Mark Garofano was hired in early August as an engineering specialist in the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. In his new job, Garofano will provide technical analysis of utility CIP plans, verify the accuracy of CIP energy savings, and identify and implement energy-saving opportunities for CIP programs.
Garofano brings more than 10 years of professional engineering experience to the CIP staff. For the past 18 months, he served as a consultant for AMEC, where he led facility assessments of Air Force bases and coordinated Public Building Enhanced Energy Efficiency Programs for Minnesota colleges and universities. Prior to that Garofano was with Johnson Controls for one and a half years, working with utilities to secure rebates for JI customers. Garofano also worked for TAC in Texas for 8 years as a performance contracting engineer, serving school districts, colleges, and wastewater treatment plants. Garofano has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University.