The CEM Review Seminar will be held in George Mason University's impressive Edwin Meese III Conference Room, in Mason Hall, near Concert Hall, and the Duck Pond parking garage - fairly close to the Patriot Center. Parking fees are $3 per hour, $12 for 4 hours or $15 for all day. Please do not park in student or permit parking - as parking violations are quite hefty.

Seminar Speakers: 

Eric Oliver, P.E., CEM, LEED-AP is the Managing Director of Lilker EMO Energy Solutions. He earned both his M.S. in Building Technology and BS. in Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eric is a Professional Engineer licensed in Virginia and Maryland, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional. He has over 23 years of energy and utility management experience and has conducted energy training seminars and been a presenter and moderator at several energy conferences. He is a former President of the National Capitol Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), has served on the Board of Directors of the National Capitol Region Chapter of the US Green Buildings Council, and is a former President of the Virginia Sustainable Building Network (VSBN). 

If you are thinking of becoming an energy manager or wanting to find a position in an energy related field, this seminar will provide a wonderful introduction to this fast growing industry!  

Please come in business casual attire - no jeans - as Mason Hall has the offices of the GMU President and other high level staff. The parking garage is to the left of Mason Hall, on the other side of the Concert Hall. This is a great opportunity for those of you who need to pick up some additional professional development hours for your CEM, PE, or other professional certification. 

The AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Review Seminar will provide an overview of:


- The Need for Energy Management, the CEM examination and certification requirements

Energy Auditing, Surveys and Benchmarking, and Survey Instrumentation

- Green Buildings, LEED and Energy Star, Energy Codes and Standards, and Indoor Air Quality

- Energy Purchasing, Rates and Tariff Structures, Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Costing

- Electrical Systems and Electric Energy Management, Lighting System Basics and System Improvements

- Basic Controls and Building Automation Systems, HVAC Systems & Envelope, Motors and Drives

- Boilers and Steam Systems, Compressed Air and Pump Systems - Thermal Energy Storage, CHP Systems and Renewable Energy 

- Maintenance Programs, Commissioning and M&V, and Alternative Financing

Richard Elliott, P.E., CEM, CFM, CCE works as an engineer for the Department of Energy. He earned his Engineer Degree in Civil Engineering (Water Resource and Environmental) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) degree from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy. Rick has over 35 years of experience in facilities engineering, facilities management, and construction management in both the public and private sectors. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia, a Certified Energy Manager (Association of Energy Engineers), Certified Facility Manager (IFMA), and Certified Cost Engineer (AACE International). He is on the Board of Directors for the Association of Energy Engineers, National Capital Chapter. 

August 30th: AEE NCC Certified Energy Manager 4-hour Review Course