Medical Construction & Design Magazine Article: “Rising Stars: Energy Star Hospital Certifications Steadily Increase”

John Gill, Senior Project Manager at SSOE discusses what he considers are the two main contributors to the rise in Energy Star certification in hospitals in Medical Construction & Design Magazine’s 2013 May/June issue. The trend toward increasing Energy Star certifications is positively reflected in the EPA’s most recent data for Energy Star-certified hospitals, which Gill partially attributes to sustainability awareness and outreach to heath care facility managers by the U.S. Department of Energy. Continue Reading →

Area Development Magazine Article: How VW Achieved LEED Platinum-Rated Construction

In the Spring 2013 issue of Area Development Magazine, SSOE’s Laura Orlich is featured and takes an in-depth look at how the Volkswagen’s  Chattanooga Plant achieved LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in April, 2012. Orlich served as the On-Site LEED Coordinator for the Volkswagen project Continue Reading →

College Planning and Management Magazine Article: “Defeating the Carbon Footprint”

SSOE's Joe Kunkle and Bill Beauregard talk about the geothermal design used on The University of Toledo's Fetterman Training Center and the cost savings involved. Continue Reading →

Chemical Engineering Magazine Article: “Energy Optimization Using Pinch Analysis”

SSOE's Rick Beaman and Cliff Reese discuss practical considerations on choosing the pinch temperature, utility temperatures, and more for energy optimization.  Continue Reading →

SSOE Hires New Senior Electrical Engineer

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 6, 2015 – SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, announced the appointment of Joseph Hulderman as Senior Electrical Engineer. He is responsible for the design and coordination of high voltage substations, transmission circuits, and distribution circuits for municipal, industrial, and investor owned utility clients. Joe specializes in substation design up to 345 kV, transmission and distribution line design, short circuit, load flow, and relay coordination systems. He also has extensive expertise with SCADA systems and PLC and DCS based control systems. Continue Reading →

Bimbo Bakeries USA’s First LEED Silver Bakery and Distribution Center Certified with Design from SSOE Group

 Rockwall, Texas, November 14, 2013 - SSOE Group (, a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, is proud to announce the successful certification of Bimbo Bakeries USA’s (BBU) first LEED®- certified facility, a bakery and distribution center located in Rockwall, Texas.  The project was a design-build endeavor, with SSOE Group and Turner Construction partnering to provide design and construction. The facility recently received LEED Silver certification under the LEED 2009 for New Construction rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. Continue Reading →