About Us

As a certified women-owned business headquartered in Michigan, Energy Design Service Systems (EDSS) has become a national authority on commercial lighting and energy efficiency. Under the direction of David Ely, EDSS has flourished from a lighting design firm into a company on the forefront of energy efficient building application and incentives.

Over the past decade, EDSS has expanded their diverse workforce of professional engineers, certified energy managers, lighting designers, architects, grant writers and incentive specialists, landing on INC. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing 500|5000 Companies several times and being named one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch.

EDSS serves a broad-range of industries including academic institutions, arenas, restaurants, factories, retail stores and other large and small businesses alike; working throughout the United States to assist an array of commercial and residential building projects.

As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and Green Building Council Member, EDSS offers a unique model of energy and cost-savings strategies, leveraging more than a dozen programs including the EPAct 179D Tax Deduction, Rebates, Grants, Cost Segregation, Lighting Design and Supply, Facility Energy Audits (ASHRAE Level I-III), RetroCommissioning (RCx), and Carbon Emissions Reduction. EDSS offers clients a sustainable competitive advantage by delivering an exclusive solution that enhances appearance, improves the bottom line and reduces energy consumption. Regardless of the industry, commercial enterprises nationwide count on EDSS to help them secure the funding that makes energy efficiency an affordable possibility. 

Companies turn to EDSS to implement strategies that help save money and equipment while improving the employee and customer experience.  Over the past two years alone, EDSS has generated over $200 Million in tax deductions and rebates for their clients, all while making their operations cleaner, more efficient and more environmentally responsible. EDSS has been featured in a number of publications including Chain Store Age, Hotel Business Review, Licensed Architect, DBusiness Magazine, and Professional Retail Store Maintenance Associations (PRSM)'s Best Practices. EDSS prides itself on proving that energy efficiency doesn’t have to come at a high cost and industries across the nation can count on EDSS to work with the integrity, honesty and diligence of a world class business partner.

With more than three decades experience in the lighting and energy industry, no one is better able than EDSS to deliver operational savings and aesthetic benefits to your place of work.

That's because EDSS matches a highly developed design sensibility with rebate and incentive programs that can make a big difference in your bottom line. 

Enhance Your Facility's Appearance

The most immediately noticeable benefit of an EDSS system is the way your building will look. Our lighting designers will create a customized plan for your environment that shows your facility in the best light possible.

You'll be surprised at how much more favorably customers and employees will respond when your surroundings are brightened by a professionally developed lighting system. And you'll be amazed at how much more productive your staff will be when they work every day in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Read more about our Lighting Solutions here.

Experience You Can Trust

Our ability to deliver a combination of increased savings and enhanced appearance.

Of course, no matter what sort of facility you operate, we can craft personalized programs that will generate maximum visual impact and financial benefit. Virtually all businesses can take advantage of systems we've created to specifically showcase their facilities' best features. Plus, if you're looking to focus on value, you can leverage our ability to deliver programs that emphasize economy without sacrificing appearances.

Community Service

At EDSS, we pride ourselves on the continued effort to better our community. Here are some of the organizations and charities EDSS endorses.

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