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AEE Members receive $100 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM100" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

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

Note: Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the CEM exam. Fee is for seminar only and for programs held in continental US. Pricing for courses held outside the continental US will be higher depending on course location and travel. To complete the certification application process ($400 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CEM certification, CLICK HERE. Seminar pricing will be higher for courses held outside of continental U.S.


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

This training program is also available in a Realtime
Online format.  CLICK HERE for details.


CEM Certification Gains Industry Recognition...

AEE's Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) certification program is:

  • Accredited by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • Recognized by U.S. DOE Better Buildings.
  • Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco.
  • AIA learning units eligible.
  • An GBCI / CMP approved training course.
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Master Complex Energy Concepts Quickly:
AEE has developed a series of concise videos to help individuals understand some of the basic concepts, terminology and calculations used by energy managers. These videos can be viewed by seminar attendees prior to attending an energy seminar and sitting for an exam
View the Complete Video Series Here.

Instructor Video Introduction

Dates, Locations and Hotel Information

Jun 6-7 2018 | New York NY

Sheraton Tribeca
Tel: 1-866-961-3319
Discount Link: Click Here
Discount Code: AEE Energy Seminar

Oct 18-19 2018 | Charlotte NC | Held in conjunction with WEEC at the Charlotte Convention Center. For recomended hotels and prefered rates please visit

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 the hotel, be sure to mention AEE, the name of the seminar and any applicable discount code.


This fast-paced, highly focused seminar is designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for the CEM exam. It will include updates on topics of current importance, such as implementation of the most recent federal energy legislation, new energy efficiency equipment standards for commercial buildings, building commissioning basics, and the tools required to create and implement a maximally effective and sustainable energy cost reduction program. The instructor will review the technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of effective energy management and, including the basics of energy efficiency improvement as it relates to electrical, utility, building, and combustion systems.

Participants will gain a clearer understanding of how energy policy has evolved over the last three decades, along with what may be anticipated in terms of legislative or policy moves to address climate change and encourage sustainable development. Also covered will be how energy procurement strategies have evolved, and what factors are currently impacting the purchase of oil and gas.

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 on the morning of the day following the seminar -- only to those candidates who have met the above requirements. To obtain/print your CEM application form or see further information on the CEM program, visit

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 the Basics of Energy Management AEE on demand online seminar program.


New Driving Forces for Energy Efficiency
• Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015
• Executive Order 13693:
   Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade
• Energy benchmarking and disclosure laws
   in state and local governments
• EPA Section 111(d) Rule to Reduce Existing
   Power Plant Carbon Emissions

Relevant Codes & Standards
• New/pending legislation
• Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007
• Energy Policy Act of 2005
• Energy Policy Act of 1992
• National Energy Conservation Policy Act
• ANSI/ISO 50001
• ASHRAE Standard 189.1
• ASHRAE Standard 90.1, 90.2
• ASHRAE Standard 62, 62.1, 62.2

Energy Accounting and Economics
• Time value of money
• Present worth method
• Annual cost method
• Interest formulae and tables
• Depreciation methods
• Impact of fuel escalation rates
• Simple payback

Energy Audits and Instrumentation
• Roles of audits
• Types of energy audits
• Instrumentation
• ASHRAE audits, types I, II, II

Electrical Systems
• Rate structures
• Power factor correction
• Energy management systems

Motors and Drives
• AC motor control
• DC motors
• Variable frequency drives
• Motor efficiency and power factor

• Lamp types
• Zonal cavity design method
• Ballasts
• Lighting controls

Industrial Systems
• Laws of thermodynamics
• Waste heat recovery
• Boilers and thermosystems
• Steam tables
• Heat exchangers
• Compressors

Mechanical Systems
• Affinity laws
• Psychrometric charts
• Heat pumps and chillers
• Ventilation requirements

Building Envelope
• Thermal resistance
• Solar heat gain
• Insulation
• Heat transfer coefficients

Green Buildings, LEED® & ENERGY STAR
• Introduction to sustainability
• The USGBC and the LEED® rating system
• Summary of prerequisites / credits for NC and EB

Comprehensive Review of CEM Sample Problems

Alternative Financing
• Types of financing
• Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC)

Cogeneration and CHP Systems
• Topping, combine & bottoming cycles
• Combined heat and power

Energy Procurement
• Marketers and brokers
• Innovative energy purchasing

Building Automation and Control Systems
• Basic controls
• BACnet / LON
• Direct digital control
• Discharge reset and digital setback

Thermoenergy Storage Systems

Boiler and Steam Systems
• Boiler types
• Combustion efficiency
• Fuel ratio
• Boiler blowdown

Maintenance and Commissioning
• Steam leaks and compressed air leaks
• Steam traps
• Preventive maintenance
• Boiler commissioning
• Retro-commissioning
• Benefits of commissioning


CLINT D. CHRISTENSON, C.E.M., is currently a consultant and instructor providing optimization services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. He previously served as Senior Buildings Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Senior Energy Engineer with NORESCO, Inc., and the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. Clint also served as the Director of Oklahoma State University's Industrial Assessment Center. His broad experience in energy management has included the conducting of over 150 industrial, commercial, and institutional energy surveys over 20 years. He has published widely in the energy field, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.


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: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Exam on Day Following Seminar:
    8:00 am / exam check-in
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm / exam
(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