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Spring 2020 Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates for Spring 2020.  All will be held on NYIT Campus in Old Westbury at 7 pm in Anna Rubin Hall, Room 307:

Monday March 23, 2020

Monday April 20, 2020

Monday May 18, 2020

This year’s NYIT Energy Conference will be held at DeSeversky Hall on the NYIT Campus on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Topics and rooms for the AEE-LI Meetings will be provided once speakers are lined up.

Hope you all can attend!

November 25, 2019 AEE-LI Chapter Meeting: Joseph Lopes presents on “Disrupting the Energy Grid: How Solar Roofs, Electric Vehicles and Learning Thermostats Will Disrupt the Traditional Operation of the Electric Grid”

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming meeting on November 25, 2019 at 7 pm, to be held in Anna Rubin Hall Room 301, at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT.  We are pleased to welcome Mr. Joseph Lopes, our own AEE-LI Secretary/Treasurer, who will present on “Disrupting the Energy Grid: How Solar Roofs, Electric Vehicles and Learning Thermostats Will Disrupt the Traditional Operation of the Electric Grid”.

Mr. Lopes has over 40 years of experience in serving the needs of the electric and gas utility industry.  His work has included energy program design, implementation and evaluation for utility residential and business programs, regulatory issues, load research analysis and systems design, demand response (DR) program implementation and evaluation (specializing in smart thermostat programs), multifamily programs, innovative pricing pilot studies, and integrated resource plans.  Before joining DNV GL in 2011, he was a founding partner of Applied Energy Group, Inc. (CFO for over 25 years).  He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Manhattan College and an M.S. in Energy Management from NYIT

October 21, 2019 AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Mr. Rafik Galyanurov presents on “Retrofitting HVAC Systems with EC Blowers”.

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed to our meeting of October 21, 2019 at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT Mr. Rafik Galyanurov of GRR Cooling Experts Inc., who presented on “Retrofitting HVAC Systems with EC Blowers”.

Mr. Galyanurov’s company, GRR Cooling Experts, has extensive experience in retrofitting fan arrays/AHU/ exhaust fans upgrades and replacements in large facilities, achieving average energy savings of 30-35% with 100% maintenance-free direct drive EC blowers applicable for rebates.  GRR Cooling Experts are one of the pioneers in EC technology!

To reach NYIT, take the LIE to Exit 39, Glen Cove Rd.  Drive a few miles north on Glen Cove Rd.  Make a right turn onto Northern Blvd (25A).  Go to the third traffic light.  The main entrance of NYIT is on the right.  Parking is on the right side of the entrance road; Ana Rubin Hall is on the left side of the entrance road diagonally across from the parking lot.

September 23, 2019 – AEE-LI Chapter Meeting featuring John Culbertson on Distributed Antenna Systems: A Solution for LEED Buildings

At our September 23, 2019 meeting of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, we welcomed Mr. John Culbertson, Business Development Manager at Intelibs ( who presented on “Distributed Antenna Systems: A Solution for LEED Buildings”.  “LEED” building designs can have an unintended consequence of blocking cellular signal from entering the building – which interrupts workflow, impacts emergency preparedness, and inhibits “smart technologies” from working inside buildings. UV treated e-glass, energy efficient building products and tight envelopes all contribute to interfering with the propagation of the cellular signal from outside to inside the facilities.

Mr. Culbertson is well known in the technology industry because of his vision for bringing “Smart Grid,” “Smart Buildings,” and “Smart Cities” to fruition through fiber optics and cellular technology. John is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in sales and marketing in for companies that he worked for or founded. John is a current founding board member of Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet), one of the founding executives for Cablevision Lightpath, and the CTO/co-founder of Open Access (a fiber optic alternate carrier). John has appeared in leading publications such as Newsday, Long Island Business News, and Fortune Magazine. He is a current member of USGBC-Long Island, Urban Green Council-NYC, a Con Ed Market Partner, Energize NY Finance Partner (PACE Financing), and a past member of the New York Battery Storage Technology Consortium (NYBEST) Member.

June 4, 2019 – AEE-LI Site Visit and AEE Award to Adelphi University Cogeneration Project

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers visited the Adelphi University Integrated Cogeneration Project for our Tuesday, June 4, 2019 meeting, which included a presentation of an AEE-LI chapter award for Energy Project of the Year for 2019.  Pictured below is Chapter President Robert Amundsen, PhD. with Robert Shipley of Adelphi University!  Congratulations!!



14th Annual NYIT Energy Conference – June 13, 2019

The Long Island Chapter of AEE co-sponsored the 14th Annual NYIT Energy Conference on June 13, 2019 at deSeversky Hall on the NYIT Old Westbury Campus. The theme was:

 Energy & Facilities: Safety, Comfort, Sustainability











AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) – Comprehensive 5-day Training and Exam: July 22-26, 2019

Long Island Chapter

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE-LI) Sponsors:

 Five Day Preparation for the CEM Exam

July 22 – 26, 2019 at NYIT Old Westbury, Schure Hall

The regular cost of the seminar is $1995 for non-members, plus the $400 exam fee. However, we will be offering the comprehensive five day CEM prep, including the exam, for only $1995, which is a $400 discount.

  • Prepare for the CEM exam right here on Long Island
  • Discounted rate of $1995 per person, exam included
  • Instructors provided by the national AEE
  • CEM exam conducted by the national AEE

Two easy steps:

1.  Register for the July 26 CEM exam  using the Inhouse Seminar CEM Application from the link below.

The application is due at national AEE headquarters by June 21:


CEM Candidate Handbook: In-House Version:

In-House Seminar CEM Application:

U.S. CEM Body of Knowledge and Study Guide:

2.  Register for the July 22 – 26 CEM course at NYIT, this form and the $1995 fee must be received at NYIT by June 11, 2019:

Name:    _________________________________________________________

Company: ________________________________________________________

Address:   ________________________________________________________

Email:  ___________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________________________

Mail this form and your check for $1995, payable to:

Association of Energy Engineers, LI Chapter to this address:

Dr. Robert Amundsen
NYIT, Schure Hall, Room 116
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568

 Questions?  Email:  Use subject line CEM PREP

AEE-LI Meeting April 29, 2019 at 7 pm at NYIT, featuring New York Power Authority New York Energy Manager Program

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed at our meeting on Monday, April 29, 2019 Ms. Rebecca Hughes of the New York Power Authority, who presented on “How can we use big data to better manage our facilities?” Rebecca presented on the role of energy management information systems including best practices for securely collecting the right data. She also shared a recent case study from a submetering and advisory service project at Stony Brook University under the New York Power Authority (NYPA) New York Energy Manager (NYEM) Program.

Rebecca Hughes is the program manager for marketing and training for the New York Energy Manager (NYEM), a virtual energy management service of the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Prior to joining NYPA in 2017, she managed workforce development for NYSERDA for eight years. Rebecca has a passion for big ideas that make the world a better place, especially those that improve the environment and society.

Robert Bradford also assisted in the presentation.  He has more than 30 years of professional experience in mechanical engineering design, and over 15 years’ experience in energy efficiency. As the Manager of Mechanical Engineering in the Energy Efficiency Group for the New York Power Authority (NYPA), his role is that of principal oversight of both energy savings calculation conformance to NYPA standards; and also technical oversight of large mechanical engineering design work undertaken on NYPA Energy Efficiency projects for governmental customers.  Mr. Bradford is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York, as well as a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Building Commissioning Professional through the AEE. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Energy Management at NYIT.


AEE-LI Meeting March 25, 2019 at 7 pm at NYIT, featuring Lockheed Martin on PSEG-LI Programs

For our Monday, March 25, 2019 meeting, The Long Island Chapter of AEE welcomed Mr. Alex Valentino and Mr. Jean-Pierre Rodriguez from Lockheed Martin Energy, who presented on PSEG Long Island’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Programs. 

Alex Valentino, EIT, CEM is a Mechanical Engineer with 4 years of engineering experience in both the construction and energy sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering at NYIT.

Jean-Pierre Rodriguez, CEM is a Sustainable Energy Consultant with nearly a decade of experience in the energy efficiency and sustainability sector. He is a graduate of Adelphi University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics, and he holds a Master of Science in Energy Management from NYIT.

For more information on PSEG-LI’s programs see

AEE-LI Chapter Spring 2019 Meeting Schedule

For Spring 2019, AEE-LI has scheduled 3 meetings:

  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019  *** New Scheduled Date for Field Trip

Campus meetings are free of charge and are held at the NYIT Old Westbury Campus at 7 pm.  Announcements of Speakers and Topics will be posted on this site and emailed to the chapter list, including local New York area AEE members and others who have provided email addresses to the Chapter Board members.

Refreshments (Water, snacks) will be provided at no charge at our Meetings.  We welcome all interested in our topics


Also, save the date, the 14th Annual Energy Conference will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 at NYIT DeSeversky Mansion from 8:30 am – 3 pm.  Topic will be announced!