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Welcome
Welcome to the East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.

We are dedicated to helping our members and community implement energy efficient technologies to reduce expenses, improve their energy efficiency, protect the environment, and bolster our economy.

Stay attuned to the rapid changes and reshaping of our business, new technologies, and the legislative and regulatory issues affecting our industry. Join us as we network with industry peers, develop leads, discuss energy opportunities, tour project sites and explore energy procurement strategies.

Realize the benefits of a local support group staffed with professionals such as yourself. We encourage both MEMBERS AND GUESTS to attend our quarterly meetings.

Last Updated on December 4th, 2006 9:10 am by admin
Chapter Meetings
Our chapter's regular meetings are held quarterly, on the 2nd Tuesday of February, April, September, and November.

Registration and Social Time - 5:15 pm
Dinner / Meeting - 6pm
Adjourn ~ 8pm

Meetings typically consist of a guest speaker and short business agenda.
Additional networking opportunities are provided from 8-9pm.

Last Updated on December 4th, 2006 9:20 am by admin
Key Contacts
Here are the key contacts for the East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers:

jjankowski@AEPenergy.com, President, James Jankowski - PE/CEM
bsnyder@ids-troy.com, VP, Bruce Snyder - CEM
kdunbar@ameresco.com, Newsletter Editor, Kevin Dunbar - CEM
dobryP@trinity-health.org, Treasurer, Paul Dobry - CEM
smoore@taubman.com, Secretary, Steve Moore - PE/CEM
david.everest@siemens.com, Chapter Awards, David Everest - Phd/CEM
david.everest@siemens.com, Scholarships, David Everest - Phd/CEM
edwardsd@dteenergy.com, Technologies and Training, Don Edwards - CEM
sawecox2@comcast.net, Membership and meeting attendance, Ed Cox - CEM
smoore@taubman.com, Webmaster, Steve Moore - PE/CEM

Last Updated on February 13th, 2014 11:09 am by admin
November Meeting
The November meeting for the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers on Thursday, November 9 was a great success. The meeting was held in Bowling Green, Ohio at the City of Bowling Green Wind Farm. A recap of the trip and wind farm description has been provided by Jay Russell. The report can be downloaded here.

Last Updated on December 4th, 2006 9:40 am by admin
Green Power
Austin Energy sold 251,520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power last year, more than any other utility in the nation. The utility\'s GreenChoice program offers electricity from wind, solar, landfill methane gas, and hydropower plants to more than 6,500 residents, 165 small businesses, and 31 large companies and organizations in Austin, TX. See: http://www.austinenergy.com/press/rank.htm

Last Updated on December 4th, 2006 9:50 am by admin
First Entry
Hello. This is the first blog post on EMAEE.org's new page.

Last Updated on December 4th, 2006 10:00 am by admin
Energy Summit III
The Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE invites you and your members to participate in "Seminars on Sustainability: SOS for the Environment" on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (near Detroit).

This all-day event is a collaboration with Lawrence Technological University's Center for Sustainability, the Engineering Society of Detroit, Detroit Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and Eastern Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. A number of other organizations are considering endorsement, which requires a commitment to publicize the event and provide speakers, but no financial contribution.

This year, the event will be kicked off by ASHRAE Society President, Terry Townsend, and LTU President, Dr. Lewis Walker. Distinguished Lecturer, Brian P. Monk, P. Eng. will talk on indoor air quality.

Multiple seminars will be offered simultaneously; anticipated topics will include:

- ASHRAE Standard 62 Indoor Air Quality
- Labs 21 Pressure Control Systems for Clean Rooms
- 90.1 Forms Workshop
- LEED Buildings - What Have We Learned? (roundtable) Water Use/Reuse/Recycling, Green Roofs, Zero Energy Homes
- 2007 Solar Decathlon
- Life Cycle Analysis of Buildings
- Acoustic Implications of LEED Buildings
- EPact and Energy Tax Credits
- Experience with an Early Sustainable Structure
- State of Michigan Activities
- Energy Star, Sustainability for Non-Profit Structures
- Lighting and Electrical Design for Sustainability
- Impact of Sustainable Products on Maintenance
- New Specification Format and Sustainability
- AIA goal of Net Zero Energy Buildings by 2030
- Commissioning/Recommissioning for Sustainability
- Metering for Sustainability
- The Next Edition of LEED Biomass

There will also be tours of the LTU LEED building and 10kW Photovoltaic system installation.

Updated information on pricing and additional details will be posted to www.detroitashrae.org and to the EMAEE website (http://www.emaee.org) as available.

Last Updated on December 18th, 2006 9:10 am by admin
EMAEE February Meeting
Our next Eastern Michigan Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) meeting normally occurs on the second Tuesday of February, 2/13/07 this year. However, because the EMAEE is sponsoring the LTU Energy Summit III taking place the following week, there will be no February meeting on the 13th.

Last Updated on January 17th, 2007 9:10 am by admin
Smart Cooling Design
HP researchers believe smart cooling analysis could reduce expenses at Data Centers. HP announced this week that it is now using a 'smart' cooling modeling system using computational fluid dynamics--like that used to improve airplane design--to create a 3-D model of temperature distribution and then recommends strategic placement of computing resources and air conditioning equipment to optimize energy use for cooling throughout a data center. The company claims this approach reduces energy cost up to 25% or $1 million per year, based on $1,000 per megawatt hour for a 30,000-square-foot data center with 1,000 racks requiring 10 megawatts to power the computing infrastructure and half that amount--5 megawatts-- to dissipate and remove heat. See: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2003/030304b.html

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 9:10 am by admin
EMAEE.org's New Look
The look and layout of EMAEE.org has been updated. Many hours were spent trying to make the site dynamic and very useable. Please let us know what you think by sending us your comments. Thanks.

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 9:20 am by admin
Photovoltaics and CHP Project
The City of San Diego made an agreement with Onsite Energy to proceed with a comprehensive $3.6 million renovation of San Diego police head-quarters, which will reduce energy consumption and generate clean power from photovoltaics and a combined heat and power (CHP) system. The CHP system is expected to generate 3.5 million kWh of electricity and produce thermal energy in the form of hot water and chilled water. The photovoltaic system is expected to produce an additional 45,000 kWh per year. Energy efficiency measures should save the City about a million kWh of electricity and 11,000 therms of natural gas per year. The project will benefit from approximately $718,000 in utility incentive payments from state and utility-sponsored programs that provide cash incentives for CHP, photovoltaics, and energy-efficiency capital improvements. For more information, see: http://www.onsitenergy.com/press.php

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 9:30 am by admin
Energy Efficiency Design Tool
BetterBricks http://www.betterbricks.com/, an initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, was established to help commercial building professionals use energy efficiency as a design tool and financial strategy. Its Web site features articles on energy effective design and better building management, as well as success stories, news, and events.

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 9:40 am by admin
Steady Oil Production
According to Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, that 'World oil production is consistent and steady.' As of Mach 20th, OPEC production was 26.5 million barrels per day, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA). The amount is only slightly lower than the last reported figure of 26.9 million barrels per day in November 2002. Despite the loss of all production from Iraq and other production losses from Venezuela and Nigeria, world oil production has remained steady as other oil-producing countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, have significantly increased production and tanker loadings in recent weeks. See the DOE press releases on oil supplies: http://www.eia.doe.gov or http://www.energy.gov/press/sub/hqreleases.html

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 9:50 am by admin
Landfill Methane Gas
In Maryland, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) became the first federal facility to use landfill methane to heat its buildings. Thirty-one buildings on the GSFC campus are now heated with landfill gas that is piped from a landfill five miles away. See press release: http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/news-release/releases/2003/h03-154.htm and http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2003/0508landfill.html

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 10:00 am by admin
Methane
In South Carolina, BMW's manufacturing plant in Spartanburg is now using landfill methane to provide 25 percent of its energy needs. The project draws on a 9.5-mile pipeline that delivers the gas from the nearby Palmetto Landfill, which is owned by Waste Management, Inc. See: http://www.bmwusfactory.com/media_center/releases/

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 10:10 am by admin
Methane
Kentucky will soon gain its first landfill-gas power plants, thanks to the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC). In mid-March, the coop earned approval from utility regulators to build plants at the Bavarian Landfill in Boone County, the Laurel Ridge Landfill in Laurel County and the Green Valley Landfill in Greenup County. All three plants should be built by the end of September, producing a combined total of more than 10 kilowatts of electricity. See: http://www.ekpc.com/news.html#LANDFILL

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 10:20 am by admin
Methane
In Brooklyn, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) is making use of methane produced at a wastewater treatment plant. NYPA is installing a 250-kilowatt microturbine to produce power from the methane generated in anaerobic digesters at the New York City Owl's Head Wastewater Treatment Plant. NYPA will also install a total of eight 200-kilowatt fuel cells at other wastewater treatment plants this year. See: http://www.nypa.gov/press/2003/030429b.htm

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 10:30 am by admin
Renewable Energy Credits
Companies producing power from waste gas are also able to make money through the sale of renewable energy credits, or 'green tags.' Gas Recovery Systems, Inc. recently sold a year-and-a-half of credits from two Massachusetts landfill gas systems to Massachusetts Electric at a cost of $1.8 million. CSGServices, Inc. (CSGS) brokered the deal.: http://www.csgrp.com/images/pdf_press_releases/csgs_sells_rec_ma.pdf

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 10:40 am by admin
Wave Energy
AquaEnergy Group Ltd., a wave energy developer, announced that a utility in Washington State has signed a contract to buy all the power from its planned wave energy pilot plant. Clallum County PUD will buy up to 250 kilowatts of power from four wave energy converters -- called 'AquaBoUYs' -- which the company plans to install about 3 miles off the shore of Makah Bay, near the tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. AquaEnergy's system uses a moored buoy that captures the kinetic energy of the waves. The company hopes to install and start operating the pilot plant by mid-2004. See press release at: http://www.aquaenergygroup.com/press/releases/release4-4-2003.htm

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 10:50 am by admin
Wave Energy Convertors
The 'Wave Dragon' wave energy converter sustained minor damaged during its installation in a Danish fjord. The prototype's wing-like wave reflectors were removed and towed to a nearby harbor while missing rubber fenders and ruined signal cables on the main platform were repaired. Initial tests are underway on the platform. See press releases at: http://www.wavedragon.net/news/index.htm and http://www.wavedragon.net/press/index.htm

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 11:00 am by admin
Superconductor Technology
The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research has awarded a $70 million contract to design and build a prototype 36.5-megawatt propulsion motor using high-temperature superconductors (HTS). HTS materials carry electrical current with essentially zero resistance.The Navy's HTS motor will produce nearly 50,000 horsepower while measuring less than half the size and roughly one-third the weight of a standard motor with copper conductors. 'The U.S. Navy is going electric,' says Rear Admiral Jay M. Cohen, Chief of Naval Research. 'Superconductor technology will help reduce the size and weight of motors, generators, power transmission and supporting electrical components to help speed the transition to electric this decade.'

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 11:10 am by admin
HTS Technology - Aid for Preventing Future Blackouts
The electric power industry expects to eventually use superconducting cables to build to a more energy-efficient, high-capacity transmission system. Help in solving transmission woes, using a voltage regulating system originally developed for the HTS super-conducting magnetic energy storage devices is now being used as a stand-alone device to help trans-mission systems respond to voltage fluctuations caused by heavy industrial machinery. The system, called D-VAR, has been sold to number of U.S. and international utilities. In Connecticut, a new D-VAR system will allow an additional 100 megawatts of power to flow through congested transmission lines serving the southwestern part of the state. PacifiCorp also installed a D-VAR system at the Wyoming Wind Energy Project, and Nordex USA Inc. is planning to install one at a 2.6-megawatt wind facility in Minot, North Dakota. Note that wind facilities are often located in weak parts of transmission grids and can sometimes cause transmission lines to experience voltage fluctuations. The HTS technology virtually eliminates past problems with voltage and transmission problems.

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 11:20 am by admin
Oil From Sand
The world's second largest reserve with 50 percent more oil than Iraq is actually across the border in the province of Alberta, Canada. As of this year, Canada's oil reserves suddenly jumped by 3,600% from 4.8 billion barrels (bbl) last year to 180 bbl. This is due a drop in the cost of producing oil from Alberta's oil sands, which qualified the resource to be categorized in the economically recoverable 'proven reserve' column. Oil sand is mud-like material composed of sand, water and clay wrapped in thick hydrocarbon called bitumen. Once the bitumen is separated from the sand and the water it can be refined into synthetic crude. Canadian officials boast that approximately 300 billion barrels underlie the 30,000 sq. miles of Alberta and are ultimately recoverable enough to pave a four lane super highway to the moon Oil sands proponents promise that though production price is high--with current technology about $9 per barrel compared to $2 a barrel of Persian Gulf crude--it is likely to drop and become competitive. oil sands are now producing more oil than conventional crude reserves. They also hold that such non-conventional crude spares oil companies high transportation and security premiums involved in importing oil from the volatile Middle East.

Last Updated on February 2nd, 2007 11:30 am by admin
Front Page Layout
The layout of the front page of the site has a newly-added feature: the 5 most recent posts to the site. This will help everyone stay updated by letting you know when something has been added. Please let us know if this is useful by dropping us an email.

Last Updated on February 6th, 2007 9:00 am by admin
February 20, 2007
The Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE invites you and your members to participate in "Seminars on Sustainability: SOS for the Environment" on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (near Detroit).

This all-day event is a collaboration with Lawrence Technological University's Center for Sustainability, the Engineering Society of Detroit, Detroit Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and Eastern Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. A number of other organizations are considering endorsement, which requires a commitment to publicize the event and provide speakers, but no financial contribution.

This year, the event will be kicked off by ASHRAE Society President, Terry Townsend, and LTU President, Dr. Lewis Walker. Distinguished Lecturer, Brian P. Monk, P. Eng. will talk on indoor air quality.

Multiple seminars will be offered simultaneously; anticipated topics will include:

- ASHRAE Standard 62 Indoor Air Quality
- Labs 21 Pressure Control Systems for Clean Rooms
- 90.1 Forms Workshop
- LEED Buildings - What Have We Learned? (roundtable) Water Use/Reuse/Recycling, Green Roofs, Zero Energy Homes
- 2007 Solar Decathlon
- Life Cycle Analysis of Buildings
- Acoustic Implications of LEED Buildings
- EPact and Energy Tax Credits
- Experience with an Early Sustainable Structure
- State of Michigan Activities
- Energy Star, Sustainability for Non-Profit Structures
- Lighting and Electrical Design for Sustainability
- Impact of Sustainable Products on Maintenance
- New Specification Format and Sustainability
- AIA goal of Net Zero Energy Buildings by 2030
- Commissioning/Recommissioning for Sustainability
- Metering for Sustainability
- The Next Edition of LEED Biomass

There will also be tours of the LTU LEED building and 10kW Photovoltaic system installation.

Updated information on pricing and additional details will be posted to www.detroitashrae.org and to the EMAEE website (http://www.emaee.org) as available.

Last Updated on February 6th, 2007 9:10 am by admin
Engineering Links
Here are some useful engineering links, including handy calculations and references:

Engineering Calculations on the web

Last Updated on February 6th, 2007 9:20 am by admin
AEE National Programs of Interest
Check out some of the AEE national links:

Certification Schedules

Conferences and Expositions

Seminars

Job Board

Book Store

Contact AEE National at info@aeecenter.org

Last Updated on February 6th, 2007 9:30 am by admin
RSS Feed
We have been working on putting together an RSS feed for the site to keep you up to date on all of the latest happenings at the EMAEE. As soon is it is functional, we will let you know. Thanks.

Last Updated on February 14th, 2007 9:00 am by admin
EMAEE RSS Feed Now Working
The RSS feed for EMAEE.org is now up and running. You can add it to any of your favorite news readers and keep up to date with everything happening with the EMAEE.

Last Updated on February 14th, 2007 9:20 am by admin
April 2007 Meeting
More information regarding the upcoming April, 2007 EMAEE meeting will be coming soon. We hope to have an interesting speaker and lots of time to socialize and talk with one another.

Last Updated on February 25th, 2007 9:46 pm by admin
Outside Air Energy Calculator
Last Updated on February 28th, 2007 8:33 am by admin
Wave Energy Implementation
A wave energy project is being implemented off the coast of Portugal. Proponents of the project say that wave energy is more cost competitive than wind power at the same development stage (20-25 years ago). More info can be found at this BBC news article.

Last Updated on March 2nd, 2007 10:19 am by admin
EMAEE April Meeting
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers will be holding their April meeting on Tuesday, April 17. The meeting will be held in the new LEED certified Taubman Building, Room C406 at Lawrence Technological University. Note that this is a change from the usual Main Gallery meeting location. The meeting schedule is as follows:

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Social Hour
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Dinner
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Presentation: Rob Peterson - Chemical-Free Water Treatment Systems
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Q&A and Meeting Wrap-Up

Directions can be obtained by using Google Maps.

Last Updated on March 15th, 2007 12:46 pm by admin
RSS Feed Working Again
The RSS feed for the site was down & out for a little while, but the problem has been taken care of. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Last Updated on March 21st, 2007 7:38 am by admin
Energy Summit - May 15th, 2007
The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) and DTE Energy invite you to attend a one-day conference and exposition on the latest innovations in alternative energy sources and energy efficiency. One of the largest energy conferences and expositions held in metropolitan Detroit, the 2007 event is expected to surpass last year's record-number of exhibitors. Together DTE Energy and ESD have expanded the conference to be even more engaging than in past years. In response to growing interest in real world solutions to today's energy conservation needs, we have added an additional track of sessions. Targeted for energy issues affecting facility management and planning, speakers include executives from automotive manufacturers and suppliers, health care, banking, the state department of environmental control, energy distribution and sustainable development. Attendees include decision makers and influencers from a wide array of engineering disciplines who will learn about the latest energy technologies and participate in networking opportunities.

See the latest innovations in energy efficient transportation on display.

Schedule:

7:00 am-4:30 pm - Registration
7:00 am-2:00 pm - Open Exhibition
7:00 am - Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 am - Morning Keynote
9:00-11:40 am - Sessions (3 tracks)
Noon-2 pm - Luncheon and Keynote
2:00-2:50 pm - Sessions (2 tracks)
3:00-4:30 pm - Closing Reception

Please review the Energy Summit 2007 Flyer for more information and registration details.

Last Updated on March 27th, 2007 2:13 pm by admin
EMAEE September Meeting
Join us for our September meeting at Lawrence Technological University. We are proud to present Patricia Poli as our guest speaker. Ms. Poli will be speaking about the State of Michigan's 21st Century Plan. The meeting will be held in the Taubman Student Services Center. A map to the site can be found at https://www.ltu.edu/calendar/directions.asp.

Last Updated on September 5th, 2007 9:44 am by admin
September Meeting Additional Information
The speaker for the September 11, 2007 EMAEE meeting is Patricia Poli from the Engineering Section of the Operations and Wholesale Markets Division of the Department of Labor and Economic Growth. She will be speaking on the 21st Century Energy Plan for the State of Michigan.

http://www.cis.state.mi.us/mpsc/electric/capacity/energyplan/index.htm

On April 6, 2006, Governor Granholm issued Executive Directive No. 2006-2, calling for the development of a comprehensive plan for meeting the state's electric power needs. The directive asks for recommendations to ensure the state can both reliably meet its growing electric needs and keep electric costs competitive. The plan will encourage the use of new technologies and explore ways to continue the growth of the alternative energy industry in Michigan.

The 21st Century Energy Plan was developed by the MPSC as a response to the Executive Directive.
The Plan:
* Recommends that Michigan's future energy needs be met through a combination of renewable resources and the cleanest generating technology, with significant energy savings achieved by increased energy efficiency.
* Recommends that all retail electric energy suppliers be required to obtain at least 10 percent of their energy supplies from renewable resources by 2015.
* Recommends a new approach to utility-built generation. Using this approach, a utility would file a plan that includes renewable resources, energy efficiency measures, power available from external markets, and existing traditional generation to meet forecasted demand.
* Recommends creation of a Michigan Energy Efficiency Program. The program would cost the average residential customer about 50 cents per month and will fund energy efficiency measures and energy efficiency education throughout the state.

By pursuing the balanced approach set forth in the Plan, modeling shows the value of total savings to customers over the next 20 years is $4 billion, and even more, if the federal government enacts future taxes on greenhouse gas emissions, as expected.

Last Updated on September 5th, 2007 10:47 am by admin
Lawrence Tech 2007 Solar Decathlon
Please join Dr. Walker, President of Lawrence Tech, the Solar Decathlon Student Team, and many Solar Decathlon Sponsors at the:

Lawrence Tech 2007 Solar Decathlon Student Competition Open House Supported by NextEnergy


Thursday, September 6, 4:30 - 8 p.m. Remarks at 6 p.m. by Dr. Walker, NextEnergy and several Solar Decathlon Sponsors

Tour the student designed and built, completely solar-powered, energy-efficient home being constructed at the far end of Parking Lot C. See attached Invite and Campus Map.

RSVP to univadv@ltu.edu

Please also see the press release for the Public Open House.

Last Updated on September 5th, 2007 5:13 pm by admin
Learn more about home solar power at seminar
The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is hosting a one-day residential and small business solar energy program Sept. 15 in Oakland County.

Cosponsored by Oakland University, the Go Solar Oakland Country event will feature alternative energy experts talking about ways to save money using solar power.

The free event will take place in Gold Room C at the Oakland Center on the OU campus from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, see this Free Press article about the Go Solar Event.

Last Updated on September 6th, 2007 12:36 pm by admin
So you think you're an energy expert?
As oil prices near record highs, U.S. energy major Chevron is inviting people to deal with a potential future energy supply crunch in an online game called Energyville, which uses real data and scenarios to power a city until 2030.

Players in the free game, designed by The Economist Group, can choose from sources such as biomass, natural gas, nuclear and petroleum, with oil shale and hydrogen being added to the mix by 2015. Players can also invest in energy efficiency.

The game can be accessed through the Web site, www.willyoujoinus.com -- an energy discussion forum and a slogan for a Chevron campaign advocating green energy and looking to recruit people.

More info can be found in this Yahoo News article about the energy game.

Last Updated on September 6th, 2007 1:08 pm by admin
September Meeting Update
The Septemebr 11 meeting will contain a presentation on the following topic:

In April 2006, Governor Granholm issued Executive Directive 2006-2 initiating the 21st Century Energy Plan. That directive requested that the Chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission provide an electric energy plan for the State of Michigan which addressed eight goals. The goals included identifying the state's long and short term electric energy needs; providing recommendations to meet those electric energy needs that included energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative energy alternatives; and proposing recommendations for legislative or regulatory changes needed to implement the goals. Find out what events led up to the 21st Century Energy Plan, as well as a description of the process involved in conducting the resource assessments and in developing the policy recommedations for the 21st Century Energy Plan.

The lecture will be delivered by Pat Poli. Patricia Poli (Pat) is a Sr. Staff Engineer in the Gas Operations Section of the Operations & Wholesale Markets Division, Michigan Public Service Commission. She graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering. Pat has been with the Michigan Public Service Commission since 1989 and served as a project manager for the Capacity Needs Forum in 2005 and the 21st Century Energy Plan in 2006.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 pm in the Student Services Building on the campus of Lawrence Tech.

Last Updated on September 6th, 2007 3:45 pm by admin
Manufacturing and Developing Wind Energy Systems in Michigan
The Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University will host its first annual conference on wind power and its role in the state's energy portfolio.

The conference entitled Manufacturing and Developing Wind Energy Systems in Michigan takes place Sept. 10-11 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the campus of MSU in East Lansing.

The two-day event will feature more than 200 alternative energy executives, experts and researchers discussing how Michigan can increase its profile in the $20 billion wind power industry.

For more information, see this Free Press article or visit the conference's website.

Last Updated on September 7th, 2007 9:52 am by admin
September 11th Meeting Location
The September 11th EMAEE meeting will be in the following location - Room C406 of the Taubman Student Center on LTU's campus. We hope to see you there!

Last Updated on September 10th, 2007 10:26 am by admin
Trio to Study New Electricity Delivery System
DTE Energy, Rolls-Royce and NextEnergy plan to announce later today the start of a three-pronged study of a new electricity delivery system that could signal a change in how consumers get their energy in the future.

At a news conference, the trio will unveil the research project that tests solid-oxide fuel cells through Rolls-Royce's inverter technology at NextEnergy's microgrid located at 461 Burroughs in Detroit.

For more information, refer to this Free Press article on the study's announcement.

Last Updated on September 17th, 2007 10:48 am by admin
Companies Scramble to Find Engineers for Bustling Energy Industry
Bustling oilfield activity and retiring baby boomers, among other factors, have petroleum outfits large and small trying to hire thousands of engineers, and experts say the trend is expected to extend into the next decade as worldwide energy demand grows.

Management consulting firm Oliver Wyman says roughly eight in 10 global oil and gas companies forecast a shortage of petroleum engineers through at least 2011. The American Petroleum Institute said U.S. energy companies will need at least another 5,000 engineers by decade's end.

For more information, see this Free Press article on the energy engineer shortage.

Last Updated on September 17th, 2007 8:22 am by admin
Sisters Go Green at Home
The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have educated tens of thousands of students in Metro Detroit, and it might seem easy to conclude that the aging nuns in the order have accomplished most of the work they believe God intended for them. But life is long and the nuns say they believe it is all sacred.

So they have set a new path, emphasizing the environment and scientific discoveries as part of their spirituality. A nationally acclaimed $56 million renovation of their huge motherhouse, which last week received another in a long list of awards from the Environmental Protection Agency, and a newly published booklet are but two examples of their unique fusion of faith, science and the human condition.

For more information, refer to this Detroit News article on the Sisters.

Last Updated on September 19th, 2007 9:54 am by admin
Save Money on Energy Use at New Web Site
Can you guess which state governor's mansion is the most energy efficient? Perhaps you would like to know the best way to lower your energy bills by using renewable energy?

The answer to both of those questions and more can be found on a new Web site www.ChooseRenewables.com being launched by a Michigan company that promotes the use of clean and environmentally friendly energy sources.

More info can be found in this Free Press article on the ChooseRenewables website.

Last Updated on September 19th, 2007 12:30 pm by admin
Ann Arbor to Install LEDs
The city of Ann Arbor will become the first city in the U.S. to go to all LED fixtures for street lighting downtown. The installation is expected to save over $100,000 per year. For more information, see this article about the LED installation in Ann Arbor.

Last Updated on October 18th, 2007 12:35 pm by admin
November Meeting
The November meeting for the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers will be on Tuesday, November 13 starting at 5:30 pm at the Taubman Student Center on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. EMAEE is pleased to welcome special guest speaker Keith Willis, Ph.D. Dr. Willis has served as the EMAEE chapter president for many years, but he is moving away from the area. We are pleased to have Dr. Willis speak about Risk Assessment Analysis for Utility Conservation Measures in Commercial and Institutional Buildings. For more informtaion, please see the attached document providing further details about Dr. Willis' presentation.

Last Updated on October 11th, 2007 4:12 pm by admin
November Meeting Room Location
The November EMAEE meeting will be held in the Welcome Center, room C406 on the campus of Lawrence Technological University. This has been the room used for the last couple of meeting.

For directions to Lawrence Tech, input your starting address here:

Your Starting Address
We hope to see you there.

Last Updated on October 31st, 2007 2:03 pm by admin
Seminars on Sustainability IV
The fourth annual Seminars on Sustainability: SOS for the Environment Conference and Expo will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Lawrence Technological University from 12 pm to 8 pm. Onsite registration begins at 11 am. The seminar will feature speakers from academia and industry on various topics related to sustainability of the built environment. For further information, please refer to this press relase for the Seminars on Sustainability.

Last Updated on December 4th, 2007 11:08 am by admin
New Leadership for the EMAEE
At the November 13 meeting, the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers elected a new president. David Everest of the Siemens Corporation will replace outgoing long time president Keith Willis of the Trane Corporation. The organization recognized Doctor Willis' dedication and hard work over the past decade by presenting him with a framed letter of recognition from the national AEE as well as a plaque noting his past positions within the organization.

Long time friend and six year board member Bruce Snyder said, "Keith's hard work and dedication to the organization will be sorely missed, but we are very excited about what David brings to the table. The infusion of new blood is good for the organization. This is a very exciting time for us, high performance buildings and the USGBC's LEED program are bringing a lot of new attention to the work that we've been focusing on for years."

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers meets four times a year at Lawrence Technological University's LEED certified Taubman Student Services Building. Dinner presentations are made by local, regional and national energy and efficiency experts.

Last Updated on December 5th, 2007 11:37 am by admin
February 12th, 2008 EMAEE Meeting
The February 12th EMAEE meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm on the campus of Lawrence Technological University in room C406 of the Welcome Center. We are pleased to present Diane Van Buren Jones, Director of Rebuild Michigan - Detroit as our guest speaker. The title of the lecture is:

The Challenge of a Sustainable Society - Roles for Professional and Civic Leadership in Reshaping Cities

Please see Mrs. Van Buren Jones' biography for further information on our guest speaker. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Last Updated on February 8th, 2008 11:29 am by admin
April 8th Meeting
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers Spring 2008 meeting at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday April 8, 2008. The dinner-meeting will be held in the LEED-NC Gold certified Alfred Taubman Student Services Building on the Lawrence Technological University campus at 10 Mile and M-10. Registration and Social time begins at 5:15 pm. The Diner/meeting will begin at 6 pm with Mary Beth Ryan from WJR radio presenting. The guest lecture by Philip Plowright from LTU, will begin at 6:30 pm.

We have two invited presenters. First, Mary Beth Ryan from WJR radio station will discuss a new integrated multi-media radio and internet program titled WJR's Great Lakes Energy Conservation Program. The objective of the program is to increase awareness of the states energy efficiency programs, provide targeted education, and provide information regarding product/service incentives, cost saving rebates, and opportunities for registration to newsletters .

The second presenter is Philip Plowright, Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University. Please see his attached biographical sketch. His talk is entitled: "Sustainability, Housing and Energy: Strategies and Trends in Systems". The interaction and trade off of sustainability and energy conservation programs will be discussed.

Cost to attend for non-members is $25.

Last Updated on April 2nd, 2008 9:09 am by admin
eWashtenaw Green Media
Washtenaw County has produced some green media focusing on initiatives that have helped to "green up" homes and businesses in Washtenaw County. Videos for homeowners and businesses alike can be found at their green media website. One of their videos has even been nominated for an Emmy! Check it out.

Last Updated on April 24th, 2008 10:25 am by admin
EMAEE September Meeting
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers Fall 2008 meeting at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday September 9, 2008. The dinner-meeting will be held in the LEED-NC Gold certified Alfred Taubman Student Services Building on the Lawrence Technological University campus at 10 Mile and M-10. Registration and Social time begins at 5:15 pm. The Diner/meeting will begin at 6 pm with the guest lecture by Jamie Jankowski from ThermalNetics. Jamie speech is entitled "Finding Energy and Operational Savings in Chilled Water Systems."

Topics Jamie will cover include:

When do I use "Low Flow Systems"?
When do I use Variable Speed Drives?
Recognizing "Low Delta T Syndrome"
When do I apply "Oil Free Magnetic Bearing Chillers"?

Cost is free to Chapter members or $25 for non-member (Discounts for students and seniors). Please download this document for additional information about this meeting and future planned meetings.

Last Updated on September 3rd, 2008 1:29 pm by admin
November 2008 EMAEE Meeting
Mark your calendars for the November meeting of the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers. The meeting is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, November 11th at Lawrence Technological University. The dinner-meeting will be held in the LEED-NC Gold certified Alfred Taubman Student Services Building on the Lawrence Technological University campus at 10 Mile and M-10. Registration and Social time begins at 5:15 pm. The Diner/meeting will begin at 6 pm.

EMAEE is proud to present Mr. Jay Russell as our guest speaker in November. Mr. Russell will be discussing Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Chilled Water Systems. As always, the meeting is free for members and just $25 for guests. Please plan on attending the November EMAEE meeting.

Last Updated on October 9th, 2008 3:24 pm by admin
February 10, 2009 EMAEE Meeting
The February 2009 meeting of the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers will be held on February 10th in the UTLC Gallery in the Technology Building at Lawrence Technological University. The title of the presentation, given by Jennifer Utter Heston, Attorney with Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C. is:

Michigan's New Energy Policy: An Overview of the 2008 Energy Package

For more information on the meeting, please see this meeting agenda flyer. As always, the meeting is free for members. We hope to see you there!

Last Updated on January 28th, 2009 9:48 am by admin
April 21, 2009 Meeting
Spring 2009 Meeting:

Tuesday April 21, 2009
Solar Thermal Applications and Economics

By: Scott Slisher, Chief Operating Officer, Solargenix Energy, LLC

Summary of presentation:
The engineering and economics of solar thermal energy will be presented. The equipment and process will be described for various applications. The economics and benefits will be discussed along with the future direction of the industry.

Presenter biography:
Scott Slisher, Chief Operating Officer, Solargenix Energy, LLC. Mr. Slisher has numerous accomplishments solving multivariate commercial and technical energy problems and building successful teams. He has over 15 years of technical and commercial energy industry experience. Before joining Solargenix Energy, he worked for Integrys Energy Services as a Managing Director responsible for structuring and leading retail customer operations. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at American Electric Power where he worked on structured energy commodity transactions, asset development, acquisition analysis, and emerging energy technologies. He began his career with NiSource designing developing cogeneration projects for large industrial customers. He is a licensed professional engineer, LEED AP, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Special Update: Michigan's New Energy Policy - Utility Programs

By: Donald Boza, DTE Energy


MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors =$19

AGENDA:
4:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner w/ presentation by Donald Boza from DTE energy
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow
7:30 p.m. -- Adjourn (additional Social time available)

Last Updated on April 14th, 2009 9:28 am by admin
An Important Message From the AEE
As the most widely recognized professional certification in the energy management field, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential offers you an ever expanding and diverse range of benefits within your profession.

For example, National Grid, a publicly-owned energy company providing electricity and natural gas services to significant portions of New England, recently announced an important new program to subsidize energy efficiency engineering studies for commercial and multi-family buildings within their service area.

Under this program, National Grid will finance 50% (up to $10,000) of the cost incurred as part of an approved energy efficiency engineering study. In order to qualify, the study must be completed by a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or a professional engineer (PE). To participate in this program, a completed application must be submitted for approval by December 31, 2009. (CLICK HERE to access the application form for the National Grid grant program.)

This is just one example of how certified energy managers realize a critical competitive edge in the energy management marketplace. If you'd like to learn more about the many ways that having your CEM credential can help you stay a cut above the competition in your field, CLICK HERE.

If you are currently a Certified Energy Manager, you can also play an important role in documenting the growing importance and use of the CEM program. For example:

* If you or your organization are using the CEM program in new or expanded ways, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Tim Janos, CEM Chairperson at Tim@aeecenter.org and share what you've been doing.

* We invite you to explore additional ways the CEM program might be used in your company, by your energy provider, or in the state in which you reside.

If you're not already a CEM and would like information on qualifications and how to apply, Click Here for full details. AEE members who wish to become certified are invited to attend one of the following upcoming CEM training seminars:

1. Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course - May 13-14,2009 / Boston,MA

2. Comprehensive 5 Day Training Program for Energy Managers -
June 22-26, 2009 / Long Beach, CA
July 13-17, 2009 / Woburn, MA

3. Fast Track CEM Preparatory Course Online - Beginning May 27 or August 5, 2009

There are currently more than 7200 Certified Energy Managers throughout the world. We thank you for your part in making the CEM program what it is today, and look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Tim Janos
CEM Chairperson

Last Updated on May 12th, 2009 8:58 am by admin
Upcoming Meetings
The following are the meeting dates for the upcoming year:

DATE CHANGE: September meeting changed to TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2009

Dates for 2009 are as follows: 9/22/09, 11/10/09
Dates for 2010 are as follows: 2/9/10, 4/14/10, 9/14/10, and 11/9/10

More information on the September meeting will be posted soon.

Last Updated on September 1st, 2009 9:25 am by admin
September 22, 2009 Meeting
September 2009 meeting of the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 (Note date change)
Saving Capital & Energy Cost through Outside Air Energy Recovery

By Jamie Jankowski, P.E. CEM, Sales Engineer, ThermalNetics, Inc.

Summary of presentation:
1.) Basic outside air requirements review
2.) Understand the impact of outside air conditioning on the balance of plant
3.) How energy recovery systems save energy and capital costs
4.) Energy Wheel construction and application
5.) How to analyze in new construction / retrofit / energy saving performance contract opportunities

Presenter biography:
Jamie Jankowski brings 14 years of HVAC equipment applications and energy saving performance contracting into his role as a Sales Engineer with ThermalNetics, Inc. Jamie works with engineers and building owners to develop comprehensive solutions to facility needs.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
4:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow
7:30 p.m. -- Adjourn (additional Social time available)

For more information on the September 2009 meeting, please see this document.

Last Updated on September 1st, 2009 9:50 am by admin
November 10, 2009 Meeting
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday November 10, 2009.

Geo-exchange heat pump and geo-exchange basics

By Bob Roop, Principal with Peter Basso Associates

PRESENTER BIOGRAPHY:
Bob has spent most of his over 22 year career exclusively designing educational facilities and serves as the primary mechanical engineering technical resource for K-12 projects at Peter Basso Associates. Working together with school facilities staff, he has developed and successfully implemented designs for a wide range of educational facilities focusing on improved classroom environments for increased learning potential. High performance systems with increased comfort, controllability and flexibility, combined with reduced energy consumption are trademarks of Peter Basso Associates' school projects. PBA has also been involved in the largest horizontal geo-exchange system, the largest aqua thermal geo-exchange system, and the largest open loop geo-exchange system in the state of Michigan. Bob has developed efficient strategies utilizing water source and ground source heat pump systems to reduce energy consumption in school buildings encompassing all grade levels. These projects have won chapter and regional level ASHRAE Technology Awards, and have been the subject of articles in numerous publications. Two recent comprehensive high school projects were awarded LEED Silver status by the USGBC. Bob is the recipient of the 2010 ASHRAE Technology Award, 2nd Place, for the new Whitmore Lake High School recognizing outstanding achievement in the design and operation of energy-efficient buildings.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
4:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow
7:30 p.m. -- Adjourn (additional Social time available)

Last Updated on November 4th, 2009 1:55 pm by admin
EMAEE Meeting Tuesday February 9th, 2010
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday February 9th, 2010.

Update on Public Act 295

By: David MacDonald, Strategic Marketing Manager, KEMA Services Inc.

Summary of presentation:
In October 2008 Governor Granholm signed into law Public Act 295 - The Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act - which mandated renewable energy portfolio and energy efficiency standards for the utility companies in the state of Michigan. In July of 2009 the major utility companies began rolling out Energy Optimization programs designed to stimulate the use of energy efficient equipment in commercial and industrial applications to reduce the electricity and natural gas demand. These programs offer significant rebates to the utilities' customers to replace existing inefficient electric and natural gas lighting and equipment with newer more efficient products.

For commercial and industrial utility customers in Michigan this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of these programs to update your facilities with the latest in energy saving lighting and equipment, lower your electric and natural gas demand, reduce your carbon footprint, and better manage your utility expenses. Incentives are available for both new construction projects and retrofit applications.

The presentation will include a discussion of Public Act 295, how it is being implemented by DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, the incentive amounts available, and how to apply for these rebates. Representatives will be on hand to discuss their specific programs and how they can help you.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors =$19

AGENDA:
4:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow
7:30 p.m. -- Adjourn (additional Social time available)

Last Updated on February 3rd, 2010 4:14 pm by admin
Tonight's Meeting CANCELED
The EMAEE Meeting scheduled for tonight at Lawrence Technological University has been canceled due to inclement weather. The next meeting will be held in April.

Last Updated on February 9th, 2010 2:30 pm by admin
EMAEE Spring Meeting - Tuesday April 13th, 2010
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 13th, 2010.

Update on Public Act 295

By: David MacDonald, Strategic Marketing Manager, KEMA Services Inc.

Summary of presentation:
In October 2008 Governor Granholm signed into law Public Act 295 - The Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act - which mandated renewable energy portfolio and energy efficiency standards for the utility companies in the state of Michigan. In July of 2009 the major utility companies began rolling out Energy Optimization programs designed to stimulate the use of energy efficient equipment in commercial and industrial applications to reduce the electricity and natural gas demand. These programs offer significant rebates to the utilities' customers to replace existing inefficient electric and natural gas lighting and equipment with newer more efficient products.

For commercial and industrial utility customers in Michigan this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of these programs to update your facilities with the latest in energy saving lighting and equipment, lower your electric and natural gas demand, reduce your carbon footprint, and better manage your utility expenses. Incentives are available for both new construction projects and retrofit applications.

The presentation will include a discussion of Public Act 295, how it is being implemented by DTE Energy and Consumers Energy, the incentive amounts available, and how to apply for these rebates. Representatives will be on hand to discuss their specific programs and how they can help you.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
4:30 p.m. -- Board Meeting
5:00 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow
7:30 p.m. -- Adjourn (additional Social time available)

Last Updated on April 6th, 2010 8:31 am by admin
Matching Grants - Innovative Energy Efficient Technologies
Our next EMAEE meeting is September 13.

For those who may be interested:

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficient Technology Demonstration Matching Grants

For a limited time, the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) is offering matching funds to small businesses for projects that will demonstrate innovative renewable energy and energy efficient technologies not yet widely adopted in Michigan. A total of $1,500,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding is available with three to eight grant awards anticipated. Projects must be conducted in Michigan and completed by December 31, 2011. A fifty (50) percent match is required. Applicant contributions may include dollars, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions.

The purpose of the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficient Technology Demonstration grant program is to drive adoption of these innovative technologies by industry and others in Michigan thru real world demonstrations and in-depth documentation and information outreach. Preference will be given to projects partnering / subcontracting with Michigan university engineering departments or the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center due to the extensive experience these organizations have in conducting engineering studies and grant projects, and developing and publishing technical reports.

Small businesses interested in submitting a project proposal for the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficient Technology Demonstration matching funds may download the Request for Proposal (RFP) at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/RE__EE_Tech_Demo_RFP_final_318427_7.pdf. The deadline for submitting an application is May 21, 2010. For more information, or for assistance in obtaining a RFP, email Robert Jackson at jacksonr1@michigan.gov.

Last Updated on April 27th, 2010 3:47 pm by admin
Request for CEM Candidates
The EMAEE is looking to find out how many people are interested in obtaining their CEM certification this fall. The date is to be determined, and the cost is approximately $1,900 for members and $2,100 for non-members. The EMAEE would hold the training and testing locally. Please email david.everest@siemens.com if you are interested.

Last Updated on June 14th, 2010 9:12 am by admin
CEM Preparatory Course - October 25-29
The Association of Energy Engineers is pleased to announce that due to demand we have added an additional Comprehensive Five Day CEM preparatory course and exam to the schedule which is set to take place October 25-29th, 2010 in Detroit, MI.

The course outline, registration and hotel info can be found online, as well as a CEM exam application / study guide. Eligibility guidelines can be found on AEE's website.

For more information on the usefulness of the CEM certification, see the CEM Utilized Around the World & Recognized Standard of Professional Achievement article.

The Energy Manager In Training designation is for the many talented energy professionals out there, that can demonstrate technical strengths by passing the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) exam but do not have the necessary credentials for full CEM status at the present time (i.e. experience).

Last Updated on June 30th, 2010 2:09 pm by
EMAEE Fall Meeting - Tuesday September 14th, 2010
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday September 14, 2010.

Solar Technologies Open Forum

By: Tony D'Alecy, President, Energy Solutions, LLC

Summary of presentation:
Mr. D'Alecy will moderate an open forum on solar technologies. Mr. D'Alecy has worked as a Solar Integrator on many projects (Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Domestic Hot Water and Wind Turbines) throughout the State of Michigan. He will discuss some of the projects he has worked on and the challenges that he has encountered. Bring your own projects, comments, or challenges to discuss.

MEETING LOCATION:

Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:

FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:00 p.m. -- Board Meeting
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow
7:30 p.m. -- Adjourn (additional Social time available)

Last Updated on September 9th, 2010 5:26 pm by admin
Request for Nominations
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers is accepting nominations for the following board positions:

President (Incumbent - Dr. David Everest)
Treasurer (Incumbent - Paul Dobry)

If you would like to nominate yourself or any other person for either of these positions, please email admin@emaee.org by November 1, 2010. Voting will then be held from November 2 to November 8, with the winning candidates announced at the November 9 meeting.

If you have any questions about what the positions entail, the voting process, or any other EMAEE matters, please email admin@emaee.org. Thank you!

Last Updated on October 6th, 2010 9:22 am by admin
Job Opening - KeyLogic
Electricity Transmission and Distribution Technical Lead

Location: Morgantown, WV
Job Code: 408

Description

As the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Technical Lead you will become an integral part of our growing organization. As a member of the KeyLogic Team, you will be able to expand your knowledge, work with top industry experts and be a valued and recognized employee. The position requires an ability to take initiative and a willingness to work in a flexible, fast-paced environment.

KeyLogic has achieved eleven consecutive years of growth since its founding in 1999. President and CEO was named 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and in 2005 was named the West Virginia Small Business Person of the Year by the SBA.

We offer full time employment in an atmosphere that empowers employees!

This position will work directly with the Electricity Division Director, assisting in developing products and services to support the management of the project portfolio and staff.

Essential Job Functions:

* Work directly with the Electricity Division Director
* Design and manage multi-year projects with the Division Director and his Federal Project Management staff
* Monitor project performance and generate a variety of Status Reports both regularly (monthly), and as needed
* Both periodic and ad hoc financial tracking and reporting

Job Requirements:

* B.S in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related science required; graduate degrees, coursework, or other professional education preferred.
* Experience with electric utility Transmission and Distribution (T & D) or related Research and Development
* Ability to serve federal clients and manage non-federal contract staff
* Technical background in high-, medium-, or low-voltage electricity transmission/distribution systems
* Direct knowledge of utility resource planning, SCADA systems; distributed energy systems; utility regulation; electricity distribution software controls; "intelligent" grid control systems
* Ability to communicate technical information effectively in both reports and presentations
* Experience with MS Project and all MS office software products
* Must be able to multi-task under both tight deadlines and long-term (multi-year) projects

About KeyLogic:

KeyLogic Systems specializes in Knowledge Management, Program Management, and Portfolio and Performance Management solutions that enable our customers to make better business decisions for their organization. KeyLogic's performance has earned the company a solid reputation for high standards, proactive solutions and an outstanding commitment to the customer, best exemplified by our 97% customer satisfaction rating and our record of never having a one-time customer. All of our customers have provided repeat business.

KeyLogic has achieved eleven consecutive years of growth since its founding in 1999. KeyLogic serves as the prime contractor on nearly 75% of its contracts, with work split almost evenly between the defense and civilian sectors. Our client list includes the Department of Defense (DoD), where we provide services for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the U.S. Army and Navy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Departments of Labor (DOL), Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT) and Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

KeyLogic has also been involved with a number of award-winning projects. Our employees helped the EPA to receive the Presidential Quality Award and a GCN Agency Achievement award for the use of innovative technology to achieve superior results in financial management. Additionally, our DISA employees received "Team of the Year" honors from the U.S. Pentagon for their work with ACTDs and our ARIMS system for the U.S. Army was recognized by NARA.

As a result of the company's rapid growth and success, KeyLogic has been recognized by Washington Technology and Inc. magazines as one of the fastest growing private companies working in today's government contracting market. President and CEO Jon Hammock was named a finalist for the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2005 was named West Virginia Small Business Person of the Year by the SBA.

http://www.keylogic.com

Last Updated on October 26th, 2010 4:13 pm by admin
Upcoming AEE Events
33rd WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS 2010
December 8-9, 2010
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
Host: Science Applications Int'l. Corp. (SAIC)
Contact: Ted Kurklis, 770-271-7869 ted@aeecenter.org
http://www.energycongress.com
Printable FREE WEEC 2010 Pass: http://www.aeeprograms.com/Shows/PDFs/2010WEECExpoPass.pdf

22nd GLOBALCON 2011
Energy, Power & Facility Management Strategies & Technologies
March 30-31, 2011
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)
Contact: Ashley Clark, 770-279-4392 ashley@aeecenter.org
http://www.globalconevent.com

29th WEST COAST ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONGRESS 2011
June 15-16, 2011
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
Host: Southern California Edison (SCE)
Contact: Ashley Clark, 770-279-4392 ashley@aeecenter.org
http://www.energyevent.com

34th WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS 2011
October 12-13, 2011
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Contact: Ted Kurklis, 770-271-7869 ted@aeecenter.org
http://www.energycongress.com

Last Updated on November 19th, 2010 1:12 pm by admin
EMAEE 2010 Elections
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers has opened elections for its 2011 calendar year leadership. There are two open positions: President and Treasurer. There is one candidate for President and two candidates for Treasurer. Short bios for the candidates are included below:

President
David Everest, Ph.D., CEM, LEED AP, President East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers, (EMAEE)
David Everest has been involved in the energy management field for over 14-years and has served on the EMAEE board as President for three years and Vice-President for three years. He works as an Energy Engineer developing energy and environmental solutions for government, k-12, higher education, industry and health care. David has successfully guided two facilities to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and continues to work for environmental responsibility through energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality. His efforts to bring timely and relevant speakers to EMAEE meetings has increased the number of meeting attendees. Seeking to expand the ranks of CEMs, David managed to secure a CEM training course during the Fall of 2010 which resulted over 32 new CEMs. He continues to work with the board to improve EMAEE's visibility and deliver engaging content.

Treasurer
Paul Dobry, Treasurer, East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE)
Paul Dobry, Certified Energy Manager, has been involved in the Energy Management field for over 26-years. He has held various positions during his career including Facility Energy Manager, Energy Engineer, and Measurement & Verification Professional. Paul has been the Treasurer of EMAEE since its inception, carrying forward funds from the original Michigan Chapter for which he acted as Treasurer as well. His management of funds and timely financial reporting are evidenced by strong financial health of the EMAEE Chapter.

Brian Gebby, PE, CEM - Combustion Diagnostics Supervisor at Chrysler Group LLC specializing in air-fuel ratio cylinder imbalance regulatory requirements
Originally I started out in 1995 at Black & Veatch in Overland Park, KS at the Plant Services Division modeling power plant subsystems for the Coal Quality Impact Model (CQIM) for the IBM PS/2 so that clients could estimate how the chemistry of their fuel would affect boiler performance, steam generator performance, and subsystem performance. I joined Chrysler because my old professor at Ohio State convinced me that I would enjoy modeling hybrid electric vehicles and it was a shorter drive to see my family in Cleveland. I didn't forget where I started from so I went for my PE and CEM. I am also working on my own business for home energy efficiency tool for consumers but it is not launched yet.

Please click here to vote in the elections. Voting will be open until 12:00 am on December 14, 2010.

Last Updated on November 30th, 2010 11:05 am by
EMAEE Spring 2011 Meeting - April 12, 2011
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 12, 2011.

Energy Efficiency as a Business Solution and How to Take Advantage of Incentive Rebates

By: John Nametz, Senior Engineer and Michael Krygier, Senior Technical Advisor, from Consumer Energy Business Solutions

Summary of presentation:
Businesses today are focused on more than just making a profit. They are looking at being good members of a community and stewards of our environment. As part of this more and more companies are adopting sustainability plans to assist them in their efforts. Implementing energy efficiency measures can be a key part of that strategy. The presentation will discuss high impact/low cost efficiency efforts along with reviewing the effects of PA295 on the Michigan business community and incentive rebates that are available to commercial and industrial customers who undertake energy efficiency efforts.

Speakers Biographies:
John Nametz has over 30 years of engineering experience and has had a passion for energy conservation from the start of his engineering career. He is currently a Senior Engineer employed as an authorized contractor to the Consumers Energy Business Solutions Commercial and Industrial Energy Optimization Program. His varied past experiences with Whirlpool, Western Michigan University, Ford Motor Company, Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing and Archiopolis Architects have contributed to his energy consciousness for many industries and processes.

Michael Krygier has over 15 years of experience in the industrial and commercial industry. His experience includes: equipment and process design from body shops, paint process to general assembly, energy audit of facilities ranging from office buildings to multi million square feet assembly plants. He holds a Professional Engineer and Builders License in Michigan and maintains a seat as a voting member on ASTM's main committee. Currently he is a Senior Technical Advisor responsible for energy efficiency programs with Consumers Energy here in Michigan.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Additional details and the agendas for the remaining 2011 meetings can be found here.

Last Updated on April 4th, 2011 1:35 pm by admin
CEM Training - June 22-24, 2011
The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, Tremco and Trane present:

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Study Session and Examination

DATE/TIME:
June 22-23 2011 for Study Sessions (8:00AM - 5:00 PM)
June 24, 2011 Examination (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

COST:
Study Session and Examination
$1,200 Two day Energy Management Study Session

Price includes training, 400 page workbook, Energy Conservation Guidebook and it includes the exam and the $300 application fee

Study session Includes lunch and handouts both days

LOCATION:
Trane
37001 Industrial
Livonia, Michigan 48150


RSVP:
June 10, 2011 (space is available to the first 25 people)

PAYMENT:
Please make checks payable to:

Tremco, Inc.
Attention: Angela Sotera
3735 Green Rd
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

QUESTIONS/CONTACT:
Alicia Woodward - (256)-830-6556 or awoodward@tremcoinc.com

APPLICATION WEBSITE: http://www.aeecenter.org/files/certification/CEM-liveSeminarCompleteApplicationINHOUSE.pdf

Last Updated on May 11th, 2011 4:47 pm by admin
CEM Training Registration Form
The registration form for the upcoming CEM training, co-sponsored by the East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, Tremco and Trane is now online. For more information about the training, please see CEM Training - June 22-24, 2011.

For all questions, please contact Alicia Woodward at (256)-830-6556 or awoodward@tremcoinc.com.

Last Updated on May 11th, 2011 4:54 pm by admin
Job Posting - Lansing Community College - Program Director - Utility and Energy Systems
Job Title: Program Director - Utility and Energy Systems

Position Request Type: New
Position Number: FA9792
Requisition Number: 2007046

Responsibilities: Ensures the Electrical Technology and Heat, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning programs meet all criteria as set forth by their respective industries. Schedules faculty and courses, prepares program budget and monitors expenditures. Facilitates curriculum development and program review, and advises students. Maintains liaison with Lansing Community College departments, external agencies, advisory committees and the greater Lansing community in regards to issues pertaining to program development and service delivery.
1. Provides program administrative leadership, but not limited to: strategic planning, program development, curriculum development, program review, accreditation application coordination, budget preparation, budget management, and analyzing current trends to continually improve program quality.
2. Develops and coordinates semester-to-semester schedules of classes and instructional activities for full-time and part-time faculty.
3. Hires part-time faculty and assists the Dean with hiring of full-time faculty. Provides orientation and mentoring. Performs evaluations of PT faculty and assists the Dean with evaluations of FT faculty.
4. Recruits students for the program using a variety of methods and partnerships.
5. Advises students seeking to become candidates to the program as well as students currently enrolled in the program. Advising is a shared governance model with the full-time faculty.
6. Manages student concerns, issues, or complaints.
7. Performs transfer credit evaluations in conjunction with program faculty.
8. Assists the Dean and works with faculty in developing funding sources for the program through grant proposals.
9. Participates in college-wide, division, and program meetings and activities as program representatives.
10. Works with the Dean to coordinate facilities and technology resources required for optimal instructional settings and student experiences.
11. Manages laboratories to include overall responsibility for operations, inventory, purchasing and health/safety compliance.
12. Disseminates information, both internally and externally, regarding program career opportunities, curricula, and course completion requirements.
13. Performs other duties as assigned by the Division Dean.
14. May be required to teach in the program area.

Additional Information: To apply for this position go to www.jobs.lcc.edu

Qualifications: Minimum of a two year degree in a related technical field; Bachelors Degree preferred.
Minimum of five years work experience in a related technical field.
Minimum of three years teaching/training experience.
Minimum of two years management/supervisory experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: If, after you have applied for the position, you have further questions about the position, please contact George Berghorn at (517) 267-5901.

For a copy of the position description please go to http://www.lcc.edu/hr/AdministrativePositions/.

Division: Technical Careers Division
Department: TC - Utility Energy Systems - Program Office
Program: TC - Utility Energy Systems - Program Office
Building: West Campus
Room:

Pay Basis: Bi-Weekly
Salary Range (FT): $48,343 - $57,973 - Annual
Hourly Rate (PT):

Estimated Effective Date of Employment:
Job Open Date: 10-05-2011
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Last Updated on October 5th, 2011 2:24 pm by admin
EMAEE Newsletter October 2011
A new newsletter has been added to the webstie. Visit http://www.emaee.org/newsletters/2011-10.pdf to get the latest information on all things EMAEE. For past newsletters, visit http://www.emaee.org/newsletter.php.

Last Updated on October 27th, 2011 11:07 am by admin
EMAEE Meeting - Tuesday November 8, 2011
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday November 8, 2011.

Utility Scale Wind Development 101: An Overview of the Development Process

By: Michael R. Kaplan, Wind Development Engineer - Invenergy LLC

MEETING LOCATION:
Note new location! Architecture Building (#7) at Lawrence Technological University Room A200
MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:30 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on November 8th, 2011 4:03 pm by
Request for Nominations - 2011 Elections
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers is accepting nominations for the following board positions:

Vice President (Incumbent - James Jankowski)
Secretary (Incumbent - Bruce Snyder)

If you would like to nominate yourself or any other person for either of these positions, please email admin@emaee.org by December 14, 2011. Voting will then be held from December 15 to December 21, with the winning candidates announced via the website.

If you have any questions about what the positions entail, the voting process, or any other EMAEE matters, please email admin@emaee.org. Thank you!

Last Updated on December 8th, 2011 12:56 pm by admin
EMAEE Fall 2011 Board Meeting Notes
Last Updated on December 8th, 2011 4:42 pm by admin
CEM Training - April 16-19, 2012
The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, Tremco and Trane present:

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Study Session and Examination

DATE/TIME:
April 16-19, 2012 for Study Sessions (8:00AM - 5:00 PM)
April 20, 2012 Examination (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

COST:
Study Session and Examination
$1,600 Four day Energy Management Study Session

Price includes training, 400 page workbook, Energy Conservation Guidebook and it includes the exam and the $300 application fee

Study session includes lunch and handouts all four days

LOCATION:
Trane
37001 Industrial
Livonia, Michigan 48150


RSVP:
April 10, 2012 (space is available to the first 25 people)

PAYMENT:
Please make checks payable to:

Tremco, Inc.
Attention: Angela Sotera
3735 Green Rd
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

QUESTIONS/CONTACT:
Alicia Woodward - (256)-830-6556 or awoodward@tremcoinc.com

APPLICATION WEBSITE: http://www.aeecenter.org/files/certification/CEM-liveSeminarCompleteApplicationINHOUSE.pdf

Last Updated on January 11th, 2012 3:13 pm by
Job Posting - Detroit Public Schools - Energy Manager
Job Title: Program Associate I Energy Manager

Posting Date: January 23, 2012
Closing Date: February 3, 2012
Salary Range: $61,495.00 - $79,682.00 (annually)
Salary listed is pre-concession
Job Type: Administrative
Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.
Reports to: Eexcutive Director of Auxiliary Services
Location: Department of Enviornmental Health and Safety

Special Note:
Extensive in-district travel. Periodic exposure to conditions in mechanical/boiler rooms, ceilings, roofs, and crawlspaces. Occasional irregular hours.

Qualifications

Education: Masters of Science Degree in mechanical engineering, engineering technology, Green Technology, business or related field with emphasis on facilities management. Professional designation of Certified Energy Manager (CEM). Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) preferred with Masters of Science Degree in Sustainability. A Bachelors Degree plus (3) years experience may be considered in lieu of a Masters Degree.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years experience in utility and energy management, mechanical systems design, construction, and/or maintenance, or closely related field.
Ability to develop an energy management program, knowledge of HVAC and lighting systems and ability to manage budgets and work collaboratively with facility managers to drive reductions in energy usage. In addition, the candidate must possess strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Attendance: Regular Attendance is critical; must have an exemplary attendance record.
Citizenship: Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.
Physical Condition: Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services the Engergy Manager will...
The successful candidate will design, review, monitor and report on energy-related projects, including building renovations, new construction, testing and inspection for conformance to local codes, and annual energy audits of existing systems and facilities. Typical projects involve heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, lighting systems, building control systems, energy consumption monitoring systems and solar (photovoltaic) arrays.
The position will require the candidate to closely work with consultants, contractors, utilities and other city, state and federal government entities to identify, propose, evaluate, authorize, implement and report on energy projects. Likewise, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of the District's utility usage - electricity, water, gas, steam, and telephones; analyze current energy usage and develop the District's energy management plan in order to cost effective reduce energy utilization. The Energy Manager will be responsible for the district's utility control and tracking computer system in order to achieve this goal
The candidate must proactively monitor all activities and utility issues related to the school district, participate in new customer/prospect activities including EFP responses and prospect meetings, monitor regulatory initiatives and educate customers on their potential impact, successfully initiate renewal of accounts through contract extensions, actively balance supply with applicable tolerances to minimize penalty situations, monitor market dynamics on a regional basis to identify customer risks and opportunities.
Ultimately, this position is expected to perform these responsibilities and duties efficiently and consistently in order to yield cost savings for the school district.

More information: Detroit Public Schools website at http://detroitk12.org/employment/job/1930

Last Updated on January 31st, 2012 3:43 pm by admin
EMAEE Winter 2012 Meeting - February 21, 2012
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday February 21, 2012.

New Healthy, Airside Solutions to Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By: Michael Leinweber, Sales Account Manager, Ingenuity IEQ

Summary of presentation:
In the face of increasing energy costs and concerns over global warming, buildings are receiving increasing scrutiny to reduce their carbon footprint and cut their energy expenses. However, unlike in the 70's, today's buildings need to provide a healthy and comfortable indoor environment as well. Add to this the growing interest in making buildings green using the USGBC LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines and what is a building owner to do?

A big part of the answer to this question revolves around how a building controls outside air since outside air is the largest single driver of both a building's energy efficiency and its indoor environmental quality. In the past, such approaches as economizers and demand control ventilation have attempted to reduce energy expenses by controlling outside air but the actual results over time have been mixed at best.

This presentation will discuss a new, more energy efficient and healthier variation on demand control ventilation as well as how economizers can be operated more reliably with greater energy efficiency. The key to improving the operation of these outside air control approaches is a new, cost effective, and highly accurate sensing technology that will be discussed known as multiplexed sensing.

Additionally, a new approach for demand based control of air change rates in laboratory rooms will also be presented. This control approach can drop air change rates significantly when lab air is clean and increase it to higher, purge level rates when chemical vapors or particles are sensed in the room. This one approach has often been shown to be the single largest energy conservation measure safely applicable for many laboratory buildings.

Case study examples will also be presented of how this new technology is being employed.

Speaker Biography:
Michael Leinweber is a dynamic LEED accredited sales account manager for Ingenuity IEQ.

With 27 years of experience, he is an expert in construction management, business development and sustainable design. He has worked with a large variety of clients including owners, engineers, and architects to drastically improve critical airflow conditions while significantly reducing energy and maintenance costs. He is skilled in project management, architectural design and in developing innovative solutions to business problems.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Additional details can be found here.

Last Updated on March 30th, 2012 12:46 pm by admin
EMAEE Newsletter February 2012
A new newsletter has been added to the webstie. Visit http://www.emaee.org/newsletters/2012-02.pdf to get the latest information on all things EMAEE. For past newsletters, visit http://www.emaee.org/newsletter.php.

Last Updated on February 9th, 2012 8:59 pm by admin
Giveaways at Next EMAEE Meeting
At the next EMAEE meeting on April 10, 2012, two high quality "AEE" logo Land's End oxford shirts will be raffled. Mark your calendars and plan on attending for your chance to win.

Last Updated on February 28th, 2012 9:44 pm by admin
HFCC's 5th Annual Alternative Energy Summit March 30, 2012
The HFCC 5th Annual Alternative Energy Summit titled "Renewing Michigan" takes place take place Friday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC) on the main campus.

Representatives from the Clean Energy Coalition, the United States Green Building Council, the City of Dearborn, Wayne State University, and others, will present at the Summit on how alternative energy is a vital component in renewing Michigan through economic diversity and growth. John O'Reilly, mayor of the City of Dearborn, will welcome participants to the Summit. Matt Roush, editor of the Great Lakes IT Report produced by WWJ Radio 950, will present the keynote address.

More information on the summit is available here. For further information or to reserve a booth for your company for the Business Expo, please contact Kathy Dimitriou at (313) 845-9601. For more information about the Alternative Energy Program at HFCC, please visit http://www.hfcc.edu/programs/.

Last Updated on March 14th, 2012 9:38 am by admin
EMAEE Spring 2012 Meeting - April 10, 2012
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 10, 2012.

Green Energy Jobs in Michigan!

By: John Sarver

Summary of presentation:
John Sarver will provide an overview of Green Energy Jobs in Michigan and the U.S. John recently retired from the Michigan Energy Office where he promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy for 35 years. In addition to talking about green energy job prospects and trends, John will discuss government policies that will impact the growth of green energy jobs in Michigan.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Additional details can be found here.

Last Updated on March 30th, 2012 12:47 pm by admin
EMAEE Fall 2012 Meeting - September 11, 2012
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday September 11, 2012.

Compressed Air & DTE Rebate Program Update

By: Jeff Gorgas

Summary of presentation:
Jeff Gorgas will provide an overview of compressed air technologies and the associated energy-saving opportunities corresponding to compressed air system equipment and design. Jeff has been working with Ingersoll Rand as a Systems Engineer for over 13 years in the Detroit Area ever since graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Engineering. In addition to talking about energy efficient compressed air equipment and system design, Jeff will discuss recent energy projects where clients were able to take advantage of the DTE and Consumers Energy Rebate Programs. The presentation will be open to questions and will focus on areas of interest based on feedback from the group.

A representative from DTE Energy will provide an update on the utility's energy rebate program at the meeting. The Energy Efficiency Program for Business offers cash incentives for projects that increase energy efficiency while lowering energy costs. In addition to earning rebates, the installation of new equipment also will accelerate the simple payback period on the investment - to as little as a single year.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Additional details can be found here.

Last Updated on September 4th, 2012 8:41 am by admin
CEM Training Course Opportunity
Here is an excellent opportunity for those interested to obtain CEM Training at a substantial discount. Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH, has scheduled a 5 Day CEM Class for the week of November 26th in Westlake, Ohio about 15 miles west of downtown Cleveland.

Best of all the cost is $2195 less $100 for AEE Members AND it includes the separate $300 CEM Application Fee. This is a great deal taking place close to southeast Michigan the week after Thanksgiving. Great location, inexpensive travel and housing AND a discount. Note that the CEM Application Fee will be increased to $400 January 1, 2013 so why not take advantage of the last opportunity in 2012?

Please see the attached flyer and do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Eaton at the College: Jennifer.Eaton@tri-c.edu or phone (216) 987-2859.

Last Updated on October 3rd, 2012 10:44 am by admin
EMAEE November 2012 Meeting - November 13, 2012
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday November 13, 2012.

Design and Economics of Commercial Ground Source Heat Pump Systems

By: Steve DiBerardine, PE, LEED AP, CGD

Summary of presentation:
In recent years, geothermal energy has gained more notice, and by now, almost everyone has at least heard the term... but who really understands what it is? President of Strategic Energy Solutions and self-described "geo-junkie" Steve DiBerardine does, and in this presentation he shares his expertise, discussing the design and economics behind it, touching on topics such as the different options available and the economics of good geothermal design. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of commercial ground source heat pump systems and their benefits.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Additional details can be found here.

Last Updated on October 11th, 2012 11:17 am by admin
2013 AEE Show Schedule
Below is the AEE 2013 Schedule of Industry Trade Events.

Free Pass for all shows!

24th GLOBALCON 2013 - Energy, Power & Facility Management Strategies & Technologies
March 6-7, 2013 - Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA (Hall E)
Contact: Ashley Clark, 770-279-4392

31st ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONGRESS WEST 2013
June 19-20, 2013 - Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV (North Hall N1)
Contact: Ashley Clark, 770-279-4392

36th WORLD ENERGY ENGINEERING CONGRESS 2013
September 25-26, 2013 - Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC (Hall A)
Contact: Ted Kurklis, 770-271-7869

If you have any questions, simply call 770-279-4386.



Last Updated on November 12th, 2012 2:32 pm by admin
EMAEE February 2013 Meeting - February 26, 2013
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday February 26, 2013.

The facts about centrifugal chiller efficiency ratings - IPLV/NPLV

By: Jeff Krieg, PE

Summary of presentation:
The presentation will explain how AHRI defines IPLV. We will also talk about how to estimate chiller energy consumption in a meaningful way.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on January 28th, 2013 10:43 am by admin
Michigan Energy Fair 2013
Michigan Energy Fair is the largest & longest running event of its kind in Michigan and will take place in Ludington on June 7-8.

Interested in learning more about solar, wind, energy efficiency, alternative fuel vehicles, saving $ on energy? Exhibits and workshops will provide the latest information on products, financial assistance, and programs that can help you. Friday, June 7 will be for businesses and energy and facility professionals and there will be a $25 charge to attend workshops. Saturday, June 8 will have exhibits and workshops for the general public and will be free.

For more information, visit www.glrea.org.

Last Updated on February 5th, 2013 10:37 am by admin
EMAEE April 2013 Meeting - April 23, 2013

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 23, 2013.

MTU Onsite Energy

By: Tom Drake
Gaseous Power Systems Sales
W.W.Williams
http://www.wwwilliams.com

Summary of presentation:
Participants will:
- Learn the technical and financial fundamentals of combined heat and power (CHP)
- See an operating 128kw combined heat and power (CHP) installation
- Enjoy dinner and networking

MEETING LOCATION:
Note: this location is not the usual meeting site!
(Near 13 Mile and Haggerty Road)
Tognum America Inc. / MTU Detroit Diesel
39525 Mackenzie Drive
Novi, MI 48377



MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
Meeting will run from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Last Updated on March 26th, 2013 10:25 am by admin
Efficiency United 2nd Annual Conference - May 2 Battle Creek
Are you a:
- Commercial or industrial utility customer eager to learn more about the value of energy efficiency?
- Contractor looking to grow your business?
- Vendor seeking new markets for your products and services?

Join Efficiency United to experience:
- One-on-one networking with subject matter experts.
- Opportunity to develop a working, simplified energy efficiency strategy for your home or business, including payback calculations.
- Informative presentations designed to teach you how to improve your bottom line.
- Opportunities to connect with customers/contractors/vendors like you who are interested in reducing energy use.
- A chance to discover valuable rebate programs that help increase energy efficiency and reduce monthly utility bills.

Where/when:
Lower Peninsula:
FireKeepers Casino and Hotel
11177 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 2, 2013

Registration
Visit www.efficiencyunited.com, select "2013 C&I Conference" on the right side, then select "Register for Conference Now." Be sure to enter promo code OUTREACH to receive your free gift at conference check-In!

More info
Download the conference flyer for more information.

Last Updated on April 24th, 2013 8:46 am by admin
EMAEE September 2013 Meeting - September 10, 2013

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday September 10, 2013.

The facts about centrifugal chiller efficiency ratings - IPLV/NPLV

By: Jeff Krieg, PE

Summary of presentation:
The presentation will explain how AHRI defines IPLV. We will also talk about how to estimate chiller energy consumption in a meaningful way.

MEETING LOCATION:
Bank of America Building - 2600 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
Conference Center

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on August 1st, 2013 12:52 pm by admin
EMAEE November 2013 Meeting - November 12, 2013

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday November 12, 2013.

LED Lighting Applications

By: Eric M. Hansel

Summary of presentation:
- Applications ready for LED lighting today
- US DOE projections for LED adoption
- Selecting the right LED luminaire
- Introduction to the Design Lights Consortium (DLC)
- Incentives for lighting projects

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on October 22nd, 2013 8:40 am by admin
November 2013 Meeting Recap

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers held an informative meeting on Tuesday November 12, 2013 regarding LED Lighting Applications. The evening's presentation was given by Eric M. Hansel.

Summary of presentation:
- Applications ready for LED lighting today
- US DOE projections for LED adoption
- Selecting the right LED luminaire
- Introduction to the Design Lights Consortium (DLC)
- Incentives for lighting projects

A copy of the presentation can be found here.

Last Updated on November 13th, 2013 11:58 am by admin
EMAEE February 2014 Meeting - February 11, 2014
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday February 11, 2014.

Industrial Continuous Energy Improvement

By: Josh Davis
Josh Davis studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University. He has worked for Consumers Energy Business Solutions (CEBS) since 2010 in the energy efficiency field under the implementation contractor, DNV GL. During his time with CEBS Josh has focused on field inspections, energy project review, and solar water heating. He currently works on industrial energy management by hosting energy trainings, performing energy audits, and developing energy management practices at industrial sites.

Synopsis:
Industrial sites consume as much as 30% of the total energy in the United States. Implementing a system to manage energy leads to continuous improvement of energy performance. The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency support the development of these Energy Management Systems (EnMS) by way of ISO 50001, ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry, and/or Superior Energy Performance. Implementing an EnMS can lead to improvements of 10-20% of energy performance.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on January 31st, 2014 8:58 am by admin
February 2014 Meeting Recap

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers held an informative meeting on Tuesday February 13, 2014 regarding Industrial Continuous Energy Improvement. The evening's presentation was given by Josh Davis.


Synopsis:
Industrial sites consume as much as 30% of the total energy in the United States. Implementing a system to manage energy leads to continuous improvement of energy performance. The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency support the development of these Energy Management Systems (EnMS) by way of ISO 50001, ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, and/or Superior Energy Performance. Implementing an EnMS can lead to improvements of 10-20% of energy performance.

Election Results:
Bruce Snyder won election for the open Vice President position. Steve Moore was electeed Treasurer. Congratulations to both!

Last Updated on February 13th, 2014 11:11 am by admin
Technology Tip Off - Manufacturing in America Symposium
Siemens and Electro-matic Products is sponsoring a two-day Symposium on Manufacturing in America March 19 and 20th at Ford Field. There is an "Energy Savings and Facilities/Plant Management" track. This is a free event but you must register. Please see the two links below for more information.

Information specific to Energy Savings and Facilities/Plant Management


Information regarding the entire event



Last Updated on March 12th, 2014 9:37 am by admin
EMAEE April 2014 Meeting - Tuesday, April 8

The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 8, 2014.

Introduction to Shale Gas Development, Processing, and Influence on Energy Markets

By: Jamie Jankowski, PE CEM LEED AP

Jamie Jankowski is an energy professional that works with industrial clients to manage energy costs and deregulated electric supply agreements. Jamie is a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Michigan, Certified Energy Manger (CEM), and serves as chapter President of the East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE). He received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1994.

AEP Energy is the deregulated affiliate of American Electric Power, one of the nation's largest power generation and transmission companies serving customers in 11 states from Michigan to the Mexican border.

Summary of Presentation: The presentation will include an introduction to shale gas extraction, processing and market considerations, answering the following questions:

- How does hydraulic fracturing fundamentally work?
- How is shale gas transported and processed?
- What is the difference between "dry" and "wet" gas?
- What is the function of midstream processing plants?
- How has the volume of natural gas, natural gas liquid production changed?
- What are the market considerations for natural gas and electricity pricing?

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on March 28th, 2014 11:44 am by admin
CEM Certification - May 12-16, 2014
May 12-16, 2014 - Livonia, MI

The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) is offering comprehensive training and certification exam for the Association of Energy Engineer's Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification. The CEM is the most widely recognized Energy Management certification around the world. The training session includes:

- 4 Day Comprehensive Energy Training
- Training materials and reference textbook.
- 1/2 Day Exam

The registration form is online.

More information can be found at AEE's site.


Last Updated on April 4th, 2014 9:17 am by
2014 Michigan Energy Fair - June 27-28
The 2014 Michigan Energy Fair, sponsored by the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, will be held June 27-28 at the Ingham County Fairground in Mason. The Fair will have over 100 exhibitors, 12 workshops a day, and a networking reception Friday night. Friday is designed to be a professional day and workshops will provide the latest information on energy programs, policies, and technologies. Get the latest information and network with others in the energy field for only $10. The full schedule can be found at www.glrea.org.

Last Updated on May 16th, 2014 2:12 pm by admin
Engineering SMArT Michigan Competition - Judges Needed
Engineering Smart MichiganEngineering SMArT Michigan Competition
Competition Day: May 27, 2014


The Engineering SMArT Michigan Competition provides high school students with a taste of real-world engineering opportunities through a hands-on project experience. The program enables students to address critical energy and environmental challenges realized in their local communities, and will cultivate their desire to be active contributors to the sustainability and vitality of their environment.

Judges Needed on Competition Day
Judges are needed on competition day, Tuesday, May 27,
at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. High school students have designed an energy efficient home and will be presenting their ideas and design drawings at the competition.

A training session will be held at 8:45 am. The actual judging takes place from 9:45 am - 11:00 am.

To Volunteer
To volunteer as a judge, complete the call for judges form by clicking here, and return it to Leslie Smith. Or contact Leslie at lsmith@esd.org or 248-353-0735, ext. 152.

Last Updated on May 21st, 2014 12:48 pm by admin
Institute of Energy Managers
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is pleased to announce the formation of the Institute of Energy Managers (IEM).

IEM Chartered Membership is available to AEE Members who apply by December 30, 2014. Through the IEM, members will be better equipped to deal with the multitude of barriers they face.

IEM's mission is to improve the practice of energy management through newsletters, publications and meetings. As a Chartered IEM Member you will receive:

- Chartered Membership Plaque
- Quarterly Institute of Energy Mangers Digest focusing on "Best Practices"

Here are some of the activities planned for 2014-2015

- Sponsorship of "Energy Managers Critical Issues Forum" at the World Energy Engineering Congress, October 2, 2014 in Washington, DC
- Co-Sponsorship of the AEE Journal "Strategic Planning for Energy & the Environment." The journal will include case studies of leading edge energy management programs
- Co-Sponsorship of the Energy Managers Hall of Fame, developed by the Energy Management Professionals Council (EMPC)

AEE Members who join IEM will receive all the benefits of AEE and the IEM Institute. Don't miss this opportunity to become a Chartered Member!

Click here for the IEM webpage

Last Updated on August 1st, 2014 5:14 pm by admin
EMAEE September 2014 Meeting - 9/9/14 @ Oakland University
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday September 9, 2014.

Tour of the Oakland University - Human Health Building

By: Rafi Bayrakdarian

Summary of presentation:
The $62 million 172,000 square foot Human Health Building (HHB) - a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly academic facility – includes innovative energy and HVAC systems. Oakland University will give a brief presentation on the energy technologies and financial performance prior to a tour of the energy systems. Building highlights include:
- Over 300 geothermal wells
- Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) geothermal heat pump HVAC
- Humidity controlled, desiccant energy recovery makeup air systems
- Solar thermal hot water heating with 100,000 gallons of underground storage
- Solar Photovoltaic renewable energy generation
- Awarded a 2014 Construction and Design Award by The Engineering Society of Detroit
- LEED Platinum Certified


MEETING LOCATION:
Oakland University Human Health Building - 2200 N. Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI 48309
Meet at the HHB Building - Room To Be Determined

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Dinner/Discussion
6:15 p.m. -- Building Tour

Last Updated on August 18th, 2014 11:44 am by admin
EMAEE November 2014 Meeting - 11/11/14 @ Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday November 11, 2014.

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Built Environment

By: Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.
Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., is a President and owner of AnSight LLC. A specialist in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), he works closely with his clients to provide engineering insights and optimized design solutions using analytical techniques. Kishor has several years of experience in providing consulting services that have resulted in the development of solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, and other similar engineering processes. Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools, which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in the critical facility and automotive industries.
A noted expert in his field, he has a Ph.D. in CFD from the University of Minnesota and has been regularly publishing in several technical journals and trade magazines. Dr. Khankari is an eloquent speaker and has made presentations on topics related to design and optimization of HVAC systems at various technical conferences and professional meetings. ASHRAE recognized him as a Distinguished Lecturer.
Dr. Kishor Khankari is an active member of ASHRAE both at local and national level. He is past President of Detroit ASHRAE Chapter. He is serving as a Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC9.11 Clean Spaces and a Member of Research Administration Committee (RAC) at national level.

Summary of presentation:
Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, contaminants in the built environment. It is not just the building envelope and efficient HVAC systems but also prudent utilization of cooling and ventilation air play important role in energy efficient buildings. Just meeting the air change requirements alone cannot guarantee the efficient utilization of the valuable resource, that is, the ventilation air. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) predicts airflow patterns, temperature and relative humidity distribution, thermal comfort parameters, and effectiveness of ventilation for indoor and outdoor spaces. CFD has been widely used in a variety of industrial sectors for analysis, and optimization of the designs. AnSight LLC has employed it as an analysis tool for a variety of HVAC applications and provided valuable design directions to several clients. CFD This educational presentation will show various applications of CFD analysis for built environment including displacement ventilation, active and passive chilled beams, airflow in enclosed spaces, smoke propagation in atria, clean rooms, patient rooms and ORs, cooling tower plume dispersion, external wind engineering and more. We will discuss how it can be employed in the analysis and optimization of HVAC designs starting at the conceptual stage.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on September 30th, 2014 3:12 pm by admin
CEM Certification - April 20-24, 2015
April 20-24, 2015 - Livonia, MI

The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) is offering comprehensive training and certification exam for the Association of Energy Engineer's Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification. The CEM is the most widely recognized Energy Management certification around the world. The training session includes:

- 4 Day Comprehensive Energy Training
- Training materials and reference textbook.
- 1/2 Day Exam

The registration form can be found here. Registrations must be completed by April 10, 2015.

More information can be found at AEE's site.

Last Updated on January 24th, 2015 3:47 pm by admin
EMAEE February 2015 Meeting - 2/24/2015 @ GEM Theatre Detroit
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers and ASHRAE invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday February 24, 2015.

Detroit Thermal Steam Plant

By: Scott Barr, Director of Business Development, of Detroit Renewable Energy, LLC.

MEETING LOCATION AND AGENDA:
4:30 to 5:30PM - The first 40 people to RSVP will be able to tour the historic Detroit Thermal Central Steam Plant from 4:30PM to 5:30 PM.
5:00 to 6:00PM - Social hour at the GEM Theatre
6:00 to 7:30PM - Dinner and presentation at the GEM Theatre by Scott Barr, Director of Business Development, of Detroit Renewable Energy, LLC.

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25

Last Updated on January 26th, 2015 4:14 pm by admin
EMAEE April 2015 Meeting - 4/14/15 @ Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 14, 2015.

ADVANCED EXCEL FOR ENERGY PROFESSIONALS

By: Ganesh Ayer, PE, CEM, LEED AP
Mr. Ayer over 25 years of solution design experience in energy conservation and demand management. Over the course of his career, he has investigated, analyzed and quantified various energy efficiency and load reduction measures in a variety of commercial and industrial facilities. He has also trained and mentored energy engineers at Fortune 100 companies. In addition he has been actively involved in the design and implementation of residential and commercial demand response programs for various utilities throughout North America.
Ganesh received his Master of Technology in Energy Conservation and Management from School of Energy, India, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg school of management at Northwestern University.

He currently serves as the advisor and course instructor at Energy Efficiency & Demand Management.

Summary of presentation:
Energy Professionals use Microsoft Excel every day to evaluate energy conservation measures, load management measures, measurement & verification analysis, and project financial analysis. However, Excel is not fully utilized by most businesses due to a lack of employee training. Many people in the energy conservation and management field are missing out on a whole raft of functions that could save time and could provide greater insight. The goal of this presentation is to introduce the participants to Excel functions relevant to the analysis energy professionals do on a daily basis.

The presentation will show Excel features that Energy Engineers and Energy Analysts can use to analyze utility interval data. Participants will be shown how to use advanced excel functions to clean, parse, quality control and analyze raw data provided by utility.

A download link will be provided to download the Excel file used in the presentation.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on March 9th, 2015 10:21 pm by admin
REGISTER NOW - CEM Certification April 20-24, 2015
April 20-24, 2015 - Livonia, MI

The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) is offering comprehensive training and certification exam for the Association of Energy Engineer's Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification. The CEM is the most widely recognized Energy Management certification around the world. The training session includes:

- 4 Day Comprehensive Energy Training
- Training materials and reference textbook.
- 1/2 Day Exam

The registration form can be found here. Registrations must be completed by April 10, 2015.

More information can be found at AEE's site.

Last Updated on March 26th, 2015 10:20 am by admin
EMAEE September 2015 Meeting - 9/15/15 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday September 15, 2015.

Advancements in LED lighting technology, including: lifetime, reliability, efficiency, various products that are available and how they fit into common applications

By: Joe Stoner, CLMC & CLEP
Joe Stoner has been in the lighting industry since 2002, including a variety of roles in design and engineering, project management and sales. Currently, Joe focuses on working with ESCO partners to develop energy efficiency projects that incorporate the latest technologies. Joe is a Certified Lighting Energy Professional (CLEP) and NALMCO's Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC).

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on September 9th, 2015 9:10 am by admin
EMAEE November 2015 Meeting - 11/10/15 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday November 10, 2015.

Emerging HVAC Technologies Focused on Energy Optimization

Summary:
Topic discussion will include an overview of where the HVAC industry is heading for improving equipment efficiencies and optimizing building performances through the application of new technologies.

  • - Where are we headed?

    • - "Smart" Equipment using the cloud / data

    • - Inverter Driven Compressors applied to a broader scope of equipment

    • - Magnetic Bearing Compressors (frictionless designs)

    • - VRF Systems for Broader applications

  • - Retrofit HVAC Design Concerns

    • - Dedicated Outside Air System Discussion

    • - Maintenance Concerns for owners

    • - PART LOAD Design

  • - Summary


By: Jon Sheard, LEED AP
Jon studied Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University then began his career at ThermalNetics as an Application Engineer. He has been with ThermalNetics for 14 years, now a Sales Engineer focusing on the eastern Michigan markets; working with consulting engineers, architects, construction managers, building owners, and mechanical contractors. In 2006-2007, he served as Eastern Michigan's ASHRAE Chapter President.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on November 3rd, 2015 11:54 am by admin
EMAEE January 2016 Meeting - 1/12/16 at Oakland University
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday January 12, 2016.

Oakland University CHP Site Tour

Summary:
Oakland University CHP Site Tour
See Oakland University's new 5 MW gas turbine Combined Heat and Power (CHP) that is under construction and nearing completion. According to the university, the system is planned reduce carbon emissions by up to 50 percent, replace two 60-year-old boilers with new heating capacity, and generate enough savings to pay for itself in less than nine years. The $12M investment is being funded through a public-private partnership that does not affect the University's debt capacity.

Dinner Presentation: Transition to Clean Energy
As Michigan and our country moves away from coal fired electricity, what will our future electric supply and energy grid look like? MSU's board of trustees approved a 10 MW solar PV installation, and Oakland U is moving to Combined Heat and Power. Will solar energy be the solution, and what is Combined Heat and Power? Will we need to build more nuclear power plants? This presentation will discuss the current changes evolving our energy infrastructure such as aging coal plants, the federal Clean Power Plan, low cost/low carbon natural gas, and the falling price of solar electric energy.

By: James Leidel, Director of Clean Energy Systems
James Leidel has been involved in the energy and energy management industries since his graduation from Purdue University with a BS in mechanical engineering in 1990. From 1991 to 2001, he worked in various positions with Invensys Building Systems (formerly Barber-Colman) and Detroit Edison, followed by 10 years as Energy Manger for Oakland University's Facilities Management Department. In 2011, James helped create and launch the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) within the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University, and took over as director. He now works to prototype and commercialize several new energy technologies as well as support OU and other organization's clean energy infrastructure needs. He has been teaching environmental science, and engineering courses as well.

MEETING LOCATION:
Oakland University - 2200 North Squirrel Road. Central Heating Plant. Rochester, MI 48309


MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Central Heating Plant Tour
6:30 p.m. -- Dinner/Lecture with questions to follow

Last Updated on January 11th, 2016 4:18 pm by admin
EMAEE March 2016 Meeting - 3/8/16 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday March 8, 2016.

Overview of Solar Systems

Summary:
Businesses have embraced solar and begun to implement significant number of systems across the country. Alan Frasz, President of Dovetail Solar and Wind, will present an overview of solar systems. He will show examples of different types of implementations and why the adoption of renewable energy is accelerating across the region. The presentation will cover important features and benefits of the technology, as well as the key characteristics prospective owners should consider in selecting a system and installer. He will detail the projected ROI and environmental benefits. Al will review the utility savings, available tax incentives, grants and renewable energy credits that are making renewable energy a great investment for commercial projects.

By: Alan Frasz
Alan Frasz is President and principal owner of Dovetail Solar and Wind. Dovetail is one of the region's oldest and largest renewable energy system installers. He joined the firm in 2006 after spending 28 years in the information technology industry where he held management, sales and technical positions. Mr. Frasz earned his BS at Case Western Reserve University, where he also performed research in Biomedical Engineering.

Al has led the transformation of Dovetail from a small start-up to a regional leader with over 405 installations totaling 15.9 MegaWatts. He increased Dovetail's focus on business to business and utility scale systems, accompanied with detailed financial payback analysis and return on investment. He was one of the early pioneers in convincing the Ohio Energy Office to open up the Advanced Energy Fund to third party owners enabling firms to provide a finance vehicle for non-profit institutions, schools and municipalities to acquire large scale solar systems.

Al regularly meets with state and Federal law makers to educate them on the economic value, job creation and environmental impact of renewables.

He has served on the Board of Green Energy Ohio (GEO) since 2009, and currently chairs the Membership Committee. Al has been married to Ann for 38 years and has 4 sons.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on March 4th, 2016 5:46 pm by admin
EMAEE May 2016 Meeting - 5/3/16 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday May 3, 2016.

Energy Efficient Hot Water Heating Systems

Summary:
The presentation will focus on how best to utilize condensing boilers to achieve optimal efficiency
and how to utilize today's control technologies to do this.

Applying Condensing Boiler
- Understanding how a condensing boiler works
- Understanding how system design affects actual energy savings
- Mistakes to avoid to insure optimal efficiency
- Overview of turndown and how it effects boiler efficiency
- Isolating flow to boilers to increase efficiency
- Staging boilers to increase efficiency
- What's on the horizon for boiler controls

Efficient Pump Selection
- Traditional rules of thumb when selecting pumps
- Explanation of system curves & control curves
- Effects of variable speed pumping on pump selection
- A new way to look at pump selections

Attendees Key Take Away
- A better understanding of how best to apply today's boiler technology to achieve optimal savings
- A better understanding of how pump selection can play a part in true energy savings

By: Josh Looper
Josh manages the Engineering, New Construction and End User Sales Teams at the R.L. Deppmann Company. He has been with the company since 1997 and in that time has held positions in estimating, engineering, sales, and leadership. Josh graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and has earned his PE stamp.

Josh is a member of the Cleveland Chapter of ASHRAE and an active participant in a wide variety of industry associations. When not at work, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on March 29th, 2016 5:18 pm by admin
REGISTER NOW - CEM Certification April 25-29, 2016
April 25-29, 2016 - Livonia, MI

The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) is offering comprehensive training and certification exam for the Association of Energy Engineer's Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification. The CEM is the most widely recognized Energy Management certification around the world. The training session includes:

- 4 Day Comprehensive Energy Training
- Training materials and reference textbook.
- 1/2 Day Exam

The registration form can be found here. Registrations must be completed by April 11, 2016.

More information can be found at AEE's site.

Last Updated on March 29th, 2016 5:31 pm by admin
EMAEE September 2016 Meeting - 9/14/16 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Wednesday September 14, 2016.

Using Energy Data Analytics to Identify and Quantify Energy Saving Projects

Summary:

Mr. Buchanan will introduce and explain a new analytic energy benchmarking process and how it can be used to better identify and quantify energy conservation opportunities for both buildings and HVAC equipment.
Mr. Buchanan shall first introduce Pathian® Curves, discuss the difference between Pathian Curves and traditional baseline comparison energy curves, and show how these weather-normalized energy curves are used to create performance indices in order to analyze peer group performance for commercial buildings, mechanical systems and their components. With a basic understanding of Pathian Curves, we will introduce the Syrx™ Numbering System, a peer group classification system used to catalog performance indices for peer comparison. Pathian will then present a case study demonstrating how these curves and performance indices can be used to generate variance reports used to identify and quantify energy conservation opportunities and then measure, verify and sustain results.

Learning objectives:

1. Upon competition, the attendee shall understand how to use real-time HVAC component level energy analytics to identify, quantify and estimate HVAC energy saving opportunities.
2. Via live website demonstration, gain a basic understanding of component level benchmarking concepts and how the new analytical process is deployed.
3. Understand how real-time energy audits and variance reports are generated for central plants, HVAC equipment and their components (i.e. fans, hydronic coils, dampers, valves, etc.).
4. Live case study example: Use real-time analytics to evaluate the present and past performance of 4,500 ton central chilled water plant.

By: Dan Buchanan, President and Founder of Pathian Incorporated

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturer with questions to follow

Last Updated on September 1st, 2016 10:49 am by admin
Free Lunch & Learn: Controlling Building Envelope Air Leakage
HEALTHY BUILDINGS=HEALTHY & HAPPY ENVIRONMENTS: CONTROLLING BUILDING ENVELOPE AIR LEAKAGE

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:00 PM

Location: The Charles H Wright Museum


This lunch and learn on Controlling Building Envelope Air Leakage, or "How Big is Your Hole?" The presentation covers how to apply and use air barriers in industrial, commercial and multi dwelling buildings. We will also discuss "Healthy Buildings = Healthy & Happy Environments" and the impact of building air leakage on a building's sustainable durability, occupant comfort, health, productivity and overall energy efficiency.

Presenter: Steven Tratt, Canam Building Envelope Specialists/Tremco will introduce a new iPad App that collects the required data to assess a building's existing air barrier continuity. The App predicts energy saving measures and provides a customize comprehensive air barrier report.

Order of Meeting: Located at the Multipurpose Room
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Registration, Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:40 p.m. - Presentation and Q & A
1:40 - 2:00 p.m. - Review Sample Reports & New Mobile App

Attendees will receive a certificate 1 AIA/ CES Learning Unit/ HSW.

Please pre-register by clicking Eventbrite link

If you have any questions, contact Leslie Tom: 313-303-5935

Registration deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016 at Noon
Enrollment limited to 50, so sign up soon.

Last Updated on December 5th, 2016 2:18 pm by admin
EMAEE January 2017 Meeting - 1/17/17 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday January 17, 2017.

2017 DTE and Consumers Energy Incentive Programs
Representatives for DTE Energy and Consumers Energy will present an overview of their 2017 energy efficiency incentive programs. The presentations will highlight applicable changes from 2016 and focus on commercial and industrial incentives.

By: DTE and Consumers Energy

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturers with questions to follow

Last Updated on December 28th, 2016 11:12 am by admin
REGISTER NOW - CEM Certification April 10-14, 2017
April 10-14, 2017 - Livonia, MI

The East Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (EMAEE) is offering comprehensive training and certification exam for the Association of Energy Engineer's Certified Energy Manger (CEM) certification. The CEM is the most widely recognized Energy Management certification around the world. The training session includes:

- 4 Day Comprehensive Energy Training
- Training materials and reference textbook.
- 1/2 Day Exam

The registration form can be found here. Registrations must be completed by April 11, 2016.

More information can be found at AEE's site.

Last Updated on February 15th, 2017 9:19 am by admin
EMAEE March 2017 Meeting - 3/14/17 at Lawrence Tech
The East Michigan Association of Energy Engineers invites you to attend their meeting on Tuesday March 14, 2017.

PACE - A New Paradigm Revolutionizing Clean Energy Finance
Lean & Green Michigan is a statewide property assessed clean energy - or PACE - program available to all local governments free of charge. As of February, 29 local governments representing 62% of all Michiganders have joined this statewide public-private partnership, and six PACE projects have closed representing over $3,000,000 of clean energy upgrades. PACE financing solves the twin problems of high up-front costs and long paybacks for many energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. In Michigan, PACE is available for privately owned commercial property, whether for profit or non-profit.

By: Andy Levin

Andy Levin is the founder and managing partner of Levin Energy Partners, LLC and the creator and President of Lean & Green Michigan, a statewide property assessed clean energy (PACE) program, which brings together contractors, lenders and local governments to make clean energy projects work for Michigan businesses and nonprofits.

MEETING LOCATION:
Alfred Taubman Student Service Center at Lawrence Technological University Rm C406

MEETING COST:
FREE for Chapter Members
Guests = $25
Students/Seniors = $19

AGENDA:
5:30 p.m. -- Social Time / Chapter Business
6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:15 p.m. -- Presentation by Guest Lecturers with questions to follow

Last Updated on March 9th, 2017 11:02 am by admin




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