June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Energy Conversion and Conservation
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Development and Implementation of a Certificate in Energy and Environmental ManagementAbstractEnergy management and the related environmental issues are becoming major cost factorsthroughout industry. Therefore the demand for energy and environmental managers has risen.In addition, the rapid emergence of global industrial energy demands have promoted thenecessity for advanced education in the field to help energy producers and users maintainsustainable operations. The few current energy certificate programs are quite broad, butunfortunately they lack the environmental issues that must be addressed and the technical depththat a university can offer. Consequently, Lawrence Technological University developed andimplemented a program to become a certified energy and environmental manager.As mentioned, the Certificate in Energy and Environmental Management (CEEM) combines aknowledge base of not only energy management, but also the management of environmentalimpact. Based on benchmarking of other energy management certificates, feedback from anIndustrial Advisory Board, and advice from CEEM alumni working in the industry, the CEEMrequires successfully completing two 3 credit hour courses (45 meeting hours each) that includemultiple real-world projects, successful completion of a certification exam that is not simplymultiple choice, and 12 months of work experience or training in the energy management and/orenvironmental management field. Completion of these steps will properly assess a candidate'sknowledge and ability to apply the subject matter. The paper will explain the development of thecertificate, requirements for student admission, and details of the course content and projectwork. Examples of the experiential component required to earn the CEEM will be included. Inaddition, the success of the program will be explained via the employment record of studentsupon graduation from the CEEM program.
Gerhart, A. L., & Fletcher, R. W. (2011, June), Development and Implementation of a Certificate in Energy and Environmental Management Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17748
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