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November Monthly Meeting

November 09, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Topic: How to Capture & Energy Savings to Impact Change

We will define retro-commissioning, discuss industry statistics, practices, and how we can leverage and capture energy savings and practices to impact the most vulnerable.


Jim Brown, PE




Jim Brown is a professional engineer who has specialized in the field of energy efficiency for the past 40 years.  He has conducted energy analyses and designs of energy efficient installations for over 600 facilities in the United States and abroad.  In addition, he has provided energy auditing consultation for six different U.S. State Energy Agencies, and assisted in development of three engineering firms established in China for the express purpose of inserting energy efficiency into commercial and industrial design projects. 

Mr. Brown has presented Energy Management Training Seminars for commercial business, public school districts and public hospitals in nine (9) states and six (6) different nations.  He has also developed and presented five (5) energy related seminars for the Association of Energy Engineers focused on the topics of Investment Grade Energy Audits and Retro-Commissioning.  He is currently a member of AEE boards governing the Master’s Level courses on Investment Grade Energy Audits and Master’s Level Commissioning. He has also coauthored two books entitled, Investment Grade Energy Audit: Making Smart Energy Choices, and the Sustainability Management Handbook, and has been a contributing author for the annually updated Handbook of Energy Audits (Fairmont Press) in 2012.

In September 2013, he was inducted into the Association of Energy Engineers Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in promoting the practices and principles of energy management.

Jim has also been an elder in his church for over 40 years, and recently helped oversee Holistic Integral Mission/Development to poverty stricken areas of Kenya, Uganda, & Cambodia.

He has been married to Debra Brown for over 40 years, has two beautiful daughter, and 4 adventurous grandkids. 

Colby May, CEM









Colby May is a Certified Energy Manager having specialized in energy efficiency for the past 15 years. He has performed energy audits at over 2,000 commercial-sized facilities across the nation, including Churches, Seminaries, Local Governments Universities, k-12 schools and more.  He has consulted with the State Energy Conservation Office of TX for over 10 years, performing energy management services at facilities across hundreds of schools districts.  He has consulted with a number of large denominations, seminaries, and non profits in the area of sustainability.

Colby has also presented at a number of Mission and Energy Management Workshops across the US.

Colby has a Masters degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in the area of Ethics & Society (Integral Missions) and a BA from Texas Tech (International Business/Spanish).  He spent time in Congo DR, during the Kivu Conflict, focusing his studies on the local church's response in times of conflict.  He is passionate about empowering the church and sees energy sustaunability as means to change.  He is also passionate about Integral Missions and sees the key to combating injustice starts in the heart.  Current focus is leveraging sustainability to impact Nepal, India & Beyond.

Colby is also founder of and, with the focusing of directing college students to Pursue God and Seek justice.

He has been married to Amanda May since 2001, and the proud father of 2 sons, (Carter & Coen). 


Junior League of Houston
Members $40
Guests $50, $65, $80


$40.00 Member
$50.00 after 12:00 pm November 8

$50.00 First Time Guest

$65.00 Second Time Guest

$80.00 Third Time Guest