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Condominium/Apartment Building Electric Meter Conversions


In order to meet energy codes and reduce operating costs many Condominium and Apartment buildings are looking at options to transfer responsibility for residential electrical usage to the owners or occupants of their units. There are a number of ways to accomplish this physically and there are also a number of consequences to the landlord requiring rent restructuring. INTECaec can assist you in both regards.


INTECaec is both a design engineering and architectural firm capable of designing utility and energy saving improvements in your building and they are an expert consultant with years of experience estimating the utility costs that will result from the conversion.


Whether a property is governed by a local rental authority or subject to federal HUD requirements there are many times that it becomes necessary to calculate the value of electrical costs passed to tenants. If these calculations are done poorly, or done using the baseline assumptions that housing authorities provide, the result can be hundreds of thousands of dollars of unnecessary expense to landlords in the form of excessive rental credits. Alternatively, by providing your own analysis of cost using a qualified expert a realistic estimate based on sound engineering analysis is typically much lower. The resulting rent reductions are much lower and responsibility for electrical use will pass to the users, where the energy code now requires it to be, in perpetuity. Once in their hands, responsible users can then adapt their own consumption and save even more.  It is a win-win situation.


What if INTECaec could show and your residents a way to save on utility bills? What if we could also show you how to save real energy at the same time? Improvements in lighting, heating and air conditioning and to electrical systems themselves make apartments more livable and therefore more rentable. Done properly net rental income can be increased and tenants can reduce their living costs while enjoying a better quality of living at the same time.

Recent developments, — including increasing requirements for energy conservation, advances in meter technology and an increase in the financial incentives provided by local governments are resulting in boards and landlords giving energy improvements and individual tenant metering a second look.

Share with us your goals for energy and utility costs in your property and see what INTECaec can do for you…

We can be there to walk you through the options. You may be surprised at the opportunities.



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Kevin King

Staff Architect

Paul Levine

Former Director of Architecture

Mr. Levine has been a member of American Institute of Architects since 1976 and a member of the Maryland Society of Architects since 1976. Prior to joining INTECaec, Mr. Levine was a principal in his own practice. He provided design consultation services for interior fit-up of office and retail spaces, telecommunications labs, and manufacturing facilities. He has acted as the owner’s representative for relocation of R&D labs and the new construction of technical facilities such as the DirecTV & DirecWay Network Operations Center.

Bachelor of Architecture from Clemson University

Angela Freibaum


Ms. Freibaum joined our team as a CFO and is responsible for all financial and accounting issues within the company. She has experience working with large government contractors and budgeting and financial planning for various firms. Additionally she has worked as a Controller and Senior Business Consultant for firms within the Washington Metropolitan Area. She is instrumental in modernizing all of INTEC’s financial, accounting and project management systems.

B. S. in Accounting from George Mason University; MBA Johns Hopkins University; CPA

Email: Angela@intecaec.com

Tom Fregly

Network Engineer

Tom has 27 years of experience in the computer field with a strong background in computer hardware/software and network engineering. His business hardware/software experience was cemented during a 12 year stretch founding and operating the Digital Technology Group – a systems integration and retail computer operation. In 1996 Tom turned to consulting, spending the next 5 years working hundreds of sites as a field network engineer while certifying for Novell as a CNE and Microsoft as an MCSE. CompTIA Security+ Certified in 2011. Tom has been with INTECaec since 2013.

B.S. Business Marketing, University of Maryland, College Park, 1981

Israel Geyfman, P.E.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Mr. Geyfman has 37 years of experience in power distribution, lighting and communications systems for buildings. His experience ranges from renovation of existing research laboratories and healthcare facilities to design of new commercial, industrial, theatrical and educational facilities. He is also actively involved in construction administration and commissioning of electrical systems.

B.S. Electrical Engineering – Kiev Industrial Polytech College

Email: Israel@intecaec.com

Nelson Esteban

Staff Architect

Mr. Esteban has 18 years of experience working as an architect. This includes Federal and State government, institutional and ecclesiastical new construction and renovation projects. He is responsible for the production of working drawings, CAD standards and quality control, shop drawing review, cost estimating and field surveys.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Pilot University of Colombia

Email: Nelson@intecaec.com

Maria Arhire

Senior Architect

Sandor Szokolai, P.E.

Chief Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Szokolai’s portfolio of diverse HVAC designs range from projects that combined fans, evaporative cooling, and external solar shades to keep bees comfortable in a greenhouse to heating a hall for over 1,000 people where only a minimal amount of noise and no bulkhead or chases were allowed to hide duct or pipe. His experience includes all aspects of HVAC design for the renovation and new construction of offices, labs, warehouse, hospitals, museums, data centers, and administrative facilities.

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary; M. S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Email: Sandor@intecaec.com

Jameela Nuur

Principal, CEO

Jameella has been with INTECaec since its inception, and has been the owner since 1997. Ms. Nuur’s background includes a long record of management experience ranging from positions as Director of Admissions and Director of Housing at a mid-western University to the operation of her own landscape design practice. Her responsibilities include day-to-day management, ensuring projects and documents go out on a timely basis, while managing finances and staffing needs.

Graduate Certificate in Landscape Design from George Washington University, after receiving a B.S. in Education, Major in Geography from the University of Maryland.

Email: jameella@intecaec.com

Scott Kaufman, P.E.

Project Director

In his role as Project Director, Scott is involved in virtually every project that INTECaec performs and is influential in development of all the design disciplines to assure that architectural, mechanical, plumbing, structural and electrical trades are all integrally conceived and well-coordinated.

He began his career in the early solar energy field before moving into HVAC design. He realized that at the time it was impossible for solar energy systems to be implemented in the broader context of the entire building design industry. He moved from HVAC design and project management into the broader scope of A/E project management. Degrees in English and in General Administration facilitate his role as a team leader and communicator. Scott has guided projects involving geothermal energy, performed life cycle analysis of mechanical systems, devised energy alternatives, innovated critical control systems and actively incorporates renewable resources. His multi-disciplinary experience is key to INTECaec’s well-coordinated projects.

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland; B.A. English and Urban Planning from the University of Maryland; Master of General Administration (Certification), University College

Email: Skaufman@intecaec.com