EDSS's Holistic Solutions

EDSS is not your average lighting company--we're an engineering-based firm leading the nation in holistic lighting and energy solutions that maximize your ROI. With professional engineers, architects, designers, and incentive specialists on-staff, EDSS offers custom turnkey solutions, including Lighting, Energy, and Incentives that balances art, science, and budget. Read more about our services below, or click here for holistic services brochure.


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Certified Women-Owned business, Energy Design Service Systems (EDSS) offers lighting and energy services that provide clients across the country with a unique-brand experience and improved aesthetics, while saving energy and money. EDSS’s experienced team of engineers, architects, designers, and specialists match an energy efficient lighting design with incentives to maximize your return on investment while saving on maintenance and operational costs. Analyzing your building from curb to corner, EDSS is not just your average lighting company (offering design, supply, and install lighting and controls); but also performs facility assessments (Facility Energy Audit (ASHRAE FEA Level I-III, Facility Water Audit (FWA), Retro-Commissioning (RCx)) and green building certifications (ENERGY STAR, LEED®, etc.), custom tailoring services to best suit your facility. As a Trade Ally and approved vendor for programs across the country, EDSS specializes in obtaining the incentives to reduce your payback period (e.g. EPAct 179D Tax Deduction, State & Utility Rebates, Tax Incentives, Grants, Cost Segregation, and other IRS-related studies). With award winning designs and solutions, EDSS will help your building balance art, science, and budget while improving aesthetics and comfort for your employees and customers.

Lighting Solutions

EDSS matches savings strategies with design consultation services, enabling clients to build new structures or retrofit existing ones. EDSS can deliver a program that offers significant long-term savings.

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) • 179D Tax Deduction

Eligible buildings that meet the 50% energy efficiency can achieve up to $1.80 per square foot. Partial deductions can also be achieved separately through lighting, HVAC, and building envelope components for $0.60 per square foot. If two or three components qualify on their own, then $1.20 per square foot can be achieved. 

State & Utility Rebates

States, local governments and local utilities can offer rebates up to 75% of the cost of your energy efficient fixtures. EDSS will research these programs and opportunities in your area for eligibility, and file the necessary paperwork for you.

Cost Segregation & IRS Related Services

A Cost Segregation Study is an IRS Approved method of reclassifying both the components and improvements of a commercial building from real property to personal property.

Repair & Maintenance 263(a)

The purpose of a Repair and Maintenance 263(a) Study is to analyze the taxpayer's business operations, determine the appropriate “Units of Property” for the purpose of capitalization and depreciation and identify routine repair and maintenance expenditures for the next 30 years.

Reserve Study

A Reserve Study is an in-depth evaluation of a property’s physical components and an analysis of its reserve funds.

State & Local Tax Incentives

Tax Incentives are offered by state and governments to stimulate energy efficiency, job creation, and economic development. EDSS offers the expertise to find every one of these incentives for your project.

Federal & State Grants

Grants are offered by federal and state agencies for companies taking a ‘green’ initiative or doing something unique. EDSS is a grant service provider and has expertise in researching grant opportunities for your company.


Facility Energy Assessments (FEAs)

EDSS offers a thorough review of your utility costs to evaluate potential savings. Even though these expenses are perceived as ‘fixed’, a number of actions can be taken to reduce these costs as well as identify recurring errors and overcharges. 

RetroCommissioning (RCx)

Specializing in RetroCommissioning, EDSS can evaluate your existing building to ensure that the building components are still calibrated properly and used as designed with all building systems operating as intended and at maximum efficiency.

New3 Compressed Air System Assessments

EDSS's Compressed Air System Assessment is a comprehensive program designed to increase profitability and competitiveness through improving the performance of your compressed air system.

HVAC Solutions

With an experienced team of Professional Engineers, HVAC Specialists, Construction Managers and installers, EDSS offers HVAC Audits, Supply, and Installation for facilities across the country.

ENERGY STAR Benchmarking & Certification

An Energy Performance Rating system developed by the EPA and DOE, ENERGY STAR Certification shows that your building project is affordable, comfortable, and durable.

LEED® Commissioning

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program is a consensus-based Green Building rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). As a USGBC Member, EDSS offers LEED® Commissioning for your commercial buildings.

Carbon Emissions Tracking

EDSS is certified to assist clients in their green building efforts and reduce carbon output for ongoing operations, including setting a foundation for carbon management strategies.

Government Services

Find out how EDSS can assist in meeting your energy needs in government projects.