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In 2016, three companies came together to leverage strengths, relationships, and data to help reduce energy use, increase alternative transportation, and bring new ideas to life.

Frontier Energy Community

Our Mission

Frontier Energy provides exceptional services, programs, and tools that encourage the intelligent use of energy to preserve resources for current and future generations.

Our Team

Frontier Energy Team

Our talented team has a passion for environmental stewardship. Combined with decades of knowledge and experience, we deliver exceptional services to delighted clients.

Leadership

Larry Brand, President, Frontier Energy

Larry Brand

President

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David Zabrowski, Vice President

David Zabrowski

Vice President

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David Springer, Vice President

David Springer

Vice President

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Richard Myhre, Vice President

Richard Myhre

Vice President

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Jeremy Springer, Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Springer

Chief Financial Officer

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Community involvement

We exemplify our core values of Team, Relationships, Integrity, and Planet by giving back in the communities where we work. Our involvement includes:

  • Volunteering with the Union Rescue Mission
  • Adopting families for the holidays
  • Participating in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb
  • Donating commercial food service equipment to schools and non-profit organizations
  • Providing graphic design and web programming talents to local non-profits
  • Served as judges for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
  • Staff serve on boards of directors for a variety of organizations including environmental, fine arts, music, education, health, and philanthropic causes

Awards

Foodservice Consultants Society International “Green Award” (2012)

Foodservice Consultants Society International
“Green Award” (2012)

San Ramon Chamber of Commerce “Employee of the Year” (2013)

San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
“Employee of the Year” (2013)

West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce “Business Person of the Year” (2014)

West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
“Business Person of the Year” (2014)

U.S. DOE “Outstanding Achievement” (2015)

U.S. DOE “Outstanding Achievement” (2015)

PRSA Sacramento “Crystal Merit” (2013)

PRSA Sacramento “Crystal Merit” (2013)

U.S. DOE “Top Innovation” (2014)

U.S. DOE “Top Innovation” (2014)

Memberships

Build It Green
California Association of Building Energy Consultants
California Efficiency + Demand Management Council
E3T Connect
Efficiency First
EGIA
Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council
North State Building Industry Association
Northern California Solar Energy Association
US Green Building Council
H2USA
Fuels Institute
Sustain OC
San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

History

On January 1, 2017, Fisher-Nickel, Bevilacqua-Knight (BKi), and Davis Energy Group merged to become Frontier Energy, Inc. Frontier Energy will leverage decades of experience to deliver value and differentiate our knowledge-based offerings.

Larry has served as a GTI R&D Director, Energy Delivery & Utilization and President of Davis Energy Group. He has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, working extensively in building thermal performance, energy conservation in buildings, high-efficiency space conditioning systems, and codes and standards development. He has responsibility for planning, securing funding, managing, and performing on projects related to energy efficiency in space conditioning hardware and buildings.

Larry has recently worked with the Department of Energy/National Renewable Energy Laboratory – Building America program, conducting research into high efficiency equipment performance, energy efficiency measures and packages, whole home performance, and distribution systems. With California Energy Commission – Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) and Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) funding, he has led the radiant HVAC systems project, Measured Home Performance program, commercial foodservice energy savings, combined heat and power, Zero Net Energy, and residential IAQ and healthy homes projects.

David Zabrowski leads Frontier Energy’s Commercial Food Service division and is the manager of PG&E’s Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) Energy Efficiency Program. He directs the FSTC’s testing, education, and customer outreach activities; provides technical expertise and oversight for test method development and application; and provides guidance to PG&E management responsible for the FSTC program on the center’s growth and direction. During his 24-plus year tenure, David has overseen the development and maintenance of more than 40 test methods under the jurisdiction of the ASTM F26 Committee on Food Service Equipment, which forms the basis for government and utility programs that drive higher energy performance within the commercial food service industry.

In addition to managing the FSTC, David interacts with industry stakeholders to create new opportunities for energy utilization optimization within the food-service sector through utility and government sponsored programs and industry collaboratives. This effort has been a major catalyst for change in the industry, opening new markets for energy initiatives.

David holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University.

David Springer manages Frontier Energy’s Building Research & Energy Consulting division, providing oversight of technical projects. David has worked on demand-side and renewables R&D projects, technology development and market transformation, mechanical design, commissioning, performance monitoring, energy standards, and emerging technology training. Since the mid-1980s, he has participated in projects to update California Title 20 and Title 24 standards. In recent years, he has become increasingly involved with zero energy projects, including U.S. DOE’s Zero Energy Homes program.

Other significant management experience includes the ground-breaking Advanced Customer Technology Test for Maximum Energy Efficiency (PG&E’s Advanced Customer Technology Test for Maximum Energy Efficiency – ACT2), the California GeoExchange Project, the PIER-funded Alternatives to Compressor Cooling project, and the Alliance for Residential Building Innovation (a U.S. DOE Building America program team.

David has authored eighteen papers and articles about energy subjects and holds six patents. He is an active member of ASHRAE, serving as a voting member of TC 6.5 (Radiant Heating and Cooling) technical committee. He is also a member of the UC Davis Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Board of Advisors and of the California Technical Forum, which provides technical guidance on California’s integrated demand side management portfolio.

David earned his B.S. from the University of California, Davis in Biological Science.

Rich Myhre leads Frontier Energy’s Transportation and Power division. His work ranges from strategic planning, budgeting, and team building for public-private research collaboratives to multi-disciplinary research results synthesis, stakeholder/policymaker communications, and public outreach. Clients appreciate Rich’s insights into their programs and his ability to communicate their work to diverse audiences. He blends a reporter’s inquisitiveness and writing skills with an engineer’s technical understanding and an investor’s nose for business opportunities and risk management. Rich also leads new company initiatives in grid-connected energy storage, and he oversees work in zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure.

Rich has developed technology roadmaps to guide R&D conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute, the California Energy Commission, and others. He has co-authored numerous documents, from business plans and congressional testimony to journal articles, white papers, and technical reports. He has planned and facilitated leadership retreats, technical workshops, and community meetings.

Rich earned an M.A. in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He is a registered professional engineer in California.

Jeremy Springer oversees the company’s overall financial position, compliance, and project budgets. He also performs systems development and project management activities. Prior to working with Frontier Energy, Jeremy spent two years with Moss Adams LLC, where he performed audit and assurance services for mid-sized government contractors, distributors, and software service providers. He led the development of several software applications which allowed clients and internal users to streamline processes and improve overall operations.

Jeremy graduated California State University, Sacramento with a B.S. in Business Administration, Accountancy.