AEE's Industry trade Events 

Local Dues $25


If you have any questions about this event, registration, how to register please contact Karen Elliott. 

​We look forward to meeting you at our AEE National Capital Chapter events - which are great networking opportunities -- don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!
​ Sincerely,
​ Karen Elliott
Association of Energy Engineers
National Capital Chapter

Please join the AEE - NCC as we tour the FDA Central Utility Plant for our July 2014 meeting. Many times we do not get to see a large plant that contains CHP, Absorption chillers and PV solar array working together.  This be your chance to visit a large decentralized system in operation.  Due to sizing we will have to limit each tour to 30 people.  Please sign up for a specific tour.   

Tour 1:  11:30 pm – 12:45 pm

​Tour 2:  12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

​Duration: 2.5 hours

Agenda: Tour, Presentation, Boxed Lunch onsite.

Attendees: 30 person limit per tour.  You must sign up for a specific tour and be early. Register early as we expect to max out both tours.!

The tour of the FDA campus at White Oak will focus on the Central Utility Plants (CUPs) that provide power, heating, cooling, and steam to the site.  The CUPs form the cornerstone of the energy infrastructure on the campus, which was developed under a series of Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) orders and modifications spanning more than a decade.  The initial CUP included a 5.8MW dual-fueled engine-generator, a 2MW standby diesel generator, four 4.5MW gas-fired turbine generators, more than 10,000 tons of cooling capacity, and 54,000 Mbtu/hr of heating.  An expansion to the existing CUP that includes an additional 29MW of electrical generation, 7,500 tons of cooling, and 157,000 PPH of heating capacity was completed in early 2014.  There are also two 1130 ton absorption chillers, a 25kw fixed PV array and a 5kw single axis tracking PV array. 

Phil Smith Bio

Mr. Smith is the Director, Federal Project Development for Honeywell Building Solutions Federal Systems Group. He developed and implemented several comprehensive energy savings performance contract projects for the Federal Government as well as other public and private institutions since 1998. The total construction value associated with these energy conservation projects is over $350 million; and they generate nearly $43 million in annual energy savings and maintenance cost avoidance.  Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Smith garnered 25 years of experience as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, culminating with nearly seven years as Director of Public Works at two major Army installations responsible for all aspects of engineering design, construction, facility maintenance and repair, utilities, housing operations, and environmental programs.   He holds a BS degree from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from National University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Energy Procurement Professional, and a LEED accredited professional. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Mr. Smith currently serves as Vice-chair, Education on the SAME National Facilities Asset Management Committee. He was named AEE Region II Energy Engineer of the Year in 2005.



Registration for tour one has been closed

National Capital Chapter 

Architect of the Capitol Tour 

August 22nd, 2014

We are very pleased to inform you that our August event has been approved by the Architect of the Capitol, an Officer of Congress. Without his approval, this event would not have been possible.  There will be three parts to the event.  

10:30AM - 2:00 PM

Part One:  The event will begin with a presentation from Douglas Helmann from the office of the Architect of the Capitol which will be made in the United States Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Meeting Room North.  The room can hold 80, so we need to cap the size at 80 participants. 

Part Two:  There will be a catered lunch. 

Part Three:  There will be a tour of our energy renovation project in the House Office Buildings.  The Architect of the Capitol recently saw the completion of the House Office Building’s energy savings performance contract, a 30-month construction project that included approximately $34 million in facility infrastructure upgrades in the Rayburn, Longworth, Cannon and Ford House Office Buildings.  Through this effort, the total energy consumption of the House Office Buildings was reduced 23 percent, savings equivalent to removing approximately 1,700 cars from the road or planting more than 2,600 acres of trees.  We can expect to see a variety of Energy Conservation Measures applied to some of the most historically significant buildings on the planet as well as some of the grandest spaces in this country.   There are several special considerations for this event due to the nature of the location.

1. It is essential that all participants visit the US Capitol’s website for information regarding coming to the U.S. Capitol, including a list of prohibited items:

2. Security: People must enter the Capitol Visitor’s Center through the main visitor entrance off 1st Street.

3. Capitol Visitor Center staff will provide signage to get us to the meeting room.

4. There shall be no display of logos, promotional, or commercial items.

5. Podium signs are not allowed.

6. No materials are to be affixed to the walls, statues or any structures in the Capitol Visitor Center.

7. Video-recording may be used for internal or archival purposes only – requests to video-record must be submitted to the Visitor Center Special Events Office in advance.

8. Photography is permitted.

In the attachments section to the right, you will find the following:
The Rules and Spaces Policy for the Visitor Center

The Capitol Visitors Center Map and Directions

The Architect of the Capitol Sustainability Report which is fascinating and worth a review by all potential attendees.


FDA Tour 


CapitOl Tour 


JULY 25th, 2014 

Architect of the Capital Tour


Registration for tour two has been closed