In addition to requiring a Project Developer training session for this credential, we are currently discussing the following requirements:
- In place of a PE license, the Project Specialist credential allows for an AEE Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) to sign off on the project.
- Question: Are there other certifications that should be permitted?
- In lieu of these certifications, the Project Specialist can demonstrate a certain number of years of experience (evidenced through a CV with associated references).
- Question: Should we require three years or five years of experience, or something else? If we require five years of experience, should we consider allowing them to sign off on projects up to $500k?
These projects will involve a single measure (such as a lighting or boiler retrofit for example), or a handful of measures, and will fall under the Targeted or Standard Protocols (so they will require a breadth of knowledge regarding baselining, savings calculations, implementation costs, operational performance verification, OM&M, and M&V).
I am looking for input, so please share with me your thoughts on these two items. You can do so through this poll: Project Specialist Requirements; or contact me directly to discuss. Thanks for your input!
Tracy Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ICP technical Lead