Calendar of Events

AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Monday March 26, 2018 – Easy, Quick Payback, Energy Efficient & Safety Solutions by SHANNON Enterprises, with National Grid Rebates

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming meeting, Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7 pm, to be held in Theobald Hall Room 411, at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT.  We are pleased to welcome Mr. Mike Makofsky, Northeast Regional Manager at Shannon Enterprises WNY, Inc., who will present about Blanket Insulation for Energy Efficiency and Safety.  Mr. Makofsky will be joined by Ms. Laura McNeill, Energy Efficiency Channel Sales Partner at National Grid, who will speak about National Grid Energy Savings Opportunities and Incentive Programs.

Mr. Makofsky is an active participant in many professional associations, including AEE, APPA, IFMA, BOMA, DVGBC and ASHE. Ms. McNeill has extensive experience in energy efficiency and incentives for all types of projects.

AEE-LI Spring 2018 Meeting Schedule

For Spring 2018, AEE-LI has scheduled 3 meetings, to be held in Theobald Hall, Room 411:

  • Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Monday April 23, 2018
  • Monday, May 21, 2018

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.

New for 2018, we will be providing refreshments (coffeee, tea, snacks) at no charge.  We welcome all interested in our topics


Also, save the date, the 13th Annual Energy Conference will be held June 14, 2018 at NYIT DeSeversky Mansion from 8:30 am – 3 pm.

This year’s topic is

Bioenergy & Natural Systems

Registrants may receive five continuing education hours applicable to re-registration as a professional engineer or registered architect.

AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) – Comprehensive 5-day Training and Exam: July 23-27, 2018

Long Island Chapter

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE-LI) Sponsors:

 Five Day Preparation for the CEM Exam

July 23 – 27, 2018 at NYIT Old Westbury, Schure Hall

The regular cost of the seminar is $2195 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 $600 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 27 CEM exam  using the Inhouse Seminar CEM Application from the link below.

The application is due at national AEE headquarters by June 22:


Registration form:

2.  Register for the July 23 – 27 CEM course at NYIT, this form and the $1995 fee must be received at NYIT by June 15, 2018:

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

Tuesday November 14 – IES Seminar: Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT (Internet of Things)

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed its members and friends to the IES Seminar: Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT on Tuesday November 14 at Leviton Manufacturing Company, 201 North Service Road, Melville, NY 11747.  Michael C. Skurla was the speaker.

Michael C. Skurla is an esteemed speaker among the lighting and specification community, as he frequently travels the country to deliver educational presentations. Mike has spent 22+ years in the building controls and automation field, with a strong specialty in electrical power distribution pertaining to lighting, HVAC, EMS, and larger building automation. A particular area of focus, sparked by his computer science educational background, has been M2M communication and analytics within the built world.

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 – Jon Brodeur, CEO of Emme presents “Adding Value to Buildings through Comfort and Energy Savings for HVAC Systems”

At our Monday, October 23, 2017 meeting at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT,  we welcomed Emme, who presented on “Adding Value to Buildings through Comfort and Energy Savings for HVAC Systems”

Emme (Energy Management Made Easy)​ is a manufacturer of a temperature control & energy management system which works with most any existing heating & cooling equipment, providing significant value/impact as it relates to comfort & energy savings.  They have a track record of helping clients significantly reduce their upfront capital expenditures for their controls/heating & cooling related systems through “micro-zoning” downstream in order to affordably provide a zone in every room.  They can integrate with VAV boxes and through 3rd party building management systems (BMS), as well as controlling hot water baseboard and forced air systems.

U.S. Green Building Council – LI Chapter event “Conquering the Energy Code” on Sept. 12, 2017 (9am-5pm)

U.S. Green Building Council- Long Island Chapter has an educational event titled “Conquering the Energy Code” on September 12 from 9am to 5pm at USGBC offices – 150 Motor Parkway, Suite LL80, Hauppauge, NY 11788.

See for more info and registration.

AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Monday Sept 18, 2017, featuring Cypress Envirosystems on “Enabling Advanced Control Strategies and Automated Diagnostics in Older Buildings”

At our meeting on September 18, 2017 the AEE-LI Chapter welcomed Chris Poje, Director of New York Area Business Development for Cypress Envirosystems, who presented on “Enabling Advanced Control Strategies and Automated Diagnostics in Older Buildings”.  For more information, you can visit



AEE-LI Chapter Meeting May 22, 2017, featuring Bruce Curtis of Pearl Street Lighting on LED Lighting Technology

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed Mr. Bruce Curtis, P.E., President of Pearl Street LED Lighting Systems, who presented on LED Lighting Technology and Controls at our May 22, 2017 meeting.

Mr. Curtis began his career with Con Edison of NY working in various roles in the power generation and electrical distribution divisions.  After Con Edison, he co-founded two successful energy start-up companies, The Dome-Tech Group and DT Solar. Mr. Curtis has led numerous large energy/facility projects at leading tri-state healthcare institutions including Montefiore Medical Center, NYU Medical Center, Beth Israel, Columbia Presbyterian, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He is a Professional Engineer, Building Commissioning Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional and a LEED AP. He earned a B.E. in Engineering at SUNY Maritime College. For more information about Pearl Street LED Lighting Systems, click here:

AEE-LI Chapter Meeting April 24, 2017 – Tom Pirone, Lime Energy, on Distributed Energy and Energy Efficiency Programs under New York State REV

At our April 24, 2017 meeting, the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed Tom Pirone, Vice President, Lime Energy, who presented on Distributed Energy Resources and Energy Efficiency Programs under the New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative.

AEE-LI Chapter Meeting Monday March 27, 2017, featuring Dr. Amundsen on Heron of Alexandria

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed Dr. Robert Amundsen, our chapter founder and President, to present ”Hero of Alexandria: The World’s First Energy Engineer?” on Monday March 27, 2017, at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT. Dr. Amundsen is Director of the Graduate Program of Energy Management at NYIT, as well as a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional.

This meeting featured a documentary about Hero of Alexandria (also known as Heron of Alexandria), followed by discussion. Often called “The Thomas Edison of the Ancient World” or “The Leonardo da Vinci of Antiquity,” he built elaborate machines which were marvels of ingenuity.