Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA) is an energy engineering consulting firm with over twenty-five years of energy management experience.

Sain Engineering is an SBA certified energy engineering firm with over 25 years of energy management experience. We provide licensed and certified energy professionals with the expertise to identify the most cost effective methods to improve functional operations and reduce energy consumption, thereby increasing energy savings and return on investment.

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  • Consulting

    We provide energy solutions for clients in transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, education and the Department of Defense.

  • Optimizing

    SEA has a proven track record of providing the highest quality service, consistently achieving more than a 3:1 Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR).

  • Managing

    SEA has developed a network of world-class energy experts in virtually each and every known aspect of energy efficiency.

Our Services

  • Sustainability Planning and Strategies for Energy

    SEA can assist owners/managers respond to issues due to rising energy prices, aging assets and infrastructure, and limited funding. Developing and implementing pro-efficiency programs is a crucial step in reducing energy usage.

  • Energy Assessments

    SEA brings a proven track record of performing facility energy assessments all over the world, auditing more than 190 million sq. ft. over the last four years and identifying millions of dollars for our clients in savings.

  • Building Commissioning Services

    SEA’s commissioning process ensures proper performance as an integral component of a facility’s life cycle. Our strong commissioning expertise is founded on unique skills and experience in system design, troubleshooting and building forensics, as well as ongoing facility operations and maintenance.

  • Energy Information Systems

    SEA can provide a full range of energy information management solutions that allows building owners to integrate energy into their strategic business plan. Through monitoring load profiles and demand, appropriate cost allocation can occur.

  • Resource Efficiency Management (REM)

    SEA has provided energy management services for over 25 years to the federal government and private sector. Our experience has allowed us to be recognized as subject matter experts in the areas of energy efficiency, sustainability, training and strategic planning.

  • Accreditation Services

    SEA can provide guidance in achieving efficiency certifications such as LEED®, EnergyStar® and Green Globes®.

  • Alternative and Renewable Energy

    SEA can assist clients on selecting the best option for use of alternative/renewable energy sources, including converting to use of different sources of energy, alternative off-site storage and management, alternative and stand-by fuel pricing.

  • Additional Services

    SEA has successfully demonstrated how to provide comprehensive energy engineering services helping clients find ways to meet energy reduction goals and reduce utility costs.

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Fort Knox

SEA REM Charles Beach assists Fort Knox Energy Team in successful testing of multi-million dollar backup power system

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Fort Knox had a major power outage Wednesday. However, it was all part of a plan to build a more prepared and self-sufficient base. Fort Knox provides power to nearly 2,000 facilities. It tested a $62-million program that allows it to operate off-grid without the help of outside electricity. Click here to…

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Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. Now 100% Employee-Owned

Birmingham, AL – January 11, 2021 – Sain Engineering Associates, Inc. (SEA,) an energy engineering firm, announced today that they have become 100% employee owned, effective January 1, 2021. SEA’s founder, Steve Sain, sold the remaining 60% of his ownership interest to an Employee Stock Ownership Trust, allowing current and future employees to gain complete…

SEA Expeditionary Resource Efficiency Managers (eREMs) Help the U.S. Army Achieve Net Zero Goals through Composting at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait

Waste reduction, force protection and conservation of resources are just a few of many reasons for composting. The added benefit is that it helps the Army reach it’s Net Zero Goals for providing a nutrient-rich material that can be used to fertilize plants and avoid having to use fertilizers. These compost materials are collected from…

SEA Celebrates Energy Awareness Month During October

SEA is proud to celebrate Energy Awareness Month during October. This month is an opportunity to shine a light on SEA’s leadership in energy management and building optimization, energy resilience and security, and the use of advanced and distributed energy technologies. We work relentlessly to help our clients reach and surpass federal and non-federal energy…

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