AEE was founded.
The National Energy Policy & Conservation Act (1978) defines what an "energy manager" should be. AEE, a nonprofit professional society, is founded by Albert Thumann. In the same year, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and governments grapple with the 1970's Oil Crisis. Presiding President Al Thumann.
AEE Hosts its first event.
AEE hosts its first World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) - an energy conference and expo at the Royal Coach Inn, Atlanta, Georgia. Presiding President Al Thumann. AEE creates its awards programs and presents its first three awards.
- Energy Engineer - International recipient Harvey Morris.
- Corporate Energy Management - International recipient the Marriott Corporation.
- Energy Professional Development - International recipient Karel Klima.
AEE creates its first Chapters
AEE creates its first Chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City, Metro Detroit/South Michigan, New England, New Jersey, New York, Washington DC/National Capital Chapter, San Francisco & Southern California. Presiding President Al Thumann.
Presiding President Gerard Lameiro.
AEE launches the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) Certification, the AEE Foundation, and establishes its first international chapters.
AEE creates the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) Certification with the first exam held in Atlanta on Monday, October 12. AEE gains its first Corporate Member, Salas O'Brien. AEE establishes the AEE Foundation to support young professionals gain a foothold in the industry. The AEE Journal for Strategic Planning for Energy and The Environment is published. AEE establishes its first international Chapters in Hong Kong, Brazil, and Canada. Presiding President Harvey Morris.
AEE celebrates its 5th anniversary.
Presiding President Ray Kendall.
1983 - 1984
1983 Presiding President Kermit Harmon.
1984 Presiding President Robert Lahey.
The AEE Journal for Distributed Generation and Alternative Energy is published. Presiding President Jon Haviland.
AEE celebrates its 10th anniversary in 1987.
1986 - 1989
1986 Presiding President Jerry Taylor.
1987 Presiding President Victor Ottaviano.
1988 Presiding President Konstantin Lobodovsky.
1989 Presiding President Gerald Culbert.
AEE creates the Energy Managers Hall of Fame with first inductee Richard Aspenson. Presiding President Carl Salas.
AEE Works to promote Energy Managers in US law at the federal level.
AEE organizes its first Trade Mission to Eastern Europe. AEE hosts its first Globalcon Expo in Anaheim, California (then known as Worldcon). Senator Glenn invites AEE to help craft the federal energy management section of EPAct. After months of pro bono effort by the AEE National Capital Chapter, AEE's language requiring "trained" energy managers in all federal facilities nationwide was entirely accepted by both houses of Congress and included in the law. Presiding President David Seader.
EPAct 1992 set the stage for subsequent energy policy laws. Senator John Glenn receives AEE's prestigious Executive Award. Presiding President Walter Johnston.
AEE first female president.
Presding President MaryAnne Lauderdale.
The 5-day CEM training program is born.
Sixty five energy professionals attended the first CEM "Comprehensive Five-day Energy Management Training Seminar" in Orlando, Florida. Presiding President George Kritzler.
First US government focused CEM Program.
The US State Department Foreign Service group hosts the first Government CEM program in Washington, DC. Trade Mission to South America. AEE hosts its First Energy Management Congress Event on the West Coast USA. Presiding President Harry Taplin.
AEE Works with USAID to capacity build abroad.
AEE begins capacity building abroad in conjunction with USAID through a CEM Course Ukraine. Presiding President Dr. William Mashburn.
AEE celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The first Lighting Efficiency Professionals (CLEP™) are certified. Presiding President Dr. Wayne Turner.
AEE Launches the Certified Energy Procurement (CEP®) certification.
Energy Procurement professionals can undertake the CEP® certification for the first time. AEE continues capacity-building abroad through USAID Environmental Audit Workshop in Romania. Presiding President Kenneth Kogut.
Presiding President Martin Mozzo.
The Certified GeoExchange Designer (CGD) certification program, sponsored by the Geothermal Heat Pump Consortium® (GHPC), is released. Presiding President Richard Costello.
AEE establishes the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) certification.
The Association of Energy Engineers, in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), establishes the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®) program as a global standard to meet the growing needs of the energy industry. Trade Mission to South Africa. GLOBALCON moves permanently to US East Coast Regional locations starting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Presiding President George Owens.
AEE continues capacity-building abroad through USAID CEM® Training in Turkey held in Arabic. Presiding President Steven Parker.
AEE releases two new certification programs.
To raise the professional standards of those engaged in distributed generation and building commissioning, AEE releases the DGCP™, CBCP® certification programs. Presiding President Fredric Goldner.
Trade Mission to South America. Presiding President Lawrence Good.
CWEEL is formed.
The Council on Women in Energy & the Environment holds its first meeting in Austin, Texas. Presding President Stephen A. Roosa.
The Business Energy Professional (BEP®) certification program is released.
The Business Energy Professional (BEP®) certification program is released to recognize those managing businesses, people and projects in the energy industry. Trade Mission to China and South East Asia. AEE hosts its first Energy Management Congress (EMC) Event in Seattle, Washington. Senator Byron Dorgan received AEE's prestigious Executive Award. Presiding President Tim Janos.
AEE celbrates its 20th year and the AEE Foundation scholarships awarded surpass $500,000.
AEE releases its Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP®) certification as sustainability becomes a mainstream concern. It recognizes individuals working to address environmental issues, alternative energy and carbon reduction, sustainable building development, and the impact of sustainable development policies. Due to its members' generous donations over the years, AEE Foundation awarded over $500,000 in scholarships. Presiding President Laurie Wiegand-Jackson.
AEE's launches it widely respected Carbon Accounting Professional (CAP™) certification (formally CRM) and its associated training program. CAP provides recognition for professionals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the growing field of carbon reduction. Trade Mission to India & Nepal. Mrs. Fotouh Al-Raqom is an AEE Foundation scholarship recipient; she later became AEE's First international female President. Senator Mark Pryor receives AEE's prestigious Executive Award. Presiding President Louis Grobler.
AEE Launches the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) certification.
AEE leads the industry by defining and releasing the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) program, which focuses on professionals undertaking efficiency assessments of large buildings and industrial facilities. Presiding President Rusty Hodapp.
AEE Releases the Renewable Energy Professional (REP™) certification
AEE releases the Renewable Energy Professional (REP™) certification to recognize professionals involved in the specification and application of renewable energy technologies and project development. Trade Mission to Egypt, Kuwait, Dubai, and Jordan. Presiding President Philip Le Grand.
The World Student Scholarship (formerly WEEC Scholarship) was introduced by presiding AEE president Dr. Eric Woodroof. Emphasis was placed on the development of student chapters and increased participation of AEE’s younger members.
AEE establishes its Fellows grade of membership.
AEE establishes its Fellows grade of membership. General Colin L. Powell, former United States Secretary of State, is the keynote presenter at the 35th WEEC. President Carter is presented AEE's Lifetime Achievement Award by AEE Founder Al Thumann. Presiding President Gary Hogsett.
The CEM became the first energy management personal certification program awarded ANSI accreditation.
The CEM becomes the first energy management personal certification program awarded an ANSI accreditation. Trade Mission to Australia and New Zealand. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's 38th Governor, Cultural Icon & Environmental Crusader, is the keynote presenter at the 36th WEEC. AEE continues capacity-building abroad through USAID Kazakhstan Climate Change Program. Presiding President Bill Younger.
AEE launches three new certifications to support workforce development.
Energy efficiency and energy management grow to unprecedented levels in the workforce. Once considered niche, energy management principles now become mainstream. AEE supports this industry growth with certification programs in Demand-side Management (CDSM™) and Performance Contracting & Funding (PCF™) while encouraging entry into the field through the Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP™) program. CWEEL forms its first international chapter in Jordan. Trade Mission to Eastern Europe. President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, is the keynote presenter at the 37th WEEC. AEE moves to its new international headquarters. Many of the building's systems are automated and energy-efficient. Presiding President Randolph Haines.
AEE launches the Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP™) certification.
AEE released the Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP™) certification program. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th US Secretary of State, is the keynote presenter at the 38th WEEC to international delegates from more than 60 countries. Presiding President Scott Dunning.
AEE celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Presding AEE president Ian Boylan.
AEE celebrates hosting its 40th WEEC.
President George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States & Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center is the keynote presenter at the 40th WEEC. Presiding President Clint Christenson.
AEE Foundation awards surpass $1,000,000 to date.
After 40 years of successful energy conferences and expos, AEE rebrands and relaunches its annual events to AEE World, East, and West. Due to its members' generous donations over the years, AEE Foundation awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to date. In this year, 45% of awards went to female applicants - the most significant participation to date by young female engineers. Presiding President Lori Moen.
Peggy Liu, Chairperson Joint US-China, Collaboration on Clean Energy, is the keynote presenter at AEE World 2020. AEE rebrands its Journals to the International Journal of Energy Management, the International Journal of Strategic Energy & Environmental Planning, and the Alternative Energy & Distributed Generation Journal. Presiding President Samer Zawaydeh.
AEE acquires the SEP 50001 credential and associated certifications that support the US Department of Energy's Superior Energy Performance 50001™ programs. Presiding President Buster Barksdale.
AEE celebrates its 45th anniversary.
The CEM® program, presented in over 60 countries and offered in 10 languages, continues to be a global gold standard for energy professionals. There are now 70 Inductees into the AEE Energy Managers Hall of Fame and over 100 AEE Fellow members. AEE has hosted over 120 Events with over 1,000,000 participants and awarded over 750 Scholarships to young professionals. AEE now has more than 25,000 active certified professionals that hold over 32,000 certifications between them. AEE has recognized over 1,900 individuals, companies, or organizations through its awards program. President Dr. Fotouh Al-Ragom.