About us

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.

OUR
COMMITMENTS

To be responsible stewards of energy resources in Alberta, including the largely untapped potential for energy efficiency.

To build capacity amongst those who manage energy efficiency resources to continuously learn and raise industry standards and expectations.

To share and applyindustry best practices to position Alberta as a leader in energy management

To showcase and celebrate local success stories and role models to drive innovation

DIRECTORS

Calvin

Calvin Lechelt

Sponsorships& PARTNERSHIPS

Calvin is currently the Energy Efficiency Program Lead with the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, where he delivers funding programs that support municipalities across Alberta in reducing energy use and emissions through energy efficiency, energy management, and the electrification of vehicle fleets. Calvin earned an Alternative Energy Technology diploma, a Bachelor of Technology Management degree, and a Project Management Leadership certificate from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and is currently an Energy Manager In-Training (EMIT) through the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Calvin is passionate about sustainable technology and strives to make a positive difference in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Armaghan Yusuf

Membership & Awards

Armaghan Yusuf is Account Manager at Microwatt Controls. He has over 16 years of extensive experience in the field of energy management through automation & control where he has helped industries implement fully integrated control solutions to facilitate digital transformation and boosting reliability, safety, energy optimization and profitability. 

Armaghan is an engineering professional with masters in mechatronics engineering and also holds CEM, CMVP and CAP certifications from AEE and ISA respectively.

Vasily Bigildeev

Director at Large

Vasily Bigildeev currently holds the role of Energy and Emissions Officer at the University of Saskatchewan. In his previous roles, Vasily coordinated energy efficiency initiatives in commercial buildings, including energy use optimization via energy audits, existing building commissioning, building controls integration, energy retrofits, energy benchmarking, and utility management. 

Prior to his work with Strategic Group, Vasily worked with a private energy consulting firm serving national commercial property management companies. He also worked at Honeywell on Energy Performance Contracts supporting all Canadian projects. In 2019, he was recognised as Alberta Energy Manager of the Year. Vasily helps businesses to reduce their operating costs, increase the quality of work environment, and promote corporate sustainability responsibility. 

He holds various professional designations including CEM, CBCP, CMVP, and Certified Engineering Technologist.

Joshua Ulliac

PAST PRESIDENT

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Kam Jahromi

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

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Matthew Yarmon

Communications

Matthew Yarmon holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Alberta and has been working as a building efficiency energy engineer for three years, specializing in energy auditing of both residential and commercial buildings. More recently, he has gained experience working on NECB compliance modelling projects for commercial buildings. He has completed dozens of ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits for commercial buildings, including recreation centres, office buildings, townhomes, net-zero homes, community centres, curling rinks and schools. In addition, he has worked on several hundred residential audits – he has met with many homeowners to help them find ways to reduce their home’s energy use – and has prepared Alberta Building Code 9.36 energy compliance models.

Afure Onekpe

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Afure has over 15 years Environmental, Energy and Engineering experience. She is the Founder of the Association of Energy Engineers Alberta Chapter (AEE) and a Board Member. Afure is the Assistant Director International Member Development for Awards. She is a director at MICONE Consulting Inc. She is the Chair of the Membership Committee and a Board of Director at Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA) and is also serving in the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) Certification Board.  She has greatly influenced Energy Efficiency, Regulatory and Environmental Compliance in Canada and the United States through her involvement and promotion of programs, policies and advocacy.

Afure has a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), a Certified Environmental Professional (EP) with a specialization in Energy, Sustainability, GHG/Air and Water, a Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE),  and a Canadian Sustainable Energy Practitioner (CSEP).

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Officers

Tayber

Tayber Yastremski

President

Tayber Yastremski is the principal of Sustainable Projects Group where he has overseen more than 1,200 energy efficiency projects across Canada in industries ranging from industrial to commercial. He has a master’s degree of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering and holds CEM and EP designations. Over the past decade Tayber has presented to universities, boards, and energy managers on effective strategies for implementing energy efficiency into operations. Tayber has been an active proponent in promoting energy efficiency across Canada and holds the energy seat on the board of directors for CANSEAT, a Canadian charity which works to bring sustainable design practices into Canadian degree of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering.

Kelsey

Kelsey Chegus

Vice-President

Kelsey has over 10 years experience in energy management and sustainable development, including roles in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. She brings new ideas and innovation by drawing on her diverse background which includes supporting the delivery of energy efficiency programming in Alberta with Energy Efficiency Alberta and working as a Community Energy Planning Coordinator in the Northwest Territories. Kelsey is currently working with MCW Hemisphere Ltd. in the role of Sustainability Consultant, and she lives in Calgary with her family. She completed her B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta and she is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA. Kelsey has been involved with the AEE Alberta Chapter for over 5 years; she was in the position of Secretary on the Board in 2018, and she has been the Alberta Chapter representative with the CWEEL Chapter Liaison Committee since 2017.

Negar Sadeghpour

Treasurer

Negar Sadeghpour is in the board of director – Communication of AEE Alberta since March 2019 and holds master’s degree in civil engineering. She has more than 15 years of Canadian and international experience in the energy industry. She is a registered professional engineer with APEGA and APEGBC, holds a LEED Green Associate accreditation and is PMP certified.

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Joad Clément

Secretary

Joad is currently the Energy Officer for the Municipal District of Bonnyville and Village of Glendon where he tracks energy use & GHG emissions and implements energy efficiency projects for a large portfolio of facilities. Prior to that role, he was managing the energy performance and auditing consultancy PerformEnergy. He also worked previously as an energy specialist with the Vital Group of Companies and has experience as a wind energy analyst and renewable energy researcher, including at WSP and Solas Energy Consulting. He completed the Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) from the BCIT and holds a CEM designation. 

As an energy champion, he values the interaction of technology, communication campaigns and behavioral awareness with sound policies to bolster a new culture where Albertans are not only world leaders in resources extraction but also in energy management.

Joshua Ulliac

PAST PRESIDENT

Joshua currently works as a Senior Associate at ICF in its Energy, Aviation, & Infrastructure group, where he has helped on the development and implementation of provincial energy efficiency programs, development of strategic project decision tools, and work on beneficial electrification (strategic planning for EV charging infrastructure). Prior to joining ICF, Joshua has worked on industrial control and distributed power generation design, installation, and commissioning. Joshua is a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a has a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Energy Systems) from the University of Alberta. He is a member of APEGA and holds an MBA from the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business. He has been involved with the AEE Alberta Chapter since its inception in 2015 and has previously occupied roles of treasurer and vice-president.

Amy

Amy Roesler

CWEEL REPRESENTATIVE

Amy holds a Masters of Business Administration specializing in Sustainable Development from the U of C Haskayne School of Business and an Honours B.Sc. in Earth Sciences from the University of Alberta/ She has worked closely with energy engineers in utility energy management and the design and delivery of demand side management and smart metering programs since 2007. Amy has over twenty years of experience leading transformation initiatives at the forefront of some of Canada’s most progressive people, process and technology projects. She is a results-driven, facilitative and structured advisor, leading diverse teams to achieve extraordinary results.

GOVERNANCE

The AEE Alberta Chapter is a registered non-profit organization in Alberta and is run by a volunteer Board. The Board is composed of Officers and Directors. Officers are the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. Directors may lead committees and are responsible for the tasks and responsibilities delegated by the Board. All Board Members must be full members in good standing with the Chapter in order to be eligible. Board Members are elected each year at the AGM for a term of one year. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board please contact us.

The AEE Alberta Chapter and Board operates under its governing bylaws.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

The AEE Alberta Chapter earned an AEE International Chapter award for community service. Afure Onekpe accepted the award on behalf of the chapter at the 2018 World Energy Engineering Congress. 

CONTACT US

Email: info@aeealberta.org

www.aeealberta.org