AEM Difference
  • LEED Accredited Professionals
  • National Experts recognized by the U.S. EPA
  • Practical, Hands-on Experience
  • Leading Edge Alternative Energy
  • Academic Rigor

Environmental and Energy Planning

AEM has served in many and varied capacities with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to craft regulations and procedures to protect the utility systems and assure their fiscal soundness. In turn, utilities have embraced the forward-thinking of AEM, whether it is in sustainability, resilience, security, or organizational vivacity to further their own operations.  Public utilities, especially those in the water and wastewater sector, serve a unique, vital function in modern society.  AEM engineers come from this industry with years of hands-on experience managing, designing, building, operating, and maintaining these systems. The experience ranges from some of the smallest rural systems to some of the largest in the country.  The AEM perspective is rooted in academic rigor but focused on the operator.

One recent example of AEM engineers serving society through sustainable solutions is our engagement to help create a system to generate renewable energy - ethanol. Producing ethanol directly from algae is an exciting and highly competitive energy source just now becoming a reality.  AEM was selected by Algenol Biofuels to help them plan for and detail a 55,000 acre biofuel production facility in Mexico, ultimately capable of producing over 180-million gallons of ethanol annually.  AEM brought the background, attention to detail, and creative thinking to an emerging industry to help them succeed and grow.

Teaching, sharing, and learning are all hallmarks of the AEM Infrastructure Engineering approach.  AEM engineers are frequent presenters at national conferences, routinely teach on-site courses in utility operations and management, and collectively are active faculty members in university civil engineering education.