Corporate United Energy Savings Program

In 2007, Independent Energy Consultants became the exclusive provider of energy savings programs for Corporate United, a group purchasing organization with more than 200 Global 2000 companies employing more than 2 million.

With recommendations from EnerNOC and other professional consultants, IEC was selected from a group of very qualified energy management consultants. The Aurora, Ohio energy consulting firm serves commercial and industrial clients, as well as municipal aggregation groups, with combined gas and electric sourcing of more than $200 million each year.

As the energy management consultant for Corporate United, Independent Energy Consultants has developed an energy savings offering designed to meet the diverse needs of Corporate United's individual members. Using the EnerNOC online auction platform, Independent Energy Consultants has brokered deals for 499 accounts resulting in savings of over $15 million for Corporate United Members. The satisfaction with Independent Energy Consultants can be seen in the high renewal rate of members since 2007.

The Corporate United Energy Savings Program offers the following three categories of service:

  • Energy Sourcing Services - Working with EnerNOC, the market leader in online energy procurement, Independent Energy Consultants can conduct online reverse auctions for natural gas and electric, manage energy RFQs and source renewable energy for best cost alternatives for Corporate United members. Companies using their Corporate United membership to work with Independent Energy Consultants receive a discount on energy auction fees.
  • Energy Accounting and Utility Bill Audits - As an energy management consultant utilizing the best-in-class energy efficiency software, EnergyCAP, IEC can replicate the organizational structure of Corporate United members to audit bills, monitor, trend, analyze and report on energy consumption and spending. Additionally, IEC can benchmark the energy performance of multiple sites, track greenhouse gas emissions, and provide avoided cost verification.
  • Energy Conservation - Independent Energy Consultants has Certified Energy Managers who are highly qualified to review any company's energy use and needs and identify the best options for energy savingshidden

For more information on Corporate United's Energy Savings Program, contact IEC or call your Corporate United Business Development Manager.


Ohio Electric Market Information

If your company has operations in Ohio, we wanted to make you aware of current savings opportunities.

Now that there is a competitive electricity market, you have the opportunity to lower the amount you spend on electricity by participating in an online reverse auction or a "sealed bid" process. Corporate United's Energy Program Manager, Independent Energy Consultants, working with EnerNOC's Reverse Auction platform can guide you through the entire sourcing process at no cost to you. Independent Energy Consultants' market intelligence and EnerNOC's early auction results suggests there are savings opportunities of 10% or more. Click here for more information.


  • "Mr. Burns brings 22 years of experience and expertise in the fields of natural gas and electricity to governmental aggregation programs. His knowledge and experience, coupled with his awareness of and sensitivity to residential energy customers' preferences, makes it easy for a City to present a well-organized and cost-beneficial aggregation program to City residents.

    Mr. Burns is always ready to personally assist the individual resident in joining or leaving an aggregate group. He is always willing to explain the program to those residents that may have questions. He understands that governmental energy aggregates are made of people, not numbers.

    Mr. Burns watches the market trends and advises a governmental aggregator when to strike a price for an energy program. He tracks activity before the Public Utilities Commission and advises of issues that will impact municipalities so that we may address those issues. His advice and attention to our municipality has made my job much easier, and has resulted in professionally-run aggregate programs."
    Phyllis Vento de Crespo
    Former Assistant Director of Law
    City of Euclid, OH
  • "Thanks for all your hard work and perseverance. This program has been a huge positive in otherwise gloomy economic times."
    Township Administrator
  • "Most people turn to a quality atlas or a reputable consumer magazine when they need help planning a trip through unfamiliar territory or making an important purchase. I turned to Mark Burns, the founder of Independent Energy Consultants.

    Mark calmly, politely and successfully guided our city through every phase of our opt-in and opt-out natural gas aggregation programs. He also helped taxpayers, our city, and our council of local governments achieve significant savings on residential, small business and public building heating bills.

    Mark Burns is the consummate professional, knowledgeable, certified, neophyte-friendly, always available to answer questions, and always planning ahead. I give him thumbs up, way up."
    Joe Martuccio
    Law Director, City of Canton
  • "Thanks for the good job you are doing. I know the residents of the township appreciate the savings particularly in these difficult economic times."
    Township Trustee
  • "It has been my pleasure to work with Mark Burns in developing Green's electric and gas aggregation programs. Green was one of the first municipalities to initiate an aggregation program, and Mr. Burns' knowledge and drive were instrumental in getting this accomplished in a timely and cost efficient manner.

    The city of Green has saved its residents literally millions of dollars in reduced costs for both power and natural gas. Given Mr. Burns' extensive knowledge and customer responsiveness, I would recommend him unconditionally to coordinate any utility based study."
    Dan Croghan
    Former Mayor
    City of Green, OH
  • "Mark,  I will send this out today - as is.  Thank you for your hard work, this program has been wonderful."
    Township Administrator