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Life Cycle Costing for Energy Professionals
Online Training for Energy-Involved Professionals and Project Managers
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

6 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.6 CEU / 6 PDH / 1.2 AEE credits toward re-certification

Now accepting registrations for thew program beginning
November 8, 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.


BARRY I. BENATOR, P.E., C.E.M., is founder and president of BENATECH, Inc., a leadership and management consulting and training firm serving clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has more than 30 years of consulting and training experience for corporate and governmental clients and has taught energy engineering and life cycle costing skills to more than 5,000 energy engineers, facility managers and utility personnel. His clients have included: Association of Energy Engineers; American Public Power Association; Chevron Energy Solutions; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers; Florida Power & Light Company; Pacific Maritime Association; Jamaica Public Service Company; U.S. Department of Energy; and U.S. Navy. Barry has an M.B.A. in finance from Loyola College and M.S. and bachelor degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Master Practitioner, a certified Situational Leadership® Program trainer, and a Professional Engineer / Certified Energy Manager.

This course is designed specially for those who can benefit from learning effective life cycle costing techniques and strategies, for the purpose of achieving maximum energy cost savings. Individuals who can benefit significantly from this program include:

  • Energy engineers, managers and consultants
  • Facility energy managers
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Corporate, educational, institutional and government energy managers
  • ESCO professionals
  • Utility professionals
  • Performance contracting professionals
  • Organizations considering energy projects
  • Utility managers
  • Instructors teaching energy analysis
Presented online in a series of three live 2 hour time modules, this seminar will show you how to use life cycle cost analysis as a means to quantitatively assess potential energy cost saving investments.

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 two live, interactive online sessions.


Businesses and governments make important strategic decisions based on assessed financial benefits to their organizations. This program is designed to provide energy professionals with knowledge and practical tools they can use to identify cost-effective energy conservation measures (ECMs), energy conservation opportunities (ECOs) and demand side management (DSM) measures.

Going beyond simple payback analysis of energy conservation measures, the course will help you understand -- and be able to calculate -- important energy investment parameters, such as net present value, rate of return and return on investment. You'll leave the program with a better understanding of why an energy conservation measure, which may have a seemingly "long" payback period (e.g., 3-4 years), is in fact a good investment, often returning dollar savings more than two or three times the initial expenditure.

The seminar is designed to teach you:

  • Practical definitions of net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and savings-to-investment ratio (SIR), and how to calculate them for any energy conservation measure.
  • How to explain NPV, IRR and SIR to key decision-makers and customers so they will act on cost-effective energy conservation measures.
  • How to use LCC spreadsheets to quickly and accurately calculate NPV, IRR and SIR to select the most cost-effective ECMs.

As a participant, you will receive several complimentary LCC spreadsheets which you can use to conduct LCC analyses for yourselves and your customers.

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FEES (per participant):
$695, regular / $645, AEE member, non-profit org.

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 Life Cycle Costing for Energy Professionals Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of three 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 6 hours of instruction.

Beginning on November 8, 2017, with session dates and times as follows:
Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Day 3
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.



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

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633