A NASA spin-off company pursues a distinctly efficient approach to the design of mechanical systems
By Ryan Spencer
While building science is a concentration typically relegated to the Earth’s surface, for obvious reasons, a mechanical engineering company
located near Dallas, Texas channels its history in space
exploration to more efficiently design mechanical systems.
“It’s not exactly rocket science that we do,” said Richard Rue,
CEO of EnergyWise Structures. “But we do have a rocket
scientist designing our systems.”
A History in Space
The company originated from four engineers who
developed the heating and cooling systems for the
spacecraft used in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space
programs. In doing so, they reckoned the fundamentals of
their mechanical system design had relevancy beyond just
aeronautic and space applications.