May 2017 Print

President's Message


Greetings – May 2017

Those who were able to make it to the April AEE-NE Energy Marketplace Conference know it was a great success.  Thank you to all our sponsors for making it possible.  The event seems to get better every year and with feedback from both sponsors and attendees, we have a number of ideas to make the next Energy Marketplace even more valuable for all.  We are looking forward to next year's event already!

The rest of this spring and summer will be extremely busy for the chapter:  Our May 10th meeting this year will include:

  • the tour of a leading biopharmaceutical company (AstraZeneca);
  • the Annual Golf Tournament will be held June 8th at Shaker Hills;
  • the NEBFM Show in Boston on June 14-15; and
  • the Chapter Awards format and scoring will start in July. 

The AstraZeneca tour on May 10th in Waltham will include a networking registration hour with heavy appetizers and a cash bar, located by its beautiful atrium seating.  AstraZeneca has graciously invited us to view some laboratory space, walk the cogen and central plant, and hear from Bruce MacGregor to learn more about AstraZeneca’s cutting edge efficiency efforts.  To register please follow the link below.  I expect this to be one of our best meetings of the year! 

Also, be an early bird sign up for our annual Golf Tournament.  The tournament will be held again at Shaker Hills in Harvard MA, as we’ve received high praise from attendee’s over the past few years.  For more of the details, and what the day includes, please just follow the link below. 


The Chapter is now accepting local Chapter award nominations until July 1st this year.  If you or someone you know might be interested in a nomination please follow the link above to see award categories and instructions.


Now that spring is finally here, please join us to wrap up another full and successful season of AEE-NE events!



Chris Pimentel

AEE-NE Chapter President

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Meeting Description


May 2017 Program - Facility Tour of AstraZeneca in Waltham

AstraZeneca is an industry leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company with a state of the art facility in Waltham, MA. AEE New England invites you to join us on a walking tour of the laboratory space and central plant with Cogeneration capabilities. 

Bruce MacGregor, CEM will be providing a presentation of AstraZeneca's energy efficiency efforts and results over his tenure there, with a drill down into specific measures of interest. Heavy appetizers will be served with a cash bar and networking hour prior to the beginning of the presentation and tour. 

 Tentative Event Schedule

5:00 - 6:30PM

Meeting registration with appetizers & cash bar during networking hour.

6:30 - 7:15PM

Auditorium presentation by Bruce MacGregor, CEM: An overview of their efforts, demonstration of progress over time using their data historian, and a drill down into specific energy efficiency measures of interest.

7:15 - 7:45PM

Walking tour of lab space with focus on design and airside flow reduction measures.

7:45 - 8:15PM

Walking tour of central plant with cogeneration capabilities.


Note: Parking will be available in the garage adjacent to the central utility plant. The garage is just a 3 minute walk from the main entrance.


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Future Meetings




AEE NE Energy Facility Tour May 10th AstraZenaca - Waltham
17th Annual AEE NE Golf Tournament June 8th Shaker Hills CC




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Upcoming Events


May 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

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  • Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

Register for email notifications of upcoming events-

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. 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)  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 =>

  • 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 sponsors the Northeast Buildings & Facilities Management (NEBFM) Show & Conference!

Once again, AEE-New England is proud to be an Event Sponsor of the 12th annual NEBFM show and conference, scheduled for June 14 & 15 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center! 

This year’s show will feature over 200 exhibitors promoting their products and services necessary for the operation, management and maintenance of commercial buildings and facilities in the greater New England region. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 36 individual accredited one-hour talks covering today’s hottest trends such as sustainability, facility management, CHP, energy management, and other innovative technologies.  Be sure to attend and see why this continues to be the leading show in the region for top industry professionals.

Registration is free, just visit and be sure to mention that you heard about this event from AEE-New England.  If you register online we will even provide a free lunch and discounted parking!



Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9 & 10, 2017

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, Groton, Connecticut

Conference Website:


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

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