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ASCEM Holds 2016 Fall Conference

The Association of SC Energy Managers (ASCEM) 2016 Fall Conference was held on Thursday, October 27 at the River Center, Saluda Shoals Park.  Dedicated to helping members reduce energy use, ASCEM is comprised of facility and energy managers in state agencies, local governments, schools, colleges, and other facilities.


Conference attendees were able to attend a number of sessions with topics ranging from “Building Recommissioning”, to “Training for Infrared Cameras.” Attendees gained knowledge to assist them in working with their facilities and were able to network with fellow facility managers throughout South Carolina. 


Awards were also given out to those entities that have met goals set forth in the South Carolina Energy Efficiency Act (Section 48-52-620, Code of Laws of South Carolina). This Act requires all state agencies, school districts, and public colleges and universities to develop energy conservation plans to reduce their energy consumption by one percent annually during fiscal years 2009-2013 and by a total of 20 percent by 2020, as compared to 2000 levels. The Act also requires the ORS Energy Office to verify progress made by public entities toward reducing their energy intensity (defined as total site energy consumption per gross square foot).


Awarded at the October 2016 ASCEM Fall Conference

Barnwell School District 29 (Williston)

College Of Charleston

Florence School District One

Richland School District One

Spartanburg School District Five

SC Department of Mental Health

Florence-Darlington Technical College


Certificates were also presented to graduates of the Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM) Program. This 3½-day workshop provides energy managers with a thorough overview of the many factors that affect commercial energy consumption as well as a foundation for identifying energy-saving investment opportunities. The overall objective of this training is to prepare attendees to perform commercial energy audits and provide energy management services to South Carolina’s commercial sector and State of South Carolina governmental facilities.


2016 ACEM Graduates at the October 2016 ASCEM Fall Conference

Kevin McCray, College of Charleston

Paul Platt, SC State University

Conn Fraser, ORS Energy Office

Stacey Washington, ORS Energy Office

Wes Love, Winthrop University

Jamelle Ellis, Richland County

Tim Gowan, USC-Upstate