Energy Management Institute

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Due to the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Energy Management Institute’s (EMI) spring 2021 courses will be delivered using a virtual classroom format; this approach ensures that the City of New York's workforce has continued access to energy management training and certification opportunities.

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Program Overview

To develop a skilled workforce that manages City buildings efficiently, DEM created the Energy Management Institute (“EMI”) in partnership with the City University of New York (“CUNY”) and DCAS’s Citywide Training Center (“CTC”). EMI trains City staff 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 trainings, certifications, and other technical support to City staff, including energy managers, building operators, engineers, and tradespeople.

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From Fiscal Year 2009 to 2019, DEM has trained over 2,200 City employees through EMI.

How to Participate

City staff interested in enrolling in the Building Operator Certification – Level 1 course are required to take a pre-registration assessment to confirm their math and Excel skills. Other course prerequisites are detailed in the course descriptions.

Register for a course

Read the registration guidelines

Read online platform training guides (WebEx and GoToMeeting)


Go to the online registration portal

Log in to the Energy Management Institute Portal to access student online training modules and learning materials.

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