Apartment Buildings Get on the Energy Efficiency Train
From Energy Manager Today
by Carl Weinschenk
December 7, 2016
Energy efficiency in residential apartments is different than in commercial, industrial or other types of structures or facilities.
Differences can include the way in which upgrades and retrofits are done and the financing structures supporting these changes. The motivation of ownership and tenants to implement technology to cut energy may not be as clear cut as in other scenarios. There also can be differences between use patterns depending upon the status of the tenant.
Efforts are underway to address residential building energy use. In October, the National Network of Business and Industry Association provided a grant to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council that enabled it and the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute (NAAEI) to launch a micro-credential program aimed at apartment technical staffs.
The credential will be a step beyond Certification for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT). CAMT+E certification attests that the person is capable in planning, procuring and managing energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits in apartments. It is, the press release says, “the first in a series of stackable micro-credentials, which together will lead to a new Certificate for Maintenance Supervisors.”
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