CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, GI Energy (GIE), North America’s leading provider of on-site energy and micro grid solutions, is excited to announce Tony Amis has joined GIE in the newly created post of senior vice president of sales, according to Thomas Chadwick, GIE’s chief executive officer.
“Tony Amis is a recognized expert in multi renewable solutions involving energy foundations and ground-sourced heating and cooling solutions,” Chadwick said. “His expertise will be a tremendous asset to GIE as the company continues to expand its leadership in major sustainable energy projects in the United States and beyond.”
Chadwick pointed to GIE’s recent construction of the geothermal heating and cooling system at Cornell University’s Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island in New York City as the type of renewable energy project Amis will drive and support for GIE going forward. GIE’s system at Cornell, the first of its kind in the United States, pumps water from 80 wells drilled onsite to depths of 400 feet to provide the building’s total heating and cooling requirements. GIE, which is constructing a similar system at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California is the market leader for developing heat pumps in large commercial buildings across the United Kingdom.
Amis will join GIE’s Chicago headquarters from the U.K., where he has spent more than 15 years developing a variety of heating and cooling systems, as well as multi renewable energy solutions for projects at offices, retail complexes, hospitals, universities and public sites.
Amis, 52, has served in technical sales and business development posts at Geothermal International Ltd. in Coventry, U.K., since 2008, where he has been business development director since 2010.
He previously served in engineering, construction management, business development and operations posts for a variety of construction and engineering companies in the U.K., Hong Kong and Singapore.
Amis holds a master’s degree in construction project management from the University of Greenwich.
He has published numerous articles on the effective use of building foundations for heating and cooling purposes, and is the current chairman of the Energy Pile Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute, based in Hawthorne, New Jersey.
“GIE is indeed fortunate and proud to welcome Tony Amis to our team,” Chadwick said. “He brings globally recognized credentials and experience in the increasingly important fields of heat pumps and energy foundations to GIE’s expanding sustainable energy efforts.”
About GI Energy
GI Energy is the leading provider of on-site energy and micro grid solutions in North America. Using world-class engineering and outstanding execution, GI Energy specializes in distributed energy resources (DER) development, financing, construction and advisory services. The company helps customers, including utility companies, real estate developers and commercial building owners leverage state-of-the-art technologies to hedge against high/volatile energy prices, improve energy reliability and reduce environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the value of the underlying real estate assets and company value. GI Energy is based in Chicago and has offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco