For many commercial and industrial companies, energy costs comprise a significant portion of their operating expenses.  Although many companies rely on their engineering, facilities management, and procurement departments to implement energy efficient strategies to reduce these costs, legal teams can also play an important role in ensuring that companies are making the most of every opportunity to reduce energy expenses.   For more information on how legal counsel can help companies create smart energy-management strategies, please click here for an in-depth report by Pamela Polacek, a Member of McNees Wallace and Nurick’s Energy and Environmental Group.