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AEE Members receive $100 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM100" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

For information on team discounts, or to register your team for this seminar, CLICK HERE.

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.


This program earns 2.4 CEUs, 24 PDHs and 4.8 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

This training program is also available in a live Realtime
Online Webinar
format or an On Demand Webinar format.


Video Introduction

Recommended Professional Reference Books for CEA Candidates

CEA Certification Now ANSI Accredited

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.

Dates, Locations and Hotel Information

Jun 18-20 2018 | Seattle WA | Held in conjunction with EMC at the Washington State Convention Center. For recomended hotels and prefered rates please

Oct 15-17 2018 | Charlotte NC | held in conjunction with WEEC at the Charlotte Convention Center. For recomended hotels and prefered rates please visit

Dec 4-6 2018 | Hollywood (Greater Miami Area) FL

DoubleTree by Hilton Hollywood Beach
Tel: (954) 454-4334
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Discount Code: AEE Seminar

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 the hotel, be sure to mention AEE, the name of the seminar and any applicable discount code.


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. You’ll 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.

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

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Offerings of This Seminar Available via AEE Chapters

Other offerings of this seminar may be available as in-house programs hosted by a local AEE chapter . CLICK HERE to view AEE chapter offerings currently available.

If your local chapter or organization is interested in hosting an in-house seminar, contact Jennifer DeBold, (770) 279-4391 / for more information.


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


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

Heat Pumps
• Operation / efficiencies
• Classifications
• 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


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.


Note: Fees shown are for seminar only and apply to continental U.S. courses listed above only. Application for an AEE certification and exam requires a separate fee. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the associated AEE exam. Are you registering multiple attendees? You may be eligible for Team Discounts up to $100 per attendee (US only) **How to qualify for team discounts.


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.

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