February 2019 Print

President's Message


I hope everyone is enjoying the snow!

We've got an exciting month coming up, with events for all tastes. 


March 12th March 20-21 April 3rd
Meeting on Sustainability and Resilience

AEE East Conference (formerly known as GlobalCon)

Including our Chapter Luncheon about the MA Comprehensive Energy Plan

Meeting on Green House Gas Reduction Goals and the Implications to the Energy Efficiency Industry
Waltham Hynes Convention Center in Boston Waltham

If you can't find something you like in at least one of these options, you are just too picky! 

If you attend AEE East and are an AEE National Member, make sure you enroll before March 1st to get the very substantial discount. Also, be sure to register for our Chapter Luncheon on the 21st to learn about the MA Comprehensive Energy Plan.




Paul Wassink

Paul Wassink



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AEE East is Coming to Boston!

March 20-21st


Register Now!

AEE East


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Meeting Description

Sustainability and Resilience

March 12, 2019

In the current utility and facility design and management landscape, sustainability and resilience goals, unpredictable natural and human-induced disasters (e.g. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma within recent months), rising energy costs, and lean operation and maintenance (O&M) budgets present fundamental challenges in the way communities and campuses manage their energy and facility resources. This presentation covers two key industry focuses: sustainability and resilience from a mechanical/energy engineer’s perspective. Examples in different physical scales (community, campus, building, and equipment) will be presented to address sustainability and resilience in building mechanical design, energy assessment/planning, and commissioning practices.

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Future Meetings





Meeting Topic

Mar. March 12th Embassy Suites Waltham Joint ASHRAE Meeting - Sustainability & Resiliency
Apr. April 3rd Embassy Suites Waltham Green House Reduction Goals and what it means for Energy Efficiency
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


March 2019 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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