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Removing the Barriers to
Implementing Energy Management

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

2 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.2 CEU / 2PDH / 0.4 AEE credits toward re-certification

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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.
This two-hour online seminar is designed to serve as a guide to avoiding the common types of road blocks which can too often impede the smooth process of getting an organization's energy management efforts moving forward.

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.


Unanticipated speed bumps or barriers are encountered in almost all facility improvement efforts, including the implementation of an energy management or energy reduction initiative. When management and energy teams can become aware of the typical or most probable types of barriers which tend to impede the process -- and the solutions for overcoming them -- it empowers them to be ready to meet these issues with proven countermeasures, and to move past these speed bumps smoothly, efficiently and effectively. As a participant in this program, you will learn:

  • What speed bumps are typically encountered on the road to successfully implementing energy management.

  • What tools, techniques, behaviors, or actions are necessary to transcend these road blocks or speed bumps in a smooth and efficient manner.

  • The critical steps to success and the best practices which support each step.

  • How to measure your progress, and the success of your efforts in getting past the road blocks to achieve your organization's energy management goals.

The information presented is intended to facilitate your understanding of which of the specific issues discussed may most strongly apply to your own organization's situation, and then to guide you in setting the best strategies to move your energy management program forward as smoothly and successfully as possible.

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FEES (per participant):
$295, regular / $245, AEE member, non-profit org.

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 Removing the Barriers to Implementing Energy Management Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of one 2-hour teleconferencing session, for a total of 2 hours of instruction.

Completion of the full 2-hour program is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


This course is designed specially for those who can benefit from learning how to effectively utilize energy performance indicators in managing energy consumption and costs in buildings and facilities. Individuals who can benefit significantly from this program include:

  • Corporate and facility energy managers
  • Educational/institutional energy managers
  • Federal, DOD, state and local government energy managers
  • Energy engineers and consultants
  • Building owners and managers
  • CEOs, presidents and VPs of operations
  • Corporate, institutional and governmental facility managers
  • Plant engineers and managers
  • Energy champions and energy team leaders
  • Energy auditors and analysts
  • Operations managers
  • Coordinating engineers
  • Utility managers


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

Valerie Oviatt: (770) 925-9633