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This program earns 1.6 CEUs, 16 PDHs and 3.2 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

Dates, Locations and Hotel Information

Oct. 15-16, 2018 / Charlotte, NC
Held in conjunction with WEEC. For hotel options visit the WEEC website

Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms offering special group rates has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. When you call, be sure to mention AEE and the name of the seminar you will be attending to receive the group rates.


This seminar is helps professionals who already have the CEM credential stay current on trends, technologies and strategies to bolster their energy management game plans. The course also offers valuable CEUs to professionals to help them maintain their CEM. The presentation has been designed as a follow-up for previous energy manager training offered by AEE, and is presented by the well-known instructors. This course is more interactive and addresses several advanced topics, going beyond what was covered in the basic course, or that are new since the materials for the original seminar were developed. By completing this two-day course, you will earn 1.6 CEU, which is equal to 3.2 credits toward recertification. A total of 10 credits must be accumulated over a three-year period to maintain CEM certification.

Key Benefits:

  • Learn how to prepare for new legislation that could affect your organization
  • Learn about new energy efficiency technologies
  • Learn about new funding mechanisms to implement projects
  • Learn new strategies to increase business efficiencies and profits
  • Learn the best strategies to optimize energy, water, waste, taxes (and other resources) savings
  • Learn strategies to improve company image and optimize marketing opportunities
  • Earn CEU or PDH credits toward maintaining your certifications and other professional credentials


This course is designed to help CEMs, including energy managers, energy engineers, facility and business managers, industrial engineers, supply chain professionals, utility officials, consultants, contractors, financial officers, and energy service company professionals become more aware of and effective at identifying and implementing the best energy management strategies.



Introductions and Networking
Global Energy & Market Trends
Updates on:

  • Energy, Environmental and Climate Updates
  • Energy Management Strategies/Thinking
  • New Funding Mechanisms to Get Projects Done
  • Live Q&A / Discussion on Current Issues from Audience

Condensing Boilers: (~ 3.5 hours)
Condensing boilers have been on the market for over 30 years. They offer the potential of high efficiency compared to conventional boilers, but only when designed, applied, and operated properly. The problem is that condensing boilers don’t work like conventional boilers and that difference can cost you money. This discussion will show how condensing boilers work, and what you can do to ensure high efficiency. Several real-world examples, backed by metered data, will be presented.

-  Comparing Boiler Categories
    -- Conventional boilers
    -- Near-condensing boilers
    -- Condensing boilers
-  How condensing boilers work
-  Advantages and Limitations
-  Fuel types
    -- Natural gas (and propane)
    -- Fuel oil
-  Special maintenance considerations
-  Design considerations
    -- How to design the boiler system to maximize condensing operation
    -- New constructions
    -- Retrofit
    -- Space heating applications
    -- Service hot water applications
-  Operation considerations
    -- How condensing boilers differ from conventional boilers
    -- Important parameters to monitor
    -- When condensing boilers do not condense
    -- How to operate condensing boiler systems to maximize condensing operation
    -- Control strategies that work
-  Examples with real data

Module on Selling Energy Projects

  • 2016 Tax Benefits
  • Non-Utility Benefits
  • Real Estate Value Improvement
  • Psychological Factors
  • Presentation Tips and Exercises

“Hot Topics” and Quick Paybacks
LED Lighting Solutions
Unbelievable Failures (Photos and Videos)

Visual interpretation of energy data to improve operations, reduce energy consumption, and increase profits: (~1.5 hours)
There are lots of different ways to analyze data from energy meters. Different visualization techniques can provide different insights when interpreting energy data. High-frequency interval energy data is not always the easiest or best. This discussion will illustrate different visual techniques from the most basic approaches to more advanced strategies. Advantages and limitations of different visualization methodologies will be presented. With proper interpretation, energy data visualization can help you identify new opportunities to improve operations, reduce energy consumption, and increase profits.

While some tools will be discussed and visualization techniques illustrated, this seminar will not get into the details of coding or programming.

Automated Diagnostics and Analytics for Buildings (1 hour)
We will discuss the latest technologies available for fault detection, diagnostics, building analytics, and operational experience with stand alone and web based systems.   

-  Time-interval energy data (non-technical overview)
-  Using annual, monthly, daily, hourly, more granular interval data
-  Software tools (non-technical overview)
-  Examples from the field
-  Glide paths
-  Multi facility prioritizations
-  Monthly load profiles
-  Spotting trends
-  Benchmarking
-  Daily load and demand profiles
-  Spotting unusual events
-  Dashboards
-  Performance maps
-  Heat maps
- Advanced Energy Information Systems
- Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics AFDD Systems


ERIC A. WOODROOF, Ph.D., C.E.M., C.R.M., PCF has helped over 400 organizations and governments save hundreds of millions in energy expenses.  He identifies and develops projects that have high rates of return or immediate cash flow, thereby making businesses more cost-competitive and “green”.  He also provides independent counsel on contracts and projects.  Dr. Woodroof is a recognized authority on practical energy management, GHG strategies, financing, performance contracting and selling projects.  Dr. Woodroof serves on several certification boards and editorial boards and is the youngest member of the Energy Manager's Hall of Fame.  Eric is the founder of Profitable Green Solutions and his direct line is 888-563-7221 x101.

STEVEN PARKER, P.E., C.E.M. is the Editor-in-Chief for Energy Engineering, a bi- monthly Journal of the Association of Energy Engineers. With over 35 years of experience focused on energy management, he has developed and instructed numerous energy-efficiency workshops and seminars both in the U.S. and overseas. Mr. Parker is a Fellow and Past President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a member of the AEE Energy Manager’s Hall of Fame, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a registered Professional Engineer (PE). Prior to becoming the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Engineering, Mr. Parker spent 23 years with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he supported energy efficiency programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of the Navy, Department of the Army, General Services Administration, Bonneville Power Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Steven has conducted several hundred energy assessments and audits of industrial, commercial, institutional, and federal facilities both in the United States and overseas.  He has also authored over 100 technical reports, articles, book chapters, and other professional publications on energy efficiency and energy management. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University.


Note: Fees shown are for seminar only and apply to continental U.S. courses listed above only. Application for an AEE certification and exam requires a separate fee. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the associated AEE exam. Are you registering multiple attendees? You may be eligible for Team Discounts up to $100 per attendee (US only) **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: 8:15 am
Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seminar Hours Day 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm




For assistance or questions pertaining to registering for this seminar, 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