by Brianna Crandall — August 27, 2021 — The Energy Management Association (EMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) to facilitate collaboration, education, training, and information sharing to benefit energy management professionals.
Chris Smith, CxA, EMP, Jacobs Engineering, EMA president, stated:
EMA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Association of Energy Service Professionals. We believe that combining our resources can better drive both of our missions of advancing and supporting professionals who provide energy services.
As part of this agreement, AESP members receive a discount on EMA’s training offerings such as:
- Energy Management Professional Seminars, which explain EMA’s commissioning-based approach to energy management that maximizes energy savings and optimizes building performance; and
- O&M Training Courses, which instruct building and facilities managers (FMs) in basic principles aimed at improving energy efficiency and system performance.
In turn, AESP will also be sharing resources with EMA membership. Jen Szaro, AESP president and CEO, remarked:
AESP is excited to partner with EMA and explore the future relationships and benefits this partnership will bring to each of our member communities.
Being a part of the larger alliance — the Authorities in Building Performance — EMA offers AESP members relationship-building opportunities with members of the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, this network consists of over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.
The combined group also hosts the annual CxEnergy Conference & Expo, where AESP members can earn continuing education credits for presentations and case studies on topics in building envelope/enclosure commissioning, technology and innovation, energy management, commissioning specialty systems, data centers, microgrids and more.
The Energy Management Association is dedicated to providing education, training and certification to energy management professionals on behalf of building owners. Its Energy Management Professional Certification (EMP) features a commissioning-based curriculum that maximizes energy efficiency and optimization of building systems.
AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, demand-side management, distributed energy resources and demand response programs. AESP provides professional development programs and access to a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.