Mr. Cohen founded Energy Solutions in 1995 with an initial focus on providing utility, government and commercial clients with Demand Side Management (DSM) program design, marketing, and implementation assistance. His mission for the company was – and is – to create large-scale environmental benefits by implementing market-based solutions that leverage key market actors. With this vision in mind, Mr. Cohen has grown Energy Solutions from a one-person company in his house to a comprehensive energy services firm with 90+ mission-driven professionals.
As Energy Solutions has scaled, the company’s mission and Sam’s vision for company culture have remained. Mr. Cohen purchased a new building in downtown Oakland to support the company’s current and ongoing growth. Additionally, Sam – and Energy Solutions – was featured in a June 2012 newsletter article from ZweigWhite titled, Maintaining Firm Culture – Ongoing Effort. The article discussed the challenges architectural and engineering firms face in maintaining company culture through growth and expansion; and what owners like Sam have done to maintain a positive working environment.
- University of California, Berkeley, M.A. Energy and Resources
- University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
- Former Board Member for Home Energy Magazine
- President, Friends of Sausal Creek