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Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program (CEA) - Online Seminar

Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program (CEA) - Online Seminar
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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: terese@aeecen

Presented online in a series of five (four 2-1/2 hour and one 2-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 Energy Auditor (CEA®) exam. The course agenda also includes updates on topics of current importance to all individuals involved in performing facility energy audits.

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 five live teleconferencing sessions.

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About the Seminar

This course earns 1.2 CEUs, 12 PDHs and 2.4 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

Become a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA). 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 Energy Auditor (CEA) certification. Completion of this seminar also fills the training requirement for CEA candidates. (Optionally, you may also consider taking the 3 day Fundamentals of Energy Auditing live course, offered at several locations throughout the U.S. each year.)

The online Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program covers all aspects of energy auditing, including pre-audit work, data collection procedures, equipment familiarization and utility analysis. End-use equipment and systems are discussed in detail, with the primary focus being on identifying energy conservation opportunities and project prioritization using economic analyses. Water conservation and auditing methods are also addressed. This course covers the full scope of subjects which are addressed on the CEA examination, and will give you the technical knowledge you need to perform a comprehensive energy and water audit.

CEACertification Gains Industry Recognition...

AEE's Certified Energy Auditor® (CEM®) certification program is:

  • Accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • Recognized by U.S. DOE Better Buildings.
  • AIA learning units eligible.

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Complete Your Certification Application & Register for an Exam

This program covers the full scope of subjects addressed on the AEE's certification exam. The exam can be taken at a remote testing center. For more about certification and testing, visit, then select the required certification and complete step 2 of the application process.

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Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of four 2-1/2-hour and one 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 12 hours of instruction.

June 4-8, 2018 | 5-Days | 2.5 Hours per Day | 12 - 2:30 pm.

Completion of all five modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

SESSION 1: 2.5 hours

Introduction to Energy Auditing
• Energy auditing fundamentals
• Energy units; estimating energy usage; conversion factors
• Energy auditing procedures and planning
• Data required for energy analysis
• Prioritization of energy efficiency measures
• Audit tools; Energy audit software

Utility Analysis
• Demand and energy
• Rates classifications
• Identifying billing errors
• Energy accounting

Lighting Systems
• Measurement of light
• Efficiency/efficacy
• Light color-CCT/CRI
• Lamp lumen depreciation


SESSION 2: 2.5 hours

Lighting Systems (cont'd)
• Lamp types and characteristics
• Controls
• Energy management opportunities

Air Conditioning Systems
• HVAC basics
• Load estimating
• Efficiencies

SESSION 3: 2.5 hours

Air Conditioning Systems (cont'd)
• Components
• Chillers-electric, gas driven, absorbers
• Piping arrangements
• Energy saving opportunities

Heating Systems
• Boilers-fire tube, water tube, cast iron
• Distribution systems
• Terminal units
• Boiler energy management

SESSION 4: 2.5 hours

Heating Systems (cont'd)
• Furnaces-electric, gas, pulse, condensing
• Furnace energy management

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

SESSION 5: 2 hours

Domestic Hot Water Systems
• Types
• Efficiencies
• Circulating pumps
• Heat pump water heaters
• Energy management opportunities

Building Envelope
• Heat flow concept
• R and U values
• Walls, roofs, windows, Low e glass
• Infiltration
• Energy management opportunities

Water Conservation
• Rate structures
• Water conservation methods
• Irrigation and landscaping
• Leak detection
• Water audit

Your Realtime Program Instructor

TERRY NIEHUS, P.E., C.E.M., is the founder of Lakeshore Consulting, a firm specializing in technical training and energy auditing. His clients have included numerous electric and gas utilities, the Army National Guard, the Corps of Engineers, and hundreds of commercial and industrial businesses. Mr. Niehus has extensive experience as a trainer, having taught courses including commercial building energy system, 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. He is well- versed in both life cycle cost analysis and use of building simulation programs.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all six two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non- tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.