Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEA exam. To complete the certification application process ($400 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CEA certification, CLICK HERE. Seminar pricing will be higher for courses held outside of continental U.S.
AN IN-DEPTH TRAINING & PREPARATORY PROGRAM FOR THE CEA EXAM A THREE-DAY SEMINAR
AEE's Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA®) certification program has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) based on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. ANSI Standard 17024 is well-recognized within the industry as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.
CEA Certification Recognized by U.S. DOE / Better Buildings
The Certified Energy Auditor® (CEA®) certification is now officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as meeting Better Buildings Guidelines.
AEE Certifications Recognized by New York City
Local Law 87 for New York City requires all buildings over 50,000 square feet to perform retro-commissioning of systems, and to submit an energy efficiency report based on a building audit performed by a qualified energy auditor. Under Local Law 87, AEE's Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Energy Manager certifications are approved energy auditor certifications, and the Certified Building Commissioning Firm, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and Existing Building Commissioning Professional certifications are approved retro- commissioning certifications.
This program is a U.S. Green Building Council Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Approved Training Course
USGBC's GBCI/CMP program facilitates access to high quality professional development courses to further enrich the knowledge and understanding of green building theory, techniques, and trends for building professionals. Each course is reviewed by third-party-trained reviewers and meets the criteria and guidelines established by the USGBC Professional Development Committee. This course qualifies for GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) for LEED® professionals.
The Association of Energy Engineers is a Corporate Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and an approved EPP.
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.
LOCATIONS & DATES
Chicago, IL / May 15-17, 2017 Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn: (708) 425-7800
Las Vegas, NV / November 13-15, 2017 Las Vegas Marriott: (702) 650-2000
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call, be sure to mention AEE and the name of the seminar you will be attending to receive the group rates.
AEE Approved Course Provider: Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)
Dates/locations: Upcoming offerings to be announced. To register for CIET seminars, please visit: www.cietcanada.com
ABOUT THE SEMINAR This focused, fast-paced 3-day instructional program is designed both to expand your knowledge in the energy auditing field, and to serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) credential. Youll gain the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is being used in a facility, and to identify where consumption can be reduced, covering useful calculation methods and practical examples. The instructor will emphasize effective auditing basics while putting them in the context of the big picture and the bottom line.
The CEA examination will be administered on the morning of the day following the seminar -- only to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CEA application.
CERTIFICATION Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the CEA exam, you must submit your completed CEA application, along with a $400 application fee. For information on obtaining your CEA application form, or for further information on the CEA program, visit www.aeecenter.org/cea.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this training course, students should be able to:
Understand the essential components and format of an energy audit report
Identify major energy using equipment in a commercial building
Assess feasible energy efficiency opportunities
Recognize technologies available for reducing energy usage
Perform cost/benefit analysis in order to evaluate energy efficiency opportunities
Evaluate utility rate options to minimize costs
SEMINAR OUTLINE Introduction to Energy Auditing
Building Envelope Heat flow concept R and U values Walls, roofs, windows, Low E glass Infiltration Energy management opportunities
Lighting Systems Measurement of light Efficiency / efficacy / light color-CCT/CRI Lamp lumen depreciation Lamp types and characteristics Controls Energy management opportunities
Air Conditioning Systems HVAC basics / load estimating / efficiencies Components Chillers electric, gas-driven, absorbers Piping arrangements Energy savings opportunities
Heating Systems Boilers: fire tube, water tube, cast iron Distribution systems and thermal units Boiler energy management opportunities Furnaces electric, gas, pulse, condensing Furnace energy management opportunities
Motors and Drives Types of motors Squirrel cage induction motors Operating characteristics / efficiencies Variable frequency drives Energy management opportunities
Ventilation Systems Types / characteristics Heat recovery methods Energy management opportunities
Domestic Hot Water Systems Types / efficiencies Circulating pumps Heat pump water heaters Energy management opportunities
Water Conservation and Audits Rate structures Water conservation methods Irrigation and landscaping Leak detection Water audit
Utility Analysis Demand and energy Rates classifications Identifying billing errors Energy accounting
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
TERRY NIEHUS, P.E., C.E.M., is the founder of Lakeshore Consulting, a firm specializing in technical training and energy auditing. Mr. Niehus has extensive experience as a trainer, having taught courses on a broad spectrum of topics in addition to energy auditing, including commercial building energy systems, motors and drives, HVAC, compressed air, cogeneration and thermal energy storage. He has also authored training and technical resource manuals in areas related to his training programs. As a consultant, he has performed over 1,000 energy analyses for governmental, commercial, and industrial facilities.
FEES Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for CEA certification and exam requires a separate fee of $400. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEA exam.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Exam on Day Following Seminar: 8:00 am / exam check-in 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / exam (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at email@example.com
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