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 email@example.com.
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.
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
BEAP, BEMP, CPMP, OPMP (referenced on page 21 of document)
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