April 2017 Print

President's Message


Greetings – April 2017

The March meeting topic, “Utility of the Future”, generated sell out attendance of 100 AHSHRAE and AEE Chapter members.  It was a welcome success, setting us up to explore more specifics at our bi-annual April conference:  In lieu of an April meeting, we are rolling out our newly designed AEE NE Energy Marketplace Conference.  This is a complete overhaul of the old Products and Services Show that AEE NE has sponsored for many years.  There will be six workshop topics to choose from (most of which will offer CEU’s) and an exhibit hall featuring about 40-45 some odd exhibitors.  The anticipated size of this conference required us to move our venue to the Four Points Sheraton on Rt 1 in Norwood, MA, which is a beautiful space.  The conference hall will be open from 3:00-8:00 and shall include a cocktail reception with cash bar and dinner.  Hope to see most of you there on the 12th!!

That same week, April 10-14, we are hosting our CEM training class at Siemens, 85 John Road, Canton, MA 02021, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with the exam on the last day.  The cost of the course and examination is $1,950:  Admission covers the course itself, the study workbook, meals (including breakfast) and the exam fees. Please note that the seminar is priced well below the traditional AEE sponsored program and there is a $100 discount for employees of AEE-NE Chapter Sponsors. Please see the website for more information. Space is limited so sign up today!

Finally, mark your calendars for the annual AEE-NE Golf Tournament on June 8th.  As we have the past three years, this will be held at the Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard, MA.  It will follow the typical “scramble” format as with the usual prize categories for individuals and teams.  Registration will allow individuals, pairs, or foursomes to sign up.

I hope to see you this spring at these, or some of the other great AEE-NE events that we have planned. 


Chris Pimentel

AEE-NE Chapter President

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Meeting Description

AEE-NE invites all energy managers, energy service companies, facility management 
and professionals to participate in: 

The AEE-NE Energy Marketplace Conference

Your source for energy networking, education and information in New England

April 12, 2017
3pm – 8pm  
The Four Points Sheraton, Norwood, MA

The AEE-NE (Association of Energy Engineers of New England) is hosting its 7th Energy Marketplace Conference featuring exhibitors from leading energy service companies and workshops (offering CEUs) on the latest topics and solutions for energy in New England. Tickets also include a cocktail reception with cash bar and dinner.

In addition, AEE-NE Sponsors will receive free exhibition space, free registration and an opportunity to present a workshop. Participating in this tremendous networking opportunity is just one of the benefits of being a Sponsor, so register or renew your Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsorship today at aeenewengland.org/New_or_Re_New_Sponsorship

For additional information and registration visit:


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

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Future Meetings




Energy Marketplace Conference April 12th Sheraton Hotel & Conference Ct. - Norwood
AEE NE Energy Project Awards May 3rd Embassy Suites - Waltham
17th Annual AEE NE Golf Tournament June 8th Shaker Hills CC




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Upcoming Events


March 2017 Events & Energy Connections

  • Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources


This agency oversees all the efficiency and renewable energy programs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Their website has much information on programs, grants, and policy developments that impact our industry.

  • Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (MA EEAC),


The EEAC works with the MA utilities and Program Administrators to establish and oversee the goals and  budgets of the MA energy efficiency programs.

  • Clean Energy Center – Clean Energy and Affordable Housing Symposium and Expo


Check out these events at http://www.masscec.com/events/month

  • Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources


Register for email notifications of upcoming events- http://www.energy.ri.gov/meetings/

This agency oversees all the efficiency and renewable energy programs in Rhode Island.  Their website has much information on programs, grants, and policy developments that impact our industry.

  • Rhode Island Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council


The RIEE&RMC works with National Grid (the only RI utility) and other stakeholders to establish and oversee the goals and budgets of the RI energy efficiency programs.

  • Efficiency Maine


This is the statewide energy efficiency agency for Maine that offers rebates, incentives, and other programs for businesses and consumers. Their website also has information about trainings and links to other resources.

  • Restructuring Roundtable


The Restructuring Roundtable is held 5-6 times per year and presents current topics related to energy efficiency, energy supply, renewable, and public policies.  These events are free to the Roundtable Sponsors but require a fee for the general public. Everyone must preregister. http://clickstreamtv.com/raabevents/ Online streaming is also available.

  •   Northeast Commerce and Energy Association (NECA)


NECA promotes environmentally sound, reliable and cost-effective wholesale and retail markets for the production and delivery of electric power supply, as well as competing energy services and resource alternatives, including conservation, innovative demand-side and power delivery technologies, renewable energy and distributed generation.

  • Affordable Comfort Institute (ACI)

http://www.homeperformance.org/  offers the industry's leading educational events and trade shows in partnership with the nation's leading experts in home performance and weatherization.

  •  BOMA Boston Chapter


BOMA Boston was founded in 1917 and represents commercial real estate professionals in Greater Boston who own, manage or service the established and developing real estate environment. BOMA Boston has over 670 members representing over 100,500,000 square feet of real estate in the Boston area.

There were No Events listed at the time of submission for Publication for the below organizations:

  • IFMA™ Boston Chapter


  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter


  • USGBC Massachusetts Chapter


Lots of great event left in December - visit =>  http://usgbcma.org/events/month

  • IBPSA Boston Chapter


IBPSA-Boston exists to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve new and existing building worldwide. It also seeks to act as a forum and a resource for those interested in performing and utilizing building simulation services

  • AFE Chapter 33: Monthly Meeting


  • AFE Chapter 74: Monthly Meeting

Date: April 21st

Topic:  Wachusett Brewery Tour - Westminster, MA



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AEE New England Offers CEM Training Course

AEE is offering to its membership and the public, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) training course and certification examination. The CEM course is an intensive four and a half day seminar designed as a preparatory vehicle for the CEM examination. The course offers a thorough review of the basics of efficiency improvement as it relates to electrical, utility, building and combustion systems. It is the ideal refresher course for energy managers who want to “brush up on the basics” as well as for those seeking an additional method of preparation for the examination.

The CEM course will be held from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, April 10th through the 14th, 2017, with the exam on the last day.

The cost of the course and examination is $1,950 ($1,895 for Chapter Sponsors, please inquire on how to receive discount), which includes breakfast and lunch for the five days as well as a comprehensive workbook.  The course will be held at the Siemens, 85 John Road, Canton, MA 02021. Please note that the seminar is priced well below the traditional AEE sponsored program.

Please visit our website at www.aeenewengland.org for a AEE New England Chapter CEM Training Course Application Form which must be filled out and turned in order to attend the class.

You will also find the National AEE CEM Application Form, which is intensive and will have to be filled out eventually in order to receive your CEM Certification once you have taken the training course, passed the test, and meet all of the other required criteria.

For more information please see our website. For payment questions contact Brian Crafts at bcrafts@fmc-technologies.com. For questions relative to the course contact Richard Costello of Acela Energy Group Richard.costello@acelaenergy.com.


$1,950.00 5 Day CEM Training & Exam (price includes meals & study workbook)

$1,950.00 AEE-NE Chapter Sponsor Discounted Registration ($55 discount will be applied after entering the Coupon Code)


Energy Show

Attention all energy managers, energy service companies, facilities management and professionals:


AEE-NE Energy Marketplace Conference, "Energy New England" 

Featuring: Six Workshops, Exhibits, and a Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3PM - 8PM

The Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA

AEE-NE invites you to attend the 2017 AEE-NE Energy Marketplace Conference, "Energy New England" to be held April 12, 2017 from 3PM - 8PM at The Four Points Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, MA.

This year's conference will feature exhibitors from the region's leading energy service companies and workshops on the latest topics and solutions for energy in New England. Also enjoy a cocktail reception (with cash bar) and dinner. Save the date of April 12th and join us for this tremendous networking opportunity! We look forward to seeing you there.

Price for AEE Members and Guests: $65

ADMISSION: Includes entry to the Exhibit floor, attendance to any of the 6 breakout sessions (Continuing Education Units [CEUs] to be offered at each session), cocktail reception (cash bar), and dinner.

WORKSHOPS: Active AEE New England sponsors may apply to present in one of our six workshops. All presentations must be technical in nature in order to qualify for CEU credits. If you are an active sponsor and are interested in presenting, please contact us at aeeneweng@gmail.com.

No additional fee or pre-registration required. Sessions will run two at a time.

EXHIBITS: All active AEE New England sponsors are permitted one (1) free table to exhibit for the conference. If you are interested in exhibiting at the trade show, please contact us at aeeneweng@gmail.com.

Click here for more information!


24th Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 & 10, 2017

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton, Connecticut

Conference Website: http://www.neca-cpesconferences.org


New Hampshire Chapter of the USGBC


April 12, 2017

Location:  Millyard Museum, Manchester Historic Association

200 Bedford Street     Manchester, NH 03101

Topic is sustainability history in the Manchester Mill Complex

Registration and light breakfast 7:30 to 8 AM

Museum will be open for a self-guided tour from 7:30 to 8:30 AM

8:30 to 9 AM Introduction and Lecture by John Clayton

This event is open and at no charge for members

Non-members cost is $20 

   To register for the event:  https://www.usgbcnh.org/


WPI Online Energy Management Course May 2017

WPI has a long history of supporting utility professionals in Masters programs in Business and Power Management. I will be teaching a course in Energy Management at WPI this summer with professor Will O'Brien. The course will involve performing an energy audit on a building and developing an Energy Management Plan For that building. We have developed templates to help facilitate the audit. The audit deliverable will be between an ASHRAE Level I & II audit and serve as the basis for the energy management plan. In addition students will be required to take online courses through Schneider Electric University. 

The Online Course Energy Management - BUS 598 SP TOP Instructors: Will O'Brien & Ron Gillooly Office Hours from 6-7 p.m. Mondays Starting May 15, 2017 to July 17, 2017 

This course includes a project of conducting an actual energy audit and developing a related energy management plan for a selected building making cost-effective recommendations to improve efficiency.  


The Course - Number:  BUS 598  IS: Energy Management
For more information call or email Ron Gillooly, C.E.M. at (508) 922-6835 or rgillooly@k39energy.com

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