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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy
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.”
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)
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
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
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.
CPMP fulfills requirement for certified Commissioning Authority for new buildings of 10,000 gross square feet of conditioned space or greater.
Massachusetts Port Authority
City of Chicago, IL
Fort Collins, CO
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Energy Auditor Criteria
New York City
City of Sacramento (for financing purposes for contractors)
BEAP, HBDP (Registration page, scroll down to Additional Certifications tab)
San Francisco, CA