Commercial Solar, Electric, and Natural Gas Procurement
Honeydew Energy Advisors is an energy consulting and brokerage firm headquartered in Washington, DC that helps multifamily and commercial clients reduce operational expenses. We simplify the process by diagnosing which options are best suited for our clients, many of which have little to no upfront cost. Through our Competitive Bidding Program, we handle all the legwork and compare solar, electric, natural gas, commercial roof, and LED proposals side-by-side from our prequalified network of energy providers – making our services ideal for property managers, communities, and business owners. We can also help with utility auditing, benchmarking, water savings, HVAC retrofit, energy efficient windows, and preparing the Technical Application for PACE notes.
Contact us to start the conversation.
Competitive Bidding Program
Submit your address and latest electric bill. Your Honeydew energy advisor will send out an RFP to our network of prequalified energy companies.
Compare your bids side-by-side. We use a common set of assumptions in our financial analysis which allows you to make an apples-to-apples comparison.
Select the offer that best fits your requirements. We’ll act on your behalf to make sure the project is delivered in a timely & smooth fashion.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
"The procurement of energy is one of the top-priority tasks we lead at the University. Our focus is always on green energy sources whenever possible. However, we still need to procure traditional long-term energy contracts for electricity, gas and water at the most affordable rate possible. We are a small office with no staff that has the time and expertise needed to help identify and negotiate energy contracts in this volatile and ever-changing environment. To fill this gap, we have worked with Julian as a consultant for over four years. He has been personally involved in the energy decision-making process that led to the current energy contracts that we have in place. He has proven to be knowledgeable, and more importantly, dedicated to making sure that we get the best contract terms available. He has also helped with other initiatives like solar thermal hot water energy and energy benchmarking. He is an important part of the energy and sustainability team here at Howard University."
“We had been trying to go solar for a few years, but had trouble finding a company who would finance a solar energy system on our roof. Julian, from Honeydew Energy Advisors not only helped us find the solar companies, but he also negotiated on our behalf and compared the different proposals side by side. He made it very easy for us to go solar, and now we know we received a highly competitive offer.”
"Andrew saved us at least 10%, which is a lot for us. We estimate it to be at least $1,000/month. As a small non-profit, this is substantial. But life is not just about money. Andrew was there, doing all the work to achieve this goal. And continues to be in touch with us. He cares. Can’t get better than this.”
“Honeydew Energy Advisors made it very easy for us to choose a new lower cost electric and natural gas supplier. Great rates and customer service!"
Solar Energy Systems at $0 Upfront
Solar PPAs, or Power Purchase Agreements, have changed the face of the industry. With a solar PPA, cover your roof with solar panels including a full maintenance plan at no upfront cost. Simply pay by the kWh of solar electricity delivered to your building at a substantially lower rate than your utility. Need a roof replacement? Solar companies in Washington, DC are contributing up to 100% of roof replacement costs. We also facilitate cash purchases.
Some of the most generous incentives in the country are here in DC. They’re currently at a high point right now, and we’re not expecting them to last very long, so please contact us to ensure you have an opportunity to take advantage of these attractive offers.
LED Lighting Upgrades
LED technology has revolutionized the lighting industry, offering 50-75% reduced electric consumption compared to traditional lighting. Because of generous utility rebates and falling manufacturing costs, we can help you access complete retrofits of antiquated systems with no upfront cost, through our shared savings program. We also provide free line item quotes if you’re interested in comparing prices to traditional lighting providers.
Water is a significant and growing expense for multifamily buildings. Buildings with a single meter can suffer from inefficient appliances and anonymous water wasters that drive costs up for everyone. We offer plans that analyze your current usage and repair or replace toilets, faucets, shower heads, etc. We cover the upfront investment and handle all maintenance efforts, then split the savings with you.
Utility Rate Shopping
As market experts, we help you shop for the lowest electricity and natural gas rates without cost or effort on your part. We’re partnered with 30+ suppliers in your area who compete for your business. More interested in clean energy? No problem, we can provide you with 100% renewable electricity from the grid.
Utility Bill Refund
80% of utility invoices contain errors and overcharges. We search through years of data to remove erroneous charges and billing discrepancies from your utility/telecom invoices. When we find you a refund, we split the savings with you.
Julian Belilty, a founder at Honeydew Energy Advisors, is passionate about transforming rooftops into solar power stations and driving demand for energy efficiency upgrades. Prior to starting Honeydew, Julian served as a Sr. Energy Advisor at Nextility, a solar financing and energy brokerage firm based in DC, and helped launch Citizen Energy, an LED financing company providing a unique shared-savings model. Before moving to the District, Julian served as the University of Central Florida’s Sustainability Specialist and has been recognized for pioneering the first piezo-electric energy generating floor in the United States. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Julian worked as Orange County’s Energy Advisor where he performed energy audits and developed Energy Savings Reports for 200+ government buildings. Outside of work, Julian spends his off time gardening, dancing, and eating spicy food.
Jacob Parrott is an Advisor at Honeydew with a passion for using renewable energy to boost business sustainability. Before joining Honeydew Jacob was a student studying business at University of Maryland Global Campus, while running and operating his own photography and videography company based in Maryland. This allowed him to practice the fundamental business strategies and practices he learned while obtaining his Bachelor’s degree. It also availed him to the nuts and bolts of business administration first hand. As an avid photographer, Jacob enjoys spending his free time hiking, traveling, and doing portrait work.
Andrew Zimdahl, or “AZ” to his friends, is a co-founder at Honeydew who has worked in the solar industry since 2009. His strengths include creative problem solving, DMV energy policy, and financial modeling. His weaknesses include tacos, long board games, and watching congressional hearings on C-Span. So DC, I know! AZ currently serves as the Member at Large for his Home Owners Association and has published a textbook titled, “A Clear Guide to Solar PV Design and Installation” available on Amazon. He founded his first business in 2007 and was the Executive Director of Infinite Solar, a trade school in Philadelphia. AZ also worked as a Sr. Energy Advisor with Nextility here in DC prior to launching Honeydew. He earned his MPA from the University of Albany in 2007. In his free time he enjoys hiking with his dogs in Rock Creek Park and designing board games.
Rozi Devidas, Operations Analyst at Honeydew, has a background in shipping & logistics. Experienced in International Shipping operations and Maritime transport, Rozi is strong in team working, problem solving and analytical thinking.
After graduating from the University and spending two years in Vancouver Canada, Rozi worked 12 years in an international shipping line as trade manager. During this time she visited most of the countries in the East & West Mediterranean, North Africa & West Africa first to analyze the feasibility of newly emerging markets then seek out opportunities for the new partnerships in the region and finally to ensure that business operations ran smoothly in the countries served. Worked on voyage optimizations scenarios in order to better serve market demand, improve products and adapt to the changing conditions.
Outside of work, Rozi likes to spend time in nature and reading.