EMA Alert
A monthly publication from the Energy Management Association
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          May, 2016
In This Issue
Thank You to Sponsors & Supporting Organizations of CxEnergy 2016:




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EMA Welcomes 17 New EMPs,
Partners With Energy Symposium for next Seminar & Exam
EMA proudly welcomes 17 new Energy Management Professionals to the organization. The group earned their certifications at the EMP Seminar & Exam session conducted in conjunction with CxEnergy 2016 in Dallas last month. The new EMPs come from a diverse set of companies and include seven people who hold CxA certifications from EMA's affiliated organization, ACG.  Meet the new EMPs.

EMA to Conduct EMP Seminar & Exam, Exhibit, Present Workshop at Energy Symposium in Birmingham
The Symposium is designed for federal and private sector energy managers and others to satisfy training and continuing education requirements. EMA will conduct an EMP seminar & exam, provide a workshop on energy retrofits in the education sector and exhibit at the event.  Those registering for the EMP Seminar (only) or the Seminar & Exam will be automatically registered for the full conference at no additional charge! Registration for both the EMP Program and Symposium is available here.    
Government Affairs
Comprehensive Congressional Energy Bill Heads to Conference: Much at Stake for Energy Managers 
Significant differences in House and Senate versions must be reconciled in bills that contain major provisions on building energy efficiency, codes and standards. Story via Utility Dive
NYC Mayor de Blasio Announces Energy Efficiency Initiatives to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Building on the city's current goals, the new initiatives will focus on retrofitting older buildings.  Article 
Tech Talk
The Future of Cx Ain't What it Used to Be, a Case Study    
An EMA Alert Exclusive: EMA member DLR Group provides excellent insight into the future of energy management and commissioning with a slide presentation on its school district RCx and building performance assessment of 45 schools in Rockford, IL.  Goals of occupant comfort, productivity, health and wellbeing, are parallel to achieving carbon and energy reduction goals for optimization of building performance. Slide Presentation 
The Next Big Challenge: Turning Voluminous Building Energy Data Into Action 
A new report from Navigant Research, predicts a ten-fold increase in revenues derived from hardware, software and services aimed at taking collected data and making it useful to building owners and tenants. Article
Standards & Guidelines
Changes Proposed to Standard for Design of High Performance Green Buildings
Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years are proposed for ASHRAE/IES/USGBC/ICC Standard 189.1 Nine proposed addenda to the standard opened for public review on April 8, 2016. For more information and link for comments visit here. 
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
DOE Announces Major Expansion of Crowdsourcing Initiative for Building Technologies
Seeking to draw on the creativity and technical expertise of the American public, citizens can now submit ideas to six open calls for innovation, with the chance to partner with a DOE national laboratory and a leading private sector partner. Announcement
Download Slide Presentations Free from CxEnergy 2016 Technical Program
CxEnergy 2016's highly regarded technical program featured presentations on a wide range energy management and commissioning topics. The slide presentations that accompanied these presentations are available for free download on the ACG website. Link 
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
CxA Workshop & Exam, June 25, 2016
The next CxA Workshop & Exam is Saturday, June 25, 2016 in St. Louis, MO. The CxA Workshop includes discussion of the commissioning process outlined in the ACG Commissioning Guideline and its application to "real world" projects. The workshop is followed by the administration of the completely revised CxA certification exam to approved candidates. The exam covers both new and existing building commissioning and reflects the latest industry standards and practices. Download the CxA Candidate Handbook for information regarding the CxA certification program and the new exam and the Application Form to apply for CxA certification. For more information and to register please visit the ACG website or contact ACG Headquarters at certification@commissioning.org or call 202-737-7775. 

EMA Member & Energy Management News

ARCOM Joins EMA as Associate Member
EMA welcomes ARCOM, recognized as specification experts in the construction and building industries. ARCOM's MasterSpec® Cx library contains comprehensive documents that describe Cx activities performed by the contractor during the construction phase. Visit them at www.ArcomNet.com 
EMA Founding Member Siemens Building Technologies Recognized for Work on Taiwan Hospital
Simens helps Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital become the first LEED-HC Platinum rated hospital in Asia and is recognized at EE Global with an EE Visionary Award at May 11 ceremony. Link

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