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Phoenix Energy Technologies Named One of 2017's Best Places to Work in Orange County

IRVINE, Calif.- Phoenix Energy Technologies is proud to announce that it was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Orange County. The awards program was created in 2009 and is a project of the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group. 

Phoenix Energy Technologies previously received this recognition in 2015. The company has since seen continued growth and success while maintaining a positive company culture.

"What an honor to have our Phoenix Phamily win such an honor once again!” said Lisa Varga, CEO of Phoenix. “Culture is truly important to our company and this is confirmation we are doing the right things!  I feel our company culture is my greatest professional achievement and am glad our team believes in it and lives it!"

This countywide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Orange County, California, benefiting the county's economy, its workforce and businesses.  

To be considered for participation, employers had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least 15 employees working in Orange County;

- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;

- Be a publicly or privately held business;

- Have a facility in Orange County; and

- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Organizations from across the county entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The first part consisted of evaluating each employer's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Orange County and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking. 

The ranking of the winning organizations will be released via a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s July 24 issue (click here to view). 

About Phoenix Energy Technologies:

Phoenix Energy Technologies has been managing thousands of retail locations for multi-site national accounts for over 12 years, and most recently joined as one of the Duke Energy commercial portfolio companies in the fourth quarter of 2015.  What truly makes Phoenix Energy Technologies unique is industry expertise and workflow optimization paired with the capability of connecting to buildings without additional hardware.  We bring together utility, maintenance and operational data into a standardized, web-based platform.  Once this data has been captured we are able to run predictive analytics across our clients’ building portfolios in order to optimize energy efficiency, identify outliers and create ROI. Additionally, we pull third party data to compare enterprise-wide baselines, plan capital budgeting and reduce preventative maintenance expense. We pair actionable data with EMS monitoring and reporting to create building efficiencies that reduce kWh. For more information, please visit

For more information on the survey process for the Best Places to Work in Orange County program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159