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Engineer Mark Bassett Ranked Among Energy Elite

Association of Energy Engineers names Bassett as Certified Energy Manager

January 2016
Mark Bassett

Mark Bassett, renewable energy engineer at PNNL, was recently recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a status given to individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical behavior in the energy management industry.

The CEM credential has gained industry-wide use as the standard for qualifying energy professionals. The certification is recognized by the Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as numerous state energy offices, major utilities, and energy service companies. There are currently 14,500 CEM professionals serving industry, business, and government in the United States and in 25 countries abroad.

Bassett received his Bachelor of Science degree from the world's first Renewable Energy Engineering program in 2009, offered by Oregon Institute of Technology. After graduating, he served as Senior Solar Designer for Imagine Energy, where he performed over 1,600 solar site assessments, and helped lead a team that installed a megawatt of solar power in three months as part of Oregon's first community solar program.

Since joining PNNL in 2013, Bassett's work primarily focuses on analyzing the potential of renewable energy and efficiency opportunities. He specializes in solar and wind power, as well as building energy auditing and modeling. His current work involves technical and economic analyses, on-site audits, project feasibility assessments, and project recommendation and implementation.


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