Calendar of Events

Monday, October 2 – AEE-LI Zoom Webinar (RRSVP by Oct 1) – Mr. Luke McAuliffe of AuctionURenergy LLC, on “Energy Procurement in the 21st Century”

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming ZOOM Webinar on Monday October 2, 2023 at 7 pm EDT.  We are pleased to welcome Mr. Luke McAuliffe, President and Founder of AuctionURenergy LLC, who works with some of the largest and most sophisticated energy buyers in the country.  Luke will present on “Energy Procurement in the 21st Century”, focusing on the future of the New York State Energy Market and how to plan for upcoming changes.

Luke has served in an advisory role in energy management for over 20 years, and was the recipient of the prestigious F.E.M.P. award from FERC for his creation of a competitive contracting vehicle (via reverse auction process) for federal facilities to enroll in Demand Response programs.   He also recently developed and held the first online auctions for a Community Choice Aggregation’s (CCA’s) for Sustainable Westchester and the City of Yonkers.

Luke believes in developing and maintaining long term relationships, demonstrated by AUE’s 94% customer retention rate.  He strongly believes that a rigorous process combined with technology via “Auctions” yields the best results for energy procurement customers, which occurs in transparent and risk-free environment.

Prior to forming AUE, Luke held executive positions at several companies, including Transparent Energy (President), World Energy (VP) and CPower.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Management from NYIT, a C.E.P. from AEE and a B.A. in Political Science from Hofstra University.

This event will take place on Monday October 2, 2023 at 7 pm EDT, via Zoom teleconferencing. There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP by Sunday, October 1, 2023 to receive the Zoom Meeting Link by contacting Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, Director of the M.S. in Energy Management Program by email at

17th Annual New York Institute of Technology Energy Conference, Wednesday, June 7, 2023 on Energy Careers and Professional Societies

The 17th Annual New York Institute of Technology Energy Conference, was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 The theme was: 


Monday May 8, 2023 AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Christopher Lima of National Grid will present on “National Grid Energy Efficiency incentive programs”.

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers ZOOM Webinar on Monday May 8, 2023 welcomed Mr. Christopher Lima of National Grid, who present ed on “National Grid Energy Efficiency  incentive programs”.

Christopher Lima is a seasoned energy efficiency professional in the multi-family market with over 18 years of experience. His expertise lies in conducting comprehensive energy audits and developing customized energy-efficient solutions that save his clients money on utility bills while significantly reducing their environmental footprint. Christopher’s passion for sustainability and environmental responsibility has earned him a reputation as a trusted advocate for energy efficiency in the multi-family industry.


Monday, April 17, 2023 – AEE-LI Chapter Meeting presentation “Achieving Energy Savings in Data Centers.” by Northwell’s Isaac Fieg

At our ZOOM Webinar on Monday April 17, 2023 we welcomed Mr. Isaac Fieg, Senior Manager of Data Center Operations at Northwell Health, who presented on “Achieving Energy Savings in Data Centers.”

Mr. Fieg has over 30 years of experience in the design and management of data centers. He is a collaborative problem solver who uses best practices, process improvement, project management and training strengths to turn around troubled operations. He has expertise in IT infrastructure migration, power assessment and data center modeling.


Monday March 27, 2023 at 7 pm EDT: “Real-time occupant-based Demand Control Ventilation – The GHG reduction solution for our time.”

On behalf of the AEE Long Island Chapter, for our continuing ZOOM Meeting series on Monday March 27, 2023, we welcomed Daniel Trojanowski of Feedback Solutions, who presented “Real-time occupant-based Demand Control Ventilation – The GHG reduction solution for our time.”

The presentation addressed key verticals, competitive differentiators, the ease of implementation, and an in-depth view of the Feedback Solutions’ patented platform through a case study analysis and cover the ways in which the solution effectively tackles current legislation/mandates around energy efficiency and GHG reduction with a compelling ROI/payback period.

Feedback Solutions leverages best in class 3rd party people counting sensors with its patented technology platform to continuously calculate highly accurate, real-time occupant counts within each HVAC zone in a building. This data is then communicated via BACnet/IP, (sent as an analog input value to the BMS or DDC) so that ventilation requirements are optimized seamlessly based on actual occupant demand.


AEE-LI Spring 2023 Meetings

The AEE- Long Island Chapter Spring meeting schedule for 2023 is the following:

Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7 pm via Zoom – Reducing Energy/GHG Emissions Utilizing Occupancy Sensors

Monday April 17, 2023 at 7 pm via Zoom – Topic: Mission Critical Facilities Management

Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7 pm – topic to be announced

All meetings this semester will be via Zoom and planned for 60-90 minutes, including Q&A.  We may also have in-person attendance at the NYIT campus, subject to current health regulations and interest.

Nov 10, 2022 1-2 pm Peter Curtis on “A Global Perspective on Critical Power System Infrastructure for Next Generation Computing”

AEE-LI welcomed an NYIT Webinar on Thursday November 10, 2022 from 1-2 pm EST with Peter Curtis, who presented “A Global Perspective on Critical Power System Infrastructure for Next Generation Computing”.

This event was part of the Industry Leaders Lecture Series, sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Students and professionals learned from Peter Curtis, the author of the acclaimed IEEE Press book Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment, about the skills, technologies, and processes to operate, manage, and maintain power quality and emergency systems as we transition into the next generation of computing and intelligence.

At the heart of technology behind today’s businesses is the power system and emergency backup necessary for continuous reliable operation. Peter Curtis, the founder of PMC Group I, LLC and a world-renowned author, will discuss the design and analysis of mission critical systems: how to reduce risk, comply with current policies and regulations, and maintain an appropriate level of reliability based on a facility’s risk tolerance. He will discuss the myriad challenges and issues facing industry engineers today such as safety, fire protection, and energy security, including the impact on business resiliency, data center efficiency, cyber security, and green power technology.


Monday Oct 24, 2022 – ZOOM AEE-LI Chapter Meeting with Jacob Goldman of Energy Tax Savers – Must RSVP

At the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers Zoom meeting on Monday October 24, 2022, we welcomed Jacob Goldman, Vice president of Energy Tax Savers, who presented on “How Research and Development Tax Credits Propel Innovation in the Green Building Industry”.  This presentation was designed to explain the expanded Research and Development Tax Credit and how it is utilized to increase innovation by building designers, engineers and equipment manufacturers in the High Performance and Green Building Industry. We will discuss how the credit allows for increased experimentation with new energy technologies and green design methods, and how to identify these R&D tax credit eligible activities.

Jacob Goldman is the Vice President of Energy Tax Savers (ETSI). He has a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MBA from the University of Maine at Orono, and is a LEED, AP. He is the co-author of numerous articles, has presented to hundreds of corporations, architectural firms, engineering firms, accounting firms and local chapters of USGBC, IFMA, BOMA, and AEE (including AEE-LI), as well as national conferences of AEE, NFMT, NALMCO, IGSHPA, PIMA, and at the EMC Conference.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022 (1-3pm): 16th Annual NYIT Energy Conference via Zoom

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers co-sponsored The 16th Annual New York Institute of Technology Energy Conference, held on Wednesday, June 8 from 1-3 pm. This year’s theme was:







The conference website, which includes the agenda and the speaker bios, is:

Recognizing the continued concerns of the Pandemic, the conference was conducted as a virtual (Zoom) webinar.

Monday May 9, 2022: AEE-LI Zoom Meeting – Mr. Ron Gilooly on Leidos Energy Management Program offerings

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers ZOOM meeting held on Monday May 9, 2022 at 7 pm EDT welcomed Mr. Ron Gilooly, Industrial Energy Program Director at Leidos, who presented on Leidos Energy Management Program offerings.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the energy, defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets.

Prior to Leidos, Mr. Gillooly was most recently Director of Business Development for Horizon Energy Services and worked at National Grid for 21 years, holding various positions in account management, community relations, and marketing premium services to commercial and industrial customers.  In his current role as Leidos Industrial Energy Program Director, Mr. Gillooly is responsible for implementation and growth of Energy Management programs in the Northeast.  He has also served as a guest lecturer in energy auditing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Center for Sustainability in Business.  He is a graduate of Rhode Island College and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).  Mr. Gillooly is currently on the Board of Directors of the AEE New England Chapter and past president.