Readiness Center
Bangor International Airport, Bangor, Maine
Enhanced commissioning for a new 52,000 sq. ft. training facility for all MEP systems. LEED project.

Westover Air Force Base
Building 7000 IR Project
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Commissioning of infrared heating, make-up air unit, and gas detection system for C-5 cargo jet fuel cell (tank) repair hanger.
Work done for ITSI Gilbane Company.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Aquatic Research Facility and Baker Hall Labs Project

Syracuse, New York
MEP Commissioning for Aquatics Lab and boathouse on Governors Island and associated renovations to CIRTS Aquatic Lab on main campus.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Electromagnetic Sensory Facility Project
Newport, Rhode Island
Commissioning of this new four story research building for all MEP services including, clean rooms, central heating, cooling and ventilation, solar and DHW.
Subconsultant to Suffolk Construction.

One Park Place IRS Office Relocation Project
Syracuse, New York
Commissioning for 18,000 square feet of tenant fit-out in A-rated office space on four floors for LEED certification.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Army Legal Services and Courthouse Project
Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
Commissioning of four story administration building and courthouse building for BRAC.

SUNY Albany RNA Institute Project
Albany, New York
Enhanced electrical and plumbing commissioning for the fit-out of laboratory space in the new RNA Institute Building.
Subconsultant to Stantec.

U.S. Military Academy
Motor Pool Relocation Project.
West Point, New York
BES was a subcontractor to Suffolk Construction and is responsible for the commissioning of HVAC and electrical systems in four buildings: Maintenance, Administration, Wastewater Treatment, and Vehicle Wash Building.

Air Force Research Laboratory
Cyber Operations Technology Facilities
Rome, New York
Commissioning for building HVAC alterations for computer research center. LEED compliant project.
Subconsultant to Rand and Jones.

Air Force Research Laboratory
BRAC Add-To & Alter Information Directorate Laboratory.
Rome, New York
Commissioning for building addition including air handling units, boilers, humidification, terminal units, and EMS. LEED compliant project.
Sub-Contractor to Leo A. Daly.

NYS Police Forensic Building and Storage Facilities
Ray Brook, Oneida, and Middletown, New York
Commissioning for LEED compliance of new 20,000 sq. ft. facilities at Ray Brook, Oneida, and Middletown, New York. Systems include boilers, air handling units, radiant floor heating, dx cooling, terminal units including VAV, lighting controls, EMS. Completed associated LEED paperwork for LEED compliance including Pre-requisite, Enhanced Commissioning, and IEQ Thermal Comfort Credits.
Subcontractor to Stantec.

NYS Department of Corrections
Attica and Buffalo, New York
Subcontractor for Honeywell BSI Energy Improvement Projects.
Responsible for commissioning associated with campus wide projects at Attica/ Wyoming and Wende/Buffalo Correctional Facilities. Commissioning included air handling units, ventilation systems, steam control and condensate systems, boilers, terminal units, heat exchangers, pumps, absorption chiller and associated equipment, solar PV and central EMS.
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     Energy Usage and Analysis

New York State Insurance Fund
Liverpool, New York
Building Energy Solutions is preparing an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit for the Liverpool office of the New York State Insurance Fund. The Audit will be used as the road map for complying with EO 88.

University of Albany
Albany, New York
Assisting O’Brien and Gere with the evaluation and preparation of ASHRAE Level 1 Energy Audit for 70 buildings, and Level II Energy Audit for 20 buildings.

Thatcher Company
Williamson, New York
Tax Certification for energy conservation project.

Immaculate Conception School
Fayetteville, New York
Preparation of a Feasibility Study for the upgrade of the boiler plant, ventilation and energy management systems and requirement for additional cooling. This study outlined need, cost, requirements and scheduling for the project. Immaculate Conception is now budgeting and planning for this future upgrade.

City University of New York
New York, New York
Building Energy Solutions assisted with the energy analysis for O’Brien & Gere’s energy assessment as required by the Greenhouse Gas Climate Initiative of New York City.

Madison-Oneida BOCES
See project description above.

Air National Guard
Niagara Falls, New York
107th Airlift Wing, Building 904 Roof Repair Project
Preparation of a Solar Energy Feasibility Study in conjunction with Roof Repair Report. Subcontractor to RSA Architects.

Marlboro Central School District
Marlboro, New York
Energy Impact and Construction Cost Report for high school renovations.

JAV Foods Corporation
New York, New York
NYSERDA funded energy audit for retail catering grocery store in New York City.
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     Commercial MEP

Marshall BioResources
North Rose, New York
Provided mechanical and electrical design and energy analysis services for this specialized animal breeding facility:

  • Storage dehumidification project
  • HVAC and electric design of existing building converted to a clean room animal breeding facility.
  • HVAC design for a new clean room animal breeding facility, including future expansion.
  • Ground source preheat and pre-cooling for barn ventilation system. Barns are required to maintain specific environmental conditions.
  • Lab and office ventilation HVAC design.
  • Analysis of energy cost reports for HVAC upgrade options.

Cortland Cable
Cortland, New York
Design of process dehumidification for cable drying room.

ABM Industries, Inc.
Geneva, New York
Provided mechanical design services for seed development company’s relocated and expanded seed research lab, including clean room and labs, in a renovated building.

Hill Medical Building
Syracuse, New York
Responsible for building-wide fire alarm upgrade for six story medical office building.

Synapse Risk Management, LLC
Syracuse, New York
Plumbing design for rainwater harvesting system funded by the ‘Save the Rain’ program through Onondaga County and refrigerant management plan for LEED compliance.

Camillus Mills
Camillus, New York
MEP design for mixed use residential and medical office facility in renovated historic building in the village of Camillus.

Wayne County Egg Farm
Butler, New York
Backflow prevention application for new domestic water service.

Barr Transportation and Maintenance Facility
Auburn, New York
BES was responsible for the MEP and fire protection design for this new commercial truck maintenance facility using recycled oil, in-floor heating and natural ventilation.

Auburn Community Federal Credit Union
Weedsport, New York
Responsible for the MEP design of a new bank.

Key Bank
Syracuse and Canton, New York
St. Albans, Vermont
MEP Design.

Auburn Fire Department
Auburn, New York
MEP design for bathroom renovations.

Kuno Oil
Canton, New York
MEP design for new office building.
Sub-contractor to Lake Architecture.

Maines Paper and Food
Camillus, New York
Mechanical and electrical design.

Salt Dome
Town of Paris, New York
Upgrade project.

Jefferson Clinton Commons
Syracuse, New York
Mechanical design for design-build mixed-use property; first new commercial building in Syracuse in 15 years. LEED accredited (application in process).

Goodyear
Ithaca, New York
MEP design for new retail repair shop.

Pizza Hut
Leray and New Hartford, New York
MEP Design for four new restaurant locations.

FedEx Freight Distribution Center
Dewitt, New York
MEP design for design-build regional distribution center and site lighting.

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