Enhancing the energy landscape in Hawaii is both an enormous challenge and responsibility. Hawaii Energy offers a number of professional development opportunities for business and energy professionals across various industries in an effort to advance the adoption of energy conservation and efficiency in Hawaii. Supported by ratepayer funding, these courses are heavily subsidized or tuition-free for qualified applicants.

Upcoming Sessions:


Certified Energy Manager

 M - TH | Jan 23 - 26 | 8 - 5 p.m.

 Fri | Jan 27 | 8 - 1 p.m.

In-person & Online

Earn this portable, sought-after industry credential and demonstrate your mastery of energy systems and how to optimize a facility, building or industrial plant.

Tuition: $595 with Hawaii Energy subsidy (normally $2395), includes instructional materials and examination fee.

To register: Pre-qualification is required and spaces are limited. Please click on the registration button below. Fill out the form in its entirety and submit with resume by Tuesday, January 3 2022. Individuals who are accepted will be emailed notification and the link for the AEE private registration site where payment can be made.

Questions? Contact Karen Shishido at or call 808-848-8535.

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IES/DLC Workshop

 Wed | Feb 1 | 11:30 a.m. HST

In-person & Online

Outdoor lighting supports our 24/7 society, but growing evidence shows negative consequences of over-lighting to ecosystems, astronomy, cultural activities, and our health. Responsible outdoor lighting is a holistic approach to minimize the impacts of light pollution, without compromising safety and environmental safeguards. This panel will address topics such as how lighting affects coastal ecosystems and astronomical study and share resources available to communities, building owners and lighting decisionmakers to reduce the negative impacts from sky glow and light trespass. In addition to the benefits that appropriate lighting can provide to our outdoor environment, there are also energy savings to be captured by only using the right type of light, and only when and where it is needed. The current state of standards and design solutions will be discussed as well as considerations for selecting white and non-white outdoor LED lighting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the impacts of light pollution on dark skies, wildlife and people.
  • Apply strategies to reduce energy use and minimize negative impacts of outdoor light at night.
  • Understand how to evaluate performance characteristics of non-white LED outdoor lighting in the absence of relevant standards.
  • Learn about Hawaii Energy’s case studies on energy reduction and incentives for outdoor lighting.

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Practical Energy Management for Buildings and Facilities

 T-TH | March 7-9 | 11:30 a.m. HST


Tuition: $85 with Hawaii Energy subsidy, regular price is $240

Get proactive & reach optimal energy goals! This course offers essential methods, systemic processes, customizable tools, & strategies for optimal energy usage in buildings & facilities, including mitigation of environmental consequences and reduction of operating costs. Learn how to troubleshoot existing systems, operate equipment effectively to save energy, and to conduct building energy assessments and benchmarking.