Todd Rogers, CEM has been designing innovative programs in the energy and education fields for more than 20 years. His energy management and program design services are utilized by K-12 schools, energy service companies, housing authorities, utilities, and government agencies. In 2002, he founded Energy Training Solutions (ETS) to provide programming designed to increase client knowledge and skills related to energy, sustainability, and the environment. His experience includes the management of energy performance contracting projects, development of curricula used nationwide for K-12 students and home performance training programs, and coordination of statewide energy education programming.

Kaitlyn Taylor is focused on providing support for our K-12 programming including our Kilowatch student-led energy management program. Kaitlyn’s experience includes leading a student environmental group in Malawi as part of her work with the Peace Corps. and managing outreach workers for Environment California. She is a graduate of San Diego State University where she earned a degree in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution.

Sandra Kourouma coordinates our public housing programming. She is focused on managing our resident engagement efforts, including our Eco Envoy peer educators. She coordinates our monitoring and verification services for our ESCO partners and plays a key role in developing and nourishing our relationships with corporate partners and community not-for-profits. Her extensive management experience includes United Nations Development Program-funded projects in Guinea, as well as business development activities and strategic planning services provided to not-for-profis through AmeriCorps.

Bruce Kaiser works extensively on ETS public housing authority programs, giving presentations and conducting monitoring and verification inspections. Prior to this, he worked as a high school industrial arts and technology teacher as well as a special education teacher in New York State for over 30 years. During his career as an educator, Bruce served as a school administrator and principal and worked extensively with special needs populations. He has also applied his hands-on skills to the design and construction of his energy efficient home. A gifted educator, with a unique skill set well suited to the public housing environment, Bruce is an ideal fit for working closely with residents as well as agency administrators.

Bernardo Borges, PE is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 16+ years of expertise and extensive experience in various fields of building mechanical systems as well as delivery of operator training related to system optimzation. His experience encompasses cogeneration and on-site utility installations including in-depth troubleshooting and performance optimization of energy-producing systems; high performance building design and retrofit; commissioning and retro-commissioning of mechanical systems; in-depth hydronics expertise; energy efficiency and sustainability. Recognized success in managing projects and personnel to meet owner’s objectives with cost-effective and innovative solutions. Mr. Borges has worked closely with design teams, recommending and helping implement cost effective energy-saving measures for both new construction and retrofit projects. Expertise includes mechanical system integration, performance verification and optimization, project procurement, project scope definition, project management, and engineering analysis.

Extensive expertise and experience in the following fields:

  • Building Mechanical Systems: Heating, Hydronics, Cooling & Ventilation

  • CHP Design, Integration and Troubleshooting

  • High Performance Building HVAC Design & Retrofit

  • Building Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning

  • Energy Consulting

Bev Zier brings over 25 years of educational programming experience to her work at ETS.  She has worked on public housing programming, as well as development of green collar workforce training programs for ETS.  She has specialized in implementing and managing peer education programming, where public housing residents are trained as educators and deliver energy education content to their neighbors.  Her extensive background in career and technical education includes consulting and developing curriculum for the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), monitoring of programming and staff development training for educational organizations, and serving as a principal for a Career and Technical Education Center operating under the New York State Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).   Additionally, she has participated in the development of a course that trains high school students as whole-house building energy analysts, along with the design of courses for adults in the building trades. These courses were developed with funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the high school course met NYSED requirements for building trades courses.