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Resource Efficiency

We design and implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental justice programs. With deep engineering and technical expertise, we specialize in serving commercial and industrial customers.

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Market Transformation 

EIP is contracted by public and private entities to manage initiatives that accelerate the development of clean energy infrastructure and adoption of energy efficient and carbon neutral technologies, codes and standards.

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Advisory Consulting 

EIP assists clients with planning and development of strategic energy and environmental justice initiatives. As an owner's representative, EIP performs energy audits, facilitates financing, partnerships, and procurement.

EIP is contracted by public and private entities to manage initiatives that accelerate the development of clean energy infrastructure and adoption of energy efficient and carbon neutral technologies, codes and standards.

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ABOUT

Renny Paige founded EIP in 2011 to facilitate the development and financing of energy, transportation and water infrastructure projects across the US. The company has since developed broad planning and implementation expertise across commercial, industrial, residential and public sector resource efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental justice programs.

Committed to the principles of Environmental Justice and workforce diversity, EIP works at the crossroads of resource efficiency programs, clean and renewable energy and sustainability. We bring technical and engineering skills and provide strategic and financial advisory services informed by both our diversity and our diverse perspective to creative problem-solving.

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Renny Paige

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Renwick Paige has substantial operational, marketing and financing experience informed by his roles as Chief Marketing Officer for an AmLaw 100 law firm and a national utility privatization firm. He led infrastructure financings at Lehman Brothers and launched the project finance and air cargo product lines for the GE Capital/FGIC.  Mr. Paige headed Acquisitions and Development at U.S. Water (Bechtel and Kiewit) and helped to build the alternative assets banking business at JP Morgan/Chase.

 

Mr. Paige received a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, attended Wharton Graduate School, and received a B.A. from Amherst College

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Eric Newsum

Eric Newsum focuses on the development of energy efficiency programs in affordable and public sector multi-family housing. Over the past 25 years, Eric has held senior level roles in a myriad of concerns focussing on commercial and residential real estate. His work as Treasurer of the New York City Housing Authority led him to roles in risk management with major insurance brokers. He led the New York commercial real estate and public entity practices with insurance broker and risk management consultant, Marsh. Consequently, he has developed relationships with building owners, developers and financiers throughout the U.S.

 

Eric earned an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BBA from Howard University.

Claire Richards

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Claire Richards has spent 30+ years in market development in the public finance and energy efficiency sectors. She has worked with major utilities across the U.S. leading outreach for commercial and public sector customers. Claire has an extensive background in market development, marketing, and market research. Her career includes 25 years in various capacities with financial guarantors, including GE Capital/FGIC and Assured Guaranty. Claire also served as President for the Berkshire Business Professional Women group and Board Member of LCU Foundation. 

 

Ms. Richards holds a B.A. from Hollins University, an all-women’s university in Roanoke, VA.

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Darnell Carr

Darnell Carr is an accomplished marketing professional with extensive experience in market and media research. She is both an analytical and creative thinker, able to provide insights to address challenging business issues as well as understanding customer behavior and experiences. Her past professional experience includes serving as Vice President, Media Research for MRI | Simmons and leadership roles in Sales and Marketing at The New York Times. Ms. Carr serves as a Board Member for the Atlas Foundation in New York City and the Rivendell School in Brooklyn, NY. She has also been a guest lecturer at Teachers College at Columbia University.  

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Martin Lott

Martin Lott is EIP's Engineering and Technical Services wizard. He is responsible for ensuring program goals are met, our engineers deliver high quality services, and our clients' customers receive a premier experience. He is an accomplished program manager having most recently managed the new Industrial Outreach Service Provider group on ComEd's behalf.  He has extensive experience starting programs and adapting to evolving market conditions with a variety of partners.

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Andrew Chintz

Andrew Chintz develops and implements programs and projects for energy efficiency and clean energy with a focus on the affordable housing, community development, and public sector market.  He has a seasoned career spanning 30 years as a senior level municipal and real estate finance expert, including 24 years in diverse roles at MBIA, a municipal bond insurer.

 

Mr. Chintz received a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.S. from Columbia University concentrating in urban planning, preservation and finance.  He received a Certificate in Sustainability Finance from Columbia University.

Mr. Crittenden 25+ years in energy engineering serving large industrial and commercial facilities and has implemented 35 large C&I programs. Managed numerous SEM engagements and successfully generated peer interaction with cohorts of industrial and commercial healthcare customers.  A leading consultant across utilities, regulatory agencies, performance contractors, equipment manufacturers, consulting engineering firms.  Experienced with regulatory environments around EE programs, working with 3rd party E,M&V and custom review process while navigating commission guidelines to ensure highest evaluation possible.  

Jeff Crittenden

Jeff Crittenden 25+ years in energy engineering serving large industrial and commercial facilities and has implemented 35 large C&I programs. Managed numerous SEM engagements and successfully generated peer interaction with cohorts of industrial and commercial healthcare customers.  A leading consultant across utilities, regulatory agencies, performance contractors, equipment manufacturers, consulting engineering firms.  Experienced with regulatory environments around EE programs, working with 3rd party E,M&V and custom review process while navigating commission guidelines to ensure highest evaluation possible. 

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Matthew Kok

Matt Kok has 25 years of experience designing and managing implementation of residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency programs for more than 40 utility and government clients throughout the United States. He advises our clients on strategic resource efficiency program design and implementation strategies that optimize customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and cost-effectiveness through streamlined operations and niche marketing strategies

Prior to joining EIP, Matt served as a Vice President at Resource Innovations, LLC, Vice President, Midwest Operations, for CLEAResult Consulting, and Program Director for Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp.   

Rianne Parker

Rianne Parker is EIP's Technical Outreach Manager. She is responsible for program development and training to enhance the use of high-efficiency zero-carbon technologies in the built environment. She works with stakeholders to identify technical and market constraints, as well as design engagement strategies that capitalize on and complement existing market activity. Her role entails developing cross-organizational collaborations between utilities, financiers, contractors, and their consumers. She has extensive facility engineering, operations, maintenance, and energy program management experience.

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Nia May coordinates projects in environmental engineering and software.  She has a background as a technical recruiter, specializing in UX, UED, System Architecture, Engineering, and Software Development recruitment. She is also the diversity and inclusion advisor for the organization, Women in Technology. Nia has a Bachelor of Science in psychology, sociology, and management from the University of North Texas.

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Sarvenaz Moazami is a program manager with experience managing energy efficiency programs for utility companies. She has worked as a petroleum engineer, has performed hundreds of project studies and reservoir data modeling in Oil & Gas industry, geothermal reservoirs heat storage for micro grid utility facility and geothermal heat extraction for district heating and cooling purposes. She has managed products and software product development and applications in O&G and Design-Build industries. She has a Master of Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary, she is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Green Associate.

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Katie Tolerico is a Strategic Energy Management coach with a background in educational program design. She is an experienced program manager and instructor.  She has built the Energy Efficiency Treasure Hunt program and training for building tenants and residents.  Katie has a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Penn State University.

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Amaan Laheri, is a Mechanical Engineer with experience in program management, energy efficiency, retrofits, electric vehicle charging station projects.  He has performed a variety of technical services for customers including facility assessments, project engineering, and statistical model development. He is a former Energy Engineer at ComEd.  Amaan earned his degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Amaan Laheri

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Steve Spentzas is an engineer and energy consultant with 20 years of experience. Steve is a respected expert in Strategic Energy Management (SEM) who has devoted his career to developing and implementing energy-efficient solutions, while attaining both environmental and financial benefits. His expertise in conducting energy assessments has enabled clients to realize demonstrable energy savings and operational efficiencies. He has extensive experience in retro-commissioning, where his knowledge of system optimization has proven invaluable in enhancing the energy efficiency of existing systems. Steve is a LEED AP and earned a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Eddie Sepeda helps our clients achieve results with their programs.   He has expertise in affordable housing, manufactured homes, cooperatives, and property management.  He has helped clients with technical assistance, board meeting plans, public agency communication, property research and due diligence, funding applications, community organizing, service delivery, and training in English and Spanish. Eddie has a professional certificate in Affordable Housing.

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TEAM

Renny Paige

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Renwick Paige has substantial operational, marketing and financing experience informed by his roles as Chief Marketing Officer for an AmLaw 100 law firm and a national utility privatization firm. He led infrastructure financings at Lehman Brothers and launched the project finance and air cargo product lines for the GE Capital/FGIC.  Mr. Paige headed Acquisitions and Development at U.S. Water (Bechtel and Kiewit) and helped to build the alternative assets banking business at JP Morgan/Chase.

 

Mr. Paige received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, attended Wharton Graduate School, and received a B.A. from Amherst College

Darnell Carr

Darnell Carr is an accomplished marketing professional with extensive experience in market and media research. She is both an analytical and creative thinker, able to provide insights to address challenging business issues as well as understanding customer behavior and experiences. Her past professional experience includes serving as Vice President, Media Research for MRI | Simmons and leadership roles in Sales and Marketing at The New York Times. Ms. Carr serves as a Board Member for the Atlas Foundation in New York City and the Rivendell School in Brooklyn, NY. She has also been a guest lecturer at Teachers College at Columbia University.  

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Jeff Crittenden

Jeff Crittenden 25+ years in energy engineering serving large industrial and commercial facilities and has implemented 35 large C&I programs. Managed numerous SEM engagements and successfully generated peer interaction with cohorts of industrial and commercial healthcare customers.  A leading consultant across utilities, regulatory agencies, performance contractors, equipment manufacturers, consulting engineering firms.  Experienced with regulatory environments around EE programs, working with 3rd party E,M&V and custom review process while navigating commission guidelines to ensure highest evaluation possible. 

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Mr. Crittenden 25+ years in energy engineering serving large industrial and commercial facilities and has implemented 35 large C&I programs. Managed numerous SEM engagements and successfully generated peer interaction with cohorts of industrial and commercial healthcare customers.  A leading consultant across utilities, regulatory agencies, performance contractors, equipment manufacturers, consulting engineering firms.  Experienced with regulatory environments around EE programs, working with 3rd party E,M&V and custom review process while navigating commission guidelines to ensure highest evaluation possible.  

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Eric Newsum

Eric Newsum focuses on the development of energy efficiency programs in affordable and public sector multi-family housing. Over the past 25 years, Eric has held senior-level roles in a myriad of concerns focusing on commercial and residential real estate. His work as Treasurer of the New York City Housing Authority led him to roles in risk management with major insurance brokers. He led the New York commercial real estate and public entity practices with insurance broker and risk management consultant, Marsh. Consequently, he has developed relationships with building owners, developers, and financiers throughout the U.S.

 

Eric earned an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BBA from Howard University.

Martin Lott

Martin Lott is EIP's Engineering and Technical Services wizard. He is responsible for ensuring program goals are met, our engineers deliver high quality services, and our clients' customers receive a premier experience. He is an accomplished program manager having most recently managed the new Industrial Outreach Service Provider group on ComEd's behalf.  He has extensive experience starting programs and adapting to evolving market conditions with a variety of partners.

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Claire Richards

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Claire Richards has spent 30+ years in market development in the public finance and energy efficiency sectors. She has worked with major utilities across the U.S. leading outreach for commercial and public sector customers. Claire has an extensive background in market development, marketing, and market research. Her career includes 25 years in various capacities with financial guarantors, including GE Capital/FGIC and Assured Guaranty. Claire also served as President of the Berkshire Business Professional Women group and Board Member of LCU Foundation. 

 

Ms. Richards holds a B.A. from Hollins University, an all-women’s university in Roanoke, VA.

Andrew Chintz

Andrew Chintz develops and implements programs and projects for energy efficiency and clean energy with a focus on the affordable housing, community development, and public sector market.  He has a seasoned career spanning 30 years as a senior level municipal and real estate finance expert, including 24 years in diverse roles at MBIA, a municipal bond insurer.

 

Mr. Chintz received a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.S. from Columbia University concentrating in urban planning, preservation and finance.  He received a Certificate in Sustainability Finance from Columbia University.

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Matthew Kok

Matt Kok has 25 years of experience designing and managing implementation of residential, commercial, and industrial energy efficiency programs for more than 40 utility and government clients throughout the United States. He advises our clients on strategic resource efficiency program design and implementation strategies that optimize customer satisfaction, operational efficiency, and cost-effectiveness through streamlined operations and niche marketing strategies

Prior to joining EIP, Matt served as a Vice President at Resource Innovations, LLC, Vice President, Midwest Operations, for CLEAResult Consulting, and Program Director for Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp.   

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Rianne Parker

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Rianne Parker is EIP's Technical Outreach Manager. She is responsible for program development and training to enhance the use of high-efficiency zero-carbon technologies in the built environment. She works with stakeholders to identify technical and market constraints, as well as design engagement strategies that capitalize on and complement existing market activity. Her role entails developing cross-organizational collaborations between utilities, financiers, contractors, and their consumers. She has extensive facility engineering, operations, maintenance, and energy program management experience.

Nia May

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Nia May coordinates projects in environmental engineering and software.  She has a background as a technical recruiter, specializing in UX, UED, System Architecture, Engineering, and Software Development recruitment. She is also the diversity and inclusion advisor for the organization, Women in Technology. Nia has a Bachelor of Science in psychology, sociology, and management from the University of North Texas.

Valencia Roner

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Valencia Roner is a regional General Manager who develops and implements energy efficiency programs with an emphasis on creating and maintaining client relations for optimal satisfaction through consistent quality project delivery. Valencia has more than 20 years of experience working in the sectors of business, community, government, and energy.  Over the past 15 years, Valencia has managed the execution of key energy efficiency government programs at the local and federal level, including in coordination with the U.S. Department of Energy, and a decade managing large C&I and residential energy efficiency programs at Duke Energy. Valencia earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a BBA from the University of Michigan. 

Spencer Young

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Spencer Young manages programs and outreach and helps our clients achieve results. He has expertise in communication, problem solving, and client relationship management. He helps clients to achieve their energy reduction and lighting upgrade goals. His expertise includes: technical assistance, stakeholder training and communication, and program participation verification.  Spencer has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and a master’s degree from California State University

Joseph Maioli

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Joe Maioli is an Energy Management Consultant with experience in energy engineering, modeling, and analysis. His focus and passion have always revolved around decarbonization and sustainability. He has played a significant role in developing various clean energy master plans with the mindset and goal of beneficial electrification. Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management from SUNY ESF and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), and LEED AP.

Sarvenaz Moazami

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Sarvenaz Moazami is a program manager with experience managing energy efficiency programs for utility companies. She has worked as a petroleum engineer, has performed hundreds of project studies and reservoir data modeling in Oil & Gas industry, geothermal reservoirs heat storage for micro grid utility facility and geothermal heat extraction for district heating and cooling purposes. She has managed products and software product development and applications in O&G and Design-Build industries. She has a Master of Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary, she is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Green Associate.

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Steve Spentzas is an engineer and energy consultant with 20 years of experience. Steve is a respected expert in Strategic Energy Management (SEM) who has devoted his career to developing and implementing energy-efficient solutions, while attaining both environmental and financial benefits. His expertise in conducting energy assessments has enabled clients to realize demonstrable energy savings and operational efficiencies. He has extensive experience in retro-commissioning, where his knowledge of system optimization has proven invaluable in enhancing the energy efficiency of existing systems. Steve is a LEED AP and earned a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Katie Tolerico

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Katie Tolerico is a Strategic Energy Management coach with a background in educational program design. She is an experienced program manager and instructor.  She has built the Energy Efficiency Treasure Hunt program and training for building tenants and residents.  Katie has a Bachelor of Public Relations degree from Penn State University.

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Eddie Sepeda helps our clients achieve results with their programs.   He has expertise in affordable housing, manufactured homes, cooperatives, and property management.  He has helped clients with technical assistance, board meeting plans, public agency communication, property research and due diligence, funding applications, community organizing, service delivery, and training in English and Spanish. Eddie has a professional certificate in Affordable Housing.

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Lee Ringo, an energy equity advocate and Program Management Professional, has an
exceptional track record of over 15 years of demonstrated sales and operational
success, coupled with a robust background in project management, spanning seven
years. This includes managing projects to enhance energy efficiency and implementing
weatherization measures in EJ communities. Lee spearheaded the Pembroke Energy
Efficiency Pilot (PEEP 1.0). This groundbreaking initiative successfully implemented
clean and energy-efficient retrofits in vulnerable, energy-burdened areas and now
serves as a blueprint for transforming communities through clean energy and can be
replicated effectively in other locations seeking sustainable solutions.

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Elliott Parker

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Elliott Parker is veteran project manager with experience managing large scale multi-faceted projects, with specific experience overseeing the installation of energy-efficient equipment in commercial spaces.
Elliott specializes in data collection, analysis, and utilizing visualization techniques to highlight valuable insights. Additionally, Elliott holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drexel University and is completing his post-bachelorette certificate and master's degree in computer science at Portland State
University.

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Nia Rayford

Nia Rayford is a highly skilled program coordinator who brings her wealth of experience in marketing, project management, partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and community engagement programming from the sports and entertainment industry, and with major consumer brands.  Nia instills outreach and inclusion in EIP’s innovative energy equity programs.  Nia has a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and a master’s from LIM College

Aubrey Sharp

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Aubrey Sharp is an experienced Program Coordinator specializing in affordable housing development, board governance and climate disaster consulting, and project management. She brings her expertise to the Manufactured Housing Replacement program where affordable housing, energy efficiency, and utility partnerships intersect to provide incentives to low- and moderate-income households. With a proven track record of successful project execution, strong client relationships, and effective advocacy, she is dedicated to impactful collaborations for transformative projects.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology with specialization in Community Organizing with Center for Social Ecology and Public Policy. 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) is committed to fostering and cultivating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. We believe that the sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our company’s achievement as well. We embrace and encourage differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics among our employees and subcontractors – it is those differences that make our employees unique and our solutions sound.

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