Certified Energy Manager Training Program Coming to Maui
By Sonia Isotov
Energy professionals from all types of businesses will benefit from the opportunity to attend a five-day certified energy manager (CEM) certification program being given by the Association of Energy Engineers on Maui from October 1-5.
Hawaii Energy, the conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, is bringing the AEE to Maui to present a five-day Comprehensive Training Program for Energy Managers and CEM exam.
CEM certifications are needed in various aspects of the energy industry to help reduce electricity use in these areas: major multi‐national corporations, hotels, resorts, controls and performance contractors, federal, state and local governments, universities, industrial facilities, commercial buildings, big box retail chains, hospitals, school districts and local entrepreneurs, as well as consultants in the energy field.
To encourage our local professionals, Hawaii Energy is providing grants, on a first-come first-served basis subject to funding and approval, to cover the majority of the cost of $2,195. The first 40 qualified grant recipients will just need to contribute $300 each to register for five days of training.
Attendees from counties other than Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui will need to pay the unsubsidized fee of $2,195.
Since its inception in 1981, the CEM credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field. It has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals both in the United States and abroad.
The CEM credentials are recognized by the US Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs and the US Agency for International Development, as well as by numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations and energy service companies.
The training and exam will be administered at the Donald Malcolm Center in the Maui Research & Technology Park at 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite #1 in Kihei.