“High Quality, Industry Endorsed, and Nationally Recognized by DOE”
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Ed Armstrong (202) 737-7775
(Washington, D.C., April 16, 2018)—The Energy Management Association announced that its Energy Management Professional (EMP) credential achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as becoming a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines (BBWG) 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 BBWG program requires that recognized certification programs first attain ANSI accreditation, which involves a rigorous process of 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.”
The BBWG program is administered by the National Institute of Building Sciences Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council.
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.
EMA is dedicated to advancing the quality of energy management services for the benefit of the building owner. EMA provides comprehensive training and education for energy management professionals, building owners, and other industry professionals. For more information visit www.energymgmt.org