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ASHRAE certifications recognized by DOE as meeting Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

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ASHRAE certifications recognized by DOE as meeting Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

Two of six such certifications are ASHRAE programs.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | August 15, 2017
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Two ASHRAE certification programs, the Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

The certifications achieved DOE recognition for aligning with Better Buildings Workforce specifications for the building commissioning professional and energy auditor jobs, and for being ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Programs under ISO/IEC 17024 – Accreditation #1139. Of the six programs DOE has recognized for aligning with Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines to date, two are ASHRAE certifications.

“DOE recognition of these two ASHRAE certification programs positions the employers of BCxPs and BEAPs to compete for federal, state and local government body contracts calling for the services provided by these certified professionals,” says ASHRAE Certification Committee Chair Cameron R. Labunski, P.E., CPMP, HBDP, HFDP.

The ASHRAE Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) certification is for individuals who lead, plan, coordinate and manage a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. The ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certification is for individuals who assess building systems and site conditions, analyze and evaluate equipment and energy usage and recommend strategies to optimize building resource utilization.

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