TXAEE April Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, April 23rd 

Signify North America

1611 Clovis R. Barker Road, San Marcos, TX 78666

We look forward to seeing you there!


Please join us for lunch, presentation, and tour Tue. April 23rd…

The C-Change in Outdoor Lighting: Comfort, Control and Community

1611 Clovis R. Barker Road, San Marcos, TX 78666

Presentation by

Ken Willfong

Sr. Manager and Regional Product Marketer

Signify North America (formerly Philips)

San Marcos, TX


This one-hour seminar looks at important changes in the application of LED technology to outdoor lighting. We will consider how new optics can enhance the comfort of pedestrians, how new controls are addressing code requirements and energy conservation, and how lighting and product design can influence community safety and environmental quality. This course is AIA certified for 1 CEU for HSW credit. There will be a tour of the facility after the presentation for anybody who would like to participate. Lunch is provided by Signify Lighting from Panera Bread.


Ken Willfong brings 27 years of industry experience to Signify North America (formerly Philips) as a Senior Manager, Technical Sales Lead and Regional Product Marketer. His career focus has been in commercial outdoor lighting with experience that includes Category Sales management for the Urban|Municipal|Roadway segment, a National Sales Manager post for Philips Wide-Lite in addition to a variety of inside and outside roles in Sales, Marketing and Service disciplines. He is Philips LED certified and a registered AIA presenter.

Coordination is provided by Virginia Allen of Signify Lighting.
Information about Signify and its products can be found at:

Clothing Guidelines:

*Long pants (no skirts, no shorts)
*Closed-toed shoes (no heels)

Tuesday, April 23, 11:15 am
Meet at 11:15 am at the Signify Lighting Offices
(1611 Clovis R. Barker Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666)

11:30 am – Lunch and then Presentation. Thank you Signify for the complementary luncheon tray.
1:15 pm – Close Meeting

Please RSVP to or text to 512-893-9059 by Mon. 4/22 so that we can get a count for lunch. (Let us know of any dietary restrictions.)

Problems finding the place? Please call Virginia Allen at 512-214-3037.

Directions Coming from Austin: Head south on I-35 towards San Antonio. Take Exit #201 towards McCarthy Lane. Make a U-Turn underneath the I-35 and travel north on the access road for 0.7 mi. Turn right, heading east on Hays County Civic Center Rd. The road will become Clovis R. Barker Rd. Go 0.8 mi. and take a left turn into Signify Lighting.

Directions Coming from San Antonio: Head north on I-35 towards Austin. Take Exit #201 towards McCarthy Lane. At McCarthy Lane continue traveling north on the access road for 0.7 mi. Turn right, heading east on Hays County Civic Center Rd. The road will become Clovis R. Barker Rd. Go 0.8 mi. and take a left turn into Signify Lighting.


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Programs are the heart of the Chapter. The programs serve to inform our members of the latest developments in the energy industry and to allow our member to obtain Professional Development Hours (PDH) for various licensing and trade certifications. The Chapter is looking for programs to fill its 2016 calendar. If you know of a certain speaker or presenter, or would like to hear about a specific topic, or can, yourself, be a presenter, please let us know about it. Our ability to line up interesting and topical programs comes directly from you. Please help us in any way that you can.

Educational Opportunities

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Tue. April 3rd

Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) Service Provider Training
(8:30 AM – noon)   –  $50

721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Register Here for PACE Service Provider Training

The workshop is an interactive discussion with subject matter experts about the details of the TX-PACE program including technical requirements and application process. Attendees will learn how to use the program to finance energy efficiency, water conservation, resiliency, and distributed generation improvements. This workshop will also include a presentation and question-and-answer session with a panel of capital providers, an update on the current “PACE in a BOX” market, and discuss in-depth current case studies.

The workshop is targeted towards engineers and contractors in the energy/water efficiency and clean energy space, but is open to anyone interested in learning how the TX-PACE program benefits Texas communities, businesses, and property owners. All attendees will receive a copy of the Texas PACE Authority program guidelines and coffee and pastries will be provided.

The next Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) Seminars will be held on:
Tue. May 8th, 11:30 am – Urban Gardens

For information on the topic, please click this link:


Tue. Dec 5th, 11:45 am Austin 2030 District, The Joy of Benchmarking for Commercial Buildings, Under Armour Connected Fitness,
211 Walter Seaholm Drive, Austin, TX 78701. The most fundamental part of the journey to savings via energy efficiency is good benchmarking. In this end-of-year session, we will describe how Austin 2030 will establish its first district performance benchmarks, and examine the tools that Austin Energy provides to commercial buildings for tracking energy consumption. Free registration. Drinks and cookies available. Bring your own lunch if desired.
Click here to register.


Upcoming Seminars


Jun. 19-23 Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers
Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport, Seattle, WA (206) 244-6666

Jul. 17-21 Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers
Hilton Arlington, Washington, DC (855) 213-0582

Jul. 24-28 Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers
AEE Long Island Chapter, Old Westbury, NY Robert Amundsen, (516) 686-7578

Aug. 7 -11 Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Energy Managers
The Century House, Albany, NY (800) 491-6126


Norman Muraya, our Scholarship Chair, is looking for volunteers to be on the Scholarship committee this year.
Last year the committee consisted of Norman Muraya, Frank Richards, and Cliff Finley.

If you would like to serve on the Scholarship committee, please contact Norman at or 512-482-5323.


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