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.


Energy Conservation Pays Off


SYRACUSE—The adage “a little goes a long way” has significant meaning to the Syracuse City School District which saved more than $400,000 in 2005 due to energy improvements implemented by Rae Butler of Building Energy Solutions.


Building Energy Solutions recently submitted its annual Energy Reconciliation Report to the school district. The report demonstrates an annual energy savings of over $300,000 for projects designed by Building Energy Solutions.


Building Energy Solutions, which is a Syracuse-based company, has worked with the school district for 10 years and saved a total of $3,000,000 in energy costs. Building Energy Solutions specializing in energy conservation and management in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems


“It’s prudent to implement energy conservation whenever possible for not only financial savings but also to protect our natural resources,” Butler said. “Everyone should do their part for energy conservation including businesses which can have an even greater impact.”


The report submitted to the school district outlines the energy savings of energy conservation projects that the district installed from 1998 to 2001 at 11 schools: Henninger, Corcoran, Nottingham and Fowler High Schools, Grant and Shea Middles Schools, Delaware, Elmwood, Seymour and Huntington Elementary Schools and McCarthy School.


The energy improvements made include; lighting, energy management system, central heating and cooling plant upgrades and conversion from electric heat.


The projects were installed as part of an Energy Performance Contract in which the savings from those projects is guaranteed. Building Energy Solutions provides this annual report to demonstrate the guaranteed savings.


Building Energy Solutions works with schools, retail establishments, agricultural and hospitality businesses. The company is a New York State and City of Syracuse registered Woman Owned Business Enterprise and NYSERDA Allied Designer for the small commercial lighting program. For more information contact Butler at 492-2445.