Earns 2.4 CEU / 24 PDH / 4.8 AEE Credits toward Re-certification

Member/Government/Non Profit Price: $1,450.00
Non-Member Price: $1,550.00

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

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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.

ATTN: NY State Residents
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is pleased to announce that professionals in New York State's System Benefits Charge (SBC) territories (Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of NY, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation) or companies participating in SBC and the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) Program may qualify for up to 70% reduced tuition for select AEE live and online seminars. Participants will pay their share of the seminar fee and certification exam fee. For full details, please see

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.


"Outstanding training and instructor. Would highly recommend to others in the energy field."
John McGudain, Plant Operations, Auburn University

"Excellent use of time with discussions and examples."
Cari Williams, Team Leader, NIPSCO

"This is a great class that will help me in my future projects."
James Dragon, Chief Engineer, Albanese Confectionery Group

"Best certification training class I have attended."
Kurt Klukas, Engineering Manager, Feralloy Corporation

"Good course. I learned quite a bit."
Paul Ciesielski, Sourcing Manager, Arcelor Mittal USA

"Great course! Very informative and it added to my knowledge and had good, practical information."
Bruce Layman, Senior Program Specialist, Progress Energy

"The class was great! It brought the computer program we use to realistic values."
Mike McMeans, Facilities Maintenance Team Leader, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Inc.

"Overall, I enjoyed the class. I thought the information was of value and plan on using it in my occupation."
Alan Hill, Director, ATN

"Excellent course! I learned a lot and it was fun too!"
Keith Supernauage, ESE, Johnson Controls, Inc.

"Awesome course! I learned a lot of useful information that will certainly stick with me. Thank you!"
Jonathan Gunn, Energy Solutions Engineer, Johnson Controls, Inc.


New York, NY / June 13-15, 2016
Embassy Suites Secaucus Meadowlands: (201) 864-7300

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Washington, DC / September 19-21, 2016
(held in conjunction with WEEC 2016)
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Las Vegas, NV / October 17-19, 2016
Embassy Suites Convention Center Las Vegas: (702) 893-8000

Miami, FL / December 5-7, 2016
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay: (305) 374-3900

Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. In most cases these rooms are held up to four weeks prior to the seminar date. We therefore recommend that you make your hotel reservations early to assure availability of space. Be sure to reference AEE and the name of this seminar to assure that you receive the appropriate room rate.

AEE Approved Course Provider:
Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)

Dates/locations: May 31-Jun. 3, 2016 / Toronto
To register for CIET seminars, please visit:

Just Announced:
Special Class Offering

Dates/locations: June 20-23, 2016 / Honolulu, HI
For registration and Hawaii pricing info, please refer to the
Hawaii Course Registration Form

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



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 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.

Regular Fee: $1550
AEE Member Fee: $1450*
Government & Nonprofit Fee: $1450
Team Discount: Deduct $100 per Registrant*
* 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



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