engineers and architects of Hawaii

Hawaii's oldest engineers' & architects' association,

meeting since 1902.


2017 October Program

Program Chair: Michael Angelo - Research Analyst Consumer Advocacy

Friday Oct 6th NO Meeting – Discoverer’s Day Holiday

Friday Oct 13th 

Speaker: Katie Ersbak  

Title: “Water Shed and Native Ecosystem Protection in Hawaii”

Katie is a Planner with the Watershed Partnerships Program, which is part of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. She will be talking about the State's efforts to protect Hawaii's native forests and watersheds - the source of our freshwater supply.

Friday Oct 20th 

Speaker: Dr. Reza Ghorbani – Professor Mechanical Engineering UH

Title: "Smart Grid: A Pathway to Innovation in Engineering and Architecture"

Dr. Ghorbani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He is the the principal investigator of the Renewable Energy Design Lab ("REDLab") at UH, which specializes in research on sustainable energy production, energy efficiency in transportation, large-scale energy management (smart grid, complex system optimization) and energy policy. Dr. Ghorbani's talk will focus on the innovations and challenges that lie ahead to develop a "Smarter Grid" for the future. 

Friday Oct 27th 

Speaker: Michael Angelo – Research Analyst – Consumer Advocacy

Title: "Sizing Residential PV and Energy Storage Systems"

Michael is a Research Analyst with the Hawaii Division of Consumer Advocacy and also a PhD candidate in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  His talk will focus on some of his dissertation work.  Specifically, Michael will discuss his development of a model to size residential PV systems under different distributed energy resource programs as well as how to size energy storage with respect to PV.

 Meetings are open to all interested persons and are held every Friday (except holidays) in Downtown Honolulu.  Meetings start at NOON and end PROMPTLY at 1:00 pm.

Meeting Location Map 


All Friday meetings are in meeting room 301 in the Topa Tower (Ewa Tower) of the (old AmFac Building) 745 Fort Street Mall. 

Validated Parking is available cost $2.00 (enter from Nimitz Hwy).

A buffet lunch with two hot entrees,  salad. sweets and drinks provided by Okalani Cafe.

Lunch cost: Members $10.00; Guests $12.00; Students free.

Welcome to bring your brown bag lunch, a $2 donation is appreciated.

Ice Tea, Lemonade and water Free.

All are invited to attend.  No RSVP required! See you there!