Federal, and NGO
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders.
The Department of Energy recognizes certification programs that are aligned with the Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines and which have received qualified accreditation by the American National Standards Institute, International Accreditation Service, or other qualified accreditation bodies who are in compliance with ISO/IEC 17024:2012.
ASHRAE 211 Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits (Qualified Energy Auditor)
The purpose of this standard is to establish consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits for commercial buildings. The EMP meets the requirements established by the Standard for “Qualified Energy Auditor.”
Governmental Energy Benchmarking, Disclosure and Retrocommissioning Laws
San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Ordinance (qualified for audits)
Demonstrates that the Energy Efficiency Auditor responsible for the Energy Efficiency Audit Report and Confirmation of Energy Audit must possess experience in energy efficiency audits or commissioning of existing buildings.
In 2016, Orlando City Council unanimously passed the Building Energy and Water Efficiency Strategy (BEWES), a policy focused on tracking the energy and water output of its largest buildings. EMP is a qualifying credential for auditing and benchmarking.
Demonstrates that the Energy Efficiency Auditor responsible for the Energy Efficiency Audit Report must possess experience in energy efficiency audits and an accreditation designated a Better Buildings Recognized Program.
Building owners must demonstrate that reported benchmarking information is verified by a “Recognized Data Verifier,” who possesses a credential that the Department of Energy has identified as acceptable.
The Philadelphia C-PACE program requires that a Property Owner obtain an Energy Conservation Measure Survey (“ECM Survey”) performed by a Qualified Engineering Professional for Energy Efficiency and/or Water Conservation projects. (Note: Additionally, the following counties have adopted this resolution and will accept the EMP: Allegheny, Bedford, Center, Chester, Lawrence. Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Wayne)
- EMPs are encouraged to complete an RFI to be posted on the Philadelphia C-PACE website as a reference for interested parties.
The Boulder Building Performance Ordinance requires affected building owners to use qualified service providers to complete energy assessments and retrocommissioning on their buildings. EMPs are recognized under minimum qualifications for Energy Assessors.
- EMPs can complete a 30 minute online training session to be included in Boulder’s “List of Qualified Service Providers.”
To ensure that data is being tracked and reported correctly, covered buildings must have their energy and building data reviewed and verified every three years by data verifiers with accepted licenses and training program credentials. EMPs are recognized as an approved data verifier under “Fulfill the Data Verification Requirement.” (Note: EMPs qualify and will be accepted this year for verification, however, the website won’t reflect this change until 2021.)
Utility Incentive Programs
The Pepco Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Training Program offers incentives for building operation personnel to receive nationally recognized training. EMA has been recognized as a qualified training provider.
BG&E Building Operation Training (qualified training provider)
BGE offers financial incentives that cover up to 80% of enrollment costs or a maximum of $1,000 per course, whichever is less, for approved building operation and maintenance training. EMA training courses qualify for this incentive.
The Delmarva Power Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Training Program offers incentives for building operation personnel to receive nationally recognized training. EMA is an approved training provider in this program.
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (qualified training provider)
SMECO offers financial incentives to help cover the cost for approved building operation and maintenance education courses. The incentives cover a percentage of training course(s) enrollment fees or tuition and are distributed upon course completion. EMA is an approved training provider in this program.