WE BELIEVE IN CREATING A SAFER, CLEANER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD FOR YOU. WE CREATE SOLUTIONS THROUGH PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT ADDRESS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY NEEDS USING A HOLISTIC APPROACH. HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE AT THE CORE OF WHO WE ARE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO KEEPING YOU SAFE.
Chief Executive Officer
Tom Fernandes has 7 years of experience as principal in the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Solar Energy Industries as a consultant, sales and contractor. 32 yrs as a Real estate Broker. Commercial and residential property developer and manager. Holds several licenses and certifications Served on several private Board of Directors.
Chief Technology Officer
John Mitchell has been in the environmental and building health and science industry for the last 29 years. He has written over 2 dozen course manuals and several company-specific field training manuals and as well as building science field protocol manuals expressly for home performance. Over his years he has completed the construction gambit from home construction to environmental to building science. John has carried licensing from The EPA for Lead Supervisor/Contractor, Hazardous Materials HAZWOP, OSHA safety compliant 30 hours, NYSDOL, VA Commonwealth Asbestos handler/Supervisor, Biological Remediation Specialist, IAQ Mold Specialist, CPI Spray Foam Technologist, BPI Building Analyst, Envelope Professional, Heating Specialist, Multi Family Building Analyst, Healthy Homes Evaluator, IDL, DOE Home Energy Rater, HERS Rater as well as an NREL/BPI Energy Auditor and Quality Control Inspector. John is the owner and CEO of an international training company and BPI Test Center named JLC Industries. (Formerly JLC Green Technologies.) He is also a Partner in another International Training Organization named The American Institute of Building Science where he is the Director of training. John is a Partner in a Consulting Company named (IEC) The International Energy Consultants in Connecticut where he is the Technical Advisor. He currently serves on The BPI Standards Committee for Residential Dwellings as well as the Board for HPACT, where he chairs the Training and Education Committee and participates on the Technical Committee and is active in The Home Performance Industry in Connecticut. John was inducted into the Who’s who of Directors in 2015-2016. John has trained across the United States as well as Canada. He has over 8000 classroom training hours and over 9600 field training hours accumulated in the Building Science and Environmental Industries. He has completed over 1000 energy audits across the United States with countless hours modeling structures using TREAT, NEAT, and EQUEST. John has given numerous seminars and has spoken at conferences across the United States on Healthy Homes, Workforce Development, Air Sealing and Barriers, Building Ventilation, IAQ, Mold, Insulation Factors and Properties for the purpose of expanding the trades’ knowledge. John believes in the hands-on approach rather than just learning from a book. As an Ambassador for BPI and The Home Performance Industry, he teaches his students Health, Safety and bringing his students to The Next Level of Knowledge while setting the bar of competency with emphasis on improving the quality of training for his students.
Chief Business Officer
Lou Menendez has 35 years' experience in business management and sales. Sales rep and distributor for national companies in the casework industry. 8 years in the solar industry sales, recruiting, and training associates. Served 6 years as commissioner at the Connecticut general assembly’s “Latino and Puerto Rival affairs commission", a member on the board of directors for SAMA “Spanish American merchants association”, and a member on the Town of Cromwell CT board of Education.
SVP Strategic Partnerships
Lisa has been working in the energy and health and safety industries for the last 12+ years. As our SVP of Strategic Partnerships, Lisa connects businesses and individuals to International Energy Consultants (IEC) and our products and services. Using her experience and the relationships she has cultivated; Lisa is able to leverage these relationships beyond our reach. She has helped customers save millions of dollars.
Spanning four decades and three distinct careers, Lisa is a people person, above all else. She is passionate about saving businesses money and equally passionate about helping our planet thrive by using innovative technologies. This combination of business savvy and heart has earned Lisa prestigious awards in her area of expertise.
Lisa has travelled the globe doing sustainability projects in third world countries, as well as here in the US.
Get to Know Our Partners
Pioneer Environmental has been in business since 2011 and is a woman-owned business that is run by a husband-and-wife team of Holly A. Bryk and Sean M. Mullenix. Sean is an accomplished professional with a proven history of success managing people, projects, and equipment. Sean is experienced in the day-to-day office operations with internal and external customers where he combines sound judgment and excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build relationships through productive one-on-one interactions. Sean is confident and resourceful; displays strong decision-making and leadership in a service environment. Sean has been doing indoor environmental for over twenty years and has the following Certifications and Licenses:
ACAC- CMRS- Certified mold remediation supervisor
IICRC- WRT- Water restoration technician
IICRC- FSRT-Fire and smoke restoration technician
IICRC- CMT- Carpet maintenance professional
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Certified
Holly is Responsible for all functions of the company including marketing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, scheduling, and quality control. Specializing in the analysis and implementation of business practices with proven methods. Holly has a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from POST University and she has the following Certifications and Licenses:
State of Connecticut Licensed Insurance Adjuster
Fire Fighter I Certified
HazMat I Certified
Basic CPR & First Aid
CMC Energy Services
CMC was founded in 1977 by a woman energy-efficiency pioneer to serve an often-overlooked customer segment—low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers. The goal: provide energy savings to America’s neediest customers. We have remained a women-owned and women-led company since our creation and are an accredited WBE company.
Today, CMC employs a staff of nearly 400 across 10 states – and we continue to grow. During our more than 44-year history, we have secured 100+ utility contracts and have helped more than 600,000 single-family, multifamily and commercial customers reduce their energy bills by as much as 25 percent. We annually complete more than 40,000 in-home energy assessments. We handle more than 400,000 inbound and outbound calls annually on behalf of the various programs we support for utilities throughout the nation.
What separates CMC from other energy-efficiency companies is our mission: We empower our communities through energy efficiency and clean energy for a more comfortable, affordable, and equitable future. That is why energy efficiency and health and safety efforts are so important to us. Our mission-driven approach to serving our customers has proven equally appealing to utilities and our employees. In addition, we have been named a Top Workplace for three years running, which is determined by independent surveys of employees who value our mission and CMC’s workplace.