The ACEM course was developed by the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers with support from the Energy Office. This 4½-day workshop provides energy managers with a thorough overview of the many factors that affect commercial energy consumption and a foundation for identifying energy-saving investment opportunities. This training prepares attendees to perform commercial energy audits and provide energy management services to South Carolina’s commercial sector and State of South Carolina governmental facilities.

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Areas of concentration include the commercial thermal envelope, electrical systems, lighting, HVAC fundamentals, and energy auditing procedures. Also covered are energy savings calculation methods and simple payback, simple rate of return, and net present value calculation procedures.

ACEM Graduates: Fall 2023

Braden Bright, Harris Integrated Solutions

Inga Caudill, SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

Scott Dalton, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative

Matthew Holmes, Horry Electric Cooperative

William Jordan, Darlington School District

Gordon Lay, Horry Electric Cooperative

Jamison Lewis, Horry Electric Cooperative

Andrew Macke, Greenwood School District 52

Bill McPherson, Lexington School District Two

Kayla Nelums, SC ORS Energy Office

Noah Phillips, Clemson University

Claire Thompson, SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

Brad Wentworth, Furman University

James Whitt, Michelin Tire

Certified Energy Manager

While the ACEM course pertains specifically to energy professionals in South Carolina, the Association of Energy Engineers offers their Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) Program, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession.

The 6,000 CEM professionals now working in the United States and 22 other countries comprise an elite group in the energy management field. They are recognized by the United States Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP), the United States Agency for International Development, and numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations, and energy service companies.