Region: The Americas
EMA Sets Partnership with NFMT Orlando
Washington, D.C., 30 June 2019: The Energy Management Association (EMA) announced an expanded partnership with National Facilities Management and Technology to include the November 13-14, 2019 NFMT Orlando event, EMA said through a Press communiqué.
Elements of the partnership include EMA’s hosting of an “EMA Energy Pavilion” in the event’s Expo Hall, providing an energy management track (with CEUs) on the technical program and conducting an Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar and Exam certification session on November 12 and 13, the communiqué said.
“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with NFMT Orlando and share the expertise of EMA’s membership with the building owners and facilities managers and engineers who attend,” said Robert Knoedler, PE, CxA, EMP, Hanson Professional Services Inc., and President, Energy Management Association. “It’s a perfect fit for both EMA and NFMT Orlando. The premier facilities management conference in the Southeast joins forces with the Association, whose members are setting the gold standard in energy management.”
Added Amy Brown, Director of Education and Conferencing, NFMT: “Energy efficiency has always been a critical issue and top priority among facilities managers across the United States. FMs are continually tasked with balancing both energy usage and cost. We are excited to partner with the Energy Management Association and bring their knowledge and education to the facilities professionals who will be attending NFMT Orlando in November.”
According to the communiqué, NFMT was launched in 2001 by the publishers of Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines. In 2015, the publishers launched NFMT Orlando, to be a companion event to serve the Southeastern region of the United States. The goal was to bring free education, networking and product discovery to facilities professionals in that region, the communiqué said. Today, NFMT Orlando is the premier facilities management conference in the Southeast supplying broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial, the communiqué added.
EMA is a trade association dedicated to providing education, training and certification in the field of building and facility energy efficiency, the communiqué said. Its Energy Management Professional Certification (EMP) has achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines program, the communiqué said. In addition, the EMP meets the definition of “Qualified Energy Auditor” in the ASHRAE 211P Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits, the communiqué added.