Deliver training to members

As an industry leader, your members look to you for training and guidance to improve their operations and stay ahead of the curve. Help them by offering energy efficiency training. And don’t forget your own staff. They can help deliver consistent messaging about best practices and next steps.

Promote ENERGY STAR training resources to members

Check out EPA’s training section for ready-made materials to push out to your members. It includes a module for energy efficiency program administrators like you. Also, consider distributing the list of free webinars available from ENERGY STAR on a monthly basis to your members.

Integrate energy efficiency in existing offerings

Do you already offer professional certifications or designations? Consider integrating energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR into your existing offerings.  

Develop a dedicated curriculum

Or develop your own resources and associated training curriculum to help members navigate the nuances of energy efficiency in your industry. You might survey your members first to determine where gaps exist, so you can tailor your training to fit their needs.

In addition, your members may have already developed internal training for their staff, so consider reaching out to your membership base to see if you can repackage and distribute existing materials. It’s a great way to spotlight leaders among your members, while also saving time and effort to develop all-new resources.

What are other ENERGY STAR association partners doing?

  • The Association of Energy Engineers has 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.
  • The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO®) offers education and networking opportunities as well as nationally recognized certifications which identify professionals who demonstrate a high degree of competence and knowledge
  • The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) Foundation, in partnership with ENERGY STAR, developed a six-course operational excellence program called the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) to teach property owners, managers, and operators proven no- and low-cost strategies for optimizing their equipment, people, and practices.