“The need for energy efficiency has accelerated over the last decade, and I am fortunate enough to be at the leading edge of Combined Heat and Power analysis. I can help institutions realize their goals to produce power and thermal energy efficiently while also reducing greenhouse emissions.”
I believe what sets Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) apart from other companies in the industry is our decades of experience and the relationships we have forged with the people we serve. From our engineers, commissioners, planners, project managers, and BIM operators to the customer’s plant supervisors, architects, engineers, and construction workers, we have worked side-by-side to build imperative infrastructure, resulting in sustainable infrastructure for some of the largest institutions in the United States. These are complex projects, and reliability in the engineering and the people who build the system are tantamount to their success.
Aaron Wickersham joined AEI in 2012 with extensive experience in the planning and design of mechanical systems, serving institutional, federal, and industrial buildings and campuses. He has completed utility master plans that involve the optimization of steam, hot water, and chilled water generation and distribution systems through detailed heat balance, life cycle cost, and hydraulic modeling programs. Some of his notable projects have been for the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, DC, Johns Hopkins, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Penn State, UVA, the University of Maryland, NC State, and other universities and colleges in the Northeast. In addition, he performs building-focused energy assessments and HVAC evaluations.
Since the 2012 White House Executive Order, Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency, Aaron has led the analysis, development, and construction of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems that are now producing 20 MW of electric power and 225,000 PPH of steam, collectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 37,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.