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.

Nov 30, 2023

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Energy Auditing Trends and Advice from Industry Experts

* This webinar does not offer AEE credits.

Lean on energy auditing experts with more than 35 years of experience conducting energy audits on a full range of facilities. This webinar’s panelists are a trio of experts in workforce initiatives and energy auditing. Colin Spady, Rich Costello, and Fred Goldner will provide a brief presentation on energy auditing, Certified Energy Auditor certification and training opportunities, and the corresponding workforce initiatives. These experts are here to help you — ask your questions, and they’ll share their recommendations and similar situations they’ve experienced.

Colin Spady joined AEE in January 2023 to lead U.S. Business Development efforts. Colin brings 8 years of energy sustainability experience, most recently with Johnson Controls Performance Infrastructure team. In his current role as Director of Business Development at AEE, Colin focuses on advancing the growth of AEE by working with local, state, and federal offices and agencies to develop and support workforce initiatives required to meet energy goals.

Rich Costello is the President of Acela Energy Group, an energy consulting group specializing in energy procurement, load management, energy conservation training, auditing, and on-site wind & solar generation projects. Rich is a former President of AEE, and has decades of experience in the fields of load management, utility services, energy conservation, power, natural gas, and tariff related negotiations and agreements.

Fred Goldner is the President of Energy Management & Research Associates and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of energy auditing and management with over 30 years of experience. Fred is a former President of AEE, and is currently involved in a wide variety of projects, including facility audits, use analyses, research, and energy master planning and program design. Fred has led audits and audit teams for hundreds of facilities totaling tens of millions of square feet.

Dec 07, 2023

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Taking a Systemic view on Energy Management: A Deep Dive into ISO 50001

Join us on December 7, 2023, at 12:00 pm EST for an insightful and comprehensive webinar featuring Ian Boylan and Dave Moody, two renowned ISO 50001 experts. These experts will guide you through the key principles and best practices of ISO 50001, the international standard for energy management systems.

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, optimizing energy consumption is not just a matter of sustainability; it’s a strategic imperative for organizations seeking to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact. ISO 50001 provides a systematic framework for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving energy management within an organization. This webinar will include:

• An introduction to ISO 50001
• The key elements of ISO 50001
• Implementation Strategies
• How to measure and monitor energy performance
• Details on ISO 50001 Certification
• An opportunity for live Q&A

Ian Boylan, M.Eng.Sc, CEM, CEA, CMVP, is a retired Senior Military Officer from Ireland, an active AEE instructor, a past AEE President, and an active energy professional for many years. Ian is an active member of ISO TC301, the technical committee that wrote the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard, and is responsible for ISO standards related to energy management. He is also an approved auditor to the ISO 50001 Standard, undertaking many audits as the Lead Auditor for Certification Europe, a leading certification body in the energy management space, and has trained many ISO 50001 Lead Auditors.

Dave Moody is an ISO 50001 Lead Auditor representing the Independent Association of Accredited Registrars. He has a BS in Chemistry and possesses over 30 years of experience in auditing to various management systems, including EnMS. He has strong experience in the metals industry, having implemented and audited Quality Management Systems.

Dec 11, 2023

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Fast Forward to 2023: Wildfires and our Existing Electricity Grid’s Capability to Minimize Ignition Events and Slow Wildfire Spread

In a prior webinar focusing on wildfires, it was noted that 2022-2023 would be a litmus test for different wildfire mitigation tools used by grid operators. This presentation will focus on major wildfires that have occurred over the past two years in Hawaii, the Continental U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe with a focus on 1) Those fires that were ignited by or made worse by electrical infrastructure and 2) Whether efforts to mitigate these wildfires are improving or deteriorating.

The Wildfire mitigation tools that have been used in the past will be highlighted, including: 1) Vegetation Management, 2) Field Based Regulatory Intervention, 3) Microgrids & DER’s, 4) Underground Transmission and Distribution lines, 5) Controlled Burns, and 6) Risk-based upgrades to grid equipment. Are these effective? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Are there newer tools or technologies that are emerging that can mitigate wildfire risk caused by the electricity grid?

Finally, the presenter will frame the overall challenge of grid operators against the backdrop of climate change adaptation. In a world with increasing climate change-influenced natural disasters and extreme weather events, do the existing business models for electricity delivery properly address wildfire risk? If not, what changes to business models might better address these catastrophic risks?

James Dodenhoff

Principal, Silent Running LLC

Jan 17, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Engaging Employees in Energy Management: 3 Simple Steps to Harnessing Hidden Potential

Your employees are your hidden potential when it comes to reducing energy usage, reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improving operational performance. You can tap into this hidden potential by implementing an effective suggestion campaign.

How, then, do you engage your employees with an effective suggestion campaign? Based on the results of an award-winning campaign initiated, which helped an organization to exceed its annual energy target, you take three simple steps.

If you are looking for ways to better engage your employees, build an energy-aware culture in your organization, and achieve your energy reduction targets, you do not want to miss this webinar!

Andrew Cooper is a Strategic Energy Management Consultant with over 25 years of industrial experience who is passionate about minimizing waste, maximizing efficiency, and engaging employees in the process. He is honored to be an AEE Fellow and recipient of two AEE International Awards.

Andrew has initiated and led several campaigns to engage employees in energy and GHG management. One of these campaigns won an AEE Regional Innovative Energy Project of the Year award and resulted in 1.05GWhe of energy savings.

An energetic, entertaining, and thought-provoking speaker, Andrew has received invitations to be a keynote speaker and presenter at events around the world, as well as several industry podcasts.

He is a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (CPEnMS), and a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP). He also has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Andrew Cooper

Strategic Energy Management Consultant, SYNERGISE

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.)