10:30am-11:00am – Registration and Networking

11:00am-2:30pm – Lunch, Presentation & Tour
Members of AEE - $30,  
Non-Members of AEE - $40
Members of AEE Student Chapters @ GMU,
GWU, or UMD - $0

September 14th: Medimmune Panel & Luncheon

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

One MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

MedImmune is the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Gaithersburg, MD is home to MedImmune’s headquarters. It is also one of AstraZeneca’s three global hubs. Medimmune has a robust pipeline that includes more than 120 research projects and product candidates.
MedImmune’s facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is now certified to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and to ISO 50001. Superior Energy Performance™ is a DOE-administered certification program that provides guidance, tools, and protocols for facilities that want to achieve deeper, more sustained savings from ISO 50001. SEP also complements and supports the industrial part of DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative by verifying facility-level energy performance improvements and savings achieved by participants in the Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

Our Distinguished Speaker:

Mike Dieterich 
Energy & Sustainability Manager, MedImmune

Mike Dieterich is a LEED Accredited Professional, environmental scientist, bestselling author, and award-winning producer.  Over the past decade, he has written policies and programs that support sustainable development.  His efforts have culminated in the success of passing historic sustainability efforts in Washington DC.

Dieterich has been called upon as an expert for the US Congress, United Nations Climate Action Forum and has led conversations at Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon Universities.  His efforts have been featured in The New York Times and various national broadcast outlets.  Most recently, his TEDx talk, “A Zero Energy Water Waste Future” focused on the future of energy, water, and waste in our built environment.

Mike has completed a research fellowship with the National Science Foundation and attained the following certifications: LEED AP, Certification in Environmental Impact Assessments, Green Advantage certification in Commercial Developments,  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Qualified Professional of Forest Stand Delineations and Forest Conservation Plans, ASTM certified on Phase I audits for commercial development, Building Performance Institute Energy Auditor Certified


To qualify for SEP, MedImmune set up a robust energy management system, tracked the improvements in its energy performance, and had the results independently verified by Advanced Waste Management Services, an accredited SEP Verification Body. Certification to the ISO 50001 standard for energy management systems is an integral part of the SEP certification process.  The facility improved its energy performance by 8.5% over three years to achieve SEP certification at the Silver level. According to the DOE, the Gaithersburg facility saved an annual $247,000 in “low- to no-cost operational improvements” as a result, after investing only $139,000, which the company reclaimed after seven months.

MedImmune, is the first biotech research laboratory and clinical trial manufacturer to earn certification to SEP. “DOE’s Superior Energy Performance program has assisted our team in lowering our yearly operational costs and overall site carbon footprint, as well as helped us lead the way in environmental stewardship by developing and implementing world-class systems that make our Gaithersburg site a great place to work,” said Matt Bell, Chief Operating Officer, MedImmune. “The certification process also set up the infrastructure we need to maintain and expand those savings in the years ahead.”

Medimmune is not stopping or resting on their successes that they have already achieved, they will be moving further down the pathway of sustainability.  Join the AEE National Capital Chapter for a tour and conversation with MedImmune in Gaithersburg, MD.  We will learn about the company’s sustainability and energy management philosophy and get an insider’s perspective of what it takes to pursue net-zero energy and zero waste in the highly-regulated and competitive biopharmaceutical research market

Achieving Net Zero Energy and Zero Waste at MedImmune