ADVANCED ENERGY AUDITING (prep: Masters Level CEA certification)

Earns 2.8 CEU / 28 PDH / 5.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification

Member/Government/Non Profit Price: $1,895.00
Non-Member Price: $1,995.00

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

Note: Registering for this seminar does not automatically register you to take the Masters Level CEA exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on Masters Level CEA certification, CLICK HERE.


This program was developed
with DOE funding

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.

A Three & Half DAY SEMINAR




Traditional energy audits are based upon the evaluation of existing energy consumption, on-site data collection from energy consuming equipment, and reporting of common energy conservation opportunities. These audits can typically lead to 10% energy savings. The goal of the advanced energy audit is to reach beyond the typical equipment replacements, and develop a plan which considers additional areas such as indoor air quality, code compliance, operation and maintenance, risk mitigation, commissioning, and investment-grade details. This four-day course provides auditors with the knowledge and tools needed to develop enhanced recommendations leading to increased client energy savings.

The Masters Level CEA exam will be administered at each seminar site beginning in the afternoon of the final day of instruction -- only to those who have met qualifying criteria to sit for the exam and have submitted a completed Masters Level CEA application and fee.

Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the Masters Level CEA exam, you must submit your completed Masters Level CEA application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your Masters Level CEA application form, or for further information on the Masters Level CEA program, visit


ASHRAE Type I Audit
• Review of utility bills, typical bill structures, financial incentives
• Pre-audit facility manager interview
• Benchmarking analysis (Energy Star and Portfolio Manager)
• Building walk-through data
• Establishing a baseline for measuring improvements
• Typical savings and low cost / no cost improvements

ASHRAE Type II Audit
• Detailed energy usage analysis: base loads, seasonal loads
• Effective energy costs
• Evaluating existing conditions
• Estimating implementation costs and financial analysis
• Building system analysis with detailed example calculations
• Post implementation measurement and verification

Audit Best Practices

Investment Grade Audits
• What makes an audit "investment-grade"?
• Additional data collection and reporting
• Evaluating the staff's technological capability
• Examining interactions between recommendations
• Operation and maintenance recommendations
• Additional report material (manufacturer docs, schematics, pricing, safety)
• Alternate financing, grants, incentives
• Procurement approaches
• Risk evaluation and mitigation costs
• Environmental impact of recommendations
• Project implementation and commissioning plan
• Savings measurement and verification

Auditing Tools and Software
• Tools necessary for various types of audits
• Recommendations and examples
• Energy management screens
• Metering
• Useful software tools
• Survey and instrumentation

Example Virtual Energy Audit with Video and Discussion

Retro-Commissioning (RCx)
• What is RCx and how does it fit into energy auditing?
• Examples of savings potential through RCx
• Tools required for maximum success
• Example RCx process


Tim Janos. Tim Janos is a life member of the AEE. Having served as International President in 2006, he is currently Director of Special Projects and Certified Energy Manager Board Chairman. Tim was elected to the AEE's Manager Hall of Fame in 2007 and is currently a national and international instructor for AEE. As Principal of Spectrum Energy Concepts, Inc., Mr. Janos currently provides energy consulting services for clients that represent a who's who of industry. Mr. Janos formal education includes degrees from John Carroll University and a JD from Cleveland State University

SCOTT DUNNING, Ph.D., P.E., C.E.M., is a professor and director of the University of Maine's School of Engineering Technology. As founding director of the university's Industrial Assessment Center, he has led over 200 industrial assessments of facilities throughout New England. He currently performs commercial audits for the Efficiency Maine Trust. Dr. Dunning is recognized as a national expert in energy efficiency and auditing, and has lectured and written widely in the field.

JAMES W. BROWN, P.E., is a principal overseeing the Energy Systems Associates division of Terracon. His expertise includes providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering and design, as well as energy consulting services for institutional, commercial and industrial clients. He has managed numerous projects resulting directly from facility investment grade energy audits, and has authored books focused on investment grade energy audits and maintenance of sustainably designed facilities.


Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for Masters Level CEA certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300.

Regular Fee: $1895
AEE Member Fee: $1695*
Government & Nonprofit Fee: $1695
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: 7:30 am

Seminar Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Days 1 through 3
8:00 am - 12:00 noon Day 4

Exam on afternoon of Day 4, following seminar: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
(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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