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.


SYRACUSE—Although it’s often referred to as an “alternative” energy solution, wind and solar energy are actually the original energy sources that powered not only civilization, but nature.

Going back to basics and investing in wind or solar energy systems is a long-term solution to reducing energy dependence, consumption and expenses is according to Building Energy Solutions, llc Principal Rae Butler.

Wind and solar energy, whether used in homes, businesses, schools, farms or in industry, can have long-term financial savings but the benefits do not stop there for this clean energy.

“ The more clean energy we can use, the more energy independent we’ll become as a community, state and nation,” Butler said. “In addition to being less dependent on imported energy, as a community we can also benefit greatly from a cleaner environment; and as businesses and individuals, we can benefit from reduced costs.”

As the federal government focuses on national security, wind and solar energy systems have also emerged as a way to protect society. Wind and solar systems are typically integrated into building design and enable a building to function independently; whereas traditional energy channels are often dependent upon a public infrastructure which has inherent security breaches.

Incentive programs offered by New York State and the Federal Government make it a great time to invest in a wind or solar energy system according to Butler. It can be used to supplement energy purchased from the grid, provide emergency power, go off grid or sell back to the grid.

Butler performs energy audits for businesses and individuals, advises her clients about the benefits of wind and solar electric systems and helps them select the best system for their needs.

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 about clean energy options, contact Butler at 315-492-2445 or by emailing her at Information@BuildingEnergySolutions.net