“The Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has worked with the staff at Enlightened Energy Consultants in various capacities for many years. Most recently Enlightened performed a third party review of our Energy Performance Contract as required by HUD in their contract approval. None could be more knowledgeable of energy conservation possibilities, regulation requirements and the issues facing housing authorities today. Enlightened continues to always give us more for our dollar and exceed the scope of work requested.”
Joyce Floyd, Strategic Planning and Special Projects Director, Knoxville Community Development Corporation
Art Cate, Chief Operating Officer, Knoxville Community Development Corporation
“Enlightened Energy Team Member’s professional knowledge, experience and advice have been vital to the Malden Housing Authority (MHA) undertaking and succeeding with our critically important $11.3 million HUD approved Energy Performance Contract. There is no way MHA would have taken on such a legacy project without Enlightened Energy’s hard work and persistence in representing and negotiating MHA’s best interests with our very sophisticated and well connected Energy Services Company (ESCo) partner, Siemens. MHA could not have had stronger or more effective advocates working for us and on behalf of our nearly 1,200 public housing families. I look forward to working with Enlightened Energy in planning for and managing MHA’s energy needs in the most economical yet responsible manner possible for many years to come.”
Steve Finn, Executive Director, Malden (MA) Housing Authority
“When the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (Norfolk, VA) decided to pursue an Energy Performance Contract with HUD, our first step was to procure an owner’s representative or EPC Consultant to guide us through the numerous steps of issuing an RFP to hire an ESCO, working with the ESCO to ultimately gain approval for an EPC from HUD, and then guiding us through the first year of the EPC up to and including the first year’s reporting requirements. Our reviewing committee declared Enlightened Energy to be head and shoulders above any of the other applicants to the point that no second-round interviews were required and Enlightened Energy was hired. The collective experience that Enlightened Energy brought to the table made every step of the process successful for NRHA, including several unique issues that we had to work out with HUD. Two NRHA employees also attended the EPC training conducted by Dave Anderson and Dave Birr in Chicago and came away well-equipped to navigate the complicated rules and regulations of the EPC program. Enlightened Energy did everything they promised and they delivered in a timely manner. They also brought with them those intangible qualities based on experience that are just impossible to write into an RFP.”
David Heim, Capital Fund Director, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
"I have worked with Enlightened Energy for years and they are the most experienced in both practice and theory. They know federal regulations and requirements as well or better than anyone and have the ability to assist their clients in solving energy problems and saving money. "
Tom Harkless, Past Executive Director, Fayette County (PA) Housing Authority
"I have known Michael Nail and many of his Enlightened Energy Team for over 20 years. They are people I respect, have great integrity and are committed to bringing the best energy saving solutions to our Industry."
Dorothy Carty-Daniel, Chairperson, Perth Amboy (NJ) Housing Authority
“We hired Enlightened Energy Consultants (EEC) to work on behalf of our owner interests, knowing the Energy Performance Contracting field to be complex and technical. In hindsight we are very happy to have done so. EEC expertly and efficiently guided us through procurement of an Energy Performance Contractor, and provided detailed review and counsel on the Investment Grade Energy Audit produced. EEC helped us work through many nuanced options in moving forward, something that could only be accomplished with the integration of energy conservation expertise and Housing Authority and HUD knowledge and experience, which EEC has in abundance. We recommend EEC to anyone considering an energy improvement initiative.”
Ed Mayer, Executive Director, Housing Authority of the County of Butte (CA)