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Full details about AEE's
Fundamentals of Sustainable Development
& Carbon Reduction

Online Training for Energy Involved Professionals Seeking
Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) Certification
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

10 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 1.0 CEU / 10 PDH / 2.0 AEE credits toward re-certification

Now accepting registrations for program beginning
November 14, 2017

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AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.


STEPHEN A. ROOSA, Ph.D., is president and CEO of a property development and management company located in Louisville, KY. He has over 25 years’ experience in commercial energy management and performance contracting. He is considered internationally to be an expert in energy conservation, energy management, renewables and urban sustainability. Past experience includes energy studies and projects for over 3,500 buildings. Dr. Roosa is a Certified Sustainable Development Professional, Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, a Certified Energy Monitoring and Control System Designer, a Certified Demand Side Management Specialist, a Certified Building Energy Management Professional, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds a Ph.D. in Planning and Urban Development an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Architecture. He is a past president of the AEE and has been inducted into the AEE Energy Manager's Hall of Fame.

Presented online in a series of four 2½-hour live time modules, this seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP®) exam. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in all types of sustainable development projects.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the six live teleconferencing sessions.


Become a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP). Successful sustainable development involves a comprehensive understanding of policy and issues as well as a balanced understanding of technical and financial realities. For the first time all of these elements have been condensed into an intensive online seminar.

Here's your opportunity to take part in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed both to expand your knowledge in the field, and to serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) certification. (Optionally, you may also consider taking the 2 day Fundamentals of Sustainable Development & Carbon Reduction live course, offered at several locations throughout the U.S. each year.)

Executive Order 13514 / Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance mandated that at least 15% of existing federal buildings and leased facilities meet Energy Efficiency Guiding Principles by 2015, and that annual progress be made toward 100% conformance of all federal buildings. The Order additionaly set the goal that all new federal buildings achieve net-zero-energy status by 2030. This course is also designed to provide the training and tools needed by those involved in the process of meeting the goals set by this Executive Order.

Emphasis is placed on understanding how the many diverse elements of “green” design, and sustainable technologies and related cost implications, can truly result in a well defined and manageable sustainable development plan. This course is intended for professionals whose roles include supervising and managing sustainable programs, as well as energy
and design professionals. Critical elements of your responsibilities may include such areas as:

  • Municipal, institutional sustainability program development
  • Corporate and industrial sustainability development
  • Managing building or campus infrastructure(s)
  • Integrating energy and sustainability programs
  • "Green" procurement
  • Sustainability program financing, including alternative financing
  • Marketing green and/or sustainable products/programs/services

About CSDP Certification. The requirements to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. Each applicant for CSDP professional certification must attend AEE’s “Fundamentals of Sustainable Development and Carbon Reduction” training seminar (either the online or live seminar program) and complete and pass a four-hour written exam, as well as meet specific educational and professional criteria. This seminar program covers the full scope of subjects which are addressed on the CSDP examination. (Note that the seminar fee does not include the certification application fee.) For more about CSDP certification and testing and application fees, Click Here.

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FEES (per participant):
$995, regular / $895, AEE member, non-profit org.

NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:

For more details about seminar registration terms, what to do if you miss a session, and AEE's cancellation, substitution or transfer policy CLICK HERE.


The following offering(s) of the Fundamentals of Sustainable Development & Carbon Reduction Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2½ hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 10 hours of instruction.

Beginning on November 14, 2017, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Day 2
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Day 3
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Day 4
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Completion of all four modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


This course is designed to to meet the training needs of professionals whose roles include supervising and managing sustainable programs, as well as energy and design professionals, and to help qualified professionals prepare to take AEE's Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP) examination. Those who will significantly benefit from the Fundamentals of Sustainable Development & Carbon Reduction Online Seminar include:

  • Energy engineers and design professionals
  • Corporate sustainability program development managers
  • Municipal and institutional sustainability program development managers
  • VPs of operations
  • "Green" procurement professionals
  • Sustainability program financing/alternative financing professionals
  • Certified professionals including CEMs, BEPs, CRMs, GBEs and CBCPs
  • Environmental professionals
  • Marketers of green and sustainable products, programs and services
  • ESCO professionals
  • Large industrial and institutional energy users

For registration questions or assistance, call or email...

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633