Quercus Consulting has been acquired by Shelton Solutions, combining two leaders in energy and sustainability into one powerhouse firm.
Quercus has specialized in developing public policies and implementing programs that promote environmental sustainability for nearly two decades. Its client roster includes the Chicago Housing Authority, Lake County (IL), Argonne National Lab, the City of Highland Park, and multiple City of Chicago departments among other local government agencies.
Shelton Solutions provides energy management services, solid waste reduction strategies, and community outreach and engagement services. Its client roster includes the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Transit Authority, the City Colleges of Chicago, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, other local government agencies, utilities and companies in the private sector.
“Acquiring Quercus Consulting allows us to offer our clients a unified team to service their evolving sustainability management programs,” said Kelly Shelton, the President and CEO of Shelton Solutions. “Quercus’ experience in solar contracting, creating and implementing climate action plans, managing LEED certification, and developing enterprise-wide strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is in demand, and Shelton Solutions has the team to meet that need.”
Grace Rink, President and CEO of Quercus Consulting, is leaving the company to become the first director of the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resilience for the City and County of Denver. “I know that Kelly and her team have the right experience to continue serving our clients without interruption, and our clients will see a tremendous benefit from having ready access to energy management experts during this pivotal moment of climate change,” said Ms. Rink.
Shelton Solutions is a certified minority- and woman-owned firm based in Chicago. With its acquisition of Quercus, it also will be certified in seven other states including Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri.
March 2, 2020
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