Lewis M. Kwit (President) founded EIS in 1983 to develop institutional and technological solutions to spiraling energy costs in New York City’s residential sector. A former city official and consultant to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and U.S. Department of Energy, Lewis has addressed significant institutional, technological and policy issues in the energy field at all levels of government and currently consults to the Office of the Mayor of New York City on the analysis and reform of city and state energy legislation and policy. Among his corporate responsibilities, he leads EIS in research and implementation of residential sustainability audits that incorporate heating system conversions, advanced electric metering and a series of other advanced energy-saving technologies. The force behind the city’s first RTP project at Manhattan’s 322 Central Park West, Lewis accepted for EIS a NYSERDA 25th Anniversary Pioneer Award for “excellence in energy innovation” on behalf of the city’s residential sector; he was honored as 2004 Energy Services Professional of the Year by NY’s chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. Mr. Kwit is spearheading an initiative to win approval of regenerative elevator drives as a New York State renewable energy resource, which carries special promise for the vertical landscape of New York City and other urban areas. Holder of a political science degree from Hunter College and a graduate urban planning degree from NYU, he has written widely on energy and the residential sector for professional and lay audiences and speaks frequently on energy and the environment.
Ena Ibeh (Energy Analyst) is a graduate of Adelphi University with an MS in Environmental Studies. At EIS, Ena analyzes energy data, including fuel consumption and costs and electrical consumption and rates, for a wide range of programs serving the EIS portfolio of multifamily buildings. She performs NYC LL84 benchmarking studies, participates in ASHRAE Level II energy audits in accordance with NYC LL87, and teams on NYSERDA ERP and MPP applications for energy reduction and incentives. She interfaces with clients, utilities, clients and technical service providers to make cost-efficient energy-saving recommendations with a view to capital costs and payback periods.
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