Our mission is to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.
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 Masters 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 Engineering.
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.
Director at Large
Vasily Bigildeev currently holds a role of Senior Energy Specialist and Project Lead with Energy Profiles Ltd. 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.
Soul Mohamadi has over 11 years of experience in building performance, energy code compliance, energy engineering, construction design and sustainable projects management as well as water resources engineering.
Soul holds a Masters degree in Water Engineering and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. She is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA, has a LEED GA designation, and is currently a Certified Energy Manager in training (EMIT) and Energy Advisor. Her work as an energy performance consultant focuses on energy code compliance, energy modeling and sustainable building design for multi-residential, commercial and industrial buildings with a keen interest in high performance and net zero energy buildings.
She has been sitting in the Board of Directors of the AEE Alberta Chapter since 2018 and was the Chapter president in 2019.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, behavioral awareness and sound government policies to bolster a new culture where Albertans are not only world leaders in resources extraction but also in energy management.
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.