Merger Creates One of the Largest Women-Owned Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Program Management Firms in the U.S.

Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania (February 5, 2018) — CMC Energy Services (CMC), a leader in the energy conservation industry and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, announced today the acquisition of Philadelphia-based Clean Markets.

Clean Markets is a leading market development firm expanding the U.S. market for energy efficiency and clean-energy technologies. This acquisition will result in the integration of two highly successful and prominent energy services companies and will create one of the largest women-owned energy conservation program management companies in the United States.

Mimi Iklé-Khalsa, CMC Chair of the Board

“We are always looking for ways to provide exceptional customer engagement to our clients,” said CMC Energy Services Chairwoman Mimi Iklé-Khalsa ( “This acquisition positions CMC to meet our clients’ need to better serve their utility customers. When I first met Ellen Lutz, the founder of Clean Markets, I was impressed by her company’s commitment to seeking new and innovative ways to reach utility customers and I knew it would be a good match for CMC.”

Eileen McGinnis, CMC President and CEO

“Clean Markets ( has demonstrated consistent success in the marketing of energy services, particularly in the commercial sector,” said Eileen McGinnis, president, CMC Energy. “They offer expertise in the markets where we intend to expand and have demonstrated a commitment to their customers and a workplace culture that meshes comfortably with CMC.”

Ellen Lutz, Clean Markets President

“We are thrilled with this merger because Clean Markets would only join forces with a company that had an exemplary reputation in the energy efficiency and conservation sector,” said Ellen Lutz, president, Clean Markets. “CMC Energy has demonstrated both vision and leadership in this sector, and our combined impact will contribute to a more vibrant and successful offering for our clients.”

Together, CMC and Clean Markets offer a full suite of program management services complemented by more than 40 years of energy efficiency program implementation and customer care experience, a talented and results-oriented marketing and outreach team, direct project installation and innovative software solutions.

CMC Energy Services supports more than 25 utility energy efficiency programs, primarily representing residential, low-income, multifamily and small business target markets. To date, CMC has worked closely with major utilities and government agencies across America to provide energy audits to more than 350,000 residences and 50,000 commercial buildings and employs more than 220 people administering energy efficiency programs in seven states.

Clean Markets provides marketing and customer outreach services delivering more than 900 GWh of energy savings to nearly 20 energy efficiency programs, mainly targeted to commercial and industrial markets. Together, the combined companies’ expertise will be capable of serving a broad range of utility customer sectors with energy efficiency programs.

About CMC Energy Services

CMC Energy Services’ mission is to promote energy efficiency nationwide. Its programs provide broad economic, energy, environmental, public health and employment benefits on a national level. It is our goal to see regulators, energy providers, and companies such as ours work together to deliver these results.

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About Clean Markets

Clean Markets is a premier marketing and outreach firm that supports numerous energy efficiency and clean energy programs. Its mission is to make the world a healthier place to live by creating viable markets for sustainable natural resources. Primary services include marketing, outreach and public relations for utility and government-run sustainable energy and water programs.

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