Two-Minute Tuesday: What is a CEM?

Video Transcript

Hi! I’m Calvin, and I’m a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) as designated by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). What is a Certified Energy Manager? Well, that’s what we’re talking about in this week’s edition of Two-Minute Tuesday.

What is a CEM?

The AEE describes a Certified Energy Manager as someone who optimizes the performance of a building, facility, or industrial plant.

What does that mean, and why is it important to you?

Picture the offensive coordinator of a football team. He develops the game plan to guide the activities of skilled experts.

The Certified Energy Manager is a team leader. He helps companies develop a game plan for managing their energy.

CEMs are tested for knowledge on areas such as:

  • Fuel supply pricing
  • Energy economics
  • Mechanical systems, like HVAC and boilers

They need to know energy auditing information in order to evaluate projects on the front end and to do measurement and verification on the back end.

Do you need a CEM at your company?

For many organizations, a full-time energy manager with advanced degrees and certifications just isn’t realistic. So they look to consultants or advisors to help them put together a plan.

If you’re in the market for a company to help with your energy plan, make sure you look for one that has Certified Energy Managers on staff. They’ll bring a level of knowledge and expertise that will help your plan be successful for the long term.

Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions or comments, please contact us or leave them below.

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