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Online Training for Energy and Facility Professionals
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

4 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.4 CEU / 4PDH / 0.8 AEE credits toward re-certification

Now accepting registrations for programs beginning
Julky 24 and November 2, 2017

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AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.


MARVIN T. HOWELL is a former senior energy and solar consultant with SkyPower Energy Corporation in Arlington, Texas. As a contracted senior environmental associate with Analytical Services Inc. for eight years, Mr. Howell implemented environmental management systems at eight U.S. DEA facilities, including labs, division offices, an intelligence center and an air operations center. In this capacity, he was instrumental in planning and designing several energy management initiatives that resulted in significant energy cost saving improvements throughout the DEA facilities. Previously Mr. Howell was manager of distribution planning and reliability for Florida Power and Light, and also served as a Lt. Colonel in Air Force civil engineering, where he was involved in energy reduction efforts, reliability centered maintenance, project management, construction and maintenance management, efficiency and productivity improvements. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University and a masters in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2014 he authored the book, Effective Implementation of ISO 50001 Energy Management System, published by ASQ Quality Press.
Presented online in a series of two live 2 hour time modules, this seminar examines the cost-saving benefits of an effective energy centered maintenance (ECM) program, and explains the steps and process necessary to implement one for your organization.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the two live, interactive online sessions.


Energy centered maintenance (ECM) is a preventative maintenance approach that uses the RCM2 analysis and measuring energy efficiency of equipment approach to reduce energy consumption and costs for any organization. It is structured to be an integral part of the organization's overall O & M program. Effective ECM puts in place measures to prevent or significantly reduce energy waste from equipment or components -- even if the problem is not necessarily related specifically to their failure to function.

For example, a motor running 24 hours a day, seven days a week wastes a lot of energy if it was designed and needs to run only seven hours per day. Though the motor is serving its function and has not failed, it is using excessive and wasteful energy. In this case, the ECM approach pinpoints and repairs the faulty switch which is preventing the motor from shutting off, thereby eliminating the wasted energy.

This online course clearly demonstrates how maintenance and energy are related and how reducing excessive energy use can help reduce your utility bills, energy consumption and cost. It explains in easy-to-follow terms what an ECM program is, how it is structured, and how to develop and implement such a cost-saving initiative for your organization. The instructor's hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of facility settings over time has shown that doing so may potentially decrease your electric bill by 10% or more.

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FEES (per participant):
$495, regular / $445, AEE member, non-profit org.

NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Valerie Oviatt, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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The following offering(s) of the Energy Centered Maintenance Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 4 hours of instruction,with session times as follows:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day One
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Day Two
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Completion of both modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


This course is designed for those who are involved in the management of maintenance operations, and would like to learn effective strategies which allow energy centered maintenance to significantly reduce onsite energy consumption and thereby contribute to overall profits rather than draining them. Those who will benefit most from this program include:

  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Building owners and managers
  • Facility and maintenance managers
  • Energy engineers and managers
  • Energy and sustainability consultants
  • Operations managers
  • Maintenance consultants & contractors
  • Government planners and managers
  • ESCO professionals


For registration questions or assistance, call or email...

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633