Environmental business intelligence business FirstCarbon Solutions has acquired the utility optimisation practice of The Plan Consulting Group (TPCG), a full service strategic management and consulting firm that assists companies in their efforts to measure and manage utilities, waste and spending and create measurable value.
Jim Beall, former CEO of The Plan Consulting Group, joins FirstCarbon Solutions as Senior Vice President and will continue to lead The Plan Consulting Group as a member of the ADEC Group of Companies. TPCG will continue to specialise in strategy consulting and program management. Prior to The Plan Consulting Group, Mr. Beall held a variety of senior management and business development positions with CB Richard Ellis, EMCOR Group, and Johnson Controls. TPCG provides clients with strategy development and revenue expansion programs in order to increase efficiencies and decrease costs. TPCG will continue to provide services to Kraft Foods, Trane Corporation and Cummins, among others.
The acquisition of TCPG will enable FirstCarbon Solutions to further enhance return on investment for its clients by driving energy optimisation programs and delivering measurable cost savings. Although the trend to become sustainable has increased dramatically, many companies still have difficulty identifying, justifying and implementing sustainability programs due to the burden it places on internal resources and capital constraints. Combining energy process and tools of TPCG, FirstCarbon Solutions enhances its performance-based return on investment driven sustainability solutions.
“Our acquisition of The Plan Consulting Group broadens our offering and more closely links sustainability initiatives with bottom line impacts,” said Jim Donovan, CEO, FirstCarbon Solutions. “Companies have long struggled to define ROI and the implementation of energy management programs. In addition to helping clients make an environmental difference, FirstCarbon Solutions will continue to help companies be competitive, efficient and profitable.”
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