May 2018 Print

President's Message



Greetings – June 2018

Thank you to those who were able to make it to the May tour of Devens, MA and the US Army Garrison Fort Devens.  I know it did not disappoint.  Rick Gilles, the REM at Fort Devens, provided an outstanding tour of the installation.  We were able to see what energy technologies were being deployed at our US forward operating bases.  Shortly after a “soldier’s lunch” at the moch/demo operating base, a tour of the State run town of Devens proved equally interesting.  Members of the Devens Enterprise Commission acted as tour guides, showing and discussing their unique charter, attractive structure for economic growth, their net-zero homes, the recycle plant and their energy generation/procurement conditions.  In addition, we had the pleasure of touring Little Leaf Farms in Devens; an indoor, organic lettuce growing facility.  Surprisingly, to me at least, the systems and operation there may have been the most interesting part of the tour.   

Thanks to Kate DeWolf, who initiated the tour, and especially to John Maw for organizing every detail of this meeting.  Outstanding job!  The sun was shining for us and the diverse operations and technologies were fascinating, wrapping up the year’s meetings with a day we could only have hoped for.

The final event of the year, of course, is our Annual Golf Tournament, on June 13th and there are only a few foursomes left.   The tournament will be held again at Shaker Hills in Harvard MA, as we’ve received high praise from attendee’s, especially after last year’s bright and beautiful day.  For more of the details, and what the day includes, please just follow the link below: 

Annual Golf Tournament, June 13th:  

This will be my final AEE-NE President’s Message.  I thank the board for putting their trust in me over these past two years and hope I’ve left a positive thumbprint on the organization.   The next President’s Message will be authored by Paul Wassink, my first choice for incoming President, and the right one.  I look forward to supporting Paul in the coming years, and to help better the organization even further. 

I hope you’ll come help us celebrate another full and successful season of AEE-NE events at the Golf Tournament in June.  Have a great summer!  And bon voyage!


Chris Pimentel

AEE-NE Chapter President


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Meeting Description

The AEE-NE Annual Golf Outing supports our educational and training mission and supports engineering student Scholarships.


Shaker Hills Country Club Harvard, MA

on June 13, 2018

Registration is Open

$800 per Foursome

 Support AEENE education, scholarships and award programs

Connect with friends and colleagues at the AEE-NE Golf Outing at the Shaker Hill Country Club.   AEE Members and guests are invited to our 18-Hole Scramble Golf & Banquet Golf Package.  Great food, cash prizes, contests and raffles.    

  • Challenging New England course features hilly terrain and blind shots.  (See course layout at

  • Golf package includes greens fees, golf carts, gifts, breakfast sandwich, grilled lunch, and dinner buffet.

  • Full service: driving range, putting green, beverage cart, access to health club facilities.

  • Spectator view of 18th green on CCTV in spacious, elegant lounge or multi-level outdoor decks.  

Check-in, breakfast, driving range, and networking begins at 7:00 AM.

Shotgun start begins promptly at 9:00 AM.  Please allow time for check-in! 

 Cash Prizes for Top Team Scores

First Prize:  $100/player      Second Prize:  $75/player     Third Prize:  $50/player

Hole-in-One Contest
Gift Certificates at the Pro Shop for Women and Men winners of:
Longest Drive  -  Closest to Line  -   Closest-to-Pin

There will be breakfast sandwiches and coffee before the "shotgun start", a grilled lunch "at the turn", networking at the "19th hole bar", and a dinner buffet with raffles and prizes after golfing is complete. 



$150.00 Golf Outing Hole Sponsor

$3,750.00 Platinum Sponsorship - 16 golfers Plus multiple promotional opportunities

$800.00 Foursome Golf Package

$1,500.00 Presidents Package - 8 golfers + hole sponsorship

$200.00 Single golfer

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Future Meetings





Meeting Topic


June 13th

Shaker Hills Country Club – 146 Shaker Road, Harvard, MA

Annual AEE New England Golf Tournament




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Upcoming Events


June 2018 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

  • 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 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, October 29th thru the 2nd of November, 2018, with the exam on the last day.

The cost of the course and examination is $1,975, ($1,920 for Chapter Sponsors), 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 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 For questions relative to the course contact Richard Costello of Acela Energy Group


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