Accredited Commercial Energy Manager

Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM)

This 4½-day workshop provides energy managers with a thorough overview of the many factors that affect commercial energy consumption as well as a foundation for identifying energy-saving investment opportunities. The overall objective of this training is to prepare attendees to perform commercial energy audits and provide energy management services to South Carolina’s commercial sector and State of South Carolina governmental facilities.

Areas of concentration include the commercial thermal envelope, electrical systems, lighting, and HVAC fundamentals as well as energy auditing procedures. Also covered are energy savings calculation methods and simple payback, simple rate of return and net present value calculation procedures. Find out more information about the class and register here.


ACEM Graduates: Fall 2021
John Atkinson, Beaufort County School District
David Bayer, Michelin Tire
Billy Blackburn, Harris Integrated Solutions
Grant Bouknight, Dominion Energy
Jon Paul Churdar, Southern Coker Power
Geoffrey Gillespie, Duke Energy
Gary Hinton, Dominion Energy
Brandon Jackson, Total Comfort Solutions
Brian Kelly, SC Energy Office
Allston Lipscomb, Newberry Electric Cooperative
Katie McKain, City of Charleston
Hyleah O’Quinn, SC Energy Office
Julie Pfeiffer, NC Energy Office
Johnny Ray, Total Comfort Solutions
Max Reid, Southern Coker Power
Yash Srivastava, Clemson University
Richelle Tolton, SC Energy Office

Certified Energy Manager
The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) Program 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), and the United States Agency for International Development, as well as numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations and energy service companies.   

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