The Energy Management Association (EMA) recently achieved recognitions from local energy benchmarking and building performance ordinances in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Boulder, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois. These designations are the latest in a series of recognitions earned by the Energy Management Professional (EMP) credential.

Philadelphia C-PACE Program
The Philadelphia C-PACE program requires that property owners obtain an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM) survey performed by a “Qualified Engineering Professional” for energy efficiency and/or water conservation projects. EMPs are considered a “Qualified Engineering Professional.”

Boulder Building Performance Ordinance
The Boulder Building Performance Ordinance mandates 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.

Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance
Under the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance 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.”

About EMA’s Upcoming Virtual EMP Seminar
EMA will conduct a virtual seminar for EMP candidates on November 9-10, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern. The 4-hour EMP Seminar introduces a commissioning-based approach to energy management that maximizes energy savings and optimizes building performance. Approved candidates may then take the EMP exam at one of 900 local testing centers. Attendees of the EMP Seminar will earn 4 AIA LU continuing education credits that are widely applicable for various engineering-related certifications and licenses, including the CxA certification.