How Vanguard Is Changing the Energy Landscape
Explore How CEO Mike Sherman and His Team Make Energy Efficiency Projects Easier to Undertake
Vanguard Building Solutions President and CEO Mike Sherman has worked with some of the biggest names in the energy industry over the last three decades, including Honeywell, Sodexo, and ARAMARK Healthcare. He built up his experience in energy, project development, asset management and financing.
Throughout his career, Sherman has worked on commercial energy projects totaling an excess of $400 million and spanning the healthcare, education, manufacturing and non-profit sectors. And over the last few years, Vanguard has found that with their focused approach, any commercial entity over 25,000 square feet finds great success with them. In NJ, where Vanguard has numerous utility program certifications that building size could be as low as 10,000 square feet.
While all businesses need to be agile, it is particularly important in energy, with so many new programs, grants, and technology emerging daily. That is the reason Sherman started Vanguard in 2013, hoping to make energy efficiency projects a possibility for a wide range of industries across the country, from New York City to Los Angeles, CA.
“In larger companies, there’s a set way of doing things no matter what type of business you’re in,” said Sherman. “Now, instead of being a smaller division in a larger company, you can really focus the business. Our clients love doing business with us because we have a lot of resources, but we are small enough to be nimble and be able to pivot to what will be best for our client needs in the future.”