Energy Management Institute

The Energy Management Institute (EMI) trains the public servants of New York City in the forefront of energy management best practices and helps them develop the skills necessary to optimize building performance. EMI offers a broad range of training, certifications, and other technical support to City of New York staff, including energy managers, building operators, engineers, and tradespeople, free of charge.

More information about EMI outcomes, learning paths and course offerings can be found at the DCAS DEM's Energy Management Institute page. If you have further questions, please reach out to: .


The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) Division of Energy Management (DEM) serves as the hub for energy management for City government operations. As part of that role, DEM is charged with leading the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with the goal of an 80% reduction by 2050, across the City’s built environment. DEM also manages a $700 million annual energy supply budget and a $2.7 billion 10-year capital budget to implement energy efficiency projects. Working closely with City agencies, DEM has focused on transforming energy management across the City’s portfolio of more than 4,000 public buildings by undertaking efforts in four areas: data analysis, behavioral change, energy-efficient operations and maintenance, and energy project implementation. 

 Today, DEM provides agency partners with nine major types of support to help them transform energy usage in their buildings:

  1. Data Analysis
  2. Technical Guidance
  3. Strategic Planning
  4. Dedicated Energy Management Staff
  5. Training and Behavioral Change Support
  6. Contracting Resources
  7. Enhanced Operations and Maintenance
  8. Funding for Energy Efficiency Projects
  9. Funding for Clean Energy Generation Projects

For more information about the DCAS Energy Management Division, visit: .


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has partnered with DEM to manage the administration of the Energy Management Institute since its inception. Through the Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning, CUNY SPS designs custom workplace training programs to help organizations achieve their goals. We work with employers to develop targeted solutions in a range of fields. To our partnerships, we bring knowledge of research-based learning practices as well as experience in developing innovative programs. CUNY SPS' areas of expertise include:

  • Needs assessment
  • Learning strategy
  • Instructional design
  • Online and on-campus delivery
  • Learning technologies
  • Evaluation
  • Project management

For more information about the CUNY School of Professional Studies visit: .


CUNY is the nation’s largest public university and plays a critical role in supporting the sustainability of the built environment through research, continuing education, and industry collaboration. Since 2006, the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems’ Building Performance Lab (BPL) has promoted high-performance building operations for existing commercial and public real estate. 

CUNY BPL's mission is to advance high-performance building operations and practices in existing commercial and public buildings. We focus on improving efficiency and optimizing building operations through continuing education programs for facility managers, building operators, and energy professionals, internships for CUNY students, and building systems research and development. 

For more information about the CUNY Building Performance Lab visit: .