Meeting/Event Information


December 04, 2019
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

December 2019 - ENERGY AUDITS: The How & Why

Energy Audits have been the staple of our industry since the days of bellbottoms and mustaches. Despite this, or maybe because of this, the end results of an audit can vary widely. Tools have changed, techniques have changed, needs have changed. Our three speakers have over a  century of experience in energy management. They will dive into the topics of what makes a good audit – appropriate audit types, short and long range benefits, trends in best practices, matching technologies to the building and other audit tips and techniques. We then will open it up for Q&A, as we recognize and applaud the collective experiences and talents of the AEE dinner crowd!


Speaker Bios

Nicholas Hill, CEM, LEED AP

Nick Hill has over thirty years’ experience in strategic energy management. He founded Hill Energy Services in 2002 and serves as an outsourced energy manager to help clients manage energy usage in over 35 million square feet of commercial, retail and institutional space. His customers have included C&S Wholesale Grocers, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Au Bon Pain, the Towns of Needham MA and Simsbury CT, Bi-Lo and Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets, and several New Hampshire Regional Planning Commissions.

Prior to founding his firm, he was a project manager with DukeSolutions and Energy Investment, working on projects with customers such as IBM, the US Army and the State of New York. Nick is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEEDTM AP (Building Design and Construction). He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, the US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. In his spare time, he serves on the steering committee of the Green Needham Collaborative. He also mentors cleantech start-ups through the Northeast Cleantech Open.  He is an honors graduate of Wesleyan University and has had extensive training in energy systems analysis and design, fuel procurement, and safety. 



Scott Greenbaum, PE, CEM, CBCP, GBE

Scott Greenbaum has over 40 years’ experience in the practical building mechanical sciences.  He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a licensed marine engineer.  At NYU he earned a master’s degree in energy technologies.  Scott has conducted energy audits and building commissioning in various capacities since graduating from the Academy.   These capacities include consulting engineer, in-house energy manager for developers and property manager’s, mechanical contractor, energy modeler, ESCO project developer, and existing building commissioning engineer.  He has audited and/or commissioned building and facilities including single family houses, multifamily, dormitories, retail, restaurants/food service, convenience stores, natatoriums, commercial office buildings (5,000 to 2.5 million SQFT.), k-12 schools, universities, military bases, jails, hospitals, bio-chemistry labs, district energy plants (chilled water, hot water, and steam plants), waste water treatment plants, water treatment plants, waste to energy plants, industrial/manufacturing sites, etc. 



Steve Di Giacomo, PE, CEM, BCxP, GBE

Mr. Di Giacomo has over 35 years’ experience providing energy audits, mechanical HVAC, and control systems troubleshooting and commissioning services. He founded EMA in 1996. His audits and studies frequently go well beyond the basics, and have often been described as “instructional teaching tools”. Steve is the recipient of the 2018 AEE Region I Award for Energy Professional Development, and has earned the ENERGY STAR® benchmarking designation “Most Active LP”.  EMA is an ENERGY STAR® Partner.

Mr. Di Giacomo has experience with industrial, research, hospital, chemical, pharmaceutical and commercial facilities at both the site and corporate levels, and was a frequent guest lecturer at the Wentworth Institute of Technology on Energy Management Techniques.  Mr. Di Giacomo is an alumnus of the University of Delaware where he earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree, with a minor in chemistry.  He has authored technical papers on CO2 based demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) in both Engineered Systems Magazine and the Journal of Energy Engineering. Last year he co-presented at AEE  on Building Rating Systems.



In the event that you must cancel your registration, please note that there will be a $10 cancellation fee deducted from your refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to process any refund for cancellations that occur within 72 hours of the beginning of the event. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


$57.00 Member Ticket
$47.00 Earlybird rate before November 22

$57.00 Non-Member Ticket
$52.00 Earlybird rate before November 22