The Energy Management Association announced that its Energy Management Professional (EMP) credential has achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as becoming a recognized certification by the Department of Energy Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program.
Per EMA President Robert Knoedler, “This is a milestone for the EMP credential. Recognition by ANSI and DOE demonstrates their acknowledgement that EMPs are professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills and experience to provide a variety of energy-related services to building owners, institutions, corporate and utility administrators, and various federal, state and local agencies.”
The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines program requires that recognized certification programs first attain ANSI accreditation, which involves a process of demonstrating compliance with the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. Once accomplished, the certifying body applies for formal Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines recognition, a designation that demonstrates the program is high quality, industry endorsed, and nationally recognized by DOE.
The EMA EMP Certification Program was developed to respond to the need for a commissioning-based energy management protocol that could be deployed in retro-commissioning and energy retrofit projects. EMPs create added value by addressing the energy efficiency of building systems and their ongoing operations; whereas traditional approaches rely on limited solutions that do not fully address overall building performance.
The next opportunities for approved candidates to take the EMP exam are April 24-25, 2018, at the CxEnergy Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, and on May 21-22, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska.