Sara Alkers | Senior Environmental Consultant
Sara has joined Nova Consulting Group as a Senior Environmental Consultant. She has over 18 years professional experience working on contaminated land projects throughout the U.K. and Europe. Specific experience includes multi-site portfolio transactional due diligence auditing and assessment, compliance auditing, permitting, site investigation, and brownfield assessment and redevelopment. Sara is an experienced project manager and operations manager and has led technical teams of environmental professionals for a number of years. With a strong client focus, Sara has considerable experience in the financial and real estate, manufacturing, and power sectors.
Andrew Davis | Senior Energy Project Manager
Andrew has joined Nova Consulting Group as a Senior Energy Project Manager. He has over 5 years of experience as an energy engineering consultant, with a strong background in project management and energy auditing of commercial, municipal, medical, industrial, and residential facilities. His background includes weather-based whole-building energy system modeling, EM&V of Emerging Technologies and Retrofits, and extensive work within regional IOU incentive programs. He specializes in California Title-24 compliance. Andrew will be working out of the Los Angeles, California, region as part of the Strategic Energy Group.
Michelle Gill | Data Analyst and Project Administrator, Energy Efficiency Division
Michelle is joining Nova as a Project Administrator and Data Analyst with the Strategic Energy Group. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. She comes to Nova with a background in residential construction practices and municipal comprehensive planning and over 15 years of administrative experience.
Tom Favino | Senior Project Manager
Tom has joined Nova Consulting Group as a Senior Project Manager and M.E.P. National Practice Leader. He has over 30 years experience working on construction projects for private, public, and government clients. He has been involved with designing and construction management of large projects across the country, as well as abroad. His expertise is in large, complex M.E.P. (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) systems.
Elizabeth French | GIT, EP, Project Manager
Elizabeth has joined Nova as a Project Manager in the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Group. She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the environmental consulting industry, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II subsurface investigation, compliance risk assessments, human health risk data analysis, and other related services. Elizabeth has utilized numerous software programs to aid her consulting, including human health risk modeling, subsurface geologic modeling, optimal decision-making software, and budget forecasting analytics. She possesses a degree in Geology and has earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) that includes a background in contamination remediation, business optimization, and international business strategies. She is based out of the Bay Area, California.
Keegan Lutz | Associate Project Manager
Keegan has joined Nova as an Associate Project Manager. He is starting his career with us after graduating from Marquette University with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Keegan is located at Nova headquarters in Chaska, Minnesota, and looks forward to contributing to Nova’s environmentally sustainable services.
Elda Pomales | Project Manager
Elda has joined Nova Consulting Group as a Project Manager. Elda has a Bachelors in Architecture and is on her way to becoming a licensed Architect. She has 5 years of experience in the architecture field and 3 years within due diligence, which includes Debt, Equity, and Agency PCAs. She has assessed all types of real estate properties including office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, hospitals, courthouses, assisted living care centers, self-storage facilities, and mobile park homes. Elda is based out of Nova’s New York office and will be working with the Equity and Construction Services Group in the Northeast Market.
Arun Srinath | Senior Energy Project Manager
Arun is a Certified Energy Manager and is LEED-certified through the U.S. Green Building Council. He obtained his Bachelors in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Energy Management and Design from Sonoma State University in Sonoma County, CA. He has over 15 years of experience working as an energy engineer and program consultant to various utility programs focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Over the years, he has developed a strong passion for a career in demand-side management and programs centered on commercial and multifamily sustainability. Arun is based in Los Angeles and is part of Nova’s Strategic Energy Group.
Nolan Warn | Associate Project Manager
Nolan is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, where he got his B.F.A. in Industrial Design. Nolan worked for 2 years in the green energy sector as a Photovoltaic System Designer before joining the Nova team in April 2017, as a HPBM field assessor. Nolan has achieved his Building Performance Institute accreditation as a Building Analyst and is working toward achieving his Multifamily Specialist endorsement.