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CODE OF ETHICS

Members of the Engineering profession are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. Tropitech Solutions prides itself on adhering to these these high quality standards.  See Code of Ethics for Engineers.

 

 IEEE CODE OF ETHICS

We, the members of the IEEE, in recognition of the importance of our technologies in affecting the quality of life throughout the world, and in accepting a personal obligation to our profession, its members and the communities we serve, do hereby commit ourselves to the highest ethical and professional conduct and agree:

  1. to accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health, and welfare of the public, and to disclose promptly factors that might endanger the public or the environment;
  2. to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible, and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist;
  3. to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data;  
  4. to reject bribery in all its forms;  
  5. to improve the understanding of technology; its appropriate application, and potential consequences;  
  6. to maintain and improve our technical competence and to undertake technological tasks for others only if qualified by training or experience, or after full disclosure of pertinent limitations;  
  7. to seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of technical work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;  
  8. to treat fairly all persons and to not engage in acts of discrimination based on race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
  9. to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;  
  10. to assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.

The Certified Energy Manager, to uphold and advance the honor and dignity of the profession and in keeping with high standards of ethical conduct:

 

CEM CODE OF ETHICS

PRINCIPLES

  • Will be honest and impartial, and will serve the public, employers, and clients, with professionalism and devotion;
  • Will strive to increase the competence and prestige of the profession;
  • Will use his or her knowledge and skill for the advancement of human welfare.

CODES OF PRACTICE

  1. The Certified Energy Manager will be guided in all professional relations by the highest standards of integrity, and will act in professional matters for each client or employer as a faithful agent or trustee.
  2. The Certified Energy Manager will have proper regard for the safety, health, and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties.
  3. The Certified Energy Manager will avoid all conduct or practice likely to discredit the profession or deceive the public.
  4. The Certified Energy Manager will endeavor to extend public knowledge, appreciation of engineering and its achievements in order to protect the profession from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.
  5. The Certified Energy Manager will express an opinion on an engineering subject only when founded on adequate knowledge and honest conviction.
  6. The Certified Energy Manager will not disclose confidential information concerning the business affairs or technical processes of any present or former client or employer without consent.
  7. The Certified Energy Manager will endeavor to avoid conflicts of interest with his employer or client, but when unavoidable, he or she shall fully disclose the circumstances to employer or client. The Certified Energy Manager will uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for those engaged in engineering work.
  8. The Certified Energy Manager will cooperate in extending the effectiveness of the profession by exchanging information and experience with other engineers and students, and will endeavor to provide opportunity for the professional development and advancement of engineers under his or her supervision.

MAINTAINING CERTIFICATION


The continuing education of Energy Managers is essential to cope with the rapidly changing field of energy management. A CEM must accumulate ten professional credits every three years and submit a completed Renewal Form to the Certification Director to remain certified. CEM renewal notices are mailed in the 3rd year of certification six months prior to the expiration date, which falls on December 31st of that year. 

Professional credits for recertification can be accumulated at any time, within the three year period. For example, Energy Managers receiving a CEM certification in 2009, must file a record of ten professional credits with the Certification Director by December 31, 2012 to receive a CEM certificate for another 3-year period.