Press Release Summary:
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is participating in the ENERGY STAR Challenge, an extension of efforts encouraging members to reduce building energy usage by 10% or more. Green Building Engineer (GBE(TM)) certification, developed in 2005, requires engineers to have energy management certification, and will be a resource for building owners to validate Statement of Energy Performance document and apply for ENERGY STAR.
Original Press Release:
AEE Partners the GBE Program with ENERGY STAR Challenge
AEE is a nonprofit professional society of 8,500 energy engineering management professionals across the United States.
According to Al Thumann, Executive Director, Association of Energy Engineers, "AEE's participation in the ENERGY STAR Challenge - Build a Better World 10% at a Time is a natural extension of AEE's efforts to encourage its members to reduce energy usage in buildings by 10% or more. AEE is committed to provide training and certification opportunities to help the profession meet the ENERGY STAR Challenge ahead."
In 2005 AEE developed the Green Building Engineer (GBE(TM)) certification. According to Robert Sauchelli, National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR, "The establishment of the GBE(TM) makes it easier to identify individuals with the knowledge of energy efficiency principles and practices to help improve building energy performance. The Green Building Engineer certification, which requires professional engineers to have energy management certification, will be an important resource for building owners looking to validate their Statement of Energy Performance and apply for the ENERGY STAR. EPA is pleased to work with AEE on this important effort."
The Statement of Energy Performance is a stand-alone document designed to communicate not only a building's energy performance, but also its physical characteristics, operating characteristics, and conformance to current indoor environmental standards. Once validated, the Statement of Energy Performance becomes an official document that can be used in transactions.
AEE actively encourages its members to join ENERGY STAR, use EPA guidelines for energy management, and participate in EPA's energy efficiency trainings. AEE's participation in the ENERGY STAR Challenge demonstrates our commitment to promote greater energy efficiency in buildings.
For more info contact Ruth Marie, Director of Information Services, at Rmarie@aeecenter.org, or (770) 447-5083 at ext: 210. Visit www.energystar.gov/challenge to learn how you can take the ENERGY STAR Challenge and improve the efficiency of your buildings by 10% or more.