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.
Presented online in a series of four live two-hour time modules, 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 realtime during the four live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.
AIA Learning Units Eligible
This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
About Masters Level CEA Certification
After completing the online training seminar, CEA applicant completes the online CEA certification application, selecting the remote testing option under "Testing Location." For information on obtaining your Masters Level CEA application form, or for further information on the Masters Level CEA program, certification and testing, Click Here.
Dates and Times
The program consists of four two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction. The course is scheduled for:
August 28 - 31, 2017
October 30 - November 2, 2017
Daily session times are as follows:
Times (Eastern time)
2:00 - 4:00 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Completion of all four modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.
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
Your Realtime Program Instructors
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.
Course Materials and Advance Preparations
The seminar fee covers registration for all four 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.
Certified Energy Auditor Preparatory Training Program (CEA) - Online Seminar Earns 1.2 CEU / 12 PDH / 2.4 AEE Credits toward Re-certification