Fredric S. Goldner, C.E.M.
As founding principal of Energy Management & Research Associates (EMRA), Mr. Goldner, a Certified Energy Manager, is involved in a wide variety of projects. These endeavors range from research to facility audits & use analyses to energy software development & programming, and energy program evaluation & design. Over a seven year period he conducted extensive research in the area of multi family building domestic hot water (DHW) loads and systems. This NYSERDA sponsored work resulted in a new set of national DHW sizing guidelines (authored by Mr. Goldner) which were adopted for inclusion in the revision of DHW standards for the 1995 edition of the ASHRAE Handbook (industry standard), and the ASPE DWH Design Manual. Mr. Goldner is also an adjunct Professor (since 1988) at the Center for Energy Policy and Research at New York Institute of Technology. In addition to teaching in the graduate Energy Management program he has lectured internationally on various energy use and conservation topics; including a 3 week long international energy seminar in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia where he conducted energy and computer seminars for top government leaders, engineers, managers and industry leaders.
Over the past thirty years Mr. Goldner has taught over 13,000 professionals and trade persons, and conducted presentations of symposium papers or seminars at over 40 major professional conferences. For the past 8 years he has been teaching AEE’s Real-time On-Line Seminars titled Energy Auditing Fundamentals, and Developing an Energy Management Master Plan. Mr. Goldner also has served as the lead in the development of a number of new building and professional certifications in energy efficiency practices: Multifamily Building Energy Efficient Building Operators, Hydronic Heating System Designers, and Building Analyst (a.k.a. energy auditor). Fred was on the Expert Panel that shaped the Building Analyst certification, and has been the one of the principal curricula and training materials developers (and instructors) of the week-long courses for all three of these titles. He has authored and/or revised over 30 publications, his most recent include a chapter on Energy Master Planning for the recently published Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and co-authorship on ASHRAE’s Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers, and Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers.
Previous to forming EMRA Mr. Goldner was the Director of Research & Analysis at the Energy Conservation Division (ECD) of the N.Y.C. Department of Housing Preservation & Development. During 7 1/2 years at ECD he conceived and developed a number of ground-breaking research endeavors including the Building Energy Usage Tracking System (BEUTS – which set standards for energy consumption comparison and methods that are used throughout the energy/housing field today), and implemented a number of technical programs to help owners and managers of large and small buildings use energy efficiently. Mr. Goldner has also served as the Director of the Small Business Energy Efficiency Program at Nassau County Cooperative Extension.
His education background includes a Master of Science in Energy Management from the Center for Energy Policy and Research at NYIT, and a B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University. Fred was International President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for 2003, in addition he served as International Secretary, Past-President of the New York Chapter of AEE, and also as the V.P. of Region I. He has been a very active member of the NY-AEE Chapter Board of Directors for 19 years and serves as both the program and awards chair.
Mr. Goldner was honored with the International – Energy Professional Development of the Year 2000 award by the AEE, and received the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) 1994 Best Symposium Paper Award. He was also named as the Energy/Environmental Educator of the Year 1994, by the NY-AEE. In August of 2007 Mr. Goldner was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame, for his lifetime of achievement in promoting the practices and principles of Energy Management.
Fred sits on numerous engineering and industry committees and boards. He serves as a Member of the Executive Task Group for the ASPE – Domestic Water Heating Design Manual; and is a Member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.6 – Service Hot Water and Technical Committee 6.1 – Steam & Hydronic Heating, TC 7.6 –Energy Systems Utilization, and SPC 211 – Building Energy Audit Standard. In 2002 Mr. Goldner was asked to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Energy Master Planning Institute. He also served on the select 5 member Technical/Peer Review Board for U.S. – EPA’s Energy Star Solution project which examined energy-using systems of a building and developed an integrated solution that accounts for system interactions when all recommended upgrades are working together. In 2007 Fred began serving on the C.E.M. Board, and became the Board Chair in 2016.