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Meet Our New Sustainability Director

By November 3, 2023January 23rd, 2024Energy Efficiency
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NGS is pleased to introduce our valued clients and partners to our new Sustainability Director, Kenneth Patterson II. Take a moment to learn about this role and to get to know Ken—an industrious leader with more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry.

Spotlight on Sustainability: An Exciting Development in Our Company’s Capabilities

The sustainability director is a new role, one that signifies an exciting expansion in our company’s capabilities. The sustainability director will oversee the development of our new building sustainability solutions department.

Under Ken’s leadership, our building sustainability team will work with clients to identify opportunities for improving energy efficiency and lessening environmental impact. They’ll turn these opportunities into practical wins by working with partners and our in-house team to run models, procure financing, implement tools and technology, and monitor results after project completion.

An Expanded List of Solutions

Window film has long been our company’s bread and butter, and this will continue to be an important means by which we secure the building envelope and improve energy efficiency. Our new department will expand the focus to other opportunities for improving sustainability, including:

  • Roofing
  • Gasketing
  • Insulation
  • Window inserts
  • Radiant barriers
  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Renewable energy and storage
  • Generators
  • Lighting
  • Compressed air leaks and repairs
  • Water efficiency

Companies today are looking for efficiency-enhancing solutions, and each of these areas can be a key part of a comprehensive solution. According to one survey, 78 percent of firms are including energy efficiency upgrade projects in their upcoming two-year plans.

By considering the full breadth of a facility’s operations and energy usage, our building sustainability department can empower companies to revolutionize their efficiency and greatly enhance eco-friendliness, environmental responsibility, brand reputation, and their bottom line.

Get to Know Our New Sustainability Director: Ken Patterson II

We’re pleased to install Kenneth Patterson II, CEM, CDSM, into the new role of sustainability director. With more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry, Ken is well-positioned to excel in this role and bring incredible value to our clients as they seek new ways to become more environmentally aware and energy-conscious.

From designing energy-saving fixtures and controls to manufacturing and sales, Ken has the breadth and depth of experience to approach sustainability concerns from a variety of angles and work toward innovative solutions.

Meet Kenneth Patterson II

Early Career

Ken’s career began in 1984 as a strategic account manager for a leading automotive lighting supplier. He went on to quickly acquire over 100 new accounts as a senior account manager for another lighting manufacturer.

In 1990, Ken started his own energy efficiency manufacturing company in southern California, which came to encompass 65 rep agencies across the nation. His company designed numerous cutting-edge products that are still impacting the industry today.

Energy Efficiency Consulting and Education

From 1996 to 2003, Ken went to work for one of his OEM customers, training their salespeople and rep agencies in energy efficiency products and designing innovative new solutions. From 2003 until this year, Ken served as the senior energy advocate for an energy efficiency consulting firm, where he advised on comprehensive energy efficiency solutions.

Over the years, Ken has used his expertise to serve as a keynote speaker for energy- and sustainability-focused associations and conferences.

Throughout his career, Ken has learned the ins and outs of energy efficiency and has helped countless companies find ways to lower their energy usage. We look forward to seeing Ken and his team bring this experience and solutions-oriented thinking to the table to help them make a real difference in their building sustainability.

A Vision for the Future

NGS is excited to step into a new chapter of our business—one with expanded solutions for a more comprehensive approach to improving sustainability. We have the utmost confidence in our new sustainability director and look forward to hearing success stories from our clients as they turn inefficient commercial buildings into more eco-conscious and cost-effective facilities. 

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