WASHINGTON — The newly-created Energy Management Association (EMA) is dedicated to advancing energy management services for the benefit of building owners. According to the EMA, it is responding to a need created by the growing importance of managing and reducing energy consumption in buildings. EMA membership is open to individuals, corporate suppliers of products and services, building owners, and facility managers. Its mission is to provide guidelines, training, education, and certification programs.

The foundation of EMA is its Energy Management Professional program (EMP). EMPs are individuals who demonstrate the requisite knowledge and experience of the energy management process and are committed to serve as advocates of the building owner. To become a certified EMP, a candidate must pass the EMP exam, a rigorous test of principles of energy management and analysis, commissioning, and field testing. EMA will provide workshops, webinars, and an Energy Management Guideline to prepare for the EMP exam.

The EMP was originally administered by the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) Commissioning Group, a leading organization of certified, independent commissioning authorities. Due to its popularity and interest from stakeholders outside the commissioning community, the organization’s board decided to create EMA as a stand-alone association to administer the EMP program and other energy-related programs.

For more information, visit www.energymanagementassociation.org.

Publication date: 3/3/2014

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