by Jurij Dziuba
I recently participated in the Association of Energy Engineer’s Certified Energy Manager training program. The training course is provided by CIET and gives participants the knowledge to the write an exam for the internationally known CEM certification.
Talk about a jam-packed week of learning from some very knowledgeable professionals! I’m still not sure how we were able to get through all the material for the course in one week. We covered many topics from energy audits, energy accounting and economics, electrical systems, HVAC systems, building envelope, and many many more. That said, I did learn a great amount and am ready to apply my new found knowledge.
The CEM program provided a thorough and holistic overview of how to apply energy management initiatives on systems and equipment which already operate within a building, as well as ideas for how to reduce energy consumption through equipment replacements or system designs. One of the aspects which struck me most was the economics of it all. In my current role, I do not partake in any economic decisions related to projects, but it was interesting to learn and something I plan to learn more about.
I am very glad to have been able to take part in the course and have already been looking to transfer some knowledge to ongoing projects.
A big thank you goes out to the instructors and the CIET team for putting together a great training program!
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