September 2018 Print

President's Message

Paul Wassink

Thanks to everyone who made it to our last meeting. Our next meeting is right around the corner. For our October meeting we will be tackling analytics and energy efficiency. There are a lot of buildings out there. How do we quickly find which buildings have problems, and do it before a year or two goes by with a pegged open air damper or broken sensor? Come learn how new analytic solutions help us overcome these challenges.

Also, we still have a few seats left for our October Certified Energy Manager (CEM) course. Come get the training and certification you need at a discounted rate and without needing to travel far away! Sign up today to secure your spot.

Last but not least, we still have a few exhibitor spots left for our cannabis mini-conference. This industry is growing like a weed (ha-ha), and there are still few energy engineers out there that understand these facilities and the opportunities for savings while maintaining product yields. Get in on the ground floor!

From analytics, to trainings, to indoor agriculture – we’ve got you covered. We look forward to seeing you at an AEE-NE event soon!


Paul Wassink

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Meeting Description

October 2018 Meeting - Data Analytics and Energy Efficiency

In commercial buildings, it is estimated that annual building energy use can be cut by an average of 29%, or ~4-5% of overall national energy consumption through corrections to existing buildings controls infrastructure and resulting improvements to operating efficiency. Building data analytics has recently become more relevant  to the building design community and energy efficiency building goals. As more information and data becomes available through these building systems, as well as the improvement in the models and analytics that use this building data, the hope is that deeper energy savings can be achieved.  Building data analytics systems and their providers offer the potential for building owners and operators to perform continuous monitoring, provide fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), and deliver information on the operation of the building assets.  These systems which incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based computing can identify energy savings projects and inform on measured energy savings. 

This meeting will be a great opportunity to discuss the impact of deeper building analytics and FDD systems on our profession and on our customers.  We look forward to seeing you at this event.

The multi-speaker presentation will provide:

1. An overview of the capabilities offered by data analytics system providers and sectors served by these providers.

2. Discussion on the science of data analytics, FDD methods, applications for data analytics, and upcoming advances in data analytics systems and IoT technology.

3. A customer experience using data analytics to perform monitoring-based commissioning.

Speaker Bios

James Olmsted, PE, CEM, CMVP

Antares Group who has 20+ years of experience with building HVAC systems as a design engineer and energy analyst. The last 13 years of experience have been focused on energy analysis on project applications for utility and PBA based rebate programs with Antares.

Dr. Zlatko Vasilkoski

Dr. Vasilkoski is the Chief Data Scientist with Facility ConneX.  Prior to that he was a senior research scientist at Migma Systems Inc. and has been developing the curriculum and working as a lecturer at the Boston University Metropolitan College Computer Science department since 2012. In addition, he has extensive college teaching experience at Tufts, MIT, Suffolk, BU and Bentley. 


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 if you have any questions.


$57.00 Member Ticket
$47.00 Earlybird rate before September 26

$67.00 Non-Member Ticket
$57.00 Earlybird rate before September 26

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Future Meetings





Meeting Topic

Oct. Oct. 3rd Embassy Suites Waltham Data Analytics and Energy Efficiency
Nov. Nov. 7th Embassy Suites Waltham Solar & Energy Storage
Dec. Dec. 12th Embassy Suites Waltham Technology Innovation Night
Jan. Jan. 9th Raytheion Waltham Annual Energy Outlook
Feb. Feb. 7th Embassy Suites Waltham Green House Reduction Goals and WHat it means for the Energy Efficiency Industry
Mar. TBD TBD Joint ASHRAE Meeting
Apr. April 3rd Embassy Suites Waltham Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
May May 1st Harpoon Brewery Boston Tour of Harpoon Brewery
June TBD Shaker Hills CC Harvard Annual Golf Outing




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Upcoming Events


September 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



The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership (MAEEP) Invites You to Courses on Compressed Air Systems:


Fundamentals of a Compressed Air System, Compressed Air Challenge Level 1

Tuesday, November 13 in Norwood, MA

Click Here for More Information


Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems, Compressed Air Challenge Level 2

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 4-5 in Norwood, MA

Click Here for More Information

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