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Facility Operations and Performance are Focus of New ASHRAE Certification Program



A new certification program from ASHRAE is designed to help building owners know they are hiring and retaining employees and consultants who understand operational strategies.


A new certification program from ASHRAE is designed to help building owners know they are hiring and retaining employees and consultants who understand operational strategies.

The Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification (OPMP) program helps earners demonstrate their knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and their impact on HVAC&R systems' performance. The program will be available via electronic testing centers worldwide starting in March 2009.

Developed with input from APPA and General Services Administration, the OPMP certification program is intended for those working in facilities operations, management construction, design, or consulting; and for those who have experience in facility operations and performance.

By earning OPMP certification, certificants will demonstrate a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and the impact of O&M on HVAC&R systems' performance, according to ASHRAE.

“With buildings using 40 percent of all energy in the United States, it is essential that their energy consumption be reduced,” says Bill Harrison, ASHRAE president. “OPMP certification helps professionals attest that they are well prepared to manage and maintain buildings to fully achieve reliability and their potential energy savings.”



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