Mike Hodgson, President
Mike Hodgson founded ConSol in 1983. He brings over three decades of experience in making new and existing buildings more energy efficient. Hodgson has and continues to work extensively in energy and green codes, program management and market transformation at local, state, and national levels. Hodgson led the development and implementation of several energy efficiency and green market transformation programs. ConSol programs include Central Valley Energy Tune Up Program, Southern Nevada Green Builder Program, and Builder Energy Code Training Program.
Hodgson has been awarded the National Green Advocate award by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), U.S. Department of Energy's Technical Assistance Award, the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® Award, and the Pacific Gas & Electric's Energy Efficiency Services Excellence Award. He currently serves as chair for the California Building Industry Association's Energy Subcommittee, and the National Association of Homebuilders' Energy and Green Builder Subcommittees. He is also a founding director of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants. Hodgson holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of California at Davis.
David Meyers, Chief Operating Officer
David Meyers joined ConSol as a business operations analyst in 2005 tasked with successfully leading the company on a path of process and procedural improvements. Under Meyer's leadership, ConSol successfully implemented key accounting, project management and CRM software applications across the company. Meyers was the architect behind ConSol's Online Tracking System (COLTS) which streamlined how ConSol managed its internal operations. Meyers is a proven leader with the ideal skill set and industry expertise to manage all of ConSol's operations departments which includes residential, commercial, and project management. He has earned a reputation as a highly engaged and knowledgeable executive with a long history of delivering superior operational performance. Prior to ConSol, he spent over ten years in high tech manufacturing operations with palmOne Inc., Netscape Communications and Oracle Corporation. Meyers graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the University of California at Davis.
Rod Tamayo, Information Technology Manager
Rod Tamayo has over 20 years' experience in energy consulting, energy-efficient building design, and building energy regulation. Tamayo has a strong knowledge of computer information systems including database design and management, and custom application development in the .net environment. This rare combination of expertise in building energy efficiency and IT gives Tamayo the unique ability to develop and implement systems for reliably and comprehensively tracking building energy data. His experience in dealing with builders, subcontractors, designers, energy modelers and HERS raters allows him to build systems and interfaces that help synchronize data collected in the field with data generated through building energy simulation programs or collected from plan sets. Tamayo has extensive coursework in computer science but ultimately received a B.S. in Psychology with a biology emphasis from the University of California, Davis.
Garth Torvestad, Senior Technical Consultant
Garth Torvestad has a strong background in policy, technical, and software issues related to Energy Efficiency Standards—especially California's Title 24. He leads a team of efficiency program managers focused on development of innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions in the areas of research and development, market stimulation, and building codes. Torvestad has developed strong relationship with an expansive network of individuals from the building industry, building products manufacturers and public energy policy staff to advance cost-effective approaches to energy efficient construction and renewable energy integration. He is a LEED Accredited Professional who received his Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and his Master of Science in Urban Land Development from Cal State, Sacramento.
Janet Ferrari, Consulting Department Operations Manager
Janet Ferrari has worked in the renewable energy industry since 2009, performing energy use analysis, evaluating energy efficiency, designing renewable energy systems, and managing the installation of these systems. She also has over 2 decades of experience in project management, across a variety of other industries. Throughout her career, she has focused on economic analysis, budgeting and estimating job costs and scope of work, tracking and actualization of costs during project implementation, keeping deliverables on track, and client collaboration, bringing projects all the way to successful completion. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the realm of financing. She is a Certified Energy Manager who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from UCLA.
Francene DuPre, Director of Sales and Marketing
Francene DuPre has worked in the residential construction industry in since 2004 when she served as a Regional Sales Manager for ConSol. DuPre excelled at planning, development, and execution of sales strategies tailored to effectively meet client needs. As ConSol's Director of Sales and Marketing DuPre has developed and refined a CRM application for forecasting and reporting as well as created direct and regionally targeted promotional activities including point of sale materials, trade show events, and web content for various markets including commercial retrofits. She holds an M.B.A. in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California.
Tony Martinez, Project Manager
Tony Martinez has over 20 years of experience in energy consulting, energy-efficient building design and energy regulations. His comprehensive and in-depth knowledge and experience with energy and design-related computer software programs combined with his broad product knowledge, have contributed to saving ConSol clients millions of dollars with cost-effective compliance options. He has extensive experience in residential new construction, including energy codes, design, ratings and demand-side management (DSM) programs. As a Project Manager, Martinez manages several large projects for ConSol's public and private sector clients including the Southern Nevada Green Building Program and energy code research and analysis for the California Building Industry Association. He is a Certified Energy Analyst, Certified Energy Plans Examiner and a long standing and active member of the California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC).
Jim Wheeler, Residential Energy Efficiency Services Supervisor
Jim Wheeler joined ConSol in 2004 as a Residential Energy Efficiency Services Analyst. With his strong leadership skills and extensive knowledge of energy codes and standards, building science and energy efficiency programs, he now serves as Residential Energy Efficiency Services Supervisor where he oversees ConSol's Residential Energy Efficiency Services Department. Wheeler is a certified HERS I Energy Rater and a certified Energy Analyst with CABEC. Wheeler studied and received his Associates of Science Degree in Computer Aid Drafting and Design (CADD) from ITT Technical Institute.
Megan Cordes, Project Manager
Megan Cordes has worked in the field of engineering, design and energy consulting since 2006. Prior to joining ConSol, she served as an Associate Energy Specialist for the California Energy Commission where she managed the contract for AB 758 (Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Buildings), evaluated software used to model energy use in new and existing residential and commercial buildings and provided program technical and administrative support to investor-owned utilities. Cordes has an extensive background in energy policy and building science. She has worked with government agencies, utilities, and other industry stakeholders to promote and execute energy efficiency projects and programs. Megan received a Bachelor's Degree in Physics from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a concentration in Environmental Studies.
Jeremy Silva, Project Manager
Jeremy Silva has worked in the energy consulting field since 2007. He has worked with government agencies, utilities, and other industry stakeholders to meet objectives of energy efficiency projects and programs. Jeremy is a certified HERS I, Whole House Energy Rater, Multifamily Building Analyst Professional with BPI and a Residential Certified Energy Analyst with CABEC. Jeremy received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University of Sacramento.