Elements of the partnership include EMA’s hosting of an “EMA Energy Pavilion” in the event’s Expo Hall, providing an energy management track (with CEUs) on the technical program and conducting an Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar and Exam certification session on Nov. 12-13.
“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with NFMT Orlando and share the expertise of EMA’s membership with the building owners and facilities managers and engineers who attend,” says Robert Knoedler, P.E., CxA, EMP, Hanson Professional Services Inc., president Energy Management Association. “It’s a perfect fit for both EMA and NFMT Orlando. The premier facilities management conference in the Southeast joins forces with the association whose members are setting the gold standard in energy management.”
“Energy efficiency has always been a critical issue and top priority among facilities managers across the United States,” notes Amy Brown, director of education and conferencing NFMT. “FMs are continually tasked with balancing both energy usage and cost. We are excited to partner with the Energy Management Association and bring their knowledge and education to the facilities professionals who will be attending NFMT Orlando in November. “
NFMT was launched in 2001 by the publishers of Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines. In 2015 they launched NFMT Orlando to be a companion event to serve the Southeastern region of the United States. The goal was to bring free education, networking and product discovery to facilities professionals in that region. Today NFMT Orlando is the premier facilities management conference in the Southeast supplying broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial.
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 211P Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits.