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.

Melyssa Banks, LEED GA is focused on planning and coordinating the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities of ETS Projects. Melyssa holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the City University of New York Queens College where she gained prior experience working on various projects relating to urban and campus sustainability initiatives. She also holds a Master of Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental and Community Land Planning from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Kayla Conway is focused on providing support for our K-12 programming including our Kilowatch student-led energy management program. Kayla is currently a senior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management. Kayla brings her prior experience from SUNY ESF working as the Community Garden Coordinator, President of the Green Campus Initiative, and as a member of the Sustainability Committee. She was responsible for several sustainability initiatives on campus.

Nate Kennedy, LEED GA is focused on delivering our K-12 programming including our KiloWatch student-led energy management program.  Nate brings his prior experience working with middle school students on projects related to the water cycle, plastic bottles, and issues of energy consumption, as well as extensive work with National Park visitors as part of his park visitation research.  Nate holds an Environmental Studies/Communication, Master of Professional Studies degree from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  He has conducted research in several areas working as a field technician and team lead for a natural resource consulting firm. His undergraduate studies included a World Fuel Services Student Scholar Independent study and several sustainability initiatives.

Bruce Kaiser works extensively on ETS public housing authority programs, giving presentations and conducting equipment 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.