Energy Management Professionals Ireland – EMPI Launch

EMPI is a recently formed professional body for the energy management services sector operating in Ireland, with continued growth in demand for energy management and energy savings, our mission at EMPI is to play a leading role in facilitating and supporting the work of a national network of energy professionals.

Energy Management Service market employment in Ireland is estimated to grow by 25-40% to 2015. (Forfás Steering Group report on future skills needs – 2010)

EMPI are striving for professional excellence, sharing best practices as well as insights and innovation in the area of energy management. EMPI aims to provide visibility, exposure and recognition for Professionals working nationally and internationally. Our approach of recognising the academic and project-based achievements of applicants to meet membership criteria confirms the ability of our members. We strive to provide a network of experts who can successfully deliver the potential of energy savings from concept to execution. EMPI promote industry best practice, information sharing not only amongst our network of members but also through our website www.empi.ie and also at regular meetings and events.

EMPI echo SEAI’s national objectives of:

Implementing strong energy efficiency actions that radically reduce energy intensity and usage
Aiding the accelerating development and adoption of technologies to exploit renewable energy sources and cost savings measures.
Supporting evidence-based responses that engage all actors, supporting innovation and enterprise for our low-carbon, sustainable future.

EMPI has been set-up to provide a platform to all stakeholders in Energy Management to come together in leveraging good practice and promoting further development of the energy sector. Current EMPI members cover a broad range of areas, with experts in wind, solar, biomass, bio fuel, transport, energy management and conservation, dealing with industrial clients, innovation research, training, government bodies, and international organisations.

“A key element for EMPI is that our members work to the highest level of professionalism that provide both value for money and delivering real savings for clients. We recognise there is a growing demand by both professionals working in the area of energy management and by organisations looking for a verifiable professional to realise a solution to their energy needs. It comes down to providing a potential client with a professional to work with.” Richard Morrison, EMPI Chairman

Ireland is at the forefront of energy management practices internationally, a key objective for EMPI is to foster world-class energy management services in the interests of customers, members, the environment, and protect the independence and integrity of the profession. By fostering the ethics of Energy Management Professional Practice, it will provide our members the unique opportunity to work with clients all over the world and open up new marketing opportunities.

Members of EMPI have taken part in the development of Ireland’s Energy Management Standard IS 393 since 2005, and the subsequent EN 16001 standard. Now with the release of the internationally recognised ISO 50001 Energy Management standard, EMPI members are again taking the lead in implementing this revolutionary new standard around the world.

EMPI ARE NOW INVITING APPLICANTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
EMPI are now inviting energy management professionals meeting the qualification or experience criteria to join as individual members, this includes energy consultants, auditors, advisors, educators and trainers.

EMPI Membership Benefits:

Professional recognition level accreditation by EMPI
Networking with like-minded professionals
Reduced costs through group buying schemes e.g. for Professional Indemnity Insurance
Discounted expert training to emerging areas or leading technologies
Project Support with members provided with a private forum to liaise with fellow members
Liaising with Government bodies energy related think-tanks and decision makers

Energy Costs continue to Increase
With energy prices increasing and myriad choices facing industry and consumers alike, the need for independent, expert advice and training is growing daily. As members are expert in particular areas and located all around Ireland, there is sure to be an expert EMPI member near you.

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