DEM created the Energy Management Institute (EMI) in partnership with the Building Performance Lab at the City University of New York and the Association of Energy Engineers. EMI offers energy management training programs for City employees to develop the skills necessary for the energy efficient operations and maintenance of municipal buildings.

Course registration is open to employees at City agencies and institutions where DCAS pays the energy bills only, and is targeted to building operators, engineers, and tradespeople.

What is Building Operator Certification and Certified Energy Manager training like? Watch this 15 minute video of interviews with our Operations & Maintenance Champions to learn about how they’ve translated the skills they learned in energy management training into energy savings at the workplace:

Current Training Schedule
Below is a list of the courses offered for the current semester and links to this season's course catalog and application form. Some of these courses are offered on an every-other week schedule, requiring participants to be in class on alternating weeks.

Fall 2018 Course Catalog

Fall 2018 Registration Form 

Fall 2018 Courses             

Registration Deadline

Start Date

BOC Level 1

August 31

September 5

Foundations for Energy Efficient Building Systems

September 7

October 9

Building Retuning (BRT), no Building Automation System (noBAS)

September 7

October 11

BOC Level 2

September 7

October 12

Certified Energy Manager

September 7

November 12

Fundamentals of Building Systems

 September 7

December 4

Online Training Modules
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