Speaking Energetically

We are Clean Tech Open Semi Finalist 2014

Cherokee Energy Management was chosen as a semifinalist  in Clean Tech Open Accelerator  2014 incubator for disruptive technologies.   Clean Tech Open provides mentoring and business advise to entrepreneurs helping them to de-risk and validate their technology.   The end goal being a first-rate financial projection, investor pitch and executive summary that can lead to proof of concept and orders. Cherokee Energy […]

Cherokee Energy Engineer featured at Energy Efficiency Markets

Vince Marshall, CEM Chief Energy Engineer weighs in on the Economics of Renewables at EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com.  Recently, my wife and I made a cross country trip from Norfolk Virginia to San Diego. Passing through Texas just west of Amarillo, there were large beautiful wind turbines as far as the eye could see. This majestic sight prompted a conversation regarding the benefits […]

Cherokee Energy Engineer Develops Revolutionary New Patent

New Technology Will Increase Power Plant Efficiency and Preserve Cooling Water Temperatures Virginia Beach, August 12—A patent-pending technology developed by Vince Marshall, Chief Energy Engineer for Cherokee Energy, will significantly increase power plant efficiency and simultaneously reduce thermal pollution, he says. Marshall’s patent relies on a highly efficient technology to cool the steam, then collect and recycle the waste heat […]

Energy Security in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

We recently dodged a bullet here in Hampton Roads, Virginia; the full force of Hurricane Sandy passed about 350 miles east of us. Installations to the North were not as fortunate. The impact of this storm reminded me of Homestead Air Force Base after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Keesler Air Force Base after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. These “Once […]

Energy Efficiency 101: Five Tips to Save You a Bundle

  Over the years I have had many conversations with fellow energy professionals regarding how best to do our jobs. Some folks (especially the newer ones) tend to believe that expensive projects with outside contractors must be initiated in order to reduce base energy costs. Nothing could be further from the truth. In short, there are a handful of activities […]

Welcome to My Blog

The recent presidential debates barely touched on the subject of energy, and when they did, the discussion usually descended quickly to well-packaged sound bites that rehashed old battle lines pitting economic progress versus environmental preservation.

Let’s Introduce Ourselves

Cherokee Energy Management combines technical engineering expertise with MBA-level business talent and a passion for sustainability. We draw on our Native American roots, modern know-how and an unflagging commitment to engage, inform and satisfy our clients. Learn more >

Make Your Problem Ours!

We love a good problem here. It appeals to the analytical, evaluative, diagnostic and solution-based approach that is fundamental to who we are and how we do business. The challenges of energy management are technical, economic, political and aesthetic. We keep a close eye on all of them. Check our record >

Energy Awareness Comes to University of Pennsylvania

Cherokee Energy Management provided energy conservation and recycling awareness training for the Facilities and Real Estate Services Division (FRES) Scope of work included developing and providing energy and recycling awareness training for the facilities and maintenance staff specifically relating to communicating energy and recycling awareness to three different groups of people at the University. Cherokee Energy Management interviewed students, staff […]

Navy Installs Three Wind Turbines in Virginia Beach

On Friday afternoon, the Navy showed off three newly-installed wind turbines. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Earth Day. The turbines are located at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. It’s all to help the base move forward in becoming energy efficient by reducing its dependency on traditional energy sources. The installation goal for the Navy is to have […]