For several years prior to starting their own company in 2014, Sherri and Leroy Simms realized there are a lot of holes in the commercial mechanical and electrical industries and started gathering the necessities to start their own business to help address these issues. Together with their desire to help the environment, Sherri's background in probability, statistics, programming, business administration and management, and Leroy's over 15 years of field experience in HVAC and Building Automation Systems, performing energy calculations and audits, multiple certifications and licenses in those and related fields, ABI Advantage LLC (ABI) was born.
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ABI provides unbiased, trustworthy, high-quality, custom-tailored solutions focusing on both the energy and operational perspectives of powered equipment in commercial and industrial facilities. Using a holistic approach and keeping the ever-evolving Internet of Things (IoT) in mind, ABI designs solutions with the best combination of functionality, efficiency, environmental impact, comfort and ease of use for each facility.
Women's Business Enterprise Certified Contractor (WBE)
Currently Pursuing Third Party Certification for Women Owned Small Business (WOSB, 2021)
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
Building Construction License
Electrical Master's License
HVAC Master's License
Natural Gas Fitter Master's License
Note: WBE Certified with Baltimore City;
We can pursue other locations as requested.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Articles to Empower Your Mind
Uncertainty is not always a bad thing.
"One of the most striking things we have seen is how the uncertainty can lead to decision paralysis, where organizations delay doing anything and thereby forego the financial benefits their operational data can provide."
In case you weren't sold yet, here are more reasons why on-going analytics and performance modeling made specific to a building and its surroundings and conditions are so important.
"With analytic software applied to everyday building operations, owners are using data to their advantage and realizing cost savings through improved energy management." - Kramer, H., Lin, G., Curtin, C., Crowe, E., and Granderson, J. Proving the Business Case for Building Analytics. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, October 2020.