April 2019 Print

President's Message

Paul Wassink


It is (sometimes) beginning to feel like spring out there. Before you know it, we will all be enjoying a much-deserved summer break. AEE-NE has several events to help ease you into the good weather.

Meeting on April 3rd (This Wednesday!) on Green House Gas (GHG) initiatives- Our industry has focused on energy efficiency for a long time. This is one of the best ways to reduce pollution, including GHGs. However, as the need to reduce GHGs becomes even more urgent, communities are enacting laws to help customers shift from using fossil fuels to heat their buildings and drive their cars. Come learn how the energy efficiency community can adapt to these new laws/initiatives to the health and financial benefit of our customers. 


Harpoon Brewery Plant Tour - Join us on May 8th on a tour of the Harpoon Brewery in Boston's Seaport District. Harpoon's attention to detail goes beyond just the basics of making great beer. Come see how they recover low-temperature heat, use cogeneration, capture condensate, and reduce material waste. Also, join us afterward to sample the end product!


Save the Date for the Golf Outing - Save the date for our Annual Golf Outing on June 12th. Join your energy efficiency friends, colleagues, and customers for some relaxing conversations on the course before AEE-NE goes on summer break. This event often sells out, so make sure you register early.




Paul Wassink



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Meeting Description


  • Learn our goals as a nation and state for reducing green house gas emissions
  • What can we expect for future goals moving forward

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Future Meetings





Meeting Topic

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


April 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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