Public/ private partnership responds to vital US infrastructure needs


The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) and the Energy Management Association (EMA) have formed a strategic partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) to facilitate collaboration, education, and provide professional development for SAME members involved in engineering and construction services.

The alliance will provide support to transitioning military officers and personnel through ACG’s Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) and Energy Management Professional (EMP) certification programmes.

The CxA certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and recognised by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines programme, ensuring it is considered an approved commissioning credential for federally funded projects.

EMA is applying for the same designations and is expected to attain them within 60-90 days.

“We’re proud to announce ACG and EMAs’ alliance with SAME,” said EMA President Robert Knoedler (Hanson Professional Services). “It is an opportunity for our associations to engage in a preeminent public/private partnership that responds to resolving vital US infrastructure needs, while at the same time bringing deserving, talented and highly qualified engineers and other building professionals into energy management fields.”

As part of the alliance, SAME has joined EMA as an Associate Member and EMA as a Non-Profit Organisation Member of SAME.

The alliance will be on full display at the upcoming CxEnergy, the premier event in commissioning and energy management, where SAME members will be able to take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities, discounted registration and 20% discount on EMP training and certification.

In addition, they will earn AIA continuing education credits that apply to a wide variety of other industry certifications.

The CxEnergy Technical Program includes presentations that include case studies and topics such as building envelope/ enclosure commissioning, technology & innovation, energy management, commissioning specialty systems, policy & financial issues, lighting, water management, data centers, microgrids, and energy storage.

CxEnergy is being held April 23-26 in Las Vegas, NV.


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