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Energy Management Institute

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Energy Management Institute's (EMI) spring 2022 courses will be offered in a virtual classroom format to ensure that the City of New York's workforce has continued 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) and its Citywide Training Center (CTC). EMI trains City staff in energy management best practices, and helps staff develop the skills needed to optimize building performance. EMI offers a broad range of trainings, certifications, and other technical support to City staff from diverse disciplines, including energy managers, building operators, engineers, and tradespeople. From Fiscal Year 2009 to 2021, DCAS has trained over 2,500 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.