Rae H. Butler, P.E. has been invited to speak about the Madison-Oneida BOCES NYSERDA Funded Cogeneration Demonstration Project at the following events:

  • U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association (USCHPA) in Washington, D.C.
  • Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative Annual Conference
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers? Annual Engineering Expo
  • NYSERDA-Sponsored Webinar

The interest in this project was because of its next generation cogen units and this type of project?s importance in providing critical infrastructure.


Building Energy Solutions Saves Syracuse School District 3 million dollars in energy costs over a 10 year span.


Rae H. Butler, P.E. served as President and has held other positions on the Board of Governors for the Central New York Chapter of ASHRAE.


New Projects:

  • Building Energy Solutions, LLC is 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.

  • Building Energy Solutions, LLC will be providing the electrical design for renovations to the Speech-Language and Hearing Center at SUNY New Paltz in the Humanities Building.

  • Buffalo State College has hired Building Energy Solutions, LLC for commissioning on the Caudell Hall Reconstruction Project. We will be providing the pre-functional and functional performance testing for MEP systems.

  • Building Energy Solutions, LLC has been awarded several new projects at SUNY Upstate Medical University including the Institute of Human Performance Pool HVAC Upgrade Project; plumbing design in the Dr. Sarah Loguen Center; the Community General Campus Water Treatment/Cooling Tower Replacement Project; HVAC and plumbing design for the PET/CT Scan Project; and the plumbing and HVAC design for the Silverman Hall Electric Upgrade Project.


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 is proud to be a New York State registered Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and a NYSERDA Allied Designer for the Small Commercial Lighting Program.

Syracuse New York, 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, 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.



Building Energy Solution Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at BOCES

SYRACUSE—Building Energy Solutions participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Madison-Oneida BOCES for the announcement of their new Cogeneration Upgrade Project.


Building Energy Solutions was the prime consultant for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) funded project under its CHP Demonstration Program. There are six 100 kW units operating in parallel and standby mode serving the entire campus. This new project also allows BOCES' power to stay on during power outages and will allow the site to be used as a regional emergency shelter for the Red Cross.


Participants in the ribbon cutting ceremony included Senator David Valesky, Robert Callender, Vice President of Programs and Acting President of NYSERDA, Jackie Starks, District Superintendent at Madison-Oneida BOCES, Rae Butler, P.E., Principal, Building Energy Solutions, llc, Red Cross representatives, and local school administrators.


"We are proud to have been the engineering firm chosen to design this cogeneration project – a first of its kind – which will provide BOCES with clean, reliable energy, and lower overall energy costs," Rae Butler owner of Building Energy Solutions said.


Building Energy Solutions will be working with BOCES over the next five years to verify the energy savings and operations.