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.

Spring 2018 Course Catalog

Spring 2018 Registration Form 

 Spring 2018 Courses  

Registration Deadline

Start Date

Fundamentals of Building Systems closed January 5

BOC Level 1


January 26

BOC Level 2


February 2

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

closed February 21
Measurement and Verification closed

March 7

Renewable Energy 101: Fundamentals in Solar PV February 16 March 20

Building Retuning (BRT) Building Automation System (BAS)

March 13

April 12

Online Training Modules
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