Currently, all projects that adhere to the ICP protocols require a Professional Engineer (PE) to sign off / approve the project before it is considered "investor ready." This alternative requirement would allow someone holding AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) credentials, or the ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) to sign off on a project less than $250k.
We are considering that this person also have either three or five years of applicable experience (energy efficiency project development).
We are looking for input on whether the ICP should require five years of experience, or whether three years would be sufficient. And what are your thoughts on this approach? Are these certifications appropriate to approve a project's readiness? Are there other certifications that should also be considered?
Please let us know your thoughts!
Thanks - the ICP Development Team.