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ASHRAE Long Island Chapter Names Jonah Allaben Its First-Ever “Engineer of the Year”


Westbury, NYJune 20, 2023 – The Long Island Chapter of ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) announced today the first-ever winner of its Engineer of the Year Award. The Award, which will become annual, recognizes an engineer (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or controls), who is Long Island-based or a Long Island resident and has an outstanding record of exceptional performance or innovation in the HVAC-R industry (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration). The Award was presented at ASHRAE Long Island’s Past Presidents’ Night at Westbury Manor on June 13.

The 2023 Award winner is Jonah Allaben, a resident of Oceanside, a mechanical engineer, and a Senior Associate in Energy Services at New York City-based consulting engineering firm Goldman Copeland. The firm has completed energy audits and retro-commissioning projects for more than 50 million square feet of commercial and institutional properties. It has also certified more ENERGY STAR® buildings in the tri-state area than any other firm.

With more than 15 years of experience in managing and designing complex engineering projects, Jonah’s particular expertise is in turning the results of energy audits into actionable designs for increased energy efficiency. His work bridges the gap between the audit and the need for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) designs that convert the audit’s findings into energy-saving solutions. He thereby leads projects through design and implementation of multi-million-dollar capital-improvement initiatives, generating both energy and financial savings for some of the largest property owners in the tri-state area.

Jonah has lived in Oceanside for almost 10 years. He is a graduate of Cornell University, from which he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, a Designated Design-Build Professional, and a LEED Accredited Professional.

“The Long Island Chapter of ASHRAE is pleased to initiate its Engineer of the Year Award by honoring Jonah Allaben, a leading practitioner of energy efficiency in the tri-state area,” said Murat Bayramoglu, President of ASHRAE Long Island. “At a time when energy efficiency is a crucial priority locally, regionally, and nationally, this year’s Award winner underscores the essential role of engineers in achieving the highest standards of energy efficiency.”

For more information, contact Henry Miller – or 917-921-8034.

About ASHRAE Long Island

The Long Island Chapter of ASHRAE is dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of the HVAC-R industry (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration), supporting ASHRAE’s strategic plan, and providing personal development and networking opportunities for its members at all career levels. The Chapter also organizes panels at colleges and awards student scholarships. At monthly meetings, industrial experts or ASHRAE distinguished lecturers present accredited lectures for engineers to maintain their Professional Engineer or other certifications. Through involvement in peer reviews, standards development, research promotion, and the technical committees that steer the industry, ASHRAE members are having an impact every day and helping our society to build our new energy future.