Course Schedule

For a complete list of all Energy Management Institute Fall 2022 featured courses and dates, download the Energy Management Institute Course Catalog.



Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control Sequence

September 20

High-Performance Building Design: Applications and Future Trends

September 22

Building Operator Certification, Level 1

September 29 (in-person), October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 8, 22, January 12 and 26


Renewable Energy 101

October 17, 18, 19, 20 (in-person) and 21 (in-person)

Fundamentals of Building Systems

October 18 and November 1

Improving Existing Building Operation

October 25, 26 and 27

Building Operator Certification, Level 2

October 28 (in-person), November 18 (in-person), December 2, 9, 16, January 6 (in-person), 13, 20, February 3, 10, 17, March 3 (in-person), 10, 17, 31 April 21 (in-person), 28, May 5, 12, 26, June 2 (in-person) and 9

Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Fundamentals

November 9

Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best Practices

November 16

Load Management
Training and Coaching

Cohort A: September 1, 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 10, December 1 and 15


Cohort B: September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7 and 21


Cohort C: January 5, 19, February 2, 16, March 2, 16, 30 and April 13

Cohort D: January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 5, and 19


Cohort E: May 4, 18, June 1, 15, 29, July 13, 27 and August 10


Cohort F: May 10, 24, June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2 and 23

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

December 5, 6, 7, 8 + self-scheduled exam

Technology Requirements to Participate in a Virtual Section

Video participation is required during EMI’s virtual sessions in order to promote interaction and engagement with your instructors, classmates as well as the course topics. To participate in EMI courses, participants must have a working built-in camera or webcam. Mobile devices/tablets do not have the necessary features for participation in the course activities and are not permitted.

Minimum Requirements for Zoom

Supported Operating Systems:

Supported Browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+;
  • macOS: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+;
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+;
  • Other supported browsers.

For more information about Zoom’s Minimum Technology Requirements, please visit the System Requirements for Zoom page.

Certification Renewal

Through EMI, DEM offers a diverse set of courses that enable each participant to design their own learning path. Participants can then maintain their certification or chart their own path by continuing their education through EMI’s Learning Fairs or other external workshops.

Download our Course Catalog for more information on our Learning Paths.


Building Operator Certification

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), the certifying body for the Building Operator Certification Level 1 and Level 2, requires all BOC credential holders to accumulate renewal points each year following a full calendar year after earning their credential. BOC Level 1 requires five (5) points each year and BOC Level 2 requires ten (10 points), if your credential is up-to-date. For ways to earn points, refer to the tracking sheet, attend EMI Learning Fairs, and / or visit the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s website more opportunities.

For a complete summary of credential renewal options, visit NEEC's BOC Continuing Education page or contact the EMI Training Team at


Association of Energy Engineers Certification

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certification board is the certifying body for the Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), and Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) credentials. The certification is in effect for three (3) years, after which time, a certified professional is required to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) to renew the credential. A total of 10 renewal credits are required.

For a complete summary of credential renewal options, visit AEE’s Certification Renewal Process page.

NYC Energy Tools

Through the Energy Management Institute’s courses, City of New York staff are also able to learn through hands-on equipment practice with the support of the NYC Energy Tools (previously Field Equipment Lending Library or "FELL"). NYC Energy Tools is a shared library of specialized energy diagnostic and measurement equipment that is available to all City staff working on energy management projects in City buildings. NYC Energy Tools is jointly run by DEM and CUNY BPL.

What equipment does the NYC Energy Tools have?

The NYC Energy Tools is stocked with equipment for measuring, diagnosing, and optimizing a range of building systems and equipment, from boilers to air handling units to solar panels. The NYC Energy Tools includes more than 1,200 items. These items include, but are not limited to: Digital Light Meters, Thermo-Anemometers, Ultrasonic Meters, Portable Combustion Analyzers, Clamp Meters, HOBO Data Loggers, and Thermal Imaging Cameras. Visit the online library at

Where is NYC Energy Tools located?

The NYC Energy Tools is mainly located at 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. The NYC Energy Tools also has another office in 96 Greenwich St New York, NY 10006. It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

How can City staff borrow equipment from the NYC Energy Tools?

City staff can search the library online or download the catalog to identify the equipment that they need. They can then add equipment to their cart and check out with their contact information, City agency affiliation and project information. City staff should request equipment a week before they plan to use it.

Currently, equipment pick-up and drop-off is by appointment only. Felix Rodriguez will reach out to schedule the best possible pick-up time.

How can City staff learn how to use equipment from NYC Energy Tools?

NYC Energy Tools has a dedicated, full-time equipment specialist on staff to give advice on project design and tool selection; provide equipment training and installation assistance; and offer follow-up and evaluation. NYC Energy Tools equipment demonstrations are also provided during the Learning Fairs and within specific EMI courses such as BOC-1, BOC-2, and LMTC.


DEM-offered Energy Training

The following additional training will be offered in-house by the DCAS Division of Energy Management (DEM), with support from CUNY SPS and CUNY BPL, during Learning Fairs and throughout the fiscal year. These courses are offered on-demand and targeted towards Agency Energy Personnel (AEP) and similar support staff.

For more information regarding the schedule and enrollment for these courses, please reach out to DEM’s Program Manager for Training at




Introduction to Capital Project Registration and Contracting                                                                                                           


This session prepares project and energy management staff to successfully navigate the City’s capital contracting process to support the implementation and delivery of these energy projects. Participants will be able to understand the capital project fundamentals and policies, track the capital project lifecycle, and identify and apply best practices.



Navigating the Certificate to Proceed and Project Registration Process


This training dives into the two key components of the capital project registration and contracting process: (1) preparation of the certificate to proceed application and (2) project registration. This training enables participants to understand the role of the certificate to proceed and project registration in the overall capital project development process. In addition, participants will learn how to prepare certificate to proceed and registration applications using the standardized templates recently prepared by DEM.



Tools and Best Practices for HVAC Operations in the Wake of COVID-19


This workshop shares industry best practices and newly developed tools that may help support building operators in managing their buildings in the wake of COVID-19. Geared towards both building operators and energy management staff, the session provides participants the opportunity to 1) understand COVID-19 HVAC mitigation methods recommended by ASHRAE, 2) become familiarized with two new tools (AIRC and VII) that help evaluate the potential for airborne transmission of COVID-19 indoors and help calculate your heating and cooling loads for the resulting ventilation scenarios, and 3) participate in a Q&A with the instructors regarding building-specific queries related to the tools and best practices discussed.



Introduction to Energy Data and Tools


This training shows new and interested City staff how to acquire and report on the City of New York’s energy consumption and cost data. This session, geared towards both building management and energy management staff, enables learners to navigate the EC3 and EnerTrac platforms, download and manipulate municipal energy reports for their agency, and create load profile baselines for their buildings.



Overview of Real-Time Metering


This session provides building operators and facility managers a brief background on RTM deployment efforts and progress, Local Law 45 of 2018, as well as a review of RTM components and visualization of energy use data via EnerTrac tool. Most importantly, participants will also learn how to take advantage of RTM technology and support DEM’s energy efficiency programs by leveraging simple EnerTrac features.



Energy Billing Analytics


This session introduces City staff and energy liaison officers to fundamentals of energy billing concepts and the tools that will help them monitor and analyze energy data, with a focus on how to manage and conserve energy cost & usage at their agencies. Participants will be able to identify the benefits of energy data analysis, recognize various energy types’ account and billing components, and utilize various platforms to interpret data and look for energy billing anomalies.