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 their company current on new technologies and new approaches to managing energy. Membership provides opportunities for 3M to network with leaders in the energy management field and to learn about resources that are available to help them meet their goals. AEE membership remains a key component of 3M's corporate energy strategy. They gain additional value by participating in local chapters of the AEE. Membership in local chapters provides their plant energy leaders an opportunity to meet and learn from other AEE members on a regional level.