CrunchEnergy's Kace Receives Certified Energy Manager Accreditation

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Distinguished CEM Credential Awarded by Association of Energy Engineers

CrunchEnergy, an energy services company focused on providing efficiency solutions, announced today that Energy Manager Joshua Kace has received accreditation from Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and earned the title of Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

AEE's Certified Energy Manager credential has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field. With stringent qualifications, the certification has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs (FEMP), and the U.S. Agency for International Development, in addition to many state energy offices, major utilities, corporations and energy service companies.

The CEM credential is not easily obtained. According to the AEE: "When you've earned the right to put the initials 'CEM' behind your name, you've distinguished yourself among energy management professionals. Simply put, the designation CEM, which stands for Certified Energy Manager®, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy management profession. By attaining the status of CEM, you will be joining an elite group of 8,000 professionals serving industry, business and government throughout the U.S. and in 22 countries abroad."

"Josh Kace has already delivered tremendous value to CrunchEnergy's clients as a knowledgeable and innovative Energy Manager," says Scott Goldthwaite, CEO. "We're very proud of his achievement in earning this credential."

Kace joined the CrunchEnergy team in October 2009 from the Center for Advanced Energy Systems (CAES), based at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he served as Energy Engineer.There, he was responsible for performing industrial energy/P2 assessments for New Jersey manufacturing facilities through the N.J.D.E.P.-funded N.J.M.E. program. N.J.M.E. assessments include waste stream analyses, emission control plans, building envelope analyses, lighting upgrades, HVAC retrofits, and renewable energy system feasibility studies. He also provided technical consultation to the New Jersey Clean Energy Program in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency policy and incentive structures and assisted in the field-management of 26 university centers in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's I.A.C. program. I.A.C. centers conduct industrial energy assessments. He conducted research into various energy-related topics, including electrical energy storage systems for large-scale wind turbine farms, thermal energy storage systems, and synergy between energy efficiency and renewable energy practices. Prior to Advanced Energy Systems, Kace designed an electromechanical fuel flow control system for a Lister diesel engine as a design project for Columbia University Mechanical Engineering Department. For the UN Millennium Development Villages Project, he modified the engine to run on bio-fuels.

Kace received his BS from Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science.

About Crunch Energy
CrunchEnergy, an ENERGY STAR® Partner, is an energy services company dedicated to cutting energy costs in non-residential buildings by implementing a comprehensive process of usage analysis, efficiency technology implementation, alternative energy sourcing, and ongoing monitoring and management. To learn more about CrunchEnergy, visit the company's web site at

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