Membership & Certification
Federal, and NGO
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders.
The Department of Energy recognizes certification programs that are aligned with the Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines and which have received qualified accreditation by the American National Standards Institute, International Accreditation Service, or other qualified accreditation bodies who are in compliance with ISO/IEC 17024:2012.
The purpose of this standard is to establish consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits for commercial buildings. The CxA meets the requirements established by the Standard for “Qualified Energy Auditor.”
Governmental Energy Benchmarking, Disclosure and Retrocommissioning Laws
CxA is an approved Retro-commissioner Certification and Training Provider. Local Law 87 (LL87) mandates that buildings over 50,000 gross square feet undergo periodic energy audit and retro-commissioning measures, as part of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP).
Demonstrates that the Energy Efficiency Auditor responsible for the Energy Efficiency Audit Report and Confirmation of Energy Audit possesses experience in energy efficiency audits or commissioning of existing buildings.
Commissioning is required for projects subject to the 2013 DC Green Construction Code that are either (1) new construction, (2) level 3 alterations, or (3) level 1 and 2 alterations 50,000 square feet or greater. ACG is an approved commissioning agency under this program.
Building owners must demonstrate that reported benchmarking information is verified by a “Recognized Data Verifier,” who possesses a credential that the Department of Energy has identified as acceptable.
Utility Incentive Programs
The Pepco Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Training Program offers incentives for building operation personnel to receive nationally recognized training. ACG has been recognized as a qualified training provider.
BGE offers financial incentives that cover up to 80% of enrollment costs or a maximum of $1,000 per course, whichever is less, for approved building operation and maintenance training. ACG training courses qualify for this incentive.
The Delmarva Power Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Training Program offers incentives for building operation personnel to receive nationally recognized training. ACG is an approved training provider in this program.
SMECO offers financial incentives to help cover the cost for approved building operation and maintenance education courses. The incentives cover a percentage of training course(s) enrollment fees or tuition and are distributed upon course completion. ACG is an approved training provider in this program.