Established in 2006, Practical Energy Solutions is a privately-owned energy consulting group headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with a satellite office in center city Philadelphia. We have developed a strong, independent partner network so we can tackle any size job.
We are practical. Our team offers a common-sense approach to problem-solving that produces results.
We are creative. We have structured our firm to promote creativity and flexibility from within, so we can break down your barriers to success and solve your energy challenges.
We are independent. We do not sell products. We are committed to remaining objective so we can always act in your best interest.
We are mindful of the need for a sustainable energy future and believe it is important to have a positive impact on our environment and our communities.
“The PES team members don’t just talk the talk. They walk the walk. They commit many hours – volunteer and otherwise – to paving the way to a better energy future, for all of us.”
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Advisory Group Member
Meet the PES E-Team
We pride ourselves on our high level of personal service.
Paul Spiegel, P.E., LEED AP
As founder and President of Practical Energy Solutions, Paul is a visionary who believes in the power of people to make a difference. Paul has the unusual gift of having equally outstanding analytical and verbal skills, which he puts to good use ensuring that our clients get real, honest value when they do business with us. Paul is particularly well-known for developing creative solutions to even the most challenging problems.
Paul has extensive expertise in energy auditing, strategic energy planning, rate analyses, capital investment analyses, energy education/panel presentations, and building construction. Prior to founding Practical Energy Solutions, he was principal-in-charge or engineering project manager for numerous large-scale commercial construction projects – including the construction of Lincoln Financial Field, Citizen’s Bank Park, Kimmel Center, Wells Fargo Center, Cira Centre, the Borgata Hotel & Casino, and Philadelphia Airport Terminal A, just to name a few.
Paul's commitment also extends to the broader community. He is a Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a Business Associate Member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), a board member of The Sustainable Business Network Philadelphia Chapter, and a member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Smart Energy Initiative. He has also served his community as a participant in the ASTM Building Energy Performance Disclosure Task Force and is past-Chairman of the West Goshen Planning Commission.