ASHRAE March Meeting

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, Waltham, MA


  • ASHRAE Boston Chapter member registering to attend.
  • Non-member of ASHRAE Boston Chapter registering to attend

Registration is closed

March 4, 2020

Joint Meeting ASHRAE Boston and AEE/NE

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Embassy Suites Hotel

550 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451

Free Parking

Members: $50

Non-Members $60

Students & Presenters: Free

Register Here

How and Why Customers Buy Energy Projects and Services

March’s joint ASHRAE Boston/AEE NE meeting will offer three customer perspectives on how and why end users buy energy projects and services.  Seasoned energy professionals from the healthcare, manufacturing, and property management sectors will offer their perspectives on the energy project development and buying process, including:

  • The key drivers for justifying energy investments, such as sustainability, cost reductions, and operational improvements
  • How projects are developed, and the key traits of valued engineering, equipment, and contracting partners
  • Project funding considerations, including financial criteria, competing demands for capital, CapEx vs OpEx, buying cycle duration, and winning over internal stakeholders.
  • Building a successful energy program, including executing projects successfully, measuring and communicating success, leveraging good outcomes to build an ongoing program.

This will be a valuable evening for energy end-users, engineers, and vendors alike. Our speakers will be:


Jeffrey Myrdek, CEBP, CEM, CMVP, CEA, LEED Green Associate

Global Director for Energy and Sustainability, Global Workspace Solutions, CBRE

Mr. Myrdek operates as a Solution Architect in support of sales and account management for CBRE’s Energy & Sustainability Platform.  He leads energy audits, supports results for energy efficiency projects and programs, and contributes to the development of new engagement processes for energy audits, financing, and scope development for the project management team.  He also interviews and evaluates new technology vendors for their potential incorporation into the service offering for CBRE’s clients.  

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Myrdek garnered more than 30 years’ experience in the facilities management and energy & sustainability fields, managing energy and construction projects and programs, performing measurement & verification services, and overseeing various teams.  He also gained valuable experience in building automation and energy management systems from an engineering and installation standpoint.  He is a past recipient of the AEE NE Energy Manager of the Year award and a core team member that received the AEE 2015 Global Corporate Energy Program of the Year.


Paul Lukitsch, CEM

Senior Facilities Engineer and Energy Manager, Keurig Dr Pepper

At KDP, Paul manages maintenance and operations teams in MA, VT, and TX.   Paul is about to undertake leading the Energy Management Team at Keurig Dr Pepper.

Prior to joining Keurig Dr Pepper, Paul was with Millipore Corp where he managed Facilities teams and lead the Energy management team.  At Millipore the Energy team implemented over 200 energy savings projects including a 18% reduction in global energy usage, installation of an onsite 310KW solar system, design and installed a $10Mil Biomass heating plant.

Paul has a Plastics Engineering Degree from the University of Lowell, Ma, is a CEM- Certified Energy Manager, and additional Six Sigma Leadership training.  He is also a past winner of AEE NE’s Energy Manager of the Year award.


Chris Longchamps, CEM

Senior Facilities Engineer, Mass General Hospital

Chris has worked for Massachusetts General Hospital for almost 30 years as a Senior Facilities Engineer.  His focus over that time has been to update MEP infrastructure in various hospital buildings that range in age from new construction to 1811.  Over the years, Chris has managed projects saving over $60 Million dollars in energy savings (clarify, is this total savings over the period, or on an annualized basis).  He is currently developing on an energy conservation model that can be monitored and tracked using the building automation system as a continuous commissioning tool.

Chris has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the Wentworth Institute of Technology but is equally proficient in Mechanical Engineering.  Chris’ projects have also received AEE NE awards for Energy Project of the Year.


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