We are at a critical point in time where we must invest and implement clean energy solutions.

As we look ahead to COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan we are hopeful energy efficiency continues to be a part of the conversation, at AEE we know its key to the solution.

At COP28 in Dubai, AEE was pleased to hear the call to action by the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement to double energy efficiency by 2030.

"The ‘global stocktake’ is considered the central outcome of COP 28 – as it contains every element that was under negotiation and can now be used by countries to develop stronger climate action plans due by February 2025." UNFCCC.

At COP28, AEE's delegation was pleased to participate in panels, roundtables, and negotiations and looks forward to participating in meaningful ways at this important conference in Azerbaijan in 2024.

- Bill Kent, AEE Executive Director

Our COP Delegation & Goals

AEE is an Observer Organization to the UNFCCC and will be participating in COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan November 11-24, 2024, 2024. Our delegation of influencers and energy efficiency experts will be discussing energy efficiency, decarbonization strategies, workforce development and the transition to a clean energy future with attendees and stakeholders. To find out how AEE can partner with you to address a sustainable workforce and a reliable clean energy transition, reach out to our International Development Director, Mary Elise Cox to schedule a discussion.

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Bill Kent, CEM
Executive Director, AEE

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Mary Elise Cox
Director of International Development, AEE


Cheyenne Kimbrell
Director of Chapters & Membership, AEE

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Fotouh Al-Ragom
AEE Past President


Eric Oliver
President, AEE


Hicham Lahmidi
Regional Vice President of Western Europe, AEE

Who We Are

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Founded in 1977, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a global community of over 17,000 members and 32,000 certified professionals across more than 105 countries. As a non-profit organization, we are committed to advancing the field of energy efficiency, driving sustainable solutions, and contributing to a Net-Zero future.

AEE has been at the forefront of energy management and energy efficiency for over 40 years. Our members range from students to seasoned professionals, all united in the quest for innovative ways to reduce GHG emissions and enhance building performance. AEE hosts a variety of events, including energy conferences and expos, to foster knowledge sharing and professional growth.

Our Mission

To shape the future of the energy industry through networking, energy awareness, education, training, professional certification and recognition

Our Vision

Leading the global energy community to meet the challenges of a clean and sustainable future

Our Members


Carbon Savings From Our Network of Professionals

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63% of our network surveyed converts energy savings to carbon savings.

50% of these people include these savings as an energy efficiency financial analysis.

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Nearly 66% of the members and certified professionals surveyed have reduced their company's energy consumption up to 20%.

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Of the members and certified professionals surveyed, over 50% operate in the Commercial/buildings sector and about 25% in the industrial sector 

Energy Jobs & Market Trends Survey Insights

Since 2018, AEE has conducted an annual survey of its members to create an energy job and market trends report, shared as a benefit to its members.

In 2023, an updated version of the survey was fielded among membership to generate data for the annual summary.

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Workforce Development

In every region globally, over 75% of respondents felt there is a shortage of energy efficiency professionals.

Nearly 40% indicate they will be retiring within the next 5 – 10 years, highlighting both the opportunity and need for new professionals to enter the industry.

Industries that indicate strong hiring in the next year include ESCOs, Utilities, Consultancy and Contractors, and Commercial sectors.

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Trends in High Level Strategic Goals

Consideration for all categories trended up this year, perhaps indicating an overall increase in investment for energy-related goals.

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Decarbonization Agreement Statments

75% of respondents in the study are energy efficiency decision makers. Agreement is up in 2023 for all three statements about current decarbonization efforts.

64.3% of professionals agreed that "my company and work are being driven by my decarbonization and net-zero goals."

40.2% of professionals agreed that "I am dealing with grid capacity issues."

48.3 % of people agreed that "EV charging is a part of my grid and decarbonization initiatives."

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Across all regions, the biggest challenge is budgeting and funding restraint.

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Factors Driving Change

Financial savings remains the leading factor driving change, while corporate sustainability initiatives, climate change, and competition in the industry all trended downward this year.

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