Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam. To complete the certification application process ($400 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CEM certification, CLICK HERE .
AN IN-DEPTH PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE CEM EXAMINATION
A 5-DAY SEMINAR
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 a considerably 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 www.aeeprograms.com/nyserda.
This training 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.
CEM Certification Now ANSI Accredited
AEE's Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) 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.
NEW - AEE Certifications Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco
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 Manager and Certified Energy Auditor 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.
The City of San Francisco's Department of the Environment now recognizes a Certified Energy Manager, Existing Building Commissioning Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional with at least two years' experience as qualified to provide energy auditing services. Under the city's Environment Code Chapter 20 Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, an energy audit is required every five years.
COMMENTS FROM PAST ATTENDEES OF THIS SEMINAR
"Good course and lots of information." Amanda Huffman, Captain, USAF
"Great training!" Charles Ammons, Energy Manager, Kentucky National Guard
"After taking this course, I feel that I will be a much better energy manager." Robert Layson, Energy Manager
"Overall, it was a great experience and I would recommend this course to others." Jorge Jourdan, Mechanical Engineer, AKF Engineers
"This course had relevant information that will greatly increase my knowledge in my career." Britney Thompson, Energy Manager, Fayette County Public Schools
"Very good program. I learned more than I thought I would." Joseph Groveman, Energy Engineer, Siemens
"Excellent course. Great presentation and instructors." Alex Inman, Energy Specialist, Intelepoint
"Super class and a very high value!" Lora Janssen, Facilities Operation Manager, Washington State University
"Totally pleased, challenged and informed." David T. Lynch, USMC Manager/Mechanical Engineer, Ft. Gordon
"I liked the instructors' presentation the best. They were excellent trainers, and not just presenters of information." Christopher Watson, Electrical Designer, 2RW Consulting Engineers
"Great overview of Energy Management!" Jack Johnson, Environmental Coordinator, Brown Printing
"Great material and outstanding instructors!" Craig Cutts, PWO, NAVFAC
Dr. Barney Capehart and Dr. Eric Woodruff recently instructed over 110 students during the Five Day Comprehensive Training program for Energy Managers as part of a GEFA program.
LOCATIONS & DATES
Atlanta, GA / March 2-6, 2015 Westin Buckhead: (404) 365-0065
New York, NY / April 13-17, 2015 Hilton New York JFK Airport: (718) 659-0200
Chicago, IL / May 11-15, 2015 Hilton Chicago Northbrook: (847) 480-7500
Boston, MA / June 22-26, 2015 Boston Marriott Peabody: (978) 977-9700
Washington, DC / July 13-17, 2015 Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria: (703) 683-6000
Albany, NY / August 3-7, 2015 Albany Marriott: (518) 458-8444
San Antonio, TX / September 14-18, 2015 Sheraton Gunther San Antonio: (210) 227-3241
Nashville, TN / October 5-9, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt: (615) 369-5900
Orlando, FL / November 2-6, 2015 The Florida Hotel & Convention Center: (407) 859-1500
Las Vegas, NV / December 14-18, 2015 Westin Las Vegas: (702) 836-5900
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, and be sure to reference AEE and the name of this seminar to assure that you receive the appropriate room rate.
Also available from AEE-approved providers...
Offerings of This Seminar Available via AEE Chapters
Other offerings of this seminar may be available as in-house programs hosted by a local AEE chapter . CLICK HERE to view AEE chapter offerings currently available.
If your local chapter or organization is interested in hosting an in-house seminar, contact Jenn Geho, (770) 279-4391 / firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AEE Approved Course Provider: Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)
Dates/Locations: Mar. 9-13, 2015, Halifax / Apr. 13-17, 2015, Calgary / Apr. 14-23, 2015, Québec / Apr. 20-24, 2015, Toronto / May 11-15, 2015, Vancouver / Jun. 1-5, 2015, St. John, NB / Jun. 8-12, 2015, Toronto To register for CIET seminars, please visit: www.cietcanada.com
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This special 5-day seminar provides an in- depth, comprehensive learning and problem-solving forum for those who want a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies, as well as serving as a preparatory course of instruction for energy professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) examination.
The program begins by examining the basic fundamentals within all key areas of energy management. From there, the instructors systematically move to a working level knowledge of the specific principles and techniques needed to really get the job done. This approach has been specially designed to fulfill the needs of professionals who seek a broader and more detailed learning experience than can be provided in AEE energy seminars shorter courses. In only five days, you can gain the knowledge and confidence it takes to effectively apply state-of-the-art principles of energy management, and to achieve control over energy costs in your organization whether youre responsible for managing a single facility or developing an energy management program for multiple corporate facilities, government buildings, etc. AEE semminarss most requested program, this seminar has been completed by thousands of professionals since its inception in 1994.
The CEM certification process requires meeting specified CEM eligibility requirements, along with the submitting of a separate CEM application and $400 application fee, which qualifies you to sit for the exam. The CEM examination is administered at each seminar site beginning at 11:00 am on day 5 of instruction -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. NOTE: You must bring a hand calculator to the seminar and to the exam, since CEM testing policy does not allow computers, tablets or cell phones to be used for calculations during the exam. To obtain/print your CEM application form or see further information on the CEM program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification.
Basic Skills Required for This Seminar The CEM preparatory training seminar assumes basic problem-solving skills, including quick and accurate use of a hand calculator, ability to use basic algebra, and ability to set up problem solution expressions and calculations from a written problem statement. Those needing a refresher program in these skills may wish to participate in one of the following self-study seminars:
COMPREHENSIVE 5-DAY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ENERGY MANAGERS / SEMINAR OUTLINE
THE NEED FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT Building energy cost control Utility DSM programs and deregulation energy efficiency and peak demand reduction Commercial business energy cost control Industrial plant operation improvement: Reducing energy costs Reducing environmental emissions Improving product quality Improving plant productivity
CONDUCTING AN ENERGY AUDIT Purpose of the energy audit Facility description and data needs Major systems in the facility Data forms for recording information Collecting the actual data Identification of preliminary energy management opportunities
ENERGY AUDIT INSTRUMENTATION The need for instrumentation Light level meters Electric meters Voltages, current, power, energy, power factor Temperature-measuring instruments Combustion efficiency measurement Air flow and air leak measurement Thermography Data logging
ENERGY CODES AND STANDARDS Building codes ASHRAE standards (62, 15, 3, 90.1) ASME, IEEE, and other standards Federal legislation NECPA, PURPA, NGPA, CAAA, NEPA of 1992 CFC replacements Montreal Protocol, Global Climate Change National Energy Policy Act of 2005 Proposed tax incentives 2002
BUILDING ENERGY USE AND PERFORMANCE Fuel types and costs Energy content of fuels Energy conversion factors Building envelope Natural gas purchasing Retail wheeling of electricity Major building energy use systems ENERGY ACCOUNTING IN BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES Energy use index, energy cost index Where energy is used in facilities Lighting and HVAC energy use
ENERGY RATE STRUCTURES Identifying types of energy used Electric rates, gas rates Oil, coal, and other rates Steam and hot water rates Factors in controlling fuel costs Utility incentive programs
ELECTRIC RATE STRUCTURES Short history of electric rates The difference between power and energy Electric meters Components of electric rates Example rate structures Factors in controlling electric costs Electric utility incentive programs Special schedules (interruptible, TOU, real-time pricing)
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS Economic decision analysis Simple economic measures The time value of money Present and future values Cost and benefit analysis After tax cash flows
ALTERNATIVE FINANCING Role of performance contracting Different sources (loans, stock sales, bonds, etc.) FEMP and alternative financing True lease, capital lease, bonds, etc.
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY Objectives: design criteria Types and maintenance of heat exchangers Recuperators; economizers
LIFE CYCLE COSTING Concept of life cycle costing Purchase costs vs. operating costs Example analyses Government standards FEMP
FUEL SUPPLY AND FUEL SWITCHING Alternative fuel choices Technology choices HVAC systems, boilers, heaters, industrial processes Benefits of deregulation electric, gas, and oil
ELECTRICAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT Peak load reduction Power factor improvement Energy management control systems Load management Harmonics and other power quality issues
LIGHTING Basics of lighting and current lighting technologies New lighting technologies Economic evaluation of example lighting improvements Lighting standards EPA Green Lights program T12, T8, T5 lamps Compact fluorescents HID, sulfur lamps MOTORS AND ADJUSTABLE SPEED DRIVES How motors work High-efficiency motors Examples of cost-effective motor changes Use of adjustable speed drives Example of cost-effective ASD use Improved motor belts and drives Compressed air management Adjustable speed drive alternatives: eddy current clutches permanent magnet clutches variable frequency drives inlet and outlet vane control, etc.
HVAC SYSTEM Types of HVAC systems and new technologies The vapor-compression cycle Air conditioning loads Chiller improvement example Control, thermal storage, absorption systems
CONTROLS AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT Night set back Optimum start/stop Enthalpy economizers Temperature resets PID controls, pneumatic controls Control characteristics DDC
INSULATION Types of insulation Heat flow calculations Economic levels of insulation Passive thermal energy Process insulation
GREEN BUILDINGS, LEED® & ENERGY STAR Green buildings and sustainable design U.S. Green Buildings Council and LEED LEED certification: LEED -- NC, EB, CI, CS ASHRAE 90.1 energy cost budget method Energy and atmosphere, indoor environmental quality, water efficiency EPA and the ENERGY STAR program ENERGY STAR building label Energy performance ratings and profile manager BOILERS AND STEAM GENERATION Basics of combustion systems excess air control Boiler efficiency improvement blowdown management, condensate return, turbulators Combustion controls Waste heat recovery Steam traps purpose and testing Process insulation Example of boiler improvement
COGENERATION (CHP) What is cogeneration Types of cogeneration cycles Examples of cost-effective use of cogen QFs and deregulation Use of waste for fuel Fuel cells, microturbines, etc. MAINTENANCE Maintenance management systems Monitoring for maintenance Infrared photography for maintenance Cost of Air, steam, gas leaks; uninsulated surfaces
ALTERNATIVE FINANCING Different financing methods Attributes of each method After-tax cash flow analysis
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Each program will be instructed by two of the following team of instructors. AEE Seminars reserves the right to utilize other instructors to teach courses based on instructor availability, scheduling, course need and other factors
BARNEY CAPEHART, Ph.D., C.E.M., is a professor emeritus of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has broad experience in the commercial/industrial sector, having served as Director of the University of Florida Industrial Assessment Center from 1990 to 1999. He has personally conducted over 100 audits of industrial facilities and has assisted students in conducting audits of hundreds of office buildings, small businesses, government facilities, and other commercial facilities. He is the lead author for the Guide to Energy Management textbook, founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and co-author or editor of five other energy books. Dr Capehart is the creator of AEE's Five Day Training Program for Energy Managers, and has trained over 10,000 energy managers in that program.
WARREN M. HEFFINGTON, Ph.D., P.E., C.E.M., is the founding director of the Industrial Assessment Center at Texas A&M University, which has provided over 450 industrial assessments. The U.S. DOE has contracted with this center to provide national training on the industrial assessment process. Dr. Heffington personally has directed about 200 industrial assessments and has supervised the review of over 300 energy audit reports for commercial and institutional buildings. He has been active in research on industrial demand and duty factors, and on the energy audit process. He is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University, where he teaches a graduate course in industrial energy management.
ERIC A. WOODROOF, Ph.D., C.E.M., is widely recognized both nationally and internationally for helping energy and environmental projects get approved and implemented, having helped over 400 organizations and governments improve profits with energy- environmental solutions. He brings to this program over 15 years experience in energy management, consulting and training. His clients have included large corporations, universities, airports, utilities, cities, and the U.S. and foreign governments. He has written widely in the field, and is chairman of AEE's Carbon & GHG Reduction Manager (CRM) program certification board, and a board member for AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) program since 1999. He is also founder of ProfitableGreenSolutions.com.
FEES* Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for CEM certification and exam requires a separate fee of $400. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam.
* NOTE: Seminar fees shown apply to continental U.S. courses listed above only.
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.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 5: 8:00 - 10:00 am Exam on Day 5 Following Seminar: 11:00 am - 3:00 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 valerie@aeecen ter.org