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AEE’s Sunshine Chapter Luncheon — June 19

AEE’s Sunshine Chapter Luncheon — June 19

You are invited to AEE’s Sunshine Chapter luncheon Wednesday June 19th tour at the AdventHealth Apopka Campus.

We will be hearing from Ben Fitzgerald on AdventHealth’s efforts and successes to sustainability reduce energy usage through monitoring based continuous commissioning of key mechanical equipment and controls systems and stringent commissioning requirements during new facility design and construction. We will also take a tour of the new Apopka facility including the Variable Primary Flow Chiller Plant.

2100 Ocoee Apopka Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

The presentation and tour will meet for lunch (noon) in Conference Room C.

From the main lobby, walk past the guest elevators. When you reach the Verbie’s Café wall, stay to left and walk straight ahead until you reach the Conference Center.

Tour Host: Ben Fitzgerald CHE

Director of Energy Management & Control Systems at AdventHealth (Central Florida)

Ben is responsible for managing eight area hospitals along with 50+ non-acute locations in the Central Florida system. He oversees utilities/infrastructure, fire/life safety systems, and energy/automation systems. Ben consults on mechanical designs for new construction and retrofits including major system component specification and developing optimal sequences of operation.

A key role for Ben is to drive sustainability & energy conservation for all applicable projects with a focus on driving energy efficiency improvement projects. Ben is currently developing and implementing a carbon neutral/net zero energy model by means of zero landfill and sustainable/renewable energy sources.

Over the past few years his responsibilities have expanded to include managing NFPA inspections for fire alarm, suppression and related specialty systems along with oversight of the AdventHealth emergency radio network. 

Bens efforts have resulted in over $9M in cumulative savings to date and has plans to significantly reduce the hospitals energy and operational cost well into the future.

Sunshine Chapter Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Meeting Time: 11:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch: Lunch will be served at noon in Conference Room C

Tour Hosts: Ben Fitzgerald

Meeting Location: AdventHealth Apopka, Conference Room C

Address: 2100 Ocoee Apopka Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

From the main lobby, walk past the guest elevators. When you reach the Verbie’s Café wall, stay to left and walk straight ahead until you reach the Conference Center.

If you need additional information or directions, please call Hugh Fain at 407.765.3247

Cost: $20 Pre-pay online with PayPal at https://aeesun.org/registration/ or $25 with Credit Card at the event. Students $10 at the event with prior RSVP.

Please RSVP to receive lunch. Priority will be given to those who have prepaid and RSVP’ed.

Registration: Please confirm attendance with Hugh Fain hugh.fain@outlook.com or 407.765.3247. We appreciate your RSVP.

AEE Chapter Purpose: To provide a great venue to network with other professionals, gain new knowledge and skills, and share ideas and innovative approaches in the business of energy and sustainability.

We are always seeking input for future presentation topics, plant tours, and have officer opportunities. If you would like to become an active AEESC member and contributor, please arrive early to join in and discuss the direction of the chapter and topics of interest. All are welcome to attend.