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May 24, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 2-4 pm OCCAEE invites you to join us for our chapter meting held at the Nationwide and Farm bureau 4-H Center.  Our presentations will include the following (speaker bios follow):


Columbus City Schools' Operation Fix-It HVAC Renovations: CCS is in a multi-year process of updating the HVAC systems at roughly 45 buildings.  Hear from the director of capital improvements what the process is to make this happen.  He will also discuss what technologies are going into these buildings. 


The State of Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: VRF is being used in many retrofit and new construction projects.  Learn about the pros and cons of using this new technology.  Learn about the various ways that these types of systems are integrated within a building. 


Energy Monitoring Techniques: Learn how to identify issues within buildings by watching the utility meters.  Learn the pros and cons of the different ways that this metering can be set up.




Alex Trevino:

T. Alex Trevino is the Director of Capital Improvements for Columbus City Schools, Ohio's largest public school district, serving over 50,000 students in 110 facilities.  A graduate of the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Alex began his career focused on planning and design of facilities for K-12 and other institutional clients. Arriving at Columbus City Schools in 2004 as a project manager overseeing portions of the district's ambitious facilities master plan, he was promoted to Director of Capital Improvements in 2014.  Alex was instrumental in planning of the district's new capital renewal initiative, "Operation: Fix It", the district's $125 million dollar program to invest in its aging facilities.  Now in year two of implementation, "Operation: Fix It" has seen major investment made in critical infrastructure, including building envelope integrity, HVAC systems, and life safety systems.


Mark Ganser:

Mark graduated from the University of Purdue with a bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering in 1978.  After graduation, Mark accepted a position as a Sales Engineer with The Trane Company and was assigned to the Dayton Ohio Sales Territory. Mark served on several ASHRAE committees and chaired the Membership committee while in Dayton.  In 1985 Mark transferred to the Columbus Trane office.  Mark achieved the Top Ten Salesman Award seven times and was instrumental in the successful development of many new Sales Engineers. In 2007 Mark joined ElitAire where he currently works as an Account Executive.  Mark is regarded by his peers as one of the foremost local experts on HVAC equipment design and application. Mark and his wife Joyce reside in Westerville. They are empty-nesters. Their daughter Kara graduated from medical school from the University of Toledo and practices medicine at The Cleveland Clinic. Their other daughter Kelsey is a Biology graduate from the University of Dayton and moved to Orlando Florida last fall and enjoyed missing Ohio's winter.


Tom Erlenwein:

Tom has been married for  35 years and has one son. Both are the two best things that ever happened to him.  He is an Appalachian-Southern Ohio boy and journeyman electrician.  He's also an Army Veteran- Aviation maintenance rotary wing and has 32 years at Johnson Controls in various roles including design, operations, management, & sales.  HE is currently at Daikin applied for whatever remains of his working career.  He has his LEED AP EBOM,  CEM and is a really nice guy who likes to help.


Tim Raffio:

Tim Raffio is a mechanical engineer, with extensive experience in energy auditing, and alternative energy technologies.  As the Director of Engineering at JadeTrack, Tim works with customers to empower their sustainability programs through data driven decision making.


Kristin Proper:

Kristin Proper is an experienced program management professional with expertise designing and managing energy efficiency programs in public and private sector organizations. After several years in the Business Department, designed and managed Energy Initiative program for Olentangy Local Schools resulting in ~$1million in savings in the first two years focusing on development of stakeholder engagement, impact of cultural norms, and no cost/low cost projects to improve energy efficiency without affecting the school or work day. Using this same method as the Senior Program Manager at JadeTrack, Kristin manages both private and public-sector accounts assisting clients in developing sustainability methods and energy efficiency programs.  By using real-time data and utility bill analysis to evaluate areas of improvement, unrecognized areas of improper utility charges, Kristin works with clients to analyze how to make the largest impact on energy consumption/sustainability efforts while limiting the impact on quality of stakeholder experiences.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm 


Columbus Main Library
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 

OCCAEE March 1, 2018 Chapter Meeting

Utilities Incentives Update & Energy Efficiency

OCCAEE invites you to join us for our first chapter meeting of the new year to be held at the Columbus Main Library Auditorium.  Our presentation will begin with a brief utility incentive update from various utilities followed by an open panel discussion.  Please stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks!



Monday, May 7, 2018  to Friday, May 11, 2018  8:00am to 5:00pm daily


Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center 
2201 Fred Taylor Dr.
Columbus, OH 43221 

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Seminar

OCCAEE is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a comprehensive 5-day Certified Manager (CEM) Seminar (training course and certification examination) in Columbus, OH!  

The CEM Seminar is very comprehensive and will provide the trainee a very strong foundation in energy efficiency.  CEM certified personnel add significant value to their organization and their communities as a whole. There is a strong demand for this seminar and the available spots will be filled quickly.  Therefore, we request you and your colleagues to register as soon as possible. Please visit the link below for more details including requirements, pricing, applications, and registration information.  


 May 25, 2017

OCCAEE May 25, 2017 Meeting
Please join us for our May OCCAEE Meeting. We will have three speakers joining us to discuss AEP Ohio's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), AEP Ohio's It's Your Power app, and Ohio State's Comprehensive Management Plan. 
Steve Deskins, AEP Ohio project manager will discuss:
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), how the mesh system actually works. Enabling customer programs such as; time of use, customer response, and load control, while providing much improved outage management and flexibility moving the customer experience into the future.. 
Sherry Hubbard, AEP Ohio Research and Development manager will discuss:
Connecting the smart grid to the smart home, AEP Ohio's Intelligent Home Energy Assistance Program launched the It's Your Power app - bringing the benefits of AMI-enabled real time energy information directly to customers through their smart phones. 
Ohio State Comprehensive Energy Management Plan: Ohio State has selected a partner to operate the energy systems over the next 50 years. A new company "Ohio State Energy Partners" has been formed to provide this service. Speaking on the issue will be someone deeply involved in the contract, either from Ohio State or Ohio State Energy Partners. Stay tuned for future invites with more information 
23-Jun-17 First Annual OCCAEE Golf Outing
  Spots are filling up so please be sure to sign up soon! Please join us for our First Annual Ohio Capital City Association of Energy Engineers Golf Outing. The outing will be held at Bent Tree Golf Club on Friday, June 23rd. We'll have registration begin at 8:00 with a shotgun start at 9:00. Lunch is included as well as an afternoon social afterwards with drinks and appetizers. Enjoy golfing with your peers in the Energy Industry while hopefully winning some prizes! 
  Please click on the link below for registration and sponsorship opportunities. Note that sponsorship opportunities are limited. 
  Bent Tree Golf Club
  350 Bent Tree Road
Sunbury, OH 43074 
May 25, 2017 (2:00 pm OSU 4-H Building) Please join us for our May OCCAEE Meeting.  We will have three speakers joining us to discuss AEP Ohio's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), AEP Ohio's It's Your Power app, and Ohio State's Comprehensive Management Plan  
Steve Deskins, AEP Ohio project manager will discuss:
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), how the mesh system actually works. Enabling customer programs such as; time of use, customer response, and load control, while providing much improved outage management and flexibility moving the customer experience into the future..
Sherry Hubbard, AEP Ohio Research and Development manager will discuss:
Connecting the smart grid to the smart home, AEP Ohio's Intelligent Home Energy Assistance Program launched the It's Your Power app - bringing the benefits of AMI-enabled real time energy information directly to customers through their smart phones.
Ohio State Comprehensive Energy Management Plan: Ohio State has selected a partner to operate the energy systems over the next 50 years. A new company "Ohio State Energy Partners" has been formed to provide this service. Speaking on the issue will be someone deeply involved in the contract, either from Ohio State or Ohio State Energy Partners. Stay tuned for future invites with more information
March 2, 2017   On Thursday, March 2nd, 2015 from 2-4 pm OCCAEE
invites you to join us for our chapter meting held at the Columbus Main Library
Auditorium.  Our presentation will begin with a brief utility
incentive update from representatives from AEP Ohio, AMP, Columbia Gas,
DP&L, Duke Energy, First Energy, and Vectren followed by a panel
discussion.  After the presentation, a Maintenance Supervisor will lead us
on an HVAC Tour of the facility.  During the meeting OCCAEE President Jeff
Roe will also offer updates on chapter events and future plans.  Please
see below for speaker bios as well as information on becoming a chapter
 AEP Ohio:
Angie Rybalt is the Program Manager for the
Solution Provider Network, Outreach and the Bid4efficiency Program for the AEP
Ohio Energy Efficiency Programs.  Mrs. Rybalt currently serves on the
board of the local chapter of Association of Energy Engineers and has a BA in
Business from The Ohio State University.
As AMP's Assistant Vice President for Energy Efficiency, Randell Corbin's primary
duties are in the areas of energy policy development, governmental affairs, and
sustainability initiatives. One of his primary interests since 2007 has been
the development and management of AMP's Efficiency Smart program - an
aggressive performance-based energy efficiency program.
 Columbia Gas:
Samantha Schneider is the Outreach Manager for the
Columbia Gas of Ohio Innovative Energy Solutions (IES) program. Her focus is in
two main areas:  Promoting the program and helping Columbia Gas customers,
contractors, engineering firms, and energy auditors through the application
process.  She also works to update program materials, coordinate outreach
events, and continuously improve the all-around program offering. 
Lyle Garrison is a Program Manager for the
Energy Efficiency group at Dayton Power & Light.  Lyle manages several
of DP&L's rebate programs. His responsibilities include the Business Audit
Program, Mercantile-Self Direct, Residential HVAC and day-to-day processing of
C&I prescriptive and custom rebates.
 Duke Energy:
Jeannette Stelter, Trade Ally Outreach
Representative for Duke Energy's Non-Residential Smart $aver Incentive Program,
has over 10 years of customer service experience and has been passionate about
energy efficiency for many years now. As a strategic portfolio and client
manager for an ESCO company Jeannette specialized in root cause and risk
mitigation. A graduate of NKU with her Bachelors, Jeannette is the expert
on the Duke Energy Smart $aver Incentive Program.
First Energy:
Kirk Barrett graduated from Virginia Tech with
a degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics in a year to long ago to
remember. In January of 2011 he joined Vectren as their commercial conservation
representative in the companies Ohio market territory. When the residential
representative left the company in December of 2011 he then took on the
responsibilities of the residential incentives as well.
Columbus Metropolitan Library:
Ernie Salisbury has spent over 40 years in
the Building Maintenance and Facility Management field. He spent many years at
Nationwide Insurance. He currently works for the Columbus Metropolitan Library
as a Maintenance Supervisor maintaining the Main Library and several branch
We would like to take this opportunity to remind national members
to also sign up for the local chapter.  By becoming a local chapter
member, you will receive continuing education credit for attending meetings and
events.  You will also be invited to additional OCCAEE-sponsored events,
including happy hour networking.
You can print an application HERE and send
along with a check to Samantha Schneider.  Dues and applications will also
be accepted at the next Chapter meeting Thursday, March 2nd 2-4 PM
at the Columbus Main Library Auditorium. 
December 8, 2016   Please join us for our December Ohio Capital City Chapter of AEE educational meeting in the Senate Chamber room at The Ohio Union located at the Ohio State University on Heat Recovery and PACE Financing followed by a networking happy hour at Woody's in the basement of the union. 
*Parking information included below
The program will consist of two 30-minute presentations:
Heat Recovery Technologies by Tony DeCrescenzo* |  ElitAire - The topic will cover different heat recovery technologies that are available today for both the air and water side of HVAC systems.  The pros and cons of each type will be discussed, as well as their typical applications. 
PACE Financing Update by Jean Carter Ryan* |  Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority - Jean will provide the latest updates on PACE Financing by the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority.
Immediately following the meeting, please join us a networking happy hour at Woody’s in the basement of the Union, so come join us for networking with your fellow energy professionals!
TONY DECRESCENZO has been serving the HVAC industry since 2005.  He has experience in both the Columbus and Denver markets and has a background in both HVAC equipment as well as HVAC controls.  Tony graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005.  Tony has served as a board member for the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) since 2013.
JEAN CARTER RYAN is President of the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority. The Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority is a public agency designed to facilitate capital investments by the private, non-profit and public sectors in Central Ohio. Jean is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the operations of the Finance Authority, which is a port authority under Ohio law. Since 2007, the Finance Authority has issued over $1.2 billion in financing projects that will invest more than $1.4 billion in Central Ohio.
Jean was previously the Deputy Director of the Economic Development Division within the Ohio Department of Development. Jean oversaw the Offices of Business Development, Tax Incentives, Workforce Development, Financial Incentives, Loan and Grant Servicing, and Small Business.
Jean has a B.A. in American Studies from Smith College, Northampton, MA and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. Jean serves on the following boards: the Central Ohio Transit Authority, Mid-Ohio Development Exchange, Women in Public Finance – Ohio Chapter (founding member), and the Human Services Levy Review Commission of Franklin County.
Contact: 350 E. First Ave, Suite 120 | Cols., Oh 43201 | 614.429.0177 | email: jryan@columbusfinance.org
FREE PARKING: Parking vouchers will be provided to you from OCCAEE at the meeting.
The Parking garages adjacent to the north side of the Ohio Union are operated by CampusParc. Their number is 614-688-0000 and their website is: http://www.campusparc.com/osu/. The following instructions and links provide helpful information on how to use their parking facilities.
Ohio Union South Garage (http://www.campusparc.com/osu/garages/ohio-union-south) - The Ohio Union South Garage is located immediately adjacent to the north side of the building with access from High Street and College Road. This garage offers 800 visitor-only spaces, including accessible parking and main campus disability permit access. Recommended for non-University guests.
Ohio Union North Garage (http://www.campusparc.com/osu/garages/ohio-union-north) - The Ohio Union North Garage is located just north of the Ohio Union South Garage and provides an additional 600 visitor parking spaces during off-peak hours. Guests of the Ohio Union may utilize this garage from 4:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, unless Campus Parc is pre-selling the South garage. Guests without valid permits may not access this garage during peak hours.
Upon arrival, please pull a ticket from the gate machine. You must have this white ticket to depart from either garage. At the meeting, OCCAEE will provide you with a Single Exit Voucher (pink), you will need this and your gate ticket (total of two tickets) to exit the garage.
 See the energy plant and discuss recent energy saving initiatives!
Please join us for an exciting AEE meeting of networking and education in the Senate Chamber room at The Ohio Union located at the Ohio State University.  
Happy hour immediately following the meeting at Woodys located in the Ohio Union.  
The program will kick-off with an overview of the LED tube market by Loeb Electric’s Doug Beh. The main program on Combined Heat & Power for Industrial Applications will be followed by a networking happy hour at Woody’s in the basement of the Union, so come join us for networking with your fellow energy professionals!
Is Now the Time for LED Tubes?     by Doug Beh* | Executive Vice President | Loeb Electric
Doug will give an overview of the current state of the LED tube market. He will provide an analysis of the different types of LED tubes with strengths and weaknesses of each. Doug will also discuss what large users of lamps are considering as they evaluate if LED tubes are right for them. 
COMBINED HEAT & POWER FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS    by Ed Stoermer, PE* | Vice President CoGen & CHP Systems Sales | Lathrop Trotter
Ed will discuss Combined Heat & Power, what it is and why it’s different during his 45-minute presentation.  He will also discuss key factors to evaluate when considering CHP for industrial plants including electrical loads and thermal loads as well as load profiling. Gas turbines and HRSG’s, recip engines and waster heat recovery, steam turbine generators (backpressure and condensing), waste heat to power systems, micro turbines will be reviewed under equipment options and selection. Ed will also talk about project economics and sensitivity analysis and review some project profiles for both gas and steam turbine before wrapping up with a Q&A session.
*Speaker Bios*
ED STOERMER has spent over 30 years in the industry as an Equipment Supplier and Consultant for Central Steam Plants and Power Generation Systems for Industrial and Institutional Clients throughout the Midwest. Through Lathrop Trotter, Ed has recently been involved in 7 projects that total over 100 Megawatts of Combined Heat and Power and approximately 1,000,000 pounds / hour of associated steam generation.
Dramatic reductions in energy consumption, operating costs, and plant emissions are easily achieved when a Central Plant properly employs appropriate CHP technologies. Through careful analysis of a facility’s thermal and electrical needs, and an understanding of how thermal energy is most effectively used in industrial processes or for comfort conditioning, an efficient and reliable system may be developed that minimizes operating costs, as well as emissions and improves system reliability when compared to alternative methods of energy supply. Through the wise use of our new and abundant supply of natural gas coupled with efficient energy systems, many American Industries have the potential to become a Global Leader in their respective markets.
BSME Mechanical Engineering & Minor in Business Administration | University of Cincinnati.
·        Masters of Business Administration | Xavier University, Cincinnati.
·        Professional Registered Engineer State of Ohio.
Former Companies
·        Owner | Stoermer-Industrial Energy Systems LLC, CHP Systems & Consulting to Industry.
·        CEO | Stoermer-Anderson INC: Manufacturers Representatives HVAC & Central Plant Systems.
·        Partner | Steam Power LLC: Steam Turbine Generator Systems Integration
Industry Associations
·        American Society of Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers
·        American Society of Mechanical Engineers
·        Combined Heat and Power (EPA Partner)
·        Association of Energy Engineers
Family Activities
Married to Beverly with 3 grown Sons, and one new Granddaughter! Outdoor activities include: Hunting, Fishing, Fly Fishing and Outdoor Adventuring, Shooting, Bicycling, Woodworking and Travel.
Contact Info:
Ed Stoermer | Lathrop Trotter | (513) 833-5800 | ed.stoermer@lathroptrotter.com | www.lathroptrotter.com
DOUG BEH has enjoyed a long career in the lighting and electrical industry. After graduating from Ohio State in 1994, Doug started his career with GE as an Account Manager where he was promoted to District Manager 7 years later. He then joined Loeb Electric in 2005 as Sales Director and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the company.  After extensive training in lighting and electrical technology with GE, Doug continued his industry education to become Lighting Certified in 2012. Never one to shy away from learning, Doug has amassed a wealth of knowledge where his expertise is frequently sought after for industry roundtables, advisory boards, and lighting presentations. Doug has been instrumental in advising executives at companies like Walmart, Wendy’s, Hallmark and others in the adoption of LED technology and controls on a nationwide scale.
February 11th, 2016 CHAPTER MEETING
February 11th – 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Columbus, OH
Please join the Ohio Capital City Chapter of Association of Energy Engineersfor our first chapter meeting of 2016 on Simulation Modeling!
The program will kick-off with an update from PUCO Commissioner AsimHaqueon the Clean Power Plan andhow recent updates might affect utility regulations and programs. The main program on Simulation Modeling will be followed by a networking happy hour, so stick around and mingle with your fellow energy professionals!
Comparing Energy Modeling Programs
Mike Kennedy, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C* | Sustainability & Energy Services Engineer
Jake Taylor, PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, GGP* | Senior Sustainability & Energy Services Engineer | Heapy Engineering
The purpose of this presentation will be to create a thorough comparison of the primary building energy modeling programs in the field and establish a better understanding of what the latest technology and software versions are offering in the world of building energy analysis. The presentation will specifically cover IES VE, HAP, TRACE, eQuest, &DesignBuilder.The following topics will analyze each program’s usability:
Load to LEED – A brief summary of each program and how it is used for submittals.
User Interface – Features and ease of use for navigating through the energy model process.
Capability of Detail – How well the program allows users to make design specific alterations.
Software Collaboration – How each program can interconnect with other beneficial software.
Cost and Licensing – Details about physical copy cost, support and yearly licensing.
Interns to do Simulation Modeling
<="" li="">Jeffrey Roe, CEM* | Senior Energy Engineer | The Ohio State University
Have you ever wanted to cheaply predict if a change to your automation system will produce significant savings or lead to unmet loads? Worried about the cost of contracting out someone to do the analysis? One solution is to hire your own intern to do the work. The presentation will discuss how to get your first intern fully up and running. Real examples of intern output will be demonstrated.
*Speaker Bios* 
Mike Kennedy has extensive experience in using and implementing modeling programs such as Trane Trace, eQuest, HAP, BIM / Revit, and Green Building Studio for a comprehensive analysis of commercial buildings. Mike has researched, developed and implemented model training, standards, and knowledge well beyond load file analysis for our company. Mike’s experience in building energy modeling includes hospitals, labs, schools, manufacturing and waste management, restaurants, dormitories and various office buildings. Mike is also an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional and has successfully received approval on several LEED project building models. 
Jake Tayloris a Senior Sustainability & Energy Services Engineer with Heapy Engineering and has years of modeling experience most notably with Trane Trace and HAP. He has managed and personally modeled many project types including dormitories, healthcare facilities, dining facilities, offices, and more. His primary work involves managing energy auditing, energy modeling, and LEED projects, all of which require a thorough understanding of energy modeling capabilities and software. 
Jeffrey Roe is the Senior Energy Engineer at the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University. He has dual missions, to both save money through efficiency and conservation as well as to expand energy awareness among student and staff populations. He employees a number of student interns to help with these initiatives. 
Asim Z. Haque
Commissioner Asim Z. Haque was appointed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio by Governor John R. Kasich in 2013, and currently serves as vice-chairman. Commissioner Haque, an attorney, began his professional career at a large general practice firm in Columbus where he represented a broad spectrum of clients in energy and utility matters. He went on to serve as internal legal counsel for a global auto manufacturer, a role he held immediately prior to his appointment to the Commission. Commissioner Haque has represented Ohio’s interests in energy and utility matters within the state, nationally and internationally. He has testified before members of the Ohio GeneralAssembly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and has educated regulators abroad through formal partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). At NARUC, he serves as vice-chair of the NARUC Task Force on Environmental Regulation and Generation, as well as the Clean Coal and Carbon Management Subcommittee. He also serves on NARUC’s Gas Committee and Critical Infrastructure Committee. He also serves on the board of directors of MACRUC, and is president of MACRUC for the 2015-2016 term. In addition, Commissioner Haque was elected to serve on the Member Representative Committee of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), where he represents state government interests in maintaining reliability of the electric grid. Passionate about public service, Commissioner Haque is heavily involved in his local community. He is the immediate past president of the board of directors of the non-profit organization Community Research Partners. He is also the immediate past president of The Columbus Academy Alumni Board, and has served on the board of trustees of The Columbus Academy. Additionally, he is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, and was a long-time mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters school-based mentor program. Commissioner Haque is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and political science, graduating cum laude with department honors. He received his juris doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and received the Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award from Moritz in 2015. Commissioner Haque resides in Columbus with his wife, Dr. Huma Ansari Haque, and their son, Laith.
November 18th Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas Workshop
November 18th – 9AM – 4:30PM
Columbus, OH
This program features highlights taken from the award-winning weeklong Efficiency Sales Professional Certificate Boot Camp and is ideal for anyone that wants to learn how to get customers to say "Yes!" to their energy efficiency or renewable energy projects or services.
This course will be presented by Mark Jewell, a nationally recognized subject matter expert and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved!
This workshop offers a wealth of insights on selling energy more effectively, such as…
Understanding and selling all of the benefits of enhanced efficiency (utility cost, non-utility-cost financial, and non-financial)
Reframing the benefits of efficiency so they can be measured with the yardsticks used by each segment and decision-making role
Appreciating the differences in decision-making drivers among building owners/landlords/tenants
Generating high-impact leads, networking, and collecting referrals with confidence
Anticipating and addressing myths and objections
Communication strategies and tactics, including the value of a well-crafted “elevator pitch”
Developing a compelling one-page proposal
Understanding your prospects and building rapport
Selling to the C-suite
Moving beyond first cost and payback period by understanding and communicating which financial metrics really matter
Developing clients instead of customers
Workshop Registration: $495 per-person. Use coupon code OCCAEE for a $50 discount! Register 5 attendees and get a 6th person at no cost. Please send a request to info@eefg.com or call 415-814-3744 for a discount code.
Full refunds allowed up to one week before the event. Seating is limited in each city. Registrants will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees will receive an autographed copy of Mark's book, Selling Energy: Inspiring Ideas That Get More Projects Approved! and a Learning to S.E.E. (Sell Efficiency Effectively) Playbook
Optional Bonus Package: $250 per-person ($850 value)
A professional headshot that will be taken during the workshop lunch break ($200 value)
The 3-course Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects online training series ($350 value)
1-year access to the Ninja Network Workshops - monthly coaching calls led by Mark Jewell ($300 value)
GBCI: 6 CE hours
Questions? Contact us at info@eefg.com or 415-814-3744.
September 23 - 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Hollywood Casino, Columbus, OH
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"An Outlook on Natural Gas & OSU Student Chapter Networking Happy Hour"
Chapter Meeting - 2:00 – 3:30pm at Round Meeting Room (Ohio Union)
Tom Seguin & Evan Bollie of IGS Energy will provide an update on the Ohio shale industry, natural gas pricing outlooks (short & long term) and the effects on the energy industry as a whole (oil, electric, renewables, legislation, etc.)
OSU Student Chapter Networking Happy Hour – 3:30 – 5:00pm at Woody’s (Ohio Union)
Please join us immediately following the Chapter Meeting at Woody’s (1st floor of the Ohio Union) to network with our Ohio State Student Chapter.  Students are preparing for graduation and summer break and are looking for any opportunities for internship and professional development.  Your support of the OSU OCCAEE Student Chapter is  important and very much appreciated!  For this networking event, please keep the students at top of mind for any upcoming internships or job opportunities at your companies to further assist them in their professional development.  
Thursday February 6, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 PM
The Ohio Union at OSU
1739 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
 Contact Cassy Sleeper at csleeper@brunercorp.com or 614.334.3453 for more information.
Hear a panel of experts discuss solar power, wind power, downstream natural gas applications and cogeneration.  
Panelists Include:
Matt White, Legal Counsel of IGS Energy
Dave Dwyer, Project Engineer for Solar Planet  
Monica Jensen, Vice President & Development at Windlab 
  •  Wednesday November 20, 2013  
  •  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 
  •  Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
  •  2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210 
 Contact Cassy Sleeper at csleeper@brunercorp.com or 614.334.3453 for more information.
OCOTBER 7-11, 2013  Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Study Session and Examination
Study Sessions: October 7-10, 2013 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Examination: October 11, 2013 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
COST: $1,750 (Includes ALL Fees, Study Session and Examination)
Four day Energy Management Study Session and one day exam with proctor
Price includes training, certification fees and materials
LOCATION: The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
RSVP REQUIRED (space is available to the first 30 people)
TO REGISTER:  Please complete the "CEM Registration Form" and submit with payment before October 1, 2013.
If you have questions or to register, please contact Cassy Sleeper at csleeper@brunercorp.com or 614.334.3322 for more information.
Hear from Janet Rehberg, M.B.A., PMP, CEM, Consumer Programs Coordinator for AEP Ohio.  She will discuss the Energy Efficiency Programs and the many benefits they have.  Also presenting will be Barbara Revard, Director of Proramming & Planning at the Columbus Zoo. Barbara will discuss the Zoo's sustainability program and the plans they have for future conservation and sustainability.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Contact Cassy Sleeper at csleeper@brunercorp.com
Presentations from the meeting
OCCAEE Chapter Meeting Presentations (PPT)
Columbus Zoo Sustainability (PPT)
AEP Employee Awareness Campaign (PPT)
Hear from J. Kelly Kissock Ph.D, P.E., Professor and Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Renewable and Clean Energy at the University of Dayton on the topic of "Principles of Energy Efficiency: The University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center Approach." We will also receive a state energy policy update from Steve Caminati, Vice President of Public Affairs at Advanced Energy Economy Ohio.
Register at www.occaeejunemeeting.eventbrite.com
Thursday, June 13, 2013
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
Contact Cassy Sleeper at csleeper@brunercorp.com or 614.334.3453 for more information.
Presentations from the meeting
Hear from Aparna Dial, University Director Office of Energy and Sustainability at THE Ohio State University, as she discusses OSU's master energy plan and projects. The meeting will also include a presentation by Chad Smith, Deputy Chief of the Office of Energy at the Ohio Development Services Agency, on the programs his office offers for energy efficiency and advanced energy projects.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
2:00 - 4:30 PM
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH 43210
REGISTER at www.occaeeaprilchaptermeeting.eventbrite.com or contact Cassy Sleeper at csleeper@brunercorp.comor 614.334.3453 for more information.
Presentations from the meeting
AEP Ohio Business Incentives (PDF)
Ohio Development Services Agency - Energy Programs and Resources (PDF)
OSU Leadership in Sustainability - Aparna Dial (PDF)