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The breakthrough solution for airflow optimization and energy savings in commercial buildings


Aeolus Building Efficiency will reduce energy use in large office HVAC systems at a significantly lower cost than available technologies, tapping into an entire market not adequately addressed with current offerings. Our full-service, software solution enables room-by-room measurement and optimization of airflow rates. Using a breakthrough technology (patent pending), Aeolus can reduce large building HVAC energy consumption by up to 20% without equipment installations, labor intensity or long payback periods. Our scalable business model will create significant financial value for our customers, reduce hidden energy use in the largest consuming building segment, and prevent millions of metric tons of CO2 emissions.


Donald Wroblewski

Donald is a Registered Professional Engineer, and award-winning educator, with more than 30 years of experience in thermal-fluids systems within academic, industry, and consulting environments.  His expertise spans a diverse range of fields within the thermal-fluids area, including HVAC and building energy systems.    In the HVAC area, he worked at the Research Division of Carrier Corporation and SAIC on the design and testing of advanced HVAC systems, building thermal load modeling, and technology assessment of commercial building cooling technologies.  His current research focuses on VAV system airflow optimization, and his current teaching focuses on engineering leadership and entrepreneurship.

Benjamin Smith

Ben is pursuing an MBA degree with concentrations in Marketing and Strategy and Business Analysis. He received his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Clark University in 2007. Prior to joining BU’s Graduate School of Management, Ben spent four years with Washington DC-based consulting firm, Chemonics International, where he managed the company’s energy and environment-related business development efforts across Asia. Last Spring and Summer Ben was a TechBridge Fellow at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, a Cambridge-based organization that supports the commercialization of early-stage clean energy technologies.

David Cushman

David is currently a MS MBA candidate at Boston University’s School Management. For the twelve years prior, he was a general contractor project manager and estimator with experience in education, healthcare and energy projects. He is a LEED AP with an interest in building efficiency, efficient use of natural resources and renewable energy. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from the University of Southern Maine, graduating summa cum laude in 2011.

Ryan Cruz

Ryan is an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at Boston University. He has a passion for the environment and has chosen to focus his coursework on energy efficiency and renewable technologies. Through his research position with BU’s College of Engineering, Ryan has focused on analyzing building energy consumption and the optimization of HVAC systems.

Michael Gevelber

Michael Gevelber is an Associate Professor in Boston University’s Mechanical Engineering Department. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics (1978) with honors from Brown University and a Masters (1984) and Ph.D (1988) from M.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering. Early in his career he worked at Energy and Environmental Analysis and for the U.S Department of Energy. Currently, he serves on the University’s Sustainability Committee, co-chairs the university’s energy working group, and serves on Newton’s Energy Commission. His research focuses on developing enhanced materials processing capabilities. He also founded Cyber Materials LLC, which develops advanced control solutions to improve manufacturing processes.

Jonathan Ellermann

Jonathan is an MBA Candidate in Strategy at Boston University.  Prior to business school, he worked at a management consulting firm advising Fortune 500 Energy and Chemical companies on sustainability and stakeholder engagement matters.  Jonathan brings business development, operations, and project management experience to Aeolus. Jonathan has a B.S from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.

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