The editors of Engineered Systems recently interviewed ACG Member and EMA President Bob Knoedler in the The Blueprint — a monthly Q&A interview with HVACR engineering’s leading voices.

Robert Knoedler, PE, CxA, EMP is Vice President with Hanson Professional Services and the firm’s chief commissioning engineer, a president of the Energy Management Association (EMA), and a member of the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG).

In this interview, Bob discusses EMA and how it influences the engineering industry through its Energy Management Professional (EMP) certification, training opportunities, technical webinars, etc. He shares his work on the ACG Commissioning Guideline Committee, specifically because energy management and existing building commissioning (EBCx) are so closely related. Lastly, Bob announces his pre-recorded technical presentation with Jim Magee, CxA, EMP, Facility Commissioning Group, titled, “Codes, Standards, Ordinances and Guidelines – Which Rule?” at CxEnergy 2021 Virtual.

He closes by encouraging engineers to become familiar with the Authorities in Building Performance: made up of the EMA, ACG, and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). “We believe in a strong synergy among these fields and work together to produce industry standards for building optimization.”

Click here to read the full Blueprint interview.

Watch the video here.

About EMA: EMA is a trade association dedicated to providing education, training and certification in the field of building and facility energy efficiency. Its Energy Management Professional Certification (EMP) has achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines program. In addition, the EMP meets the definition of “Qualified Energy Auditor” in the ASHRAE 211 Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits.

How Do I Join?

Corporate Membership is for companies that provide energy management services. Corporate membership requires one certified Energy Management Professional on staff. Learn more here or contact [email protected]

Companies that supply products and services or seeking to partner with energy managers and many allied professionals are invited to become Associate Members of the Energy Management Association (EMA). Learn more here or contact [email protected]