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Have you heard this one before?

Q: How many energy engineers does it take to solve climate change?
A: None. This is political problem.

It's a terrible joke. I made it up, and it's wrong. The real answer is all of us.

It would be easy to get stuck looking at current obstacles facing our industry such as proposed budget cuts to the DOE and EPA, the looming threat of an unraveling of the U.S. Clean Power Plan, or that according the the latest UN Emissions Gap Report(9.6MB) even if all G20 countries meet their most stringent emission targets, it's still not good enough. Dismal stuff.

I've chosen an alternative. I choose to recognize that the solutions for slashing building energy use by 50% or more are well understood (consider ASHRAE's Advanced Energy Design Guides, for example) and that the cost of solar and battery storage has a lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) than traditional forms of energy generation in many areas across the U.S. I also know that innovative financing mechanisms like PACE are opening the flood gates for investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. Of course, that's just in our country. Some countries are further ahead and others lag behind. The important point is that we, as a global population, know what to do to solve this global issue.

So here's my point: We behold the information necessary to make massive cuts to our nation's energy use and emissions and the responsibility to share that knowledge across the world. Most importantly, it's not hard and you're already doing it. Keep showing your customers they do want to and can afford to install those VFDs, to upgrade their rooftop units, to install solar, pay more attention to their energy demand profile, to drive less and walk more. Let your knowledge find it's way beyond your customers and to your friends, family, and even that stranger standing in the aisle at the hardware store thinking about buying an incandescent bulb. 

Most important of all, come to this month's luncheon, because RMAEE loves you. That was sort of a joke. But really, see you on the 20th!
 
Sincerely,
RMAEE President
Steve Morgan, PE, CEM
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LUNCHEON TOPIC: Implementing a Smart Building Program
 

Date: April 20th, 2017
Where: Indian Tree Golf Course. 7555 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO
When: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST


Deconstructing Smart Building Software
We’ve all heard about the benefits of “smart building” software – connecting all of your building systems, deploying fault detection alerts, creating energy dashboards, and knowing when the toaster is on. Smart building software can provide valuable, real-time insights into how your buildings are performing and results in measurable impacts to energy consumption, maintenance costs, and overall business operations.
This presentation will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of implementing a “smart building” program. How do we actually connect to the various building systems, ingest huge amounts of data, and turn it into actionable insights for building engineers and site teams? And most importantly, what does it all cost to implement?

Presenter Bio
Dennis Krieger is a Mechanical Engineer who has devoted his career to making buildings operate better. He’s spent the last 8 years conducting building research, getting dirty in mechanical rooms, managing a bank portfolio with over 7,000 buildings, and most recently deploying smart building software for large real estate companies.

Need a vegetarian entree or have dietary restrictions? Please email Steve Kutska at Stephen.p.kutska@xcelenergy.com
CEM Training - September 14th - 20th, 2017
Why sign up for RMAEE's 2017 CEM Training Seminar?
  • It is your least expensive comprehensive in-person CEM training option. Save at least 14% vs. AEE seminar & exam fees.
  • RMAEE's seminar cost includes the $400 exam application fee. Woah.
  • No need to fly or book a hotel.
  • Lunch, refreshments, and caffeine is included.
  • It's a great way to support RMAEE.
  • All the cool kids are doing it.
Please update your profile if you are interested in the 2017 CEM Training Seminar. Complete information on this year's seminar can be found Here
Upcoming Events:
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Where: Orlando, FL
When: April 24 - 27, 2017

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EMC Call for Papers
Where: Long Beach, CA
When: June 7 - 8, 2017
The Association of Energy Engineers invites you to submit a one-page abstract for consideration to speak at the 2017 EMC Conference, being held June 7-8, 2017 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA.

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When: See website for dates
Typical Cost: $20 Students / $25 Members / $35 Non-Members
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RMAEE Board of Directors
President
Steve Morgan
Bolder Energy Engineers
steve@bolderee.com

Vice President
Victor Prep
Energy & Resource Consulting Group
vprep@ergconsulting.com

Treasurer/Secretary
Steve Kutska
Xcel Energy
stephen.p.kutska@xcelenergy.com

Past President
Thom Johnson
twjx2@earthlink.net



 
Board Members
 Jessica Lorentz
Upkeep Energy
jess@upkeepenergy.com

Curt Cole
Retired
curtcole@mindspring.com
 
Andre Gouin
Xcel Energy
Andre.gouin@xcelenergy.com

John Winkel
MountainSpire Technology Group
jwinkel@indra.com

Bill Biesemeyer
Navigant
bill.biesemeyer@navigant.com
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