About Dr. Mitch Kennedy, CRV, CEM, LEED-AP


  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (6ΣBB), 2012
  • Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Association of Energy Engineers, 2011
  • Global Climate Change Trainer, Al Gore – The Climate Project, 2007
  • Accredited Green Building Professional (LEED-AP), US Green Building Council, 2008
  • T.U.R.P. Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Planner, 1992 – 1995
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Tufts University, 1989
Mitch Kennedy, Founder of FactoryoftheFuture.Org


  • 18 years leading and managing over 47 game-changing corporate and community sustainability programs.
  • Multi-lingual in ESG frameworks; CDP, GRESB, GRI, ISO, TCFD, and others
  • Sustainability consultant to US EPA, US DOE, NIST, and international trade offices.
  • Highly skilled in Climate Risk Valuation, supply-chain resiliency and hardening for commercial, manufacturing, and institutional settings. 
  • Full-circle engagement to reduce carbon, energy, water, waste and prepare for business interruptions from changing climates. 

Training Instructor for:

  • California Council of Local Governments, Marshall, CA
  • Connecticut Association of Metal Finishers, Bristol, CT
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Meriden, CT
  • Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Dover, DE
  • Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Inter-tribal Council of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
  • Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Boston, MA
  • Mohegan Tribal Nation, Lakeville, CT
  • New Hampshire Department of Natural resources, Nashua, NH
  • Rhode Island Pollution Prevention Roundtable, Providence, RI
  • Salt-River Pima Tribal Nation, Mesa, AZ
  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Tampa, FL
  • U.S. Air Force, San Antonio, TX
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Boston, MA
  • U.S. EPA Region I, Meriden, CT
  • U.S. EPA Region 4, Kansas City, KS
  • U.S. Naval Sub Base, Groton, CT
  • Adjunct Faculty Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut Medical Center, Farmington, CT, 2003- 2010


  • Project Management   
  • Sustainability KPIs  
  • Energy Efficiency – Industrial 
  • Anti-Terrorism Training Lv-1 
  • Net-Zero to Ground 
  • Lean SixSigma BlackBelt 
  • LEED Green Building
  • Training & Public Speaking

Qualification Highlights:

  • Transformational work with 357 commercial, government, and industrial clients, $180 million in “green” cost savings. 
  • Direct responsibility for over $27 million in Energy Purchase Agreements, project budgets, and financing packages for renewables, co-generation systems, utility incentives, and Operating Leases.
  • Published author: a textbook on environmental cost accounting published by John Wily & sons, printed journal articles, and factoryofthefuture.org blog and podcast for sustainable manufacturing.

Education & Credentials: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Tufts University
  • Six Sigma Black Belt – Business and Manufacturing Process Improvement
  • Climate Risk Valuation – US Army / FEMP 
  • CEM – Certified Energy Manager – Association of Energy Engineers
  • Global Climate Change Trainer – The Climate Project
  • L.E.E.D. Accredited Green Building Professional – U.S. Green Building Council
  • Published Author – Total Cost Assessment for Environmental Engineers & Managers (Wiley&Sons)

Professional Affiliations/Honors/Awards:

  • US News & World Reports “Hot Jobs: Environmental Accounting (1999)
  • Climate Change Educator, theclimateproject.org (2006)
  • Clean Energy Communities Award for Avon, CT (2015)
  • Outstanding Energy Efficient Project Award, Eversource / Avangrid Power Utility (2015))
  • Energy Efficiency Leadership Award, CT Energy Efficiency Fund (CPACE) (2017)
  • Zero Waste to Landfill Award – SCS systems (2017)
  • PaceSetter Award for Commercial PACE Financing Successes (2018)
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Avon, CT
  • Hazardous Waste Advisory Council, CT Dept. of Env. Protection
  • Corporate Member, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Pro-Bono Green Expert, Lean Enterprise Institute
  • Outreach & Education Chair,  New Haven Manufacturers Association
  • Registered Foster Care Provider, CT Department of Children & Families

Leading Change: 

  • Volunteer presenter of The Inconvenient Truth slideshow for two years, ultimately reaching 4,500 people, initiating action on transitioning energy, and evaluating risk.
  • Climate Resilience / Facility hardening. Lead investigator into potential risk exposure for sea level change, large scale weather event damage for 24/7 consumer products company located two feet above sea level. Directed emergency planning strategy sessions, and provided guidance on facility hardening and asset protection.  
  • Ford Foundation Innovations in Government Award for building coalitions. Tight coordination and resource sharing between federal, state, and local agencies to prevent pollution to the “Blackstone Watershed Project”.
  • Mohegan Tribal Nation in Uncasville, Connecticut. Brought in to help manage cultural, intellectual, and financial changes. Unifying Tribal Elders, and keeping their respect helped build commitment to creating the first ‘green” tribal end-destination resort.

Previous Clients:

  • Multiple Fortune 500 CPG, Industrial, and Service corporations
  • US EPA Region 1, 4, and 9
  • US Coast Guard, Boston, MA
  • New England Airfoil Products 
  • Native American Tribal Nations; Pequot, Mohegan, Yavapai, and Pima
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association
  • Pratt & Whitney Jet Engines division
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell campus
  • NIST – MEP – Connecticut Technical Assistance Office
  • California Office of Toxic Substances