The call introduced the current system being developed, which is comprised of four provider credentials (Project Developer, Software Provider, Project Specialist, and Quality Assurance Provider), and the Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ project designation. This was followed by a discussion of the current requirements, and whether these should be revised as part of this development process.
The presentation and discussion can be viewed in its entirety here: ICP Technical Forum Recap: ICP Credentialing. The following are highlights from the discussion:
- Project Specialist
- Currently the credential requires an AEE CEM, AEE CEA, or ASHRAE BEAP, and three years of relevant experience. Should the credential allow other certifications?
- The BPI’s Multifamily credential was one suggestion. However, this credential focuses on projects with simpler system types (typically seen in low-rise multifamily). This certification is probably not appropriate at this point, but might be considered in the future if the ICP credentials become more categorized.
- General consensus is that a Project Specialist can approve a project under $250k, for projects applying the Targeted Commercial/Multifamily protocols. And that a PE should not be required.
- However, we should consider adding verbiage to the description of Project Specialist, to point out that a PE will be required for these types of projects if construction documents need to be developed and stamped.
- Project Developer
- General consensus is that current requirements are acceptable.
- Requirement of a PE license for this credential is appropriate, since it carries with it a level of liability, as well as appropriate insurance levels not required by other professional certifications.
- Potential insurance requirements still need to be determined. This credential will most likely require Errors and Omissions with a coverage limit of $1M.
Our next Technical Forum will be held on November 25th, 2015 at 1 PM EST.
ICP Technical Lead