Enhancing the energy landscape in Hawaii is both an enormous challenge and responsibility.  Hawaii Energy works with business and energy professionals across various industries in an effort to advance the adoption of energy conservation and efficiency in Hawaii. 

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

The Association of Energy Engineers is the industry leader for energy education certifications representing 89 countries with over 16,000 members worldwide and has recently established a Hawaii Chapter.

Since its inception in 1981, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field. In addition to the rigorous exam, the CEM certification requires education and work experience. Those without the required credentials may receive an Energy Manager in Training (EMIT) certification upon successful completion of the exam until they are able to acquire the required education and experience.

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) and Certified Energy Auditor in Training (CEAIT) certifications were developed and added to the broad portfolio of professional certifications offered by the Association of Energy Engineers. The CEA certification is designed to improve the practices engaged in energy auditing, and identifies professionals as having the required knowledge and experience needed to succeed in this growing field

Realizing that the CEM and CEA course is an ideal workforce development opportunity, Hawaii Energy currently sponsors these courses and provide a significant discount for Hawaii registrants. The courses are based on the principles of energy conservation and efficiency, which assists any business manager, engineer or other professional with making better financial decisions while reducing Hawaii’s overall dependence on imported oil to generate electricity.

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Selling Energy, Inc.

Recognizing that educating a new generation of energy conservation and efficiency sales and advocacy professionals could lead to a true energy efficiency industry, Hawaii Energy brought Mr. Mark Jewell of Energy Efficiency Funding Group (Selling Energy), a training and education services firm based in California, to conduct a Hawaii Energy Workshops Series for energy professionals.

Mr. Jewell conducts various education and training services teaching people how to drive efficiency by “connecting the dots” for decision-makers. He takes an innovative approach to teaching challenging topics. Participants often leave informed, engaged, entertained, fired up and ready to apply what they learned. Participants learn to identify projects, increase participation in incentive programs, achieve greater energy savings, and make their (or their customers’) operations more competitive, profitable and valuable.

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Building Operator Certification® - The Essential Credential

BOC® is a professional development program created by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), and is delivered in Hawai‘i by the University of Hawai‘i Manoa Outreach College and supported by Hawaii Energy. BOC is a training and certification program focused on energy performance job skills for building operators with two or more years experience in building operations and maintenance including building engineers, maintenance supervisors, maintenance workers, facility coordinators, HVAC technicians, electricians, operations supervisors, operations technicians and others in the facility operation and maintenance field. 

To become BOC® Level I certified, participants must attend all seven (7) Level One classes (56 contact hours), pass class exams and complete project assignments at their facility.

To learn more and apply, visit the UH Manoa Outreach College website and the UH Maui College – SLIM website



Upcoming Workshops

BOC Level I

University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College (UHMOC)

Fall classes: September 15 - December 15, 2016

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Questions? Call Alice Li Hagan at 808.956.2037