ASHRAE Boston October Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Waltham


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October 11, 2022

 ASHRAE Boston Meeting

5:30 - 8:00 PM

Embassy Suites by Hilton Waltham

550 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451

Event Fee

Members: $50

Students & Presenters: Free



5:30-6:30 Networking

6:30-7:00 Dinner

7:00-8:00 Main Presentation

Topic: Decarbonizing Existing Buildings


Joe Dussault

Partner at CMTA

Mechanical Engineer 


Jesse Stallions 

System Utility Engineering Manager at Lahey Health


Topic Summary

Decarbonizing buildings means eliminating the emissions associated with existing buildings and new construction. While updated building codes and construction practices reduce the carbon intensity of new buildings, we can also significantly reduce the emissions associated with existing buildings. In this topic, we focus on opportunities to decarbonize through existing infrastructure with electrification, energy efficiency measures, and renewable energy while maintaining system resiliency.

  • Electrification
  • Energy Efficiency Measures
  • Renewable Energy
  • Resiliency 

Jesse and Joe will recount their efforts at Lahey Hospital to decrease carbon, lower energy bills, and create more resiliency within the facility. Joe will walk through master planning strategies to increase efficiency and cross connect systems to take advantage of heat recovery. Jesse will recount how past and future legislation can be used as leverage for new low-emission systems. 

Speaker Bios

Joe Dussault brings more than 15 years of experience in the design, commissioning, retro-commissioning and energy analysis of building systems as a mechanical engineer and project manager. He has worked to optimize infrastructure and energy efficiency in campuswide critical areas for multiple facilities nationwide. Dussault has served as senior mechanical engineer and project manager for many signature projects. As a seasoned controls engineer and project manager, he provides his mechanical engineering expertise to a wide array of projects, including health care, higher education, laboratories, corporate infrastructure and many others. Projects range from new builds, to renovations, to energy audits, to studies, to assessments and more. Dussault treats every project he encounters as a unique challenge and works with the clients and owners to develop an optimal project strategy. In his spare time, he enjoys mentoring young engineers and was part of the founding committee of the Boston Young Engineers of ASHRAE chapter that promoted group activities for young engineers.

Jesse Stallions has over 10 years of design engineering experience. He started at NV5 where he was responsible for management and execution of large-scale retro-commissioning, commissioning, energy audits and infrastructure design projects. He has completed energy master plans starting from study phase through engineering, construction and commissioning. He acted as Owner's engineer for municipal and state government energy saving performance projects. His involvement has included initial opportunity assessment, development of RFP documentation, review of investment grade audit, negotiation of M&V and commissioning details, as well as quality assurance during construction and commissioning phases. Financial responsibility for various types of multi-discipline projects including budget development, financial tracking, scheduling personnel for projects and project performance/QC. He now works at Lahey Health Managing the System Utility Engineering Department.

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