ST. LOUIS — Every year, the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a distinguished accrediting body dedicated to enhancing the global standards of continuing education and training, acknowledges organizations that have made substantial contributions to the field. During this year's annual conference, held on Sept. 13, IACET recognized exceptional recipients, including two honorees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement

A group of people taking pictures of an HVAC system on top of a building.

Individuals participating in a FEMP treasure hunt at the Alaska Native Tribal Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

DOE's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) secured the prestigious IACET Innovation of the Year Award for Learner Engagement. This coveted award recognizes organizations that excel in creating engaging classroom environments, particularly through innovative courses. FEMP's Treasure Hunt training program exemplifies the goals of this award.

Mandated by law, FEMP plays a pivotal role in helping government agencies meet their energy and water reduction targets. FEMP's comprehensive training program, available through live and on-demand sessions, is designed to cultivate a high-performance workforce dedicated to constructing, operating, and maintaining energy-efficient and cost-effective federal facilities and fleets.

Take Advantage of These Award-Winning Approaches

Treasure Hunts are two-to-three-day programs assisting agencies in strategically meeting their energy efficiency and operation and maintenance goals—including energy and water reduction, decarbonization, and electrification milestones—through low-to-no-cost measures.

Re-tuning is a systematic, low-to-no-cost process that uses building automation system data to identify and correct operational issues, resulting in significant energy savings, cost reduction, improved occupant comfort, and in-house maintenance capabilities.

Distinguished Service Award

Nael Nmair

DOE Program Manager Nael Nmair

DOE Program Manager Nael Nmair received the IACET Distinguished Service Award and is celebrated for his exceptional contributions and leadership in the continuing education and training Industry.

Born in Jordan, Nmair's journey led him to pursue electrical engineering in the United States, where he has achieved numerous professional milestones, including certifications as a Certified Professional Engineer, Project Manager Professional, and Certified Level II Contracting.

Nmair has three decades of experience in facility evaluation, design, and construction. He is deeply passionate about accreditation, the value of continuing education units, and the production of high-quality training materials to benefit stakeholders.

Upcoming Live and On-Demand Trainings

Explore the FEMP Training Catalog, which showcases a comprehensive array of online and on-site training resources. Check the calendar to find training sessions, educational events hosted by federal agencies, and federal working group meetings.

Learn More

To delve deeper into IACET's mission and explore its ongoing commitment to excellence in continuing education and training, visit the IACET website.