With its CxEnergy Conference & Expo event set to kick off next week in Las Vegas, the Energy Management Association (EMA) announce that its Energy Management Professional (EMP) credential has achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The credential is also now a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines program.
Per EMA President, Robert Knoedler, “This is an important milestone for the EMP credential. Recognition by ANSI and DOE demonstrates their acknowledgement that EMPs are professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills and experience to provide a variety of energy-related services to building owners, institutions, corporate, and utility administrators, and various federal, state, and local agencies.”
The Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines program requires that recognized certification programs first attain ANSI accreditation, which involves demonstrating compliance with the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. Once accomplished, the certifying body applies for formal Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines recognition — a designation that demonstrates the program is “high quality, industry endorsed, and nationally recognized by DOE.”
EMA’s EMP Certification Program was developed to respond to the need for a commissioning-based energy management protocol that could be deployed in retro-commissioning and energy retrofit projects. EMPs create added value by comprehensively addressing the energy efficiency of building systems and their ongoing operations; whereas many traditional approaches rely on limited solutions that do not fully address overall building performance.
The next opportunities for approved candidates to take the EMP exam are April 24-25, 2018 at the CxEnergy Conference & Expo Las Vegas, NV and on May 21-22, 2018 in Anchorage, AK.