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RECAP: ASCEM Fall Conference

The Association of SC Energy Managers (ASCEM) 2017 Fall Conference was held on Thursday, November 2 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 “Energy Star Schools” to “Data, Don’t Just Collect it—Use it!” 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).
Horry County Schools
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College