Provide environmentally responsible resource management that creates a competitive advantage for our clients and to provide a rewarding work environment for our employees.

Driving the cutting edge of energy efficiency, Strategic Energy Group (SEG) helps utilities and businesses achieve continuous energy savings and gain a strong competitive advantage. Our Strategic Energy Management (SEM) program drives change at every level of an organization using our continuous improvement methodology.

The end result: Utilities and Organizations experience persistent energy savings, improved customer relationships, and the training to achieve long-term improved energy strategies.

SEG has implemented customized energy management solutions for hundreds of companies across more than 1,000 commercial sites and factories across North America. Our clients include: TRC Companies, Energy Trust of Oregon, Lockheed Martin Energy and Tennessee Valley Authority, BC Hydro, IESO, Ontario Power Authority, Idaho Power, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Clark County PUD, Bonneville Power Administration, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Efficiency Nova Scotia, Toronto Hydro, PPL Electric Utilities and hundreds of industrial and commercial organizations. SEG is headquartered in Portland, OR, with field offices in Sacramento, CA; Hayden, ID; and Vancouver, BC.


Integrity, Professionalism, Client Focus


Leadership Team

Jim Volkman


A professional engineer, Jim Volkman developed and oversees our commercial energy management program SEM implementation. As the expert behind our measurement and verification processes, his technical reviews and energy performance tracking and monitoring tools ensure utilities and end users achieve verifiable energy savings.

Ed Birch


A seasoned manufacturing executive, Ed Birch spearheads SEG’s strategic energy management programs for industrial and manufacturing organizations building a competitive advantage for our clients.

Fabian Biagetti


Fabian Biagetti is a change management expert who helps organizations develop structured approaches to overcoming energy management barriers. He has trained hundreds of executives and energy managers on continuous energy improvement strategies under BC Hydro’s Power Smart program.