When you get to the heart of what makes projects work seamlessly and dependably, it all comes down to how they’re engineered. The best intentions fall flat when they don’t have science behind them.
That’s why throughout our history, Franklin Energy has kept engineering at its core. Our founder and CEO is a mechanical engineer, and as he’s grown our company, he’s stayed true to those roots.
Today, Franklin Energy’s centralized engineering department includes 15 full-time energy engineers, 14 at the energy engineer II level or higher, that support all of our programs. But our engineers aren’t relegated only to the engineering department. They’re also part of our executive, product management, business development and program teams. We currently have more than 75 engineers working in various roles throughout the company.
We are proud to employ recognized experts within the demand side management industry who wrote the book on energy savings. Literally. Our team members include lead authors and contributors to various state Technical Resource Manuals (TRM), industry white papers and more.
From start to finish, our engineering expertise drives everything we do. Each of our utility clients is assigned a dedicated engineer who stays on top of and helps drive beneficial changes to the relevant TRM. These are some other ways engineers are involved in all our processes:
Franklin Energy is dedicated to leading the way in preparing the energy industry’s future leaders. That’s why our full-time engineering staff works with, and mentors, paid interns who have proven themselves to be some of the next generation’s best and brightest. These up-and-coming engineers learn to navigate a competitive selection process and receive extensive training before beginning to work alongside our team.
In addition, Franklin Energy funds four annual Energy Efficiency Experts of Tomorrow scholarships for engineering or environmental science students.
This is just part of how we live out our commitment to growing the future experts within our industry and living our purpose of helping all people use our world’s precious resources more efficiently.