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Slipstream's Sam Simonetta Earns Certified Energy Manager Designation

We are excited to congratulate Slipstream team member, Sam Simonetta, on becoming a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). To become certified, Sam had to meet strict education and work experience requirements and attend a one-week course, culminating in a four-hour exam to demonstrate his understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering principles related to building infrastructure and energy management. Sam passed on his first try.

Sam is a 15-year energy industry veteran, who is also trained as a Wind Site Assessor through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Sam is committed to energy efficiency and clean energy in both his professional and personal life. Sam and his wife live in a home that they designed and is powered completely by a grid-tied residential wind turbine that they installed.

CEMs are approved to do certain types of work in different states, depending on how each state recognizes the certification. For example, in Michigan, where Sam serves Slipstream’s clients, CEM is an approved credential for individuals to create an energy optimization plan. Sam plans to use his new certification to focus more on analysis of energy use and savings, and possibly even energy modeling.

The Certified Energy Manager designation is offered through the Association of Energy Engineers, and is granted to individuals who have demonstrated the knowledge and ability to optimize the energy performance of buildings, with a focus on reducing energy consumption using a cost-effective approach. CEMs have gained increased recognition within the energy industry, and Sam is one of two Slipstream staff to earn this prestigious credential.