Norberto Lemcoff, professor of practice in the Department of Engineering and Science at Rensselaer at Hartford, has been invited to present a seminar on “Energy, Energy Efficiency, and the Built Environment” on Feb. 17 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) will be offering continuing education seminars at the Association of Towns 2014 Training School and Annual Meeting, Feb. 17 and 18.
Lemcoff will present his seminar at 11 a.m. on Feb. 17. The abstract for his seminar states: “Buildings in the U.S. today consume about 75 percent of the electricity produced, and 55 percent of the natural gas use. The presentation will analyze the current situation, and discuss the existing opportunities and the new technologies that can be implemented to reduce both the consumption of non-renewable resources and the effect on the environment.”
Lemcoff has taught a variety of courses in the areas of mechanical engineering and is a faculty member of Rensselaer’s International Scholars Program, teaching energy engineering in Rome and Shanghai. His areas of expertise are energy systems engineering, heat and mass transfer, separations, air purification, energy recovery, and reaction engineering. He has more than 20 years of industrial experience at the BOC Group Technical Center and at United Technologies Research Center.
This will be the 81st annual meeting of the Association of Towns. The event attracts more than 1,700 elected and appointed officials from more than three-quarters of the state’s 932 towns. The seminars will be focused on infrastructure improvements and green/energy-efficient measures. Up to 10 professional development hours will be available. The seminars are approved by NYSSPE, sponsor organization and founder of the Practicing Institute of Engineering.