Connections for Conservation is an independent representative agency, and full energy services company promoting energy efficient lighting. We strive to always be in the leading edge of technology, and pride ourselves as the "Retrofit Experts".

As a industry leader in commercial lighting applications, we proudly serve National Accounts, WA, OR, ID, CA, AZ, TX and beyond. Providing solutions to architects, design engineers, electrical contractors and distributors. Our mission is to respond to every request, large or small within 24 hours. Contact us today and partner with a real team.

Our Team
Daniel Thomas, Managing Partner


Tom Mendez, Regional Support


Dan has over 30 years experience in the lighting and energy conservation industry. He is passionate about exceeding customers expectations, and exemplifies a high degree of character.

  • Washington state electrical administrator 01A

  • AEE certified lighting energy manager CEM

  • AEE certified lighting efficiency professional CLEP

  • OSHA 30 certification

  • NXT level lighting certified

Tom has worked to help build relationships for companies throughout the greater North West area for more than twenty-five years. His past work as a sales and marketing consultant and understanding of the lighting industry has brought him to Connections for Conservation as the representative for the Eastern Washington areas. With a full understanding from start to finish like the rest of our team, expect a collaborative approach and partnership with a customer-servant attitude. 

Brad Johnston,
Design and Specifications 


Crystal Fernandez, Support specialist


A 10 year veteran of the lighting industry, Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and certifications from the manufacturing and lighting design level. Fluent in all major aspects of lighting, and passionate about providing the right solution.


  • NXT level lighting certified

  • ASHREA 90.1 compliant design

  • LEED compliant design

  • IES 10 handbook design standard

  • Specialty in RP-20

  • Specialty in RP-33

  • Specialty in RP-08/09

Crystal is well rounded with over a decade of experience. She understands the needs of our partners and offers inside email support for order processing, quotations and product recommendations.

Matthew brings 12 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in retrofitting and energy conservation. He operates a highly ethical and friendly agency focusing on working together with partners. 

Rick's 21 years of experience in utility program management, lighting design, distribution and esco services bring a unique perspective to providing solutions for customers. Rick prides himself on exemplary customer service and attention to detail.


  • AEE certified lighting energy manager CEM

  • NCQLP certified lighting designer LC

  • NXT level lighting certified

  • Human Centric Lighting Society-Member

  • Washington state electrical administrator

  • Washington state electrician

Please submit new quotation requests to our quotations department. 
Please submit purchase orders to our orders team.

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