As New England new business development director, Nutter will represent CSG's interests at regulatory proceedings, advisory council meetings and other industry forums in the region.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., August 6, 2009 " Conservation Services Group (CSG) today announced the appointment of energy industry veteran Samuel J. Nutter as New England business development director. According to CEO Stephen L. Cowell, Nutter started his newly created position this week and works out of CSG's Westborough headquarters.

As New England new business development director, Nutter will represent CSG's interests at regulatory proceedings, advisory council meetings and other industry forums in the region. Nutter will be responsible for monitoring state energy legislation to ensure CSG's delivery programs build upon and do not conflict with successful local policies. He will coordinate CSG's regional planning efforts and work with CSG's New England clients, partners, allies and internal delivery teams to help maximize CSG's ability to deliver well-designed programs.

Most recently, Nutter served as senior project manager for The Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. There, Nutter led his group in the launch and development of the $68 million Commonwealth Solar Rebate Program. Nutter also directed the state's first photovoltaic program (PV), the Solar-To-Market initiative that resulted in the installation of more than 1,000 PV projects in several Massachusetts communities. As the only LEED-accredited professional on the staff, Nutter was instrumental in The Trust's efforts to promote and carry out sustainable design and green building in public facilities in the state and also managed the Green Schools Initiative.

Prior to joining The Trust, Nutter held engineering and project management positions at NSTAR Electric and Gas and KeySpan Energy Delivery. Nutter also served as an associate vice president with Harris Energy Systems, an international engineering firm based in Boston. There, he was responsible for new business and managed energy program contracts for some of Massachusetts' largest utilities. Nutter also worked in sales and marketing for The Trodella Companies, a Boston area heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor (HVAC) and for GTE Sylvania Lighting Services. He began his career at Cambridge Alternative Power, Inc.

In addition to being a LEED-accredited professional, Nutter is a Certified Energy Manager with technical training in HVAC, lighting and on-site power systems. Nutter is affiliated with several industry groups including the U.S. Building Council, GreenBuild and the Association of Energy Engineers. He is also a member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, the American Solar Energy Society and was a founding board member of the National Collaborative for High Performance Schools.

Nutter received a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Bentley College in Waltham. A native of Longmeadow, Nutter is a resident of Northborough.

Cowell said, Sam brings a lot to the table as CSG expands services in the region, including more programs that integrate energy efficiency and renewable energy. His expertise in project management, alternative energy, public policy and green building will greatly supplement the skills of our talented management staff.

Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., Conservation Services Group has 14 offices nationwide. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the company provides energy efficiency and renewable energy program design and delivery services. CSG's capabilities also include marketing services, green construction verification and testing, training and software to support its programs for consumers and businesses. For more information visit,

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