CMC Energy Services 40 years of service an example of state’s expanding energy efficiency job sector
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. (October 13, 2017) – This morning, local legislators toured CMC Energy Services headquarters in Fort Washington to learn how energy efficiency utility companies are creating jobs, saving consumers money and driving economic growth in Montgomery County and throughout the state. CMC Energy Services is a woman-owned and led provider of utility energy management services with over 200 employees and clients including PECO, PGW, PPL and the Philadelphia Water Department.
“Founded by pioneer and inventor Doris Iklé at her kitchen table, the company launched with a staff of one and half people 40 years ago. Today CMC is one of the strongest companies in the Mid-Atlantic,” said Eileen McGinnis, President and CEO of CMC Energy Services. “Since 1977, CMC has been awarded more than 100 utility contracts and has completed more than 400,000 residential energy audits and 30,000 commercial audits. We also remain committed to the company’s founding mission to deliver energy savings for families, especially the ones who need it most.”
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, the company partnered with the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) to discuss how energy efficiency has become a significant and growing job creator in Pennsylvania. A recent report from KEEA and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) found that nearly 70,000 Pennsylvanians work in clean energy, with almost 80 percent working in energy efficiency jobs. The report also ranks Montgomery County in the top third of the state for clean energy jobs.
“We applaud CMC Energy Services for their 40 years of helping Pennsylvania’s residents and businesses save energy and save money,” said Matt Elliott, Executive Director of the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance. “In doing so, CMC is also creating local, good-paying jobs in the energy efficiency industry — an industry that has steadily grown and added jobs year over year for the past decade.”
Before touring the headquarters, legislators learned how energy efficiency policies help drive economic growth statewide. Since the passage of Act 129 in 2008, CMC Energy Services has helped utilities, corporations and consumers drive down their energy bills and save money with energy efficiency upgrades, which include HVAC services, advanced building materials, installation and LED lighting. By utilizing Act 129 and its rebates, Pennsylvania businesses and consumers have been able to hire local energy efficiency companies like CMC Energy Services to instill cost-saving retrofits.
CMC’s employees are driven to make a difference in our world and are supported to do so through competitive wages, benefits and professional training,” said Blaine Fox, Business Development Director at CMC Energy Services. “We’re also on track through the work of our various programs to reach this year’s goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 90 million pounds – that’s equivalent to 4.5 million gallons of gasoline not consumed or saving nearly 5,000 homes’ energy use for one year.”
After the presentation, legislators were able to tour the company’s headquarters and customer care center, which exclusively employs local residents – an example of how the majority of energy efficiency jobs are local and not outsourced. Each legislator in attendance has constituents who work at CMC Energy Services. They included state Senator Stewart Greenleaf, state Representatives Thomas Murt, Todd Stephens, Madeleine Dean, Marcy Toepel and Kate Harper.
The Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance (KEEA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(6) corporation dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries in Pennsylvania. In 2006, KEEA was founded in response to the pending expiration of utility rate caps in Pennsylvania and the state’s lack of energy efficiency policies. With over 50 business members as well as nonprofit and government partners, KEEA advocates on behalf of clean energy on the local, state, and federal levels. By representing the interests of the clean energy industry in Pennsylvania, KEEA is growing the market for energy efficiency and helping the Keystone State secure a prosperous, sustainable tomorrow. www.keealliance.org
CMC Energy Services is a leading provider of management and services for industry-leading utility companies. CMC employs a staff of 200 – and growing – in six states. Since its founding in 1977, it remains a family-owned company true to its founder’s vision and values. As one of the few certified Women’s Business Enterprises serving the energy efficiency industry, CMC continues to be led by inspiring women – and in the spirit of its founder, continues to find innovative ways to deliver value to the customers and communities the company serves.