GEORGE R. OWENS, P.E., C.E.M.
9449 Penfield Ct.
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21045
Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and
Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) - Association of Energy Engineers
State of Ohio Certified Energy Auditor
International Energy Manager of the Year - Association of Energy Engineers
Energy Manager’s Hall of Fame - Association of Energy Engineers
President - Association of Energy Engineers - 2001
Numerous energy project awards including the 1996 Energy Users News, Energy
Direct supervision of Engineering, (M.E.P., Paving, Roofing, Drafting, CAD) Accounting,
Clerical, Project Management and Secretarial Personnel. Responsible for selecting, hiring
and supervising numerous Architectural, Engineering and Environmental Consulting Firms
Energy and Engineering Solutions, Inc. (EESI) , Columbia, Maryland
1997 - Present: PRINCIPAL - Engineering and Energy Services provides cost
effective solutions to the Commercial, Development and Institutional sectors with a
focus on Energy Management. Although specializing in providing independent
consulting services, full project responsibility from design through installation and
operation is available for one source responsibility. These services include:
Electric Deregulation Studies and Consulting
Energy Management System Studies, Specifying, and Optimization
Operations and Maintenance Enhancements
Energy Systems Upgrades Including Lighting and HVAC Systems
Mechanical and Electrical Infrastructure Upgrades
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Performance Specifications and 3rd Party Review of New Construction
Shopping Center Utility Programs
1981 – 1997 - DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, Director of Energy Management, The
Rouse Company, Columbia, Maryland. The Rouse Company owns, develops and manages
78 shopping centers and 100 office buildings throughout the United States and Canada
totaling 57,000,000 square feet. Responsible for managing and reducing an Energy Budget
of $85 million annually. Total area of buildings under control of Energy Management
Systems engineered exceeds 40,000,000 square feet.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED: 1) Utility rate analysis for 55+ utilities; 2) Energy
Management Systems evaluation and installation; 3) Energy Management System
operations (55 total); 4) Supervised Roofing and Paving Project Managers budgets of $4.5
million annual; 5) Computer Programs for Energy Accounting, monitoring and control; 6)
Manage energy studies, audits for conservation, co-generation, fire safety, energy source
conversions, HVAC design adequacy and primary electrical distribution; 7) Lighting
Design for interiors and parking lots; 8) Established a Corporate Electrical Preventive
Maintenance Program; 9) Evaluated telecommunications potential and improvements; 10)
Responsible for $8,500,000 annual Capital Improvement Program for HVAC, Lighting,
and Energy Management Programs; 11) Plan review for new shopping centers - HVAC,
electric, lighting; 12) Responsible for the removal and retrofit PCB transformers; 13) $3.8
million HVAC conversion that has reduced utility costs by $1,400,000 per year at one
location; 14) ASHRAE Energy Award: First Place - Baltimore Chapter, Second Place -
Regional Award; 15) Designed and retrofitted Parking Lot Lights for over 1,000 acres;
16) Negotiations between landlord and tenant utility lease disputes; 17) Supervisor of
Mechanical Engineer, Paving and Roofing Managers, Accountant, Project Manager,
C.A.D. Operator and summer interns; 18) Coauthored the Project Managers, Design
Guidelines, Center Manager's Training, Preventive Maintenance, Emergency, Operations
and Environmental Manuals; 19) Contact for Environmental Issues, including PCB's,
ACM, etc.; 20) Developed the Energy Task Force - Produced $2.5 million annual savings;
21) Implemented over $10 million of Energy Reduction Projects with utility rebates of
over $3.5 million; 22) Conducted a study to determine the feasibility for Energy Services
and Electric Wheeling, 23) Negotiated direct purchase of natural gas contracts, 24)
Developed a program and negotiated with utility and other energy service companies for
deregulated utility services, alternative contracting and energy services contracts, 25)
Experienced in electricity, gas, oil, water, sewer, steam and chilled water utility rates,
purchasing and management.
1977 - 1981 - Energy Conservation Engineer, J. Shillito’s Company, Federated Department
Stores, Cincinnati, Ohio. Responsible for the development and implementation of the
Energy Conservation Program. Significant achievements included: 1) Development of
Energy Reporting and Tracking Procedures to evaluate yearly, monthly, and weekly Energy
Usage Trends; 2) Justified, specified, purchased and had installed a Central Computerized
Energy Management System for optimum energy usage for 1.5 million square feet; 3)
Routinely analyzed the energy bills for all locations using Computer Programs developed
by myself to check for accuracy. This included two states and four separate utilities; 4)
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Prepared and presented direct testimony before the Kentucky Energy Regulatory
Commission on the merits of a required rate increase; 5) Implemented control changes at
several locations for energy efficiency. Included were Electronic Time Clocks, Duty
Cyclers, Pneumatic and Electrical Controls; 6) Met with Governor Rhodes (Ohio) and the
Ohio Department of Energy on pending Energy Legislation; 7) Received the "Outstanding
Energy Conservation Award" for Shillito's from Jefferson County, Louisville, Kentucky;
8) Engineered and installed Power Factor Correction; 9) Lighting Design for Retail
Department Stores was featured in Retail Magazine.
1968 - 1977 - Proctor and Gamble Company
Engineering Division, Cincinnati, Ohio 1975-1977. Electrical Engineer responsible for the
design and implementation of Programmable Logic Controllers, coordinating an outside
Engineering Consultant, and managing large Electrical Projects. DC drive engineering and
installation. Power systems modifications. Included providing direction to the design staff
in preparation of drawings.
Cellulose Division, Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada 1975. Electrical Engineer for a major
pulp mill and responsible for the design and modifications to the low voltage and high
voltage power systems and pulp drying systems. Responsible for the maintenance of
electrical systems including a 32 MW turbo generator. Responsible for the supervision and
training of the Canadian Electrical Engineer.
Charmin Paper Division, Mehoopany, Pennsylvania. Plant Electrical Engineer 1971-1974.
Responsibilities included: 1) Adjustable frequency drives; 2) Maintenance and
troubleshooting consultant; 3) Energy Conservation projects; 4) Electronics and Electrical
Trainer; 5) Electrical Safety Advisor; 6) DC Drive and Power Systems; 7) Power System
Study; 8) Designed additions to the 480, 4160 and 13200 volt power systems; 9)
Supervisor of drafter.
Engineering Division, Cincinnati, Ohio 1968-1971. Electrical Engineering Assistant,
Electrical Engineering Associate and Electrical Engineer - Responsibilities included the
engineering, specification for purchase and installation checkout of the following: 1) Relay
logic control; 2) 15KV cables and substations; 3) 5KV and 480 volt motors; 4) DC
drives; 5) Building lighting and HVAC controls.
1968 - Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, Co-op Program. Test
Department - responsible for the testing and maintenance of protective relaying and
associated hardware and wiring.
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Member; Past member of the
National Committee of the Pulp and Paper Society of the Industry and Applications
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Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Senior Charter Member; Vice President of Region II - 1984; President and Founder of the
Ohio AEE Chapter - 1983-1985; Certified Energy Manager.
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Cincinnati Chapter Energy Committee - 1984. Baltimore Chapter Energy Committee
Association of Energy Services Professionals AESP
Illumination Engineering Society - Member of National Energy Committee - 1986.
Past Member Ohio Solar Resource Advisory Panel (OSRAP) - Board of Directors.
Energy Star Ally – Environmental Protection Agency 1999 – 2002, Earth Day Challenge
Certificate of Achievement, 1999
Panel discussion about the merits of dry type transformers at the annual meeting of the
IEEE Pulp and Paper Committee.
Mid Atlantic Energy Conference - "Full Function Mid-Range Energy Management
M.E.M.R.A. "Energy Program of The Rouse Company."
Energy Technology Conference (9) - "Energy Conservation Ideas."
Cincinnati Chapter of the Electrical Manufacturers Society - "The Role of Electrical
Manufacturers in Energy Conservation."
Small Business Retailers, Sponsored by Congressman Tom Hall, Dayton, Ohio, -"Energy
Conservation Workshop for Retailers."
University of Cincinnati, School of Administration Graduate Class, Demonstration of an
Energy Management System.
Association of Energy Engineers World Energy Congress 1980 - "The Proper Selection,
Care and Feeding of an Energy Management System."
National Electrical Testing Association - Contributing Editor
Instructor with Virginia Polytechnic University and North Carolina University - Instructor
for the Energy Management Diploma Series - "The Energy Management Program at
Rouse," "Energy Management Systems" and "Preventive Maintenance".
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AEE World Energy Congress - 1987 - "Energy Management System Specifications."
"Integrating Microcomputers with an E.M.S." Presented at a short course titled
"Microcomputer Applications in Energy Management."
"New Development in Energy Management Systems" ICSC's 1988 Center Build
Conference. 1990 Center-Build Roundtable.
1990 Edison Electric Institute, Panel Member, Executive Seminar Series.
Two articles appeared in Energy Management Magazine.
"Energy Impact of Renovations" Carlson Report Newsletters.
"Integrating Microcomputers to Energy Management Systems" appeared in the Winter 1988
issue of Strategic Planning and Energy Management magazine.
AEE World Energy Congress - 1989 - Energy Users News panel discussion.
ASHRAE Baltimore Meeting. Panel discussion - Open protocol - 1990.
1st & 2nd National Commissioning conference - "O&M Pays - Commissioning Helps," "An
O&M Case Study of 70 Shopping Centers" - 1993 & 1994.
Energy Management 2001 - Presented @ AEE's World Energy Congress - appeared in
Energy Users News, Heating/Piping Air Conditioners.
Washington Chapter - AEE - "The Rouse Company Energy Program and Indoor Air Quality"
Virginia Society of Professional Engineers - "The Rouse Company's Energy Program and
What's In Store for the Future"
AEE 1993 Conference, Boston - "Smart Building Operations".
Contributing Editor for "NETA WORLD" Magazine. "Customer's Corner".
Instructor for ICSC's Management Training Seminars in the U.S. and Canada.
AEE World Energy Congress - 1992 - Panel Discussion Environment and The Energy
Edison Electric Institute - Customer Workshop - 1993, 1995 - Presentation on The Needs
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ASHRAE Region III - CRC '93 - Energy Presentation.
NORDAX - Northeastern Utility Data Exchange - Demand Side Management.
PEPCO & The Mid Atlantic ICSC - Shopping Center O&M Energy Program.
ICSC's Centerbuild Conference 1989, 1994 - Energy Round Table.
BOMA International Conference 1995 - "Energizing The Bottom Line"
Energy User's News, Sept 95 - "Energy Management 2005"
Association of Energy Engineers, World Energy Congress-95, Session moderator and the
paper "Energy Management 2005"
"George Owens Top Ten Reasons for Switching Utilities"- Sept 95 Energy Users News
Energy Buyers Advisory, a publication of Public Utilities Reports, Inc., Quoted in
the June 23, 1997 issue "Energy Service Providers Hear Some Straight Talk"
Buildings: The Construction and Management Magazine. Quoted in June 1997
article "Power Up For Utility Dereg"
8th Annual National Energy Services Conference and Exposition, 1997 "Electric
Deregulation" Planary Session.
Competitive Power Congress, AEE, 1997. "Slashing Energy Costs Through
Chair of the International Council of Shopping Centers Committee on Electric
Buying Electricity II, Energy Users News, "Electric Deregulation". "The Ten Step
Program of Electric Deregulation for Building Owners and Managers"
Shopping Center World, Feb 1997. Quoted in the article "Plugging Into Energy
ICSC, 1997 Spring Convention. "Become Penny-Wise, Forecast Future Needs and
Save Your Shopping Center Money!!!" Panel Discussion.
National Business Energy Forum, 1997. "Direct Access and Beyond: Provision of
Energy Services to Commercial Customers"
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Article about the ICSC Committee's work on Electric Deregulation, George Owens-
Chair. ICSC's Government Affairs Newsletter and 8/97 Issue of ICSC's Value
Member of Energy Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centers
Program Advisor to Energy Technology (10 and 11) Conference in Washington, D.C. and
Mid-Atlantic Energy Conference. Session Chairman; Energy Technology (9, 10 & 11)
Conference and AEE World Energy Congress.
Keynote Speaker, MASC-Mid-Atlantic Association of Shopping Centers, Energy and
Marketing Services 10/97
1997 WEEC-World Energy Engineering Congress, Two Panel Sessions.
Purchasing Electricity Tips and Issues for Commercial Building Owners and
Energy Services in a Deregulated Environment
Board of Directors of AEE’s Certified Energy Procurement Professional Program
Quoted in Energy Users News, Energy Management Magazine, Air Conditioning, Heating
and Refrigeration News, Transmission and Distribution Magazine, Strategic Planning for
Energy, Heating, Piping and Air Conditioning and ICSC's Shopping Center Today.
Micro-computer programs for utility rate analysis and reporting utility billing analysis for a
major shopping center in the Midwest.
Past contact member of the Cincinnati Building Energy Evaluation Program.
Quoted in newspapers, radio and televisions media concerning Energy Matters.
City of Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Energy Committee, Chairman Utility Review
and Energy subcommittees.
Authored three chapters in the "Energy Management and Control System Handbook", First,
Second and Third Editions.
Member Baltimore Gas and Electric Company - collaborative - Commercial Demand Side
Management Program Design Team 1992-1993.
Technical Advisory Board Member for "Energy User's News" Magazine - 1993
AEE's Regional Energy Manager of the Year - Award 1992.
BOMA Task Force on Hazardous Wastes.
AEE's International Energy Manager of the Year - Award 1994.
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AEE’s Energy Managers Hall of Fame
Advisory Board, Energy User News 1998 to 2002
Edison Electric Institute, National Accounts Seminar - Energy Management
Systems: The Latest News - 1998
Quoted in Transmission and Distribution World magazine - Utilities Face a Brave
New World by Rick Bush. - 1998
Quoted in American Health Care Association Provider Magazine - Plugging Into
Electricity Deregulation by Robbin Christianson - 1998
Electric Deregulation, New Opportunities for Commercial Customers Infocast
Seminar. Getting the Maximum Benefits from Multi-Site Energy Management
Programs - 1998
1998 AEE Competitive Energy Congress - Managing Risk for Energy Purchasing
from a Consultant’s Perspective and Electric Industry Restructuring Update Mid-
Atlantic and New England
1998 AEE International Energy and Environmental Congress - Upgrading
Buildings for the 21st Century
Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment Magazine- What is All the Fuss
About Interoperability? BACNet From an End Users Perspective - Fall 1998
World Energy Engineering Congress - AEE, Session Chair, End User Strategies for
Purchasing Electricity and Gas and Critical Issues in Electric Utility Deregulation
Forum panel discussion - Fall 1998
International Council of Shopping Centers - Fall 1998 Centerbuild conference,
Session Chair Electric Deregulation for Shopping Centers
Community Associations Institute Fall 1998 Reregulation of the Electric Industry
Maryland School Energy Managers Workshop, Utility Deregulation Update - 1998
Cool Sense Conference – Retrofitting Chillers for CFC’s with a Payback - 1998
President - Association of Energy Engineer’s National Capital Chapter – 1998-1999
Architect’s and Engineers Coalition of Maryland - Energy Education for
Customers, Why Bother? - 1998
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National Electrical Contractors of America, Electricity Deregulation - 1998
Fall 1998 - Maryland Deregulation Conference
Professional Office Building Management - June 1999 - How to Negotiate Contract
with Deregulated Electricity Provider
Energy Efficiency Awareness Workshop for Business Owners and Managers -
Program Successes - Feb, 1999. Sponsored by MEI, CCBC, Partnership for
Environmental Education Technology Education and EPA Energy Star Small
National Electrical Contractors of America, Electricity Deregulation - Marketing
Conference, San Antonio, TX. May 1, 1999
Chapter 7 - Customer Choice: Purchasing Energy in a Deregulated Market - Book
compiled and edited by Albert Thuman, P.E., C.E.M. ISBN: 0-88173-307-5
Energy Users News- Dec, 98 Supplier and End-User Perspectives on Power Marketing
Progressive Engineer - May, 99 - On the Deregulation Bandwagon
Quoted in Shopping Center Management Insider – Catch Electricity Bill Errors with Usage
AEE World Energy Engineering Conference - 1999 Session Chair and Keynote Luncheon
AEE International Energy and Environmental Congress - Session Chair - Sep 99.
Energy Users News - Interview June 1999. Inside ESCO’s Energy Services and Savings
Quoted in Shopping Center Management Insider How to Negotiate Contract with
Deregulated Electricity Provider
AEE World Energy Engineering Conference - 2000 Session Chair and Opening Session
AEE World Energy Engineering Conference – Advisory Board, Multi-year
AEE-NCC Energy News – “Utility Deregulation Update” Fall 2000
Energy Manager Magazine – “Performance Contracting and Energy System Outsourcing”
– May 2000
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Quoted in Energy Manager Magazine – “Plugging in to Low-Cost Power” – May 2000
Quoted in The Columbia Flier Newspaper – “Electricity: You use it, but can you really
choose it? – June 15, 2000.
Presentation to MD School Energy Managers – ASBO Seminar May 16, 2000.
Quoted in Energy Users News – “The Biggest Names in Lighting Get Bigger” – May 2000.
Judge for 2000/2001 ISTF competition. U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Medal
of Technology Program
Energy Management Handbook, 4th Edition. Chapter author on Utility Deregulation
AEE’s Energy Insight “The Role of the Energy Manager is at the Forefront Again!” 6/2001
Moderator for “Status Report – Utility Deregulation in Maryland”, Maryland Energy
Institute Annual Conference 5/2001
Quoted in Professional Office Building Management newsletter, “Catch Electricity Bill
Errors with Usage Form”, 6/2001
Quoted in Energy Users News “What to Expect from Energy Standard 90.1” 8/2001
Buildings Magazine, co-authored “Energy: What’s Up Now, Mitigate the risks now and
pending in energy markets” 9/2001
Co-presented “Controlling Your Future” First Annual Joint Energy Summit 9/2001
2001 AEE World Energy Engineer Congress, Session Chair, Awards Banquet Chair,
Quoted in Professional Office Apartment Management newsletter, “Catch Electricity Bill
Errors with Usage Form”, 10/2001
AEE’s Business Energy Solutions Expo, Session Chair, presented paper “Purchasing
Energy for Multi Locations for National Accounts” 11/2001
ICSC Centerbuild Conference 10/2001 Co-presented “The Next Energy Crisis is Here
Now. Are You Ready?”
Energy Manager Magazine 2/2001 “Shopping For Bargains, Utility deregulation presents
opportunities for the cost-conscious shopping center owner”
Quoted in 2/2002 Shopping Centers Today, “Owners cope with Enron bankruptcy
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Quoted in The Baltimore Sun – “Deregulation yielding little competition” 2/10/2002, “363
of BGE’s largest customers are moving on” 7/2/2002
Quoted in Energy Users News – “A few Thoughts on the Industry, Ideas from a session at
Globalcon” 7/2002 EUN
Quoted in Shopping Centers Today – “Owners cope with Enron Bankruptcy” 2/2002
Globalcon 3/28/2002 AEE – Session Chair, Roundtable participant
4th Annual Maryland Energy Institute Conference – “The Reality of Buying Electricity in
An Open Market in Maryland” 4/10/2002 Moderator, Session Facilitator “How to Develop
a Procurement Program Work Session: “ Role Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work”
IFMA Baltimore Chapter, Panel Member “A Proactive Approach to Managing and
Procuring Energy in an Open Market” 5/15/2002
AEE World Energy Engineering Congress - Advisory Board 2002, Session Chair, Presenter
of AEE Hall of Fame awards
Judge, Energy User News Efficient Building Awards 2002
Energy User News Technical Advisory Board 2002
“What does it Take to be a Successful Energy Engineer/Manager?” presented to the AEE
student chapter at James Madison University – 2002
AEE-NCC Energy News – “Utility Deregulation – Lessons Learned (the Hard Way) Fall
AEE Certified Energy Procurement – Board member 2002
Reciepient of the AEE Distinguished Service Award 2002
Session Chair, Business Energy Solutions Expo and Conference, AEE 12/2003
“Making Your Project Go, By Making Your Project Green”, International Council of
Shopping Center Centerbuild Conference, Session Moderator, Co-Organizer. 2003
International Council of Shopping Center Centerbuild Conference, Session Moderator, Co-
Organizer, Roundtable Leader 2003
Energy User News Technical Advisory Board 2003
AEE Certified Energy Procurement – Board member 2003
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AEE WEEC Advisory Board 2003
“Next Phase in Utility Deregulation: What Do You Do When You Lose Price Protection”,
AEE WEEC 2003
Maryland Energy Institute, Board Member 2003
Quoted in an article “Supply vs Demand” in Jul 1, 2003 Transmission and Distribution
The Reality of Buying Electricity In an Open Market in the Metropolitan Washington
Region, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Session Moderator 2/26/2003
“Energy Management: Don’t be afraid to mix and match systems”, quoted in article in
3/24/2003 issue of Environment of Care Leader
Energy Users News Energy Awards Judge, 2003
Washington Chapter of AEE “ A few words about reliability”, 9/16/2003
Baltimore Chapter of AEE 2/2004 “Deregulation” panel presentation.
Association of Energy Engineers – AEE Nominations Committee 2004-2007
Assisted Housing Financial Management Insider – Quoted in article Sept/Oct 2004 “Use
Electricity Usage Form to Catch Billing Errors, Keep Track of Costs”
Maryland Energy Institute, Board Member 2004
AEE WEEC Advisory Board 2004
AEE Certified Energy Procurement – Board member 2003-4
Judge, Energy User News Efficient Building Awards 2003-4
Energy User News Technical Advisory Board 2003-4
AEE World Energy Engineering Congress - Session Chair, Presenter of AEE Hall of Fame
International Council of Shopping Center Energy Committee Chair 2003-2004
“Utility Deregulation - Lessons Learned (the Hard Way!)” Presentation to AEE NCC
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Ohio College of Applied Science, Cincinnati, Ohio 1966-1968. Associate of Applied
Science Degree in Electronics. Member of Tau Alpha Phi Honor Society.
Miscellaneous courses and unsupervised education.
University of Cincinnati Evening College courses; Westinghouse Industrial Drives
Seminar; Energy Management Seminars; Instrumentation Trainer; BOCA Energy Code;
HVAC Systems Design; Computer Programming; Fan Fundamentals; Outdoor Lighting;
PCB Regulations; Direct Purchase of Natural Gas; Indoor Air Quality; Commissioning;
Numerous Environmental & Energy Training Sessions.
1. PRO BONO WORK AND ASSISTING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS -
ENERGY AND ENGINEERING
Finneytown Public Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio - "Energy Conservation, What Can You
Advisory Committee to Finneytown School District, Cincinnati, on energy matters.
Advised the College of Mount St. Joseph and Cincinnati Music Hall on Energy
Exterior Lighting - Howard Community College
Advised Goucher College (Baltimore, MD) on their campus wide District
Provided HVAC renovation guidance to the Baltimore School for the Arts - 1993 -
Baltimore Zoo - Building & Grounds Board Committee 1994
Assisted the Mechanic Theater in evaluating HVAC and Energy Management
Committee member responsible for developing the Energy Management Training
course in association with the Maryland Energy Administration
Provided a review of the University of Maryland Hospitals central plant renovations.
Board of Directors - Maryland Energy Institute
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Department of Energy Awards Judge through the National Capital Chapter of AEE – late
Energy Users News Energy Awards Judge 2001-2002
United Way - 1990 Rouse Company Campaign Chairman responsible for contributions
exceeding $250,000; 1986-1988 Chairman of United Way Benefit Functions, raising over
Volunteer Contribution Committee - The Rouse Company - Member of Board deciding
distribution of contributions to charitable organizations with active participation of fellow
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