EMA Alert
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          April, 2016
In This Issue
Thank You to Sponsors & Supporting Organizations of CxEnergy 2016:




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For Exhibitor & Sponsorship Info    
EMA's Heitman, Helm, Dodd
 Featured in BE Cover Story
The March-April 2016 Business Energy cover story on building commissioning and energy management has a distinct EMA flavor as President Andrew Heitman and EMPs Joe Helm and Steve Dodd are featured prominently. Helm is also president of EMA's affiliated organization, ACG. The article provides excellent insights on the value of commissioning to building owners as well as what can happen when Cx is not involved from the beginning (see Heitman's anecdote on the HVAC system installed that exceeded building needs by 400%). Read Article

CxEnergy 2016 Begins Next Week in Dallas 
Expect record-breaking attendance for CxEnergy 2016 that gets under way next Monday, April 11 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors representing more than 300 of the leading companies in commissioning and energy management will gather for five days of educational programming, networking events and certification workshops.

Late and On-site Registration
The CxEnergy Exhibit Hall is completely sold out but there is still time to register as an attendee and/or for the event's CxA Workshop (only) and the EMP (Seminar & Exam). Late and on-site registration is available. For information on event registration or the CxA Workshop
contact ACG Headquarters at (202) 737-7775; for information on the EMP seminar and/or exam call (202) 737-1334. The complete CxEnergy and technical program schedules can be viewed on the CxEnergy Program

Government Affairs
Seattle Passes Legislation that Includes Mandatory Implementation of ECMs with Short Payback Periods
Legislation requires inspection of energy and water systems in commercial buildings 50,000 square feet or larger, "Building Tune-Ups" with mandatory implementation of conservation measures with less than three-year pay back and expands benchmarking to include public buildings. Article 
DOE Invests $6.7M in 33 Small Businesses to Speed Clean Energy Development
DOE's funding announcement cuts across a wide range of energy sources, and the agency said it believes backing smaller businesses will lead to faster innovation.  Article 

Tech Talk
We need you to commission this building quickly and, by the way, it's in Panama.   
An EMA Alert Exclusive: "Cx in Translation, Unique Panama Project," a slide-share presentation by Lee Riback, Senior Cx Agent, P2S Commissioning. As Cx projects go, this one was as challenging and exotic as it gets. The Biomuseo de Panama, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry was about to open and needed commissioning. Many thanks to ACG CxA Lee Riback for sharing the story of commissioning this amazing building. Slide Presentation
UL Issues Warning on Potential Hazards from Improper Installation of Lighting Retrofit Kits
UL says a growing number of reports of improperly installed and uncertified retrofit lighting kits may pose a fire or shock hazard. UL urges those installing a lighting retrofit to use only third-party certified retrofit kits and follow the accompanying installation instructions. Announcement with resource links
Standards & Guidelines
AABC Publishes ANSI Approved National Standards for Total System Balance, 7th Edition
The comprehensive manual, last updated in 2002, details the minimum standards for total system balance, assists design professionals in achieving design intent, provides a better understanding of the scope of work required of the TAB agency, and ensures that proper methods and procedures are followed in the test and balance process.  For the first time, this newest edition is American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved. For more detailed information about updates in the 7th Edition read the TAB Journal article. To order click here.
Incentives, Rebates & Resources
Reflective Roof Rebates Database Now Available to Public
If your client's energy retrofit includes the installation of a reflective roof if may be worthwhile to consult the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association Reflective Roof Rebates Database. The resource is now available to the public and contains a comprehensive list of rebates, loans, grants, and tax credits pertaining to reflective roof coatings that covers all of the U.S. Database
For the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States, bookmark the "Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)," www.DSIREUSA.org


Organizations & Events
Free Webinar: "How to Apply for the Energy Star® Certification" April 14, 2016 1pm Eastern
See the step-by-step process of applying, and gain tips to help your property get from application to award. Registration Page  CxEnergy 2016 will also feature a technical program on the overall ENERGY STAR® program and resources available for service providers. For more info see CxEnergy 2016 Program 

EMA Member & Energy Management News

ACG Member Transwestern Honored as 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year
Transwestern has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in sustainability practices and reducing overall energy consumption at its managed properties. Transwestern became a member of EMA's affiliated organization, ACG last year. Announcement
EMA Member ABM President & CEO Tells How He Makes the Tough Calls in Fortune Article
Scott Salmirs, president and CEO of ABM Industries, says "One of the toughest [challenges] is knowing when to trust your gut instinct." Salmirs outlines his "decision making pillars" in this Fortune Article

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