The Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building, or industrial plant. The CEM is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process, and building infrastructure, analyzing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective approach. CEM’s are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organizations’ energy management strategies. CEM’s have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having responsible energy strategy and operational practices.
Certified Energy Managers are employed in commercial, government and industrial sectors in job categories such as:
- Energy Engineering
- Building Management
- Facility Management
- Utility Accounting
- Energy Service Performance
- Energy Efficiency Consulting
- Project Engineering
- Resource Efficiency (REMs)
Do you want to learn what it means to be a CEM? Attend an AEE energy conference and you'll network with existing CEMs and other energy professionals. You can also get involved in the industry and earn AEE Credits, Continuing Education Units (CEU), and Professional Development Hours (PDH).
The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) program is accredited under ANSI/ISO/IEC 1704 for Personnel Certification Bodies, and by Entidad Nacional de Acreditación (ENAC) to international standard UNE-IN/ISO/IEC 17024. It is also a U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines Recognized Program.
This is just one of many other AEE training programs that are also approved for CEUs from bodies such as the American Institute of Architects, Building Owners and Manager Institute, and the U.S. Green Building Council.