The following service and product provider industry associations have partnered with ENERGY STAR. They’re encouraging their members to adopt an energy efficiency strategy that enhances business and environmental performance.
Association of Energy Engineers
AEE is a nonprofit professional society of 8,500 members in 77 countries. AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for sustainable development.
AEE participated in the ENERGY STAR Challenge, demonstrating a commitment to promoting superior energy performance in buildings. AEE actively encourages its members to join ENERGY STAR, use the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management, and deliver 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR scores. In 2005, the association developed the Certified Green Building Engineer (GBETM) program, designed to help its members and their customers participate and succeed in the Challenge.
AEE has also incorporated ENERGY STAR into its Certified Energy Manager (CEM) curriculum to educate professionals about ENERGY STAR tools and resources. The CEM designation has become widely accepted and used as a measure of professional accomplishment within the energy management field.
Association of Energy Services Professionals
AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management, and distributed renewable resources. AESP provides professional development programs and a network of energy practitioners, and also promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. AESP views ENERGY STAR as a valuable resource and partner. Many AESP members incorporate ENERGY STAR programs into their end-use customer energy efficiency programs.
Association for Facilities Engineering
AFE is an organization of 5,000 members, bringing together professionals responsible for the design, operation, maintenance, and security of a facility's infrastructure and environment. With more than 100 chapters in the United States and a presence in more than a dozen countries, AFE is a leading technical resource on engineering issues, providing networking opportunities, knowledge-sharing, and support to members, as well as offering a wide variety of educational opportunities, training, and certification. AFE's Certified Plant Engineer (CPE), Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) and Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS) programs serve as the industry's benchmarks for knowledge and expertise in core areas of facilities engineering.
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of heating, cooling, and commercial refrigeration equipment. More than 350 members strong, AHRI is an internationally recognized advocate for the industry, and develops standards for many products manufactured by members. AHRI's member companies account for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air-conditioning, space heating, water heating, and refrigeration commercial equipment manufactured and sold in North America.
In North America, the HVACR industry produces more than $20 billion worth of product, and in the United States alone, AHRI members employ approximately 130,000 people and support 800,000 dealers and contractors. Industry growth, particularly in developing countries, is expected to increase about five percent annually over the next several years.
AHRI members pride themselves in producing energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable products. In addition to ENERGY STAR, AHRI is a member in good standing with the U.S. Green Building Council, Green Building Institute, Alliance to Save Energy, European Partnership for Energy and the Environment, and the Alliance for a Responsible Atmospheric Policy. AHRI has also been awarded accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization.
Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.
AMCA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the certification of manufacturers’ performance ratings. Certified products include fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators, and other air system components for industrial, commercial, and residential markets.
The association's mission is to promote the health and growth of the air movement and control industry consistent with the interest of the public. In addition to product certification, AMCA also provides members with education and training. AMCA is also actively involved in the ENERGY STAR qualified products program.
Continental Automated Buildings Association
CABA is North America’s only industry association dedicated to home and building automation. CABA seeks to advance technology and integrated systems in homes and buildings, creating opportunities for member business activities and serving as a preferred global source of information, knowledge, and networking for key stakeholders.
CABA has developed a web-based Intelligent Building Ranking Tool designed to complement ENERGY STAR guidelines to evaluate the effective integration of building systems for existing buildings and to serve as a design guide for new building projects. The tool evaluates building intelligence in communication systems, building automation, security and control systems, facility management applications, and building structure. The integration of building operation and management systems is one of the most effective energy management strategies available to organizations.
National Association of Energy Service Companies
For the past few decades, NAESCO has been the preeminent national trade organization in the energy services industry, representing key stakeholders and acting as the industry advocate for the delivery of cost-effective energy services to all customer classes. NAESCO's mission is to promote efficiency as the first priority in a portfolio of economic and environmentally sustainable energy resources, and to encourage customers and public officials to think energy efficiency first when they are making energy resource procurement or energy policy choices.
NAESCO works closely with the EPA to promote ENERGY STAR tools and resources to its membership, as well as bring know-how to building owners in the diverse commercial market. NAESCO has also incorporated ENERGY STAR into its accreditation process.
interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies
NALMCO brings together lighting management contractors and related companies to promote professional lighting management techniques and to deliver services, information, and industry relationships for the benefit of its members and their customers. NALMCO offers education and networking opportunities as well as three nationally recognized certifications which identify professionals who demonstrate a high degree of competence and knowledge: Certified Apprentice Lighting Technician (CALT), Certified Senior Lighting Technician (CSLT), and Certified Lighting Management Consultant (CLMC).
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in commercial and industrial applications, as well as in utility, medical imaging, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion.
NEMA promotes the competitiveness of the U.S. electrical product industry through the development of standards, advocacy in federal and state legislatures and executive agencies, and the collection and analysis of economic data.