EMA Recognised Energy Manager

Professional Recognition of Energy Management Practitioners

The EMA believes that the knowledge and understanding of a range of energy management competencies are required for individuals to effectively manage organisational energy cost, consumption and its monitoring and reporting, as well as energy efficiency requirements. Many energy management practitioners have the skills to understand their organisation’s energy usage, consumption patterns, trend data and operational requirements but very few are professionally recognised as Energy Managers.

The EMA has introduced the Recognised Energy Manager status for those professionals who can demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of energy management.  The professional’s level of energy management knowledge and skillset can be assessed through the EMA Knowledge and Skills Gap Analysis interview – an informal conversation based on the professional’s experience achieved to date. A satisfactory completion of the interview results in the EMA Recognised Energy Manager status being awarded to the professional.

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Energy Management Competencies required to become an EMA Recognised Energy Manager

  1. Technical and Operational
  2. Energy Assessments, Measurements and Verification
  3. Behavioural Change and Motivation
  4. Regulatory & Legal Compliance and Carbon Management
  5. Energy Management Strategy and Plan
  6. Waste Management
  7. Energy Procurement
  8. Transport
  9. Water Management
  10. Information & Communications Technology

For the specific aspects of each competency please contact [email protected].

There are three routes to achieve the professional status of an EMA Recognised Energy Manager:

Candidates with no experience and knowledge of energy management are required to gain the knowledge by attending and successfully completing the EMA LEC 3 "Energy Management in Practice" training delivered in-class by former energy managers. The topics that our training covers are outlined below and are linked to the core energy management competencies.

1. Fundamentals of Energy Management
2. Energy Assessments, M, T & V
3. Energy Auditing Techniques
4. Understanding & Delivering Behavioural Change
5. Waste Management
6. Energy Procurement
7. Lighting - Basic Understanding
8. Energy Management in Building Services
9. Energy Management Strategy
10. Water Management
11. Essential HVAC Control & Optimisation
12. On-site Electricity Generation
13. Battery Storage for Business + End Point Assessment

Candidates with some knowledge of energy management can self-assess their energy management knowledge and experience against the energy management core competencies and aspects, and establish what energy management areas / training courses to focus on in order to upskill and achieve the balanced knowledge. To upskill, any of the EMA LEC 3 courses can be taken individually, not only as part of the entire EMA LEC 3 Energy Management in Practice training programme.

Upon the completion of the required training course(s), the candidates will arrange to undertake the EMA Knowledge and Skills Gap Analysis Interview in order to discuss and demonstrate their energy management knowledge and skills. A successful completion of the Interview will result in achieving the EMA Recognised Energy Manager status. The cost of the Interview is £300+VAT.

Candidates who feel confident in demonstrating and discussing their energy management experience and knowledge can achieve the EMA Recognised Energy Manager status by undertaking the Knowledge and Skills Gap Analysis Interview. The interview will assess the candidates’ knowledge and skillsets at any point in their career through an informal conversation based on their experience achieved to date. As a result of the interview, the candidates, if successful, will be awarded the professional status. Those candidates whose interview will not establish their overall energy management knowledge will receive a verbal and written feedback on how to develop their professional career further, and if necessary they will be given advice and guidance on which areas of energy management to focus on in order to up-skill.

Charlie Cox has become the first EMA Recognised Energy Manager in early 2017. Charlie's interview in The EMA Magazine touches on what has interested him to become an energy manager, what his job role entails and much more.

Charlie Cox, Energy Manager University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Become an EMA Recognised Energy Manager

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