Staff Spotlight: Neal Ray
Neal Ray, Mechanical Engineer
Time at CEE: 8 years
Hometown: Forest Lake, MN
Favorite school subjects: In high school, Automotive Repair. In college, Physics.
Why CEE?: We have finite resources in the world and I wanted to help contribute to saving them in any way possible.
In Neal's words:
CEE's delivery of the One-Stop Efficiency Shop® small business lighting program for Xcel Energy is a hallmark of our work. Everyone working on the program does an outstanding job, and their contributions help CEE grow and explore other venues that hold promise for saving energy. CEE's program innovations help develop our capacity to grow, meet our mission, and continue to be a leader in conservation.
As time goes by, it will be important for CEE to keep promoting energy efficiency at all levels throughout Minnesota and elsewhere. Strengthening our relationships with businesses and policymakers to promote energy efficiency is an area in which I see us continuing to evolve.
In my work as a mechanical engineer for CEE, I help commercial buildings in Minnesota save money by reducing their energy use. This helps promote energy efficiency to building owners and helps building owners save money, which they can use to invest in their business to help their business grow.
Across the board, our skilled engineers share a deep understanding of how to best operate commercial building's mechanical equipment. In addition to helping building owners and managers save on long-term operations, we use our engineering knowledge to help generate research projects and we promote CEE's mission by sharing findings from bigger projects in accessible case studies.
Neal's staff bio
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