Mr. Pham was a Vietnamese refugee who came to the U.S. in March 1980.  He graduated from University of Maryland-College Park in December 1987.  His first major Federal Government employment was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, European Division in Germany from January 1988 to February 1991.  From February 1991 to July 1998, Mr. Pham worked for the U.S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, Directorate of Public Works, Facility and Construction Division.  From July 1998 to December 2001, he worked for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Facility Management Division.  From December 2001 to October 2004, Mr. Pham worked for the Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Visitor Center Project Office.  Since October 2004, he has been working for the National Archives and Records Administration, Facility and Property Management Division.  For over 30 years as a General Engineer/Electrical Engineer, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Facility Engineer, and Energy Manager, Mr. Pham has responsibility for supervising the design, construction and maintenance of all types of large and small multi-discipline projects.

William (Bill) Saulino Jr., Senior Federal Business Development Manager, Ameresco, Inc.

Rodney Vitek Sr. Project Manager Ameresco 

Mark is a certified Facilities Management Administrator from the Building Owner’s and Manager’s Institute International. He resides in Annapolis, Maryland where he enjoys playing golf, sailing and spending time with his grandchildren.      

Rodney Vitek, PE, CEM, is an electrical engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland. Mr.  Vitek has been in the Energy Services field for over 20 years. He provided engineering services spanning ten years on Design-Build projects at Archives II and was the lead project developer for the most recent ESPC at Archives II.  Of particular interest was the energy conservation measure that optimized the chilled water plant using an open protocol control system that was interfaced with the facility’s Siemens control system.

Mark came to the National Archives in 2000 as the Chief of Facilities Management and served in that position until 2006 when he assumed the role as the Director.  He is responsible for the operations, repair and upkeep of NARA’s government owned facilities, including the 14 Presidential Libraries, as well as providing technical advice and oversight of the 30+ leased records centers throughout the country.

Mark wear’s several hats at NARA, but two of the most prominent ones are the agency Chief Sustainability Officer and the Climate Change Adaptation Officer. In those roles, he is responsible for moving the agency towards more sustainable operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring the agency is investing resources to deal with long range climate change. Mark’s leadership has resulted new numerous energy/sustainability awards and was included in a NOVA television special on global energy efficiency.

Prior to coming to NARA, Mark was a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and served as the Facility Manager of the American Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa; the Assistant Facility Manager Program manager at the Office of Foreign Buildings Operations in Washington DC, and lastly as the Facility Manager of the American Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal.

Mark enjoyed a successful 20+ year career in the United States Navy. He retired in 1992 as a Master Chief Petty Officer, the Navy’s highest enlisted rank, after serving in several ascending leadership roles in Atlantic and Pacific Fleet units.     

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Non-Members of AEE - $40

Student Chapter Members – Free

Ngan Pham, Agency Energy Manager / Electrical Engineer National Archives 

As a contractor for NARA, Mr. Saulino has implemented many of the energy/infrastructure measures being discussed and will provide a contractor’s perspective on these projects.


Friday, June 22nd, 2018



National Archives and Records Administration - Archives II

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD

Scheduled Speakers Include:

Mr. Saulino has over 30 years’ energy services experience in both the Federal and Commercial/Industrial energy marketplace. He has provided sustainable solutions with Energy Services and Utility Companies. At current company for 15 years leading business development capture teams and development of strategic partnerships with a current focus on Resiliency with Microgrids development for DoD.

Mr. Saulino has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a BA in Psychology, and a MBA from Drexel University. He has received the CEM and CCP certifications. Served as an Officer for 9 years as Treasurer of AEE/NCC, currently on the Board of Directors, and Past President of the Philadelphia AEE Chapter. Mr. Saulino has served as a voting member on two ASHRAE technical committees and is a current member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).  Industry courses completed include multiple Leadership, Sales Management, various technologies, and Emotional Intelligence (EI). Mr. Saulino for a stint had his own Energy Consulting business and has provided national HVAC technical and sales training through-out the U.S. Mr. Saulino was a pioneer user of the Microsoft spreadsheet “Multiplan” the precursor to Microsoft Excel and an industry contributor to moving the 8760 hour energy modeling programs initially developed for new construction only to include energy retrofits with site calibration.

Friday, June 22: AEE/NCC Luncheon Meeting – Tour of Archives II Facility

Mark Sprouse, Director, Facility and Property Management Division, National Archives and Records Administration


10:30 – 11:00 Check-In / Registration / Security / Networking

11:00 – 12:00 Lunch, Lower Level Break-out Room across hall from Auditorium

12:00 – 12:30 Presentation, Lower Level Auditorium

12:30 – 2:30 Tour

2:30 – 3:00 Q&A / Networking

The Archives II Facility attained LEED Gold certification in 2015 and has applied for LEED Platinum.  At 1.8 million sq ft, it is one of the largest facilities in the Federal Building portfolio.

During Fiscal Years 2006 through 2016, NARA has implemented a series of funded design-build and Energy Saving Performance Contracts (ESPCs) projects in their facilities at Archives II, Archives I in Washington, DC and at its 14 Presidential Libraries and Museums throughout the U.S.  This effort has achieved a 37% energy intensity reduction, a very significant accomplishment in these energy-intensive archival records storage facilities.  The upgrades at the Archives II facility was a major factor in NARA receiving multiple Presidential Awards and three DOE awards.

The upgrades at Archives II include the following: Central Heating and Cooling Plants; on-site generation (CHP and solar PV); optimized controls system; building envelope; HVAC, Waste Optimization Composting; LED lighting with controls (indoors and exterior); metering; and water conservation.

After the presentation there will be a guided tour of the Solar PV/Cool White TPO Roofs/Green Roof; Rainwater Harvesting/AHU Condensate Recycling; Central Heating, Chilled Water Plant and CHP; Archives Stacks; and Waste/Compost System.  This will be followed by a Q&A session.