Calendar of Events

AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Monday May 21, 2018 – Dr. Amundsen presents “Micro Structures: Going Green by Going Small”

You are hereby invited to join the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers at our upcoming meeting, Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7 pm, to be held in Theobald Hall Room 411, at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT.  We are pleased to welcome our own Dr. Robert Amundsen, who will present “Micro Structures: Going Green by Going Small” and explain how significant energy savings can be achieved by downsizing the building footprint. This can be accomplished by adopting a more sustainable lifestyle, and using compact equipment. The financial and environmental benefits are significant.

Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, is the Director of the M.S. in Energy Management program at the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences of New York Institute of Technology. He is responsible for programs at the NYIT campuses in Old Westbury, Manhattan, Vancouver, and online. Dr. Amundsen is the President of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. He is a past recipient of the Environmental Educator of the Year Award, and the Energy Professional Development Award. He served as the Engineering Faculty Advisor for the NYIT Solar Decathlon Team. He earned a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy and a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Rochester, followed by an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.


AEE-LI Chapter Meeting – Monday April 23, 2018 – Green Power Tower: Power Plant of the Future, a vertical axis wind turbine design

At our Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers meeting, Monday, April23, 2018 at the Old Westbury Campus of NYIT, we welcomed Mr. Max Aginskiy and Ilya Tsitron, who presented Green Power Tower: Power Plant of the Future.  The Green Power Tower is a vertical axis wind turbine design unlike any other wind turbine. It is a stable cylinder-shaped tower that has no moving parts outside of the structure and works with any wind direction.  Mr. Ilya Tsitron is the inventor of the Green Power Tower.

Max Aginskiy holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Technology and Sustainability, with honors from The New York Institute of Technology. He has furthered his R&D studies in renewable energy generation, focusing on wind power with extensive experience in power plant systems, wind turbine design and implementation.   Ilya Tsitron holds a Master’s of Civil Engineering, from the Crimea University of Civil Engineering. He holds the patent for a stackable omnidirectional vertical axle wind turbine, called Green Power Tower.









Protoype Green Power Tower with Max Aginskiy (left) and Ilya Tsitron (right)

Here is a Youtube video


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

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers welcomed Mr. Mike Makofsky, Northeast Regional Manager at Shannon Enterprises WNY, Inc., who presented on Blanket Insulation for easy and quick energy efficiency and safety.  Mr. Makofsky was joined by Ms. Laura McNeill, Energy Efficiency Channel Sales Partner at National Grid, who spoke 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 (Water, 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:


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 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: