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    June 2024

    Virtual EMP Seminar [July 24-25]. Commissioning and Energy Management in Buildings and Facilities [July 9]. Open Webinar Slot for November. Preventive Medicine—Commissioning for a Healthy & Safe Building [June 26], Understanding How Building Controls Can Save Energy, What the New SEC Climate Regulations Mean for Facility Managers, Biden-Harris Administration Announces $45 Million to Five States and D.C.

    April 2024

    EMP Seminar is back at CxEnergy 2024. EMP Spotlight of the month. Virtual Operations & Maintenance Training [June 5-6]. FREE Webinar: Carbon Goals – Start Now, It’s Easier Than You Think [May 14]. Smart Lighting Offers Major Benefits, Mitigating Workplace Hazards with Smart Facility Design, Ten Things to Know about ASHRAE 90.1-2022 Updates, Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4 Billion in Tax Credits to Build Clean Energy Supply Chain.

    February 2024

    EMP Spotlight of the month. EMP Seminar is back at CxEnergy 2024. EMP Spotlight of the month. Virtual Operations & Maintenance Training [March 27-28]. FREE Webinar: IAQ: Where Technology and Regulation Converge [March 5]. Strategies to Improve Chiller Plant Performance, Efficiency Challenges of Deploying Physical Security for Multi-Site Organizations 5 State Incentives for Renewable Energy Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $46 Million to Enhance EV Charging Reliability and Workforce Development.

    December 2023

    EMP Seminar is back at CxEnergy 2024. EMP Spotlight of the month. Sponsor/Exhibit at CxEnergy 2024. Free Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities and Leveraging ENERGY STAR [Jan 9]. Seattle Mandates Zero Greenhouse Gas Buildings by 2050. McKinsey: Al Speeds Building Decarbonization. OSHA announces safety helmet upgrade for employees. Biden-Harris allocates $530M to boost building energy efficiency.

    October 2023

    EMP Seminar is back, Sponsor/Exhibit at CxEnergy 2024, NY to install 30,000 window heat pumps, Future of buildings is Net-Zero energy, What you need to know about Building Performance Standards, Reviving Arizona’s Bipartisan clean power mandate, Biden-Harris: White House climate resilience summit, DOE finalizes furnace efficiency standards: $1.5B savings.

    August 2023

    Remote proctoring for EMP certification: exam from home, EMA proudly supports SkyPosium 2023, ACG CxA Workshop In-Person coming up in October, ACEEE leads $9.6M national effort to update building energy codes, ASHRAE recognizes University of Central Florida with an award, U.S. power grids and rising temperatures: Can they cope?, An energy standard that also limits carbon, DOE allocates $46M to enhance building efficiency, cut emissions, DOE unveils efficiency standards: Over $1B savings in utility bills.

    June 2023

    EMA’s Virtual EMP Seminar is back to help level up your energy expertise, Digital Twins: Empowering smart buildings and cities, Best practices on energy resilience for healthcare facilities, Wildfires haze a harsh reminder for building owners, D.C. building performance standards decentralize city-wide climate goals, Biden-Harris admin allocates $30M for american-made clean energy & net-zero federal buildings, MOU announced for 100% carbon-free electricity in midwest federal facilities.

    April 2023

    EMA’s one-and-a-half-day seminar EMP Certification program is back, Researchers find low-energy way to handle temperature control, integrated framework: ground source heat pumps in buildings, LA County voted Wednesday to require high-rises to be retrofitted, North Carolina Council evaluates proposed building code changes, $72 million to expand pathways to clean energy jobs, Berkeley’s natural gas ban overturned: federal appeals court.

    February 2023

    Turkey earthquake: why so many buildings collapsed, Power up your properties with on-site energy production, ASHRAE releases latest version of standard 90.1-2022, ICC releases new energy codes & building performance standards, Government announces historic investments to support America’s energy and industrial communities, USGBC releases new resource for public sector programs under the IRA and infrastructure law.

    November 2022

    PRO Mechanical Services welcomed as the newest certified corporate member, International code council provides solutions for decarbonisation of the built environment, CEC adopts standards to help consumers save energy at peak times, DOE announces $43 million to support the clean energy transition in communities across the country, Government tests energy blackout emergency plans as supply fears grow.

    September 2022

    DeVita welcomed as the newest certified corporate member, IoT is transforming the future of Energy Management, DOE invests $4.7 million to reduce hydrogen-based energy costs, raising green commitment in the US, a new code development process to help decarbonize new buildings, New York’s state government backs long-duration energy storage projects, White House eyes power reliability standards, energy efficiency rules for bitcoin and other crypto mining.

    July 2022

    Joulea welcomed as the newest certified corporate member, BACnet Integration and their analytics highlight simple point change affecting system, Sand battery could solve green energy’s problem, Tuscon, Ariz., EV building code proposal raises opposition, Most states failing on building codes, White house shares what is on and off Post-SCOTUS climate action, Biden declares $2.3B to strengthen & modernize America’s power grid.

    May 2022

    EMA calls for volunteers to join marketing committee, new TAB journal special double issue, real estate industry’s role in decarbonizing our buildings, demystifying energy code development, energy harbor and standard power to develop nuclear energy data infrastructure, more states seeking for power to approve wetlands development, DOE updates water heater rule for first time in two decades.

    March 2022

    EMA Member Paul Raschilla, EMP, Acceptance Engineering discusses strategies on commissioning for facilities O&M boosting, CABA reports on on predictive maintenance in intelligent buildings, GEB initiates to make buildings more efficient by emitting less carbon, GBAC paper examines air quality in non-healthcare settings, Biden introduces low-carbon construction initiatives.

    January 2022

    EMA’s first in-person EMP Seminar in 2 years with 12 hours of highly interactive training on ‘Job Task Analysis’ by DOE’s BBW, CxEnergy’s technical program offerings released, building energy management market expected to be worth $15B by 2026, DOE Awards $35 million to small businesses pursuing clean energy and climate solutions.

    November 2021

    AABC webinar on Hydronic Balancing scheduled in November and ACG webinar Fire & Life Safety Systems scheduled in December. A study by a hospital looks into cutting edge technology that purifies air and reduces infections and info on how the infrastructure bill will tackle buildings.

    September 2021

    In-Person EMP Seminar in Conjunction with SkyFoundry’s SkyPosium (Denver, CO), see EMA at NIBS Building Innovation 2021 (Sept. 27), free webinar: Cx and Energy Resiliency & Reliability (Sept. 16), and EMA/NIA pool resources to advance member training.

    July 2021

    EMP two-day, six-hour certification course scheduled for August, welcome new associate member Centrica Business Solutions, EMP seminar is OnDemand, Virtual Bags at Energy Exchange this Year, and BRAYN AEC Summit information.

    May 2021

    Webinar on Tax Incentives for Energy Efficient Designers scheduled for June, EVs open up innovation opportunities for energy management, OSHA imposes new vaccine guidance, and EMA installs new Officers and Directors.

    March 2021

    CxEnergy Virtual will bring the building performance community 16 hours of live and pre-recorded technical sessions this April. EMP Certification is now aligned with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act, and more news on building codes and ventilation guidance.

    January 2021

    EMA’s Vice President Emmillee Hogan gets recognized in “20 to Watch: Women in HVAC” and Global Facility Solutions goes into depth about their winning Retro Rumble project. ACG member outlines the cons and pros of virtual Cx and AABC gets ready for it’s first webinar of 2021 on electrical distribution systems.

    November 2020

    EMA debuts it’s virtual EMP Seminar, Inaugural Retro Rumble winners have been announced, ACG and EMA exhibit at SAME virtual, and view a sneak peak of the updated ACG Commissioning Guideline.

    September 2020

    For the first time, EMA announces a virtual platform of the EMP Seminar and popular O&M Training course. Read up on new EMP recognitions, ASHRAE updates, and upcoming COVID and building analytics webinar.

    July 2020

    Hot new webinars on the horizon for EMA on “digital twins” and COVID-19 buildings reopening issues, the EMP is recognized in Montgomery County, MD building ordinance, and great article on Leveraging Big Data into Energy Efficiency.

    May 2020

    Multiple COVID-19 resources for Energy Management professionals, a new opportunity to become CxA Certified on-demand, and meet EMA’s newest Corporate Member FläktGroup SEMCO.

    March 2020

    Get the latest on plans for a virtual CxEnergy 2020. Meet EMA’s newest corporate member and “Data Centers are more Energy Efficient than You Think.”

    January 2020

    CxEnergy details 2020 preconference activities. Long delayed DOE Energy Efficiency standards published and find out what’s doing with EMA at the AHR Expo.

    November 2019

    CxEnergy 2020 releases preliminary technical program. Meet the newest EMPs and find out if your salary, bonuses and benefits on par with others in the industry?

    September 2019

    A great building code reference tool, DOE’s dust-up with environmental groups over lightbulbs, free webinar opportunity and meet our newest members.

    August 2019

    Find out what city is ranked most energy efficient, see a tool for finding energy conservation project financing, meet our newest EMPs and more!

    June 2019

    “June is Jumping with EMA Certification & Training Opportunities! Click the link to read about June 21-22 EMP seminar & exam in Kansas City and free webinar June 19 on Monitoring-based CX. Register for both today!”

    April 2019

    “The April Energy Wise is on the street! Catch up on all the news on energy efficiency and next week’s CxEnergy Conference & Expo in Orlando.”

    February 2019

    Catch These 6 Facility Energy Waste Culprits! DOE announces $40 million for Grid Modernization and are the states running laps around the feds in energy efficiency?

    September 2018

    “All you need to know about ENERGY STAR score updates. Where the energy efficiency jobs are & something you don’t hear every day, appreciation for Congress!”

    May 2024

    Virtual EMP Seminar [July 24-25]. Virtual Operations & Maintenance Training [June 5-6]. FREE Webinar: A Unified Approach to HVAC Optimization and Maintenance [June 4]. Meet the Nation’s First Zero Energy Outpatient Healthcare Facility, Constructing for Net Zero and LEED, Building Audits – Beyond Energy, Biden-Harris Administration Announces $26 Million to Support Clean Energy Projects

    March 2024

    EMP Spotlight of the month. EMP Seminar is back at CxEnergy 2024. EMP Spotlight of the month. Virtual Operations & Maintenance Training [March 27-28]. FREE Webinar: The Expanding Role of Artificial Intelligence in Energy [April 2]. Why ‘Smart Buildings’ Need to Get Truly Smart, The Impact of Air Barriers in Meeting New Energy Codes, How Building Resiliency is Changing with a Changing World, Biden-Harris Administration Announces $425 Million to Decarbonize and Manufacture Clean Energy Products.

    January 2024

    EMP Spotlight of the month. EMP Seminar is back at CxEnergy 2024. EMP Spotlight of the month. This month 2-day CxA Workshop & Exam [Jan 23-24, AHR Expo]. Free Webinar: Energizing Excellence: Unveiling the ISO 50001 Success Story [Feb 6]. Smarter workplaces with shrinking office footprints. Mastering Lighting Upgrades: Strategies for Success and Cost-Efficiency. Clean energy upgrades for your new year’s resolutions. New home refrigerator efficiency standards, ending a year of progress. 

    November 2023

    EMA’s Virtual EMP Seminar is back to help you level up your energy expertise. EMP Spotlight of the month. Upcoming EMA-Honeywell Webinar. Unlock EMA’s LinkedIn network to boost your job openings. NERC Warns: high risk of winter blackouts. Growing EV sales spark automaker concerns. Building Performance Standards: A ‘Paradigm Shift’ for facilities.

    September 2023

    Call for abstract for CxEnergy 2023 now open, Utility scorecard: Energy efficiency efforts stagnating amid climate crisis, Boston adopts tough energy efficiency regulations, Colorado adopts its first building energy performance standard, Biden-Harris: $125M grid resilience grants, $15.5 billion to support a strong and just transition to electric vehicles.

    July 2023

    Remote proctoring for EMP certification: exam from home, 6 game-changing webinars for commissioning professionals, How artificial intelligence affects facilities managers, Renewable energy fuels Texas power grids amid a heat wave, Building energy codes at risk across the U.S., High summer heat means ⅔ of North America at risk of energy shortfalls, Biden-Harris administration invests $200M+ to modernize US electrical grid, Biden-Harris administration invests $178M in K-12 school health, safety, and energy efficiency.

    May 2023

    EMA’s Virtual EMP Seminar is back with 6-hours of actionable instruction covering all relevant energy aspects, Transitioning legacy building controls into a smart system, Designing buildings that are both well-ventilated and green, New UK building efficiency law changes, Washington D.C.’s building energy performance standard takes effect, DOE announces $40 million for more efficient cooling for data centers, White House: standards for federal buildings will spur renovations.

    March 2023

    EMA’s in-person EMP Seminar is back with 12 hours of highly interactive training on ‘Job Task Analysis’ by DOE’s BBW, Electric trucks are coming, will the northeast’s grid be ready?, Impact of ASHRAE 90.1 standard changes, Bill would further limit local control of energy efficiency rules, Review the federal building performance standard, DOE rule may block 50% of current gas stove models.

    December 2022

    Energy officials announce nuclear fusion breakthrough, Short-term energy outlook, US renewables, storage sectors set to avoid tougher building standards, ICC and Interstate renewable energy council release energy storage systems guide, Biden-Harris administration announces steps to electrify & cut emissions from federal buildings and DOE releases $80 million for energy upgrades in schools, new competition for energy/facility managers.

    October 2022

    General Motors unveils energy management technology business, business & the environment: the challenge of change, clean energy must double by 2030 says WMO, Chicago passes updated building energy code, U.S. should pump more oil to avert war-level energy crisis says JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, U.S. – India strategic clean energy partnership ministerial joint statement.

    August 2022

    CBRE welcomed as the newest certified corporate member, Nuclear power gets a new push in the U.S. winning converts, Effects of weather projections on energy consumption in buildings, Louisiana clears new bill to improve energy efficiency codes statewide, Sotres, offices must keep doors shut and limit AC to save energy in Spain, How the senate climate bill will boost clean energy.

    June 2022

    EMP is now recognized by Boston’s BERDO, Paul Raschilla joins the EMA board, Deloitte opens new US smart factory, Washington is the first state to electrify new construction, Biden’s order will boost heat pumps and building insulations, White house incentivizes stronger building codes & standards, Biden invokes DPA to accelerate domestic manufacturing of clean energy, DOE announces $53 million for small business pursuing clean energy and climate solutions.

    April 2022

    EMA associate member CopperTree presents a field study on fault detection to automated fault correction, Charleston city council passes energy benchmarking ordinance, new energy saving rules for federal buildings and new standards for consumer appliances, E&C announces hearing with six oil companies on rising oil prices, Biden administration announces investments to make more energy efficient.

    February 2022

    ACG member Darren Draper, CxA discusses automated functional testing in Connections Magazine, increased focus on more resilient commercial buildings, U.S. takes a closer look at legal climate standards, New Coalition of States and Local Governments to strengthen building performance standards.

    December 2021

    Brendan Hall, Program Manager, ENERGY STAR and EMA webinar presenter highlights growth of state and local energy benchmarking policies for Facility Executive Magazine, EMA’s past webinars offer free CEUs, ICC Council promotes adoption of modern building codes for climate adaptation.

    October 2021

    AESP and EMA Form Partnership, EMA Signs MOU with ASHRAE, upcoming TAB Talk Webinar: TAB & Controls Integration on Oct. 27, and  Rick Bennet, CxA, EMP (NFS) discusses the importance of establishing baseline metrics before implementing predictive maintenance program in this Building Technology Podcast.

    August 2021

    EMA’s highly popular O&M Training is back again in virtual style. Free Webinar regarding Cx and Energy Resiliency & Reliability (Sept. 16), CxEnergy 2022 accepting abstracts, and ACG/EMA Wins Award for Building Performance Law Initiative.

    June 2021

    Berkeley Lab partners with EMA to share insight into their building analytics campaign, scientists say ventilation standards must be enforced, Biden announces new energy standards, and Synapse Wireless shows off their EMS.

    April 2021

    CxEnergy Virtual continues, the first Tech Spotlight debuts with Energy PriceBook, EMP Seminar is available OnDemand and in live virtual format (May 5-6). Biden releases his Infrastructure Plan and U.S. cities lead the way in banning fossil fuels.

    February 2021

    EMA, SkyFoundry, and BASSG host a first of it’s kind webinar on Distributed Architecture in Analytics. EMA and ETC Group schedule a webinar on Water Cooled Chiller Performance, CxEnergy turns into a virtual event and Seattle and Denver update their building codes.

    December 2020

    EMA’s next Energy Management Certification Seminar is set for late January. CxEnergy announces it’s technical program, the campaign for banning has in new buildings in California heats up and meet two new EMA Associate Members.

    October 2020

    Reduce facility costs and optimize systems with EMA’s O&M Training course. EMA Associate Members are recognized by Verdantix awards, meet our newest member, and sign up for the next free webinar on energy benchmarking.

    August 2020

    “Essential Series” commissioning webinars kick off this week. ENERGY STAR announces COVID-related changes for reporting and meet EMA’s newest Associate Members.

    June 2020

    Must see webinar on ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard updates. How is COVID-19 affecting consulting engineers? Hear from EMA member DLR Group. And DOE is seeking info energy efficiency standards and test procedures for commercial products.

    April 2020

    CxEnergy 2020 Virtual Registration opens! ASHRAE creates COVID-19 Task Force, and meet EMA’s newest Associate Member, Anka Labs.

    February 2020

    EMA Rolls out New O&M Training Program in Rockville, MD, EMA Certification Council Chair named to prestigious Engineered Systems magazine’s “20 to Watch: Women in HVAC,” and find out how you can make your company a “Commissioning Giant.”

    December 2019

    EMA announces new O&M training program with utility incentives for attendance, a preview of EMA’s AHR activities and best of the worst code violations for 2019.

    October 2019

    Orlando Mayor’s Office Approves EMPs for City Ordinance Benchmarking & Auditing Work. EMA Plan high visibility at NFMT Orlando and a new Datacenter Commissioning Resource Available on EMA Website.

    August 2019

    Find out what city is ranked most energy efficient, see a tool for finding energy conservation project financing, meet our newest EMPs and more!

    July 2019

    Learn about EMA’s fantastic partnership with NFMT Orlando,  the New Age of Utility Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, The Top 10 Highest-Paying Cities for Electrical Engineers and more!

    May 2019

    “Info-packed May Energy Wise Newsletter is out! The latest on upcoming EMP & CxA certification opportunities in Kansas City. A full recap of CxEnergy 2019 with pic gallery. NYC’s landmark building energy initiative & more.”

    March 2019

    Meet the EMPs who are presenting on the CxEnergy Technical Program. A free resource for water savings and a new ASHRAE guideline for historical buildings.

    January 2019

    “Big announcement on EMA’s Golf Tournament at CxEnergy, great downloads to CxEnergy program and informative slide deck on M&V, plus stories on LEED and NY State zero carbon goal.”

    August 2018

    “A call for abstracts for CxEnergy (can you captivate audiences like Jim Hall below?), a “black start” cyber security drill from DOE/DHS, fight brewing over light bulbs, much more.”