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Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Blue Ridge Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Blue Ridge Post membership.


Join us for guest speaker

Wednesday June 19th 2019 Luncheon Meeting 12pm

Patricia Donohue, PE, PMP, CEM, CBCP, Sustainability Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability

This presentation on Army Resilience and Sustainability will include a discussion of resilience planning, examples of Army micro grids and the current sustainability metrics. Examples of resilient project planning and development, barriers to overcome for implementation of resilience projects, i.e Microgrids/Critical load analysis and the determination of what and where critical mission loads are

 Acquisition/Contract types, such as Energy Resilience and Conservation Investment Program (ERCIP), Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC), and Utility Energy Service Contracts Utility Program (UESC UP) will be discussed, as well as simple contracts and multiple generators OCONUS projects.

 Additionally Ms. Donohue's presentation will cover Intelligent Power & Energy Research Company (IPERC) developments, the impact of Executive Order 13843 (Efficient Federal Operations), and a vision of an Army Installation of the Future.

We expect a large turnout and seating is limited so book your reservations today!

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Same luncheon dates for the remainder of the calendar year:

June 19
Sept 11
Nov 13

Reminder: Blue Ridge Post Event attendance is made by reservation only.Walk-in tickets will be charged an additional $10; note, however, that we cannot guarantee walk-in seating. Because we must place a guarantee with our vendor, we are unable to offer refunds but thank you for your donation to the Post.