Corporate membership has been an important part of 3M’s energy management program since 1977. The Association of Energy Engineers has provided training, certification opportunities, and access to industry experts. Participation in AEE events keeps us current on new technologies and new approaches to managing energy. Membership provides opportunities for us to network with leaders in the energy management field and to learn about resources that are available to help us meet our goals. AEE membership remains a key component of our corporate energy strategy. 3M gains additional value by participating in local chapters of the AEE. Membership in local chapters provides our plant energy leaders an opportunity to meet and learn from other AEE members on a regional level.