Calendar of Events

Thu., Oct 19 – Full day seminar on Geothermal Energy at Farmingdale College, co-sponsored by PSEG-LI and Farmingdale College

The AEE-LI Chapter would like to pass along this educational opportunity for our members and friends:

Dear Design Professional:

Are you ready for the transition to renewable heating and cooling?  NY State has developed a policy framework  to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from HVAC. Learn what you need to know about geothermal heat pumps, for which both PSEG Long Island and  NYSERDA have implemented rebate programs.

NY-GEO, in concert with PSEG Long Island and the Farmingdale College Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center, is offer a 5 credit course this coming Thursday, October 19, 2017 for architects, engineers and building owners.

This seminar is for you if you would like to get more in-depth knowledge of geothermal heat pumps in preparation for the coming transition to renewable heating and cooling.

It will offer attendees 5 hours of PDH, AIA, BPI and LEED (self reporting) credits.  Cost $169, but only $49 if taking the course without CEU credits, or $19 Special NYSERDA sponsored STUDENT RATE.  The course runs from 9 AM to 3 PM.  The instructor for the training is renowned Geothermal author Jay Egg.

Please click here to see details and register

Please pass this along to any colleagues who may be interested.

Bill Nowak


Executive Director



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

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming meeting, Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7 pm, to be held in Anna Rubin Hall Room 316, at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT.  We are pleased to welcome Jon Brodeur, CEO of Emme, who will present 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.

AEE-LI to sponsor 5-day CEM Prep course Jul 24-28, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Long Island Chapter of the Association of  Engineers, and NYIT, will sponsor the five day Certified Energy Manager (CEM) prep course at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT, July 24 – 28, 2017.

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 $1895, which is a $700 discount.

Click below for general information about the CEM:

To register for the July 24 – 28 CEM prep course, we must receive the form and your check by June 16, 2017.  The form is attached  as a Word document.


You must file a separate application for the CEM with the national AEE by June 23. The exam will be given on the last day of the course. Good luck with earning the CEM certification!

AEE-LI Chapter Meeting Monday November 28, 2016 – featuring David Schieren of EmPower Solar

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed Mr. David Schieren, CEO of EmPower Solar to our Chapter meeting on November 28, 2016 at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT.  Mr. Schieren presented on the Solar Industry Landscape on Long Island, including residential and commercial financing options and the State Clean Energy Standard.

David co-founded EmPower in 2003 with the goal of making solar the dominant energy source in New York.  Through 2016, EmPower has installed over 1,500 residential and commercial systems on Long Island.  David is a Board Member of Vision Long Island, an organization dedicated to promoting smart growth and transit oriented development. He has a Master of Science in Energy Management from the New York Institute of Technology.

For more information on EmPower Solar, see EmPower Solar web site.


AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Monday October 24, 2016 at 7 pm

At our Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016 Mr. Joe Ambrosio of Unique Technical Services, LLC presented and led a discussion of renewable-fuel vehicles, featuring projects on Long Island and New York City.  For more information on this topic, see the UTS web site at