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Energy Management Institute

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While the majority of the Energy Management Institute's Fall 2023 courses will be offered in a virtual classroom format, some sessions are now offered fully in-person. This is to align with the City of New York’s return to office plan and ensure that the rest of the City’s workforce has access to energy management training and certification opportunities.

If you have questions or concerns about an ongoing or upcoming course, please reach out to

Program Overview

To develop a skilled workforce that manages City buildings efficiently, DCAS created the Energy Management Institute (EMI) in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY). Through training, EMI helps empower City staff to make energy-smart decisions, implement operational improvements, and advocate for energy retrofits and clean energy projects across the City’s built environment. DCAS offers a diverse set of energy management, building operations, and HVAC engineering courses that provide targeted competency-based training and integrate national certification requirements. Since 2009, DCAS has enabled over 1,900 City employees to obtain energy and building operations certifications and has trained over 6,500 learners through EMI.

How to Participate

EMI courses are free and open to all City of New York employees, but priority is provided to staff who build, renovate, and run the City’s public buildings.