Consigli Construction Launches Energy Division

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Kailash Viswanathan (Photo courtesy: GreenerU)

MILFORD, MA— As organizations are making carbon reduction commitments, Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announced the launch of its new Energy division with the addition of Kailash Viswanathan, CEM, LEED AP as Director of Energy.

Arch Energy, a division of Consigli Construction Co., Inc. will help clients meet their goals in shifting towards the adoption of healthy, smart, high-performance buildings, low-carbon infrastructure and deep energy retrofits.

Arch Energy solutions will include:

  • Energy Optimization – LED lighting & networked lighting controls, fault detection & diagnostics, ongoing commissioning, peak load management
  • Deep Energy Retrofit – low temperature hot water conversion, air and water source heat pumps, heat recovery, building upgrades
  • Building Intelligence – building automation systems, systems integration, access controls, energy metering
  • Infrastructure – central heating plants, chiller plants, geothermal, distributed generation, heavy utilities and EV charging infrastructure
  • Financing – P3, Lighting as a Service, Energy as a Service, lease purchase
  • Resiliency – microgrids, distributed generation, battery storage
  • Net Zero / WELL – road to net zero, healthy buildings

Arch Energy will provide energy and infrastructure services for a variety of clients across all geographies, including those in the academic, healthcare, life sciences and corporate markets. Consigli has previously worked with clients such as Brooks School, Holbrook Pre K-12 School, Union Theological Seminary, Cambridge Housing Authority, UMass Amherst, Boston College, Insulet Corporation and General Electric on energy and infrastructure-related projects. Services will extend beyond building new buildings to include flexible funding options to make it easier for clients to upgrade aging infrastructure with low-carbon technologies.

“Consigli has more than 115 years of experience in helping our clients discover innovative and integrated solutions; this shift toward low-carbon infrastructure & building systems reflect the next evolution of our approach to stay ahead of market needs,” said Anthony Consigli, CEO at Consigli. “Through energy-efficient building methods, we are committed to helping our clients build for the future while reducing costs, better monitoring energy usage, keeping our buildings healthy, supporting resiliency and increasing efficiency of energy consuming systems.”

To help lead this new business, Consigli has hired Kailash Viswanathan, CEM, LEED AP as Director of Energy. In this role, he is charged with building this group to meet client needs while making use of the resources, experience and financial strength Consigli brings to the industry. Viswanathan previously was GreenerU’s Vice President of Operations. He is an accomplished business leader with nearly 25 years of experience leveraging skills in sales, engineering, and finance to develop and implement complex projects to great success.

“I was drawn to Consigli because of their leadership in construction management and their commitment of making a positive impact for the betterment of our health and environment,” said Viswanathan. “Consigli has this unique quality to listen, understand and solve client problems and that’s what matters to me.”

In addition to Viswanathan, Steven Burke has been promoted to Director of Sustainability and will work closely with Viswanathan to partner with the energy team. Burke recently earned his Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) certification. Coupled with his LEED & WELL Faculty designations, Burke is now one of two employees in the world to have all three certifications. There are only two other commercial builders in the US that have a CPHC on staff.

“Steven and Kailash bring decades of expertise in energy-efficient building methods and will drive Consigli to better serve clients looking to shift towards deep energy efficiency upgrades. Our new division will help clients at all different stages of their journey looking to solve systems related issues and increase energy efficiency throughout their buildings,” said Todd McCabe, LEED AP, Vice President of Project Services at Consigli. McCabe will oversee Arch Energy operations and will work closely with Kailash, Steven and Consigli’s project executives to expand this division throughout the company’s geographic regions.