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About The Ivanovich Group



Our mission is to help companies, associations, and individuals succeed in their strategic initiatives for leadership, excellence and sustainability.




Leveraging careers in building science, information science, and media, Michael Ivanovich launched The Ivanovich Group to provide the buildings industry with mission-oriented strategic services.

• His 14-year media background includes being the editor-in-chief of two distinguished publications serving engineers in the buildings industry, during which he led the development national conferences, newsletters, social media platforms, websites, and other media products.
• His 10-year background in building science and information technology includes being a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; research assistant at NOAA Aeronomy Laboratory; and senior program manager at PECI.
• Ivanovich has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics from Utica College of Syracuse University.


Amy Smith, PhD, joined the group as a research and adult-education expert to found the company’s training and research divisions.

• Her doctoral-level expertise in qualitative research methods provides our research with greater insights and more actionable results than survey-based quantitative methods.
• Smith also is a national leader in adult education with expertise in providing technical and soft-skills training. Her methods are based on cognitive science to achieve fast results and maximum retention using online and in-person venues.
• Smith’s background includes leadership and national recognition in training/education program development, implementation, assessment and refinement.
• Smith has a PhD in Educational Leadership; Curriculum and Instruction from University of Denver, and a Master of Science in Supervision and Administration from National Lewis University.


Together, Ivanovich and Smith provide complementary content, processes, and networks that make The Ivanovich Group a unique and effective strategic resource for the buildings industry.


Selected Clients


Air Movement and Control Assoc. (AMCA) International (manufacturers association)


Content For Engineers (CFE) Media (B2B publishing for engineers)


Danfoss North America (HVAC product manufacturer)


EnergyPrint, (Energy services and software provider)


Building Green’s Environmental Building News (publication for green buildings professionals)


H+A International (marketing/communications firm)


Siemens Industry (HVAC controls manufacturer and energy services provider)


UV Resources (HVAC product manufacturer)




Because most of our research and consulting are conducted under non-disclosure agreements, we can provide samples of what has been made publicly available. We list some of our other projects to provide examples of recent projects.


Research, Publicly available

• Danfoss High-Performance Buildings Study, http://bit.ly/eNLMJy
• Smart Grid (for client) (coming soon)


Directed research, private

• Education and project-resource needs for engineers
• Business opportunities for consulting engineering firms
• Content development strategies for engineering publications
• Emerging markets and regulatory environments for products and services in the fields of HVAC, lighting, and renewable energy


Publications - Michael Ivanovich

Cover feature article, Retrocommissioing: Big Savings for Big Buildings, Environmental Building News, October 2010
Cover feature article, Smart Grid and Beyond, Danfoss Solutions, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2011 (no byline)
Monthly Street View column (example), Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine


For clients

• Survey report on MEP engineering business
• Smart Grid
• Energy market
• Hospital HVAC case study


Publications - Amy Smith, Phd

Career Smart column for Consulting-Specifying Engineer, January 2011: The Makings of a Mentor
Cover Article, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, March 2010: A Roadmap for Training Engineers
Feature Article, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, February 2008: Mentoring Engineers: Myths, Motivations and Models