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ASHRAE: 3 Professional Certifications Earn ANSI Accreditation


Atlanta — June 15, 2016 — Three ASHRAE certifications have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), joining the High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification that was accredited last year.

Accreditation was approved May 23 for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) under International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17024:2012.

The certifications that were accredited are:

Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP): The BEAP certification program validates competency to audit, assess, and analyze residential, commercial, and industrial building energy use and develop related recommendations. Certified BEAPs also qualify to perform In Operations ratings for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program.

Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP): The BEMP certification program validates competency to model new and existing building and systems with the full range of physics, and evaluate, select, use, calibrate, and interpret the results of energy modeling software where applied to building and systems energy performance and economics. Certified BEMPs also qualify to perform As Designed ratings for ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) program.

Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP): The CPMP certification program validates competency to develop and manage the whole building commissioning process with the owner.

More information about the program can be found at www.ashrae.org/certification.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/news.


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