If you knew where you wanted to go but didn’t know how to get there, in which direction would you take your first step? Most people understand energy as a finite resource but relatively few have both the expertise and resources to evaluate and efficiently reduce their energy usage.  Even those committed to pursuing sustainability face significant technical hurdles associated with topics such as LEED certification, procuring rebates, identifying efficiency and conservation improvements, energy modeling, and the like. In a general sense, we find people are mostly just seeking elevated knowledge – perhaps simply a clear explanation of a complex system or help in identifying key variables that drive energy usage, or perhaps something more tangible like system commissioning or building envelope leakage testing.Regardless, our aim is to provide consultation that lifts clients to a vantage that offers greater and clearer paths to sustainability.  We provide elevating ideas that reduce footprint and the pinnacle is our goal.


Our Principals

Ryan McClain, P.E., CxA, LEED-AP, CEM

Ryan McClain earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.  Since then he has continued to enhance his education by adding professional certifications to his education/experience/resume, including being a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in Arkansas, a LEED-AP in the area of Existing Building Operations and Maintenance, a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers, and a Commissioning Authority through the AABC Commissioning Group.

Ryan’s professional affiliations are the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Association of Energy Engineers, and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Shane Lanning, P.E., CxA, LEED-AP

Shane Lanning earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. His professional registrations enhance his education and experience. He is a Registered Professional Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico, Missouri, Kentucky and Louisiana. He is also a Commissioning Authority (CxA) with the AABC Commissioning Group and LEED-AP in the area of Building Design and Construction.

Shane belongs to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Illuminating Engineering Society of North American (IES), United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).