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Transportation and Energy

South East Chapter

September 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Most events sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers are related in some way to the use of electricity and heating fuels in buildings or associated technologies of which there are many. In organizing this event, the National Capital Chapter wants to highlight energy projects that relate to infrastracture systems that support transportation but not the actual transportation systems to stay within AEE’s typical domain.
In the United States, energy use within the transportation sector comprises of about 30% of all energy used. That percentage varies around the world, ranging from 20 to 33%.
Much emphasis today is in storage of electricity. This is made more so by the increasing portion of energy that is derived from renewable sources as it is made available (e.g., sun and wind). The transportation sector is receiving much attention in how it can serve to store electricity that may be in excess for use at any time.
Our chapter of AEE recognizes and endorses all efforts to make energy efficient transportation systems and alternatives available to the public and to the business and commercial sectors. We attempt to organize events where members can utilize these alternatives.


Division Chief, Office of Energy and Sustainability
Montgomery County, Maryland
Department of General Services
Eric Coffman leads the Office of Energy and Sustainability within the Montgomery County Department of General Services. OES is responsible for coordinating and implementing efforts across County government to reduce the impact of County operations on the environment. Areas of focus include energy and climate; waste reduction; transportation; green buildings; resiliency; water; biodiversity; green purchasing and communicating County successes. Eric joined DGS to establish OES after eight years with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. Eric is a Certified Public Manager, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Procurement Professional and a United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional.


Daniel Lee
Sustainability Program Manager, WMATA
During his ten-year career as a sustainability professional, Daniel has focused on energy efficient facility design and transit-oriented land use planning both in Europe and North America.  Daniel manages Metro’s Sustainability Lab designed to pilot high efficiency equipment or practices for Authority wide roll out that forms a component of Metro’s Sustainability Initiative. The Initiative sets both regional and internal sustainability performance targets for Metro to reduce resource consumption, increase mobility, and enhance transit oriented land use opportunities.

Division Chief, Fleet Management Services
Montgomery County, Maryland
Department of General Services

As the Division Chief of Fleet Management Services, Jamie is responsible for all essential vehicle services including procurement & disposal, maintenance operations, motor pool services, parts & fuel distribution, asset management and fleet’s internal business services. Services are completed in four major maintenance locations in support of the County’s 3600 vehicle fleet consisting of sedans, public safety vehicles, light-duty trucks/vans, heavy-duty trucks, off-road, industrial equipment and transit buses. The services include 33 fuel locations that include fuel types of CNG, E85, diesel, unleaded and electric. Jamie holds a Master of Science in Transportation and Business Logistics from Wilmington University, is a certified transportation broker awarded from the Transportation Intermediaries Association and was recently awarded the Electric Vehicle Galileo Master Certificate from the European Energy Centre.


Non-members of AEE $40
Members of AEE $30
AEE Student Chapter Members (GMU, GWU, UMD) FREE

Registration/Networking 11:00 – 11:30
Lunch and Chapter announcements 11:30 – 12:30
Panel Presentations and Discussion 12:30 – 2:15
Questions/Networking/Conclusion 2:15 – 3:00
Parking & Directions
The nearest paid parking is the Regents Drive Garage. The Kim Building is a 5-minute walk away.
Metro Directions:
1) Take the Green Line Metro toward Greenbelt. Exit at College Park-UMD station. Walk outside to the bus lanes.
2) Take the free Shuttle-UM Bus #104, which arrives every 5 minutes. Go 4 stops and exit at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel stop.
3) Walk one block to the Kim Building. You have arrived.

Event Cost: Varies


Kim Engineering Building
8228 Paint Branch Road, Room 1107
College Park, MD 20742 United States

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