s AEE Huntsville, Alabama Chapter

The Huntsville, Alabama Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers:
Promoting energy management and conservation through peer networking
and education. (read past meeting reports)


December 2, 2014 Meeting

  • Location: Redstone Federal Credit Union

    Title: The Huntsville Better Building Challenge

    Speaker: Daniel Tait (founder and CEO of the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy)

    Description: Huntsville has always been a city that meets challenges.  We helped put a man on the moon, and showed the Defense Department how to save millions of dollars in annual costs.

    Now Huntsville has stepped up to the plate for a new challenge:  energy savings on a massive scale.  Our own AEE Board Member Daniel Tait, founder and CEO of the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy, will give an exciting overview this new challenge: to make a lot of Huntsville buildings more energy efficient.  

    Our December meeting will be a presentation on Huntsville’s participation in the Better Building Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Its goal: to enter more than 100 commercial buildings into the Energy Star Portfolio Manager program, which means each building reduces its energy consumption by 20% by the year 2020.  American business and industry could save up to $40 billion annually so they can grow, invest in new technology and create more jobs. 

    In the local effort to achieve that 20% energy reduction goal by 2020, the Huntsville Better Building Challenge seeks to unite the public sector with business and non-profit organizations to implement substantial building upgrades.  The effort has already begun – a voluntary benchmarking initiative for Huntsville-area commercial buildings is underway now.

    Through his previous work with Nexus Energy Center, Daniel Tait has raised awareness of energy efficiency in north Alabama and helped more than 1600 area homeowners save an estimated more than $1 million in energy costs.  He is a Certified Energy Manager, and earlier this year started his latest initiative: the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy. 

  • ** Due to the late notice, please send e-mail to Robert.H.Hennessee@usace.army.mil and RSVP. If you do not want to pay with cash or check at Registration, please go to “123Signup website” and register by Friday, October 31st (midnight) COB. We apologize for whatever inconvenience this may have caused you. Please call Bob Hennessee at 256-895-1503 should have any questions regarding our October 2014 Meeting. **
  • All lunch attendees must register by COB, Friday, October 31, 2014
  • ** REGISTER HERE!!! **
  • Note: First time visitors receive their first lunch free!! First time visitors should go to rsvp@huntsvilleaee.org and let us know that you plan to attend this meeting.
  • The registration process allows us to place a more accurate count for our catering needs. It will also allow individuals to pay via credit card and receive a receipt via email.
  • The cost for the meal is $13. If you do not pre-register we will not order lunch for you, but you may still attend the meeting.

    All cancellations must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the Wednesday prior to each monthly meeting. Since this is a catered event, your credit card will be processed even if you cannot attend the event. Attendee substitution(s) will be accepted. There are no refunds after the cancellation deadline.