Become more powerless.

Power. It consumes resources both natural and monetary. Every degree, light, and outlet. Every BTU comes at a price. And when it comes to commercial spaces, that price is too often more – much more – than necessary.

Energy Studio specializes in helping architects, engineers, developers, and building owners maximize energy efficiency and minimize costs.

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So when it comes to energy consumption, we make big* spaces act small. To be as powerless as possible.

*We consider anything over 10,000 square feet to be “big.”

Properly applied science.

Energy efficiency, when done right, means looking at the big picture.

We want to connect with owners, operators, engineers and architects who share our interest in understanding where energy is being used in buildings and how it can be saved.

Whatever service you need from us, trust that much more will be delivered every time.

Energy modeling, when done right, is more than just plugging some figures into a computer program. It includes knowing what questions to ask and to whom. Keeping up with the latest energy-saving methods. Knowing how energy tweaks can affect design, budgets, schedules and much more.

Integrative Process

When an entire team of designers, owners, facility managers, and engineers are on the same page about sustainability and performance goals, the outcome is better design. We facilitate charrette-style discussions to set quantitative energy-savings goals, so projects meet building performance expectations even with today’s strict code requirements.

Envelope Optimization

Every new building design starts with asking the question: what factors affect energy usage, and how do they impact aesthetic design? Our team of energy analysts helps design teams weigh many factors that impact energy usage, which helps designers balance aesthetics and design to maximize building performance.

SD/DD/CD Modeling

Energy-saving decisions made during early design have the biggest impact on long-term building performance. When we create an energy model during schematic design, we can test conservation strategies and model assumptions that lead to overall improved operability and life cycle costs. Updating the energy model throughout design development and construction documents allows the project to stay on track and ultimately achieve performance goals.

Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Cost benefit analysis of design decisions has a long-term impact on maintenance and operations of buildings and is even more important as building codes are becoming more stringent. Our team of specialists create energy models that are adaptable to many design scenarios, so the building owner can make informed decisions for long-term efficient building performance.

LEED Documentation

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification process related to Energy & Atmosphere credits can be complicated and subject to review comments and delays. The ENERGY STUDIO team has reviewed thousands of LEED projects and provides credible documentation that results in streamlined certification that moves projects forward without unnecessary delays.

Code Compliance (IECC/T24 Reports)

Energy analysis and modeling can be complex because of many building code requirements across the country. Whether an industry standard like the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or Title 24 in California, our team has developed sophisticated in-house processes that enhance communication flow, track documentation updates, and keep complex energy compliance projects on track, no matter the local code requirements.

Utility Incentives

Some utilities provide financial incentives for energy conservation measures. The skilled team at ENERGY STUDIO creates custom baseline and design reports that indicate energy-savings measures so building owners receive valuable financial incentives for energy-efficient design.

Ready to become more powerless?


Over a billion watt-hours saved.*

Here is a sampling of the numerous projects we’ve been involved in.

Some are quite disparate, others a bit similar. But all ended up creating a smaller energy footprint.

*A very, very low estimate.

Our capacity is just right.

Amanda Bogner

Founder | President

Amanda, founder and president, went to KU for Architectural Engineering (Rock Chalk Jayhawk) and believes beautiful architecture is inherently sustainable. Her passion is to make beautiful buildings energy efficient too. When the weather cooperates, you can find her cycling or cross country skiing. 

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Annie Koch

Project Manager

Annie is Energy Studio’s resident world traveler. She isn’t your average tourist, though; Annie spent a year studying abroad in Germany (where she took engineering classes in German – autsch!), taught English in Thailand for another, and is now living in Poland. She loves learning about people and experiencing different ways of life, and has the heavily stamped passport to prove it.

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Nick Mandel

Senior Energy Analyst

Nick loves to tinker. In his free time, he dissects machines and puts them back together, curious about what made them tick. His passion for figuring out how things worked naturally led him to engineering, which he studied at UNL. Today, Nick brings over a decade of professional mechanical engineering experience to his work at Energy Studio. When he isn’t solving energy puzzles, Nick stays active learning new skills and spending time in the great outdoors. He also enjoys running and hiking with his wife, their Weimaraner, Wheatie, and their Vizsla, Maisy. 

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Colin Miller

Junior Energy Analyst

As long as he can remember, Colin has had a fascination with two things: buildings and the environment. Upon realizing these things could be combined into a career, working for Energy Studio was a no-brainer. Whether it is through his work as an Energy Analyst or by choosing to ride his electric skateboard instead of driving his car, Colin is constantly trying to make the world a greener place.

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Alycia Noble

Project Manager | Senior Energy Analyst

Some people are just destined to make the world a better place. Technically Alycia’s a energy analyst, but there’s a lot more to her story. With her Masters in Architectural Engineering from UNO/UNL, she’s passionate about saving energy, money, and the environment. Energy-awesomeness aside, she may not tell you that she’s also somewhat of a dog geek – serving as president of a local dog club, and training her Belgian Tervuren, Dizzy.

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Kristine Pedersen

Business Operations | HR Manager

Kristine, our esteemed Business Operations Manager, bringing more than two decades of dedicated service in various administrative capacities. With a proven history of excellence, Kristine showcases unparalleled organizational, communication, and creative problem-solving skills. Beyond the office, Kristine finds solace in her garden, cherishes moments with her two grandchildren, and indulges in the latest Stephen King novels. Her interests extend to travel, writing, web design, and the art of candle making.

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Jessica Renner

Project Manager | Senior Energy Analyst

Jessica is what you would call a total powerhouse. She went to UNO/UNL for Architectural Engineering, but that’s just the beginning. By day, Jess performs energy analysis; by night, you can catch her jammin’ with her (Omaha Entertainment Award nominated) band Edge of Arbor. You’d never guess that she’s a total gearhead, and used to help her dad build stock cars. Rock on!

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Rut Wattanasak

Project Manager | Senior Energy Analyst

Rut Wattanasak, BEMP, is a senior energy analyst and project manager at ENERGY STUDIO.  He has extensive experience with high-performance buildings. He possesses a strong understanding of energy modeling procedures for both the LEED certification process and for energy code compliance. Previously, he was a LEED technical reviewer at a sustainability consulting firm where he performed reviews of the LEED Energy and Atmosphere credits for projects around the world.

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