SmartWatt Energy, Inc. (SmartWatt) was launched by Chris Covell in 2002. The company has become an industry leader by changing the way energy projects are conceived, financed, built and managed.

Everything we do reflects our deep commitment to ensuring our customers’ success. We roll up our sleeves, sweat the small stuff, and deliver the highest-value/lowest risk solutions for energy optimization. Our commitment to exceeding expectations is reflected in the company we keep – helping organizations large and small increase their energy efficiency, improve indoor environments and reduce costs.

To date we have completed 24,000+ energy optimization projects for more than 17,000 clients, including FedEx, Bridgestone, Pepsi and Amazon.  SmartWatt is headquartered in Albany, NY, with offices across the U.S.

Founded In







Albany Office

3 Rosell Drive
Ballston Lake, NY 12019


Sacramento Office

3835 Atherton Rd. #6
Rocklin, CA 95677


Los Angeles Office

153 W. Orangethorpe Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870


Chicago Office

3168 Doolittle Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062


Indianapolis Office

6951 E 30th Street, Suite B
Indianapolis, IN 46219


Las Vegas Office

5720 South Arville Street, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89118


Rochester Office

400 Mason Road
Fairport, NY 14450


Syracuse Office

240 Commerce Boulevard
Liverpool, NY 13088


Cincinnati Office

9898 Windisch Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069


Portland Office

5775 SW Jean Rd., Suite 104
Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Scranton Office

769 Keystone Industrial Park Road,
Throop, PA   18512


Philadelphia Office

421 Feheley Drive, Suite E
King of Prussia, PA 19406


Dallas Office

1333 Corporate Drive, Suite 315

Irving, TX 75038


Nashville Office

2525 Perimeter Pl Dr #129
Nashville, TN 37214

Press Releases


  • CMVP, CDSM, CEM & CEA Certified Professionals
  • Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
  • LEED AP, AP BD+C & O+M Certified Professionals
  • Tridium Niagara N4, AX & R2 Certified Engineers
  • Solar PV Installation & Technical Sales Professionals
  • PMI Project Management Professionals
  • CSLMC, CSLC & CSLT Certified Professionals
  • Professional Engineers (PE) Nationwide


  • Hire Power Award 2012 Inc. Magazine
  • Hire Power Award 2013 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2012 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2013 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2014 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2015 Inc. Magazine
  • Energy Savings Award Winner 2010 Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Highest Scoring Prop 39 Retrofit Project of the Year 2015 Board of Governors of California Community Colleges

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From the Blog

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