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.

Apr 26, 2024

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

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Energy Auditing Trends and Advice from Industry Experts

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

This is an opportunity to lean on a trio of experts with decades of experience in energy auditing applications. Clint Christenson, Rich Costello, and Fred Goldner will provide a high-level overview of energy auditing and the AEE Certified Energy Auditor certification. These experts are here to help you – ask your questions, and they’ll share their recommendations and similar situations they’ve experienced.

About the Panel:

Clint Christenson is a former President of AEE, and is currently a consultant and instructor providing optimization services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. He previously served as Senior Buildings Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Senior Energy Engineer with NORESCO, Inc., the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc., and Director of Oklahoma State University’s Industrial Assessment Center.

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.

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.

*Learn more about AEE’s Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) certification here.

Certified Energy Auditor

May 14, 2024

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Current State of​ Building Commissioning ​and ​the CBCP®/CBCF®

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

Since its inception, Building Commissioning (BCx) has evolved into a veritable alphabet soup of categories depending on the stage of the life cycle of a building, central plant, or campus. In this webinar, domain expert Song Deng, a practitioner, instructor, certified professional, and member of the AEE Hall of Fame, will help sort out some of the complex details of BCx and provide a dynamic view of the current state and future of BCx with fellow CBCP and certification board member, Rich Gifaldi. As the 1st of a mini-series, this webinar aims to demystify, engage, and inform while fueling many businesses/enterprises into their BCx endeavors and successes as a peer, teammate, coach, or competitor.

About the panel:

Song Deng is a world traveler, pathfinder, career practitioner, researcher, and mentor of building commissioning and energy services, activities, and events. Song was inducted into the AEE Energy Managers Hall of Fame in 2019 and is the CBCP®/CBCF® certification Board Chair and a concurrent CEA® certification Board Member. As a Technical Advisor at Austin, TX-based Bee (Building energy efficiency,, Song consults and lectures worldwide. You can connect with Song on LinkedIn, found here.

Rich Gifaldi, PE, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, CEM, CBCP, has fostered energy conservation, environmental stewardship, and community resilience in buildings and on campuses across the globe. He is the Chief of Facility Business Operations at the Federal Reserve Board and a member of the AEE CBCP certification board. He resides in northern Virginia and enjoys running, beekeeping, and offbeat travel adventures. You can connect with Rich on LinkedIn, found here.

*Learn more about AEE’s Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certification here.

Certified Building Commissioning Professional

May 17, 2024

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

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PJM Energy Market Intelligence: What to Expect in 2024

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

CEM and CEP managers – Have we already seen an all-time high in PJM markets and across the US? In this presentation, join us in learning from two seasoned retail supplier energy professionals as they provide insight into the market trends for both Natural Gas and Electricity and how these trends will affect your commodity budgets into 2024 and going forward.

About the Panel:
Mrs. Curnen
brings many years of expertise and deep knowledge in administrating and serving competitive energy supply programs. She supports accounts for electricity, natural gas, and renewable sales, including negotiating pricing and other terms with clients across PJM markets.

Mr. Colpitts, with more than 20 years of energy experience, is currently responsible for the acquisition, transportation, scheduling, and design of gas supply portfolios.

Olga Curnen

Sr. Business Development Manager, WGL Energy

May 21, 2024

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

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Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings: A Review of Transactive Energy

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

 As our Nation’s electrical power system transitions to meet 100% decarbonization goals, the coordination between the Front of the Meter and Behind the Meter assets must be tightly coupled. Many customers currently have devices on-premises that can provide grid services, e.g., energy generation, capacity reduction, volt-var, and frequency response; however, currently under the legacy, monopoly Utility business model, individuals providing such services do not equitably share in cost-recovery for providing grid services.

A new business model, known as Transactive Energy (TE), created under NIST’s guidance, and released in 2011. TE provides a framework that shares the cost-of-service recovery among all stakeholders. This sharing creates a financial incentive to speed the adoption of clean-energy devices, thus reaching decarbonization goals faster, in a sustainable way.

About Energy Profit LLC — Energy Profit (EP) provides technical design and consulting services to utilities and organizations looking to enter or extend their focus on the Transactive Energy solution. EP’s founder, Stephen MacDonald, is a cross-functional Energy Systems Engineer practicing in the following advanced technology spaces: Transactive Energy Design (TE), Micro Grids (MG), Virtual Power Plants (VPP), Electric Vehicles (EV), Flexible Loads (FL), Distribution Grid Automation (DA).

Stephen MacDonald

Founder, Energy Profit LLC

Jun 05, 2024

11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Exploring the Global Decarbonization Strategy

*This webinar offers .2 AEE credits for live attendance.

Register for this upcoming webinar as we delve into critical topics shaping our global response to climate change. In this concise session, we will explore the pivotal role of international agreements, such as the Paris Agreement, in curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Participants will learn about the effectiveness of carbon pricing strategies in incentivizing low-carbon choices and the transition to renewable energy sources for cleaner energy alternatives. We will uncover strategies for setting and achieving net-zero targets and delve into the potential of afforestation and reforestation as nature-based solutions for carbon sequestration.

We’ll provide insights on optimizing energy consumption through energy efficiency programs and the significant contribution of electrifying transportation to sustainability efforts. Additionally, we will discuss innovative technologies for emissions reduction through carbon capture/storage and the adoption of circular economy practices for resource efficiency. Overall, this webinar will emphasize the importance of climate resilience and adaptation strategies to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of a rapidly changing climate.

About the presenter:
With over 25 years in energy project development, Samer Zawaydeh is a respected educator, trainer, and public speaker. He has contributed to key studies like “Options for a National E-Mobility Strategy in Jordan” and “Smart Grid Options in Jordan,” showcasing his expertise in navigating legal frameworks, providing technical counsel, and reviewing the Jordan Power Sector. Currently, he is crafting a “Long-Term Low-carbon and Climate Resilient Strategy in Jordan.” Samer teaches “Energy Policy, Regulation, and Economics” at Al Hussein Technical University and developed an “ESCO Accreditation Scheme for Jordan” as the National Energy Expert for the UNDP.

Samer Zawaydeh

Energy Expert & Industrial Fellow, Al Hussein Technical University

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.)