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.
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.
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.
About the Seminar
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.
About CEA Certification. The requirements to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. Each applicant for CEA professional certification must attend one of AEE's approved training courses (either the online or live seminar program) and complete and pass a four-hour written exam, as well as meet specific educational and professional criteria. (Note that the seminar fee does not include the certification application/testing fee.) For more about CEA certification, testing and application fees, Click Here.
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.
Beginning on August 21, 2017 and October 16, 2017 with session dates and times as follows:
Times (Eastern time US)
12:00 - 2:30 pm
12:00 - 2:30 pm
12:00 - 2:30 pm
12:00 - 2:30 pm
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Completion of all five modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
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
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.
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