EMP Virtual Seminar

Approved for 6 AIA Learning Units


The intensive two-day six-hour virtual seminar helps EMP candidates understand the energy management process and how it can be applied. It incorporates instruction based on the Energy Manager “Job Task Analysis” adopted by the DOE’s Better Buildings Workforce. The seminar is also open to non-candidates for education purposes.

Course Content

  • Planning Effective Energy Management
  • Managing Energy Information (utility, weather, ect.)
  • Implementing the Energy Management Program including ongoing commissioning)
  • Managing Budgets and Finances (audits, forecasts and procurement)
  • Implementing Energy Efficient Projects (including M&V and evaluation)
  • Managing Energy Communications.


Nov 02 - 03 2021


2:00 pm


  • Al LaPera
    Al LaPera
    CxA, EMP, LEED AP, TLC Engineering Solutions

    With 42 years of professional experience, Al has worked on a broad range of building types, including educational, healthcare, and commercial facilities. He is well versed in the design and analysis of HVAC systems and providing engineering services, including planning, analysis and construction observation from project inception through construction administration. His engineering expertise focuses on systems commissioning, energy analysis and energy auditing.

  • Robert J. Knoedler
    Robert J. Knoedler
    P.E. CxA EMP

    Robert Knoedler is a vice president at Hanson and serves as the principal-in-charge for building commissioning services both nationally and internationally, as well as the firm’s chief commissioning engineer. He holds degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering.

    Robert’s expertise is in the analysis, design and commissioning of mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection) and electrical (power, lighting and distribution) building systems. He has served as a project manager and has worked extensively with various government and public agencies, in addition to private corporations, with regards to the study and design of engineering systems for a wide variety of facilities. Robert has specialized experience in energy studies, life-cycle analyses, research and teaching laboratories, as well as telecommunications facilities.