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.