Member Webinars

Stay up-to-date with the industry. AEE Members gain access to free monthly webinars from industry experts on important energy topics. Plus, webinars offer credits for AEE certification renewal.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are presented using Zoom platform. Attendees name, email and membership ID number are required to register.

May 18, 2022

11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Decarbonization Strategies

Lowering our globe’s emissions is a major effort as we move toward a future net-zero-carbon environment, and will require significant investment in new low-carbon infrastructure, along with key market incentives to change. The industry will play a key part in this transformation, requiring expertise in both energy and emissions. Key elements of the decarbonization strategy are energy data, emissions reporting method, governance, decarb project generation, drivers, the MACC energy demand reduction, renewables assessment, energy storage, electrification, and the decarbonization checklist. For a zero-carbon future, it will be key for business leaders to understand decarbonization, anticipate technological changes, and implement new business methods and processes to remain good stewards of the environment.

Ron Miller

Principal, Reliant Energy Solutions LLC

May 19, 2022

11:00 am-12:00 pm

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The Nexus Between Green Bonds and a Resilient Grid

The upsurge of electricity demand will continue to be on the ascendency and strategic measures to meet demand will need to focus on a diversified energy mix that is sustainable and secure enough to be available for demand. In discussing the electricity value chain from generation, transmission, and distribution down right to the consumer, the transmission aspect of the value chain requires immense capital investment. The present challenge of the transmission aspect of electricity development is weatherization of the grid, optimization of the grid, and a less disruptive integration of large-scale renewable energy without compromising the grid integrity and stability. As a strategy for global decarbonization and sustainability, integrating low carbon sources of power in the global energy mix is a sure way to address the prospective exploitation of more hydrocarbons to meet the future demand for energy.
One of the financial instruments for the development of climate mitigating projects is Green bonds. Green bonds are fixed-income instruments dedicated to generating funds for climate and environmental projects. They finance projects aimed at energy efficiency, pollution prevention, sustainable agriculture, fishery and forestry, the protection of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, clean transportation, clean water, and sustainable water management.

Sharon Flora Frimpong

Technical Advisor, GIZ Ghana

Jun 21, 2022

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

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The EPAct 179D Tax Incentive for AEE Companies and Commercial Clients

This presentation is designed to explain tax incentives from the Energy Policy Act (EPAct 179D) and cost segregation. We will discuss how EPAct 179D and cost segregation tax benefits can strategically apply to AEE companies and commercial clients. These incentives can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to recoup their investment in building equipment, particularly those items related to the energy systems in the building. We will also discuss how vendors of Facility managers can also benefit from these incentives. With the permanent extension of EPAct 179D tax incentives, companies can successfully plan their future projects around this benefit. This presentation will also cover recent guidelines issued.

Jacob Goldman is the Vice President of Energy Tax Savers (ETSI). He has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Buffalo, and an MBA from the University of Maine at Orono.

He is the co-author of numerous articles, published in Building Operating Management, Worship Facilities Magazine, UNIT Magazine, Green Lodging News, International Parking Institute, Corporate Business Taxation Monthly, and Thomson Reuters. He has presented to hundreds of corporations, architectural firms, engineering firms, accounting firms, local chapters of the USGBC, IFMA, BOMA, and the local Cleveland Chapter of the AEE, as well as national conferences of AEE, Lightfair, NFMT, NALMCO, IGSHPA, PIMA, and EMC. Jacob has also been a consistent speaker at GE’s Nela Park and Cooper’s “The Source” in Peachtree, GA.

Jacob Goldman

Vice President, Energy Tax Savers (ETSI)

Become a AEE Webinar Speaker

The Association of Energy Engineers invites you to submit an abstract for consideration to host a webinar.  The presentation must be non-commercial in content and of value to AEE members.

Contact Hours and Awarding Credits

AEE will issue a certificate of attendance for member webinars, and attendees may use the webinars as contact hours toward AEE certification renewals. Each contact hour is equivalent to 0.2 credits toward your AEE certification renewal. (Please note that it is up to the discretion of other associations on whether they will approve the content as contact hours for other renewals.)