Two Brady Associates Earn Energy Manager Certification

GREENSBORO, N.C. (December 27, 2010) — Brady (, a company that provides energy systems and comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities across North Carolina, announces today Joe Latore and Steve Osborne have earned certification from the Association of Energy Engineers.

Latore has been with Brady for 2 years. He serves as controls sales engineer for the Raleigh office. Osborne has been with Brady for 3 years. He serves as controls and mechanical systems engineer for the Greensboro office. With their certifications they will be able to provide the customers with more energy focused solutions for their buildings.

“The CEM designation is the gold standard for knowledge and experience in the energy services industry,” says Jim Brady, president of Brady. “The Brady team is proud of Joe and Steve’s accomplishment.”

Certified Energy Manager® is the standard for qualifying energy professionals worldwide. It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Federal Energy Management Programs, the U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as by numerous state energy offices, major utilities, corporations and energy service companies.

Candidates for certification must have more than seven years of combined education and experience in energy engineering or energy management. In addition to attending a CEM® training seminar, candidates are required to pass a four-hour exam covering:

  • Codes & Standards & Indoor Air Quality
  • Energy Accounting and Economics
  • Energy Audits and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Systems
  • Motors and Drives
  • Industrial Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy 
  • Energy Procurement
  • Building Automation and Control Systems
  • Green Buildings, LEED & Energy Star
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Boiler and Steam Systems
  • Maintenance & Commissioning
  • Alternative Financing

About Brady:

Brady is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Charlotte. Founded in 1962 by Chairman Don Brady, the company remains a family owned enterprise, today employing nearly 300 associates. The company works with building owners, facility managers, developers, architects, engineers and contractors providing sustainable, comprehensive building solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Brady provides customers with a diverse range of solutions including building automation, energy conservation, green design, performance contracts, mechanical systems, parts and supplies, as well as responsible technical support. For more information, visit or call (800) 849-1915.