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Michael C. English, Founder & Senior Partner

Michael C. English, Founder/Senior Partner

"People deserve to live and work in buildings that work correctly and are energy efficient."

Michael has over 25 years of extensive experience of building commissioning and related services for commercial, educational, cultural, healthcare and residential facilities.

Key Stats:

  • Partner in charge on prominent projects such as the New York Times Headquarters, 330 Jay Street, Stony Brook University Medical Center Major Modernization, University of Pennsylvania Health System Center for Advanced Medicine and numerous Battery Park City Authority projects.
  • Leader in the building commissioning industry:
    • Building Commissioning Association (BCA): Currently serving as a Director on the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB). He has also served a two year term from 2005 through 2006 as President of the BCA after serving as Vice President for three years and spearheaded the organization's Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) program.
    • United States Green Building Council (USGBC): Helped to develop the commissioning guidelines for LEED-NC Version 2.2,, serving on the NYC Chapter Board of Directors of the U.S. Green Building Council.
    • City/State: Worked with New York City’s Mayor’s Office to develop retro-commissioning guidelines for PlaNYC Local Law 87. Testified at NY City Hall to make amendments to NY State energy code to include building commissioning requirements.
    • Awards: 2008 recipient of the Benner Award (NCBC), which represents outstanding achievement in making building commissioning "business as usual".
  • Bachelor of Engineering degree from SUNY Maritime College, Mr. English is a Professional Engineer in 18 states: NY, NJ, PA, CT, MD, VA, NC, SC, UT, KY, MA, DE, RI, FL, GA, MS, OH and IN.
  • Featured lecturer and presenter at the NCBC, USGBC Salons, BCA Expo, ASHRAE and NFMT events.

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E. Thomas Lillie, Partner

E. Thomas Lillie, Partner

Thomas Lillie has an extensive background and over 40 years experience in engineering, consulting, commissioning and preventative maintenance for HVAC and specialty laboratory systems.

Key Stats:

  • Background in mechanical contracting including estimating and project management.
  • Founded and served as the President/CEO of Lillie & Company, the first professional engineering firm in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in building systems commissioning, retro-commissioning and re-commissioning.
  • Served as the head of a 40-person mechanical and plumbing design department.
  • Founded a software division to develop and implement custom automated PM data collection and processing systems.
  • Presented at numerous events including Labs21 Technology and Services Fair, U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild, and ASHRAE Annual conference.
  • Served as a board member and as Secretary and Treasurer of the Building Commissioning Association.