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ASHRAE Membership

ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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ASHRAE members earn 15% off publications. Hundreds of titles are available including the complete collection of ASHRAE Standards including 90.1, 62.1 and 189.1.
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Government or Industry Recognition or Requirements for ASHRAE Certifications

Government or Industry Recognition
or Requirements for ASHRAE Certifications


ASHRAE Certifications are being recognized for contracts at many levels of government. Below is a list of agencies who already have chosen ASHRAE Certifications for energy audits, energy modeling, commissioning and other services.

If you know of a government agency at any level that requires or recommends any of ASHRAE's certifications for contracts, please let us know by emailing to certification@ashrae.org.

ASHRAE Certification would like thank agencies that require, recognize or recommend ASHRAE certifications for various projects and RFPs. Such agencies recently have included the US Navy and the City of Orlando, FL.


National Governments


United Arab Emirates

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

BEAP recognized as an acceptable credential for Energy Audit Firm Accreditation scheme purposes for audits mandated by the “Directive on Energy & Water Efficiency of Buildings for Government Entities in Dubai.”

United States

Department of Energy

BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, OPMP (pp. 10, 21) recommended as Request for Qualifications (RFQ) requirement for consultants and firms that have expertise and experience in the field of energy efficiency upgrades to buildings and building equipment.

Department of the Navy

CPMP recognized by Naval Facilities Engineering Command as acceptable Commissioning Specialist credential for Solicitation N6247815R2440.





California Commissioning Collaborative




Connecticut Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Energy Service Company (EC) Criteria

BEAP (p. 6)



Florida Rating System




Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Be SMART (Save Money and Resources Today) Program
Does not specify which of our certifications is recognized

Certifications Used by "Be SMART" Program



Michigan Saves

BEAP recognized by Michigan Saves as acceptable credential for commercial energy auditors for Lean & Green Michigan Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program purposes.

Public Act 295 - Approval Process for Energy Optimization Service Companies



New York

State University Construction Fund, State University of NY

BEMP  (referenced on page 6 of document)



PACE in a Box: A toolkit for Texas counties and municipalities to create sustainable Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.

Independent Third Party Reviewer (ITPR) Qualifications: BEAP & BEMP Preferred (p. 102).



Virginia state guidelines require that individuals who perform compliance modeling must have obtained a certification such as ASHRAE’s BEMP certification.



Cities/Counties/Local Municipalities


Atlanta, GA

BEAP and CPMP recognized in Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance as acceptable credentials.


Austin, TX

CPMP fulfills requirement for certified Commissioning Authority for new buildings of 10,000 gross square feet of conditioned space or greater.


Boston, MA

Massachusetts Port Authority



Chicago, IL

City of Chicago, IL



Fort Collins, CO

CPMP fulfills regulatory requirement for certified Commissioning Authority as well as requirement for Building Enclosure Commissioning.


Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Energy Auditor Criteria



Lowell, MA


Miami/South Florida

BEAP and HBDP recognized by Clean Energy Green Corridor, a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, as acceptable credentials for contractor application purposes.


New York City


Sacramento, CA

City of Sacramento (for financing purposes for contractors)

BEAP, HBDP (Registration page, scroll down to Additional Certifications tab)


San Francisco, CA

City of San Francisco