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Certified Energy Manager Training


Hawai'i Energy is excited to bring back Certified Energy Manager® training in 2020!  This multi-day intensive seminar provides in-depth training on the latest practices, strategies, and theories of energy management in preparation for the ANSI-accredited Certified Energy Manager® exam.

There are two training programs in the following locations:

Certified Energy Manager® Training

February 24 - 28, 2020*
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Big Island
March 2-6, 2020*
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

* Four day course; exam on the last day

Register through this link and attend the entire training program for just $495 (normally $2,995) with a Hawai'i Energy subsidy.  Examination fee is included in the $495 tuition.



The Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification is ideal for engineers, building operators, facility managers, or any energy service professional who works in a related field.  This training will help to prepare you to take the CEM® exam, which will be held at the conclusion of the training. 

Seminar Highlights

·         Learn how to optimize energy use and costs within non-residential buildings.

·         Understand how energy is purchased and then used in various systems (HVAC, Lighting, Motors, Boilers, etc.) throughout a building.

·         Understand the big picture on optimizing systems to reduce costs, improve profits and increase occupant satisfaction.


Instructor: Rich Costello, PE, CEM

Currently the President of Acela Energy Group, Rich is a registered professional engineer and holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from Western New England College and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Rich was the National President of the Association of Energy Engineers for the Year 2000, and he received the 2003 Energy Professional of the Year Award from the organization.  In 2006, Richard was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame.



Note: There are educational and experiential requirements.  Hawai‘i Energy tuition assistance is limited to those who live and work in Honolulu, Maui and Hawai‘i counties.


Questions?  Please contact Crystal Xiong at [email protected].


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