WASHINGTON — The Energy Management Association (EMA) announced today that Siemens Industry has become the organization’s first Founding Industry Partner.

The relationship will be formalized during EMA’s organizational meeting at the Cx Energy 2014 Conference & Expo where Siemens will also be an exhibitor. EMA is a presenter of Cx Energy, an event that connects engineers, service providers, and utility companies with building owners and facility managers.

“Siemens is one of the best-known and respected brands in the field of energy management,” said Andrew Heitman, owner, Building Energy Sciences LLC, and EMA president. “Their involvement marks an important milestone for EMA as we bring together the best minds in the product and service sectors to advance the profession of energy management.”

The EMA is dedicated to advancing the quality of energy management services for the benefit of building and facilities management. The association is a response to the growing importance of managing and reducing energy consumption through commissioning-based energy management. EMA membership is open to engineers, contractors, building owners, facility managers, manufacturers, utilities, commissioning providers, and others with an interest in advancing the quality of energy management services. It will provide guidelines, training, education, and certification programs.

EMA’s foundation is its Energy Management Professional (EMP) program. EMPs are individuals who demonstrate the requisite knowledge and experience of the energy management process and complete the program based on EMA’s Energy Management Guideline.

EMA will play a prominent role in the upcoming Cx Energy 2014 Conference & Expo. The association’s formal launch and creation of its board takes place April 22. EMA helped to develop Cx Energy’s 28-session technical program that addresses issues from building envelope and specialty systems commissioning, to regulations and standards (such as LEED v4 and ASHRAE 90.1), to building automation and information management.

For more information, visit http://energymanagementassociation.org.

Publication date: 4/14/2014

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