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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 CWEP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CWEP certification, CLICK HERE.




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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.

For a printable PDF of AEE's brochure describing this seminar, Click Here.



Dates, Locations and Hotel Information

Jun. 19-20 2018 | Seattle WA | Held in conjunction with EMC at the Washington State Convention Center. For recomended hotels and prefered rates please visit

Oct. 19-17 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.


Water is one of the most essential natural resources. More and more businesses - both large and small, industries, institutions, utilities, cities and governmental agencies are looking for strategies to reduce water usage to their reduce costs and as a part of their larger sustainability plans. Implementing water-efficient technologies or techniques is often a team effort involving individuals with varied backgrounds, responsibilities and levels of expertise.

This comprehensive two-day instructional program is designed to help educate those who have responsibilities in the sustainable or utility efficiency field on best practices for maximizing results and understanding water efficiency basics. Attendees will learn technical and organizational strategies, including conducting a water efficiency site assessment, water billing, relevant terminology, federal, state and municipal mandates and policies, and water measurement and verification, along with water supply options and water balancing development.

The seminar is designed to serve as a preparatory training vehicle for the examination required to be completed by those interested in obtaining AEE's Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) certification. The seminar is also open to those who simply wish to benefit from the training provided, and do not wish to sit for the exam following the seminar.

By obtaining the CWEP certification, participants will gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of technical and operational water efficiency principles. The program also serves as a fundamental building block for additional individual professional development such as obtaining the Energy Efficiency Practitioner (EEP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CDSP) or the Business Energy Professional (BEP) designation.

Who Should Participate:
This program will provide an ideal training and potential career advancement opportunity for the following water efficiency and management involved professionals:

  • Energy service professionals
  • Certified Energy Managers (CEMs) and Certified Energy Auditors (CEAs)
  • Energy management professionals needing water efficiency strategies
  • Government Resource Efficiency Managers (REMs)
  • Facility and maintenance managers
  • Building technicians and operators
  • Building owners and property managers
  • Utility professionals
  • Federal, state and municipal planners
  • Energy and facilities champions
  • Sustainability professionals and Certified Sustainable Development Professions (CSDPs)
  • Energy and water administrators
  • Contractors
  • Government facility managers
  • New facility entrants into the water efficiency field
  • Returning veterans seeking an energy and sustainability related career

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




  • Introduction
  • Terms
  • Policy & Standards
    • EPACT 1992
    • EO 13693
  • Utility Analysis & Benchmarking
    • Units of measure
    • Water utility billing
    • Water rates & marginal cost of water
    • Valuing on-site production costs
    • Benchmarking
  • Facility Auditing
    • Preliminary assessment
    • Investment grade audit
    • Building pressure: static vs. dynamic
    • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Metering
    • Types of meters
    • Best application
    • Exemptions (evaporative, landscape)
  • M&V Overview
    • General overview
    • IPMVP protocols
  • Domestic Plumbing
    • Toilets
    • Urinals
    • Flush valves
    • Faucets
    • Showerheads
  • Kitchen Equipment
    • Pre-rinse sprayers
    • Ice machines
    • Garbage disposals / scullery stations
    • Tray wash stations
    • Convection steamers
    • Dish machines
  • Laundry Equipment
    • HE washers & dryers
    • Industrial applications: tunnel washers
    • OLSS
    • Recycle systems
  • Irrigation
    • Evapotranspiration
    • Advanced controls
    • HE distribution
  • Pools
    • Pool covers
    • Backwash controls
    • Filter media
    • Ozone pool treatment
  • HVAC & Mechanical Equipment
    • Cooling towers
    • Boilers
    • Evaporative coolers
    • Pumps, compressors, condensers
  • Softening & Filtration Systems
    • Softeners
    • RO
    • DI
    • Multi-media
  • Sterilization, Medical & Lab Equipment
    • Sterilizers / autoclaves
    • Dialysis units
    • Vacuum pumps & air compressors
    • Roto-evaps, stills, aspirators
    • Lasers, icroscopes, film processors
    • MRI, X-ray, linear accelerator
  • Water Supply Options / Sources
    • Potable water
    • Non-potable fresh water
    • ILA water
    • Alternative water sources
    • RWH
    • Gray water
    • AHUCH
    • Water recycling
  • Storm Water Management
    • Green roofs
    • Rain gardens
    • Permeable pavement


Eric Elam, CEM, CWEP, currently serves as the Director of Project Development and co-founder of Water Savers, LLC, a recognized leader in advanced design and construction of water efficiency projects. Eric brings over 12 years’ experience in all facets of managing water efficiency projects from investment grades audits, advanced design of solutions, scope development, measure implementation, and measurement and verification. Prior to founding Water Savers in 2009, Eric has worked for multiple water and energy efficiency companies in the Energy Performance Contracting industry. Eric is active with several trade associations, and currently serves as the primary instructor for AEE’s Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) program. Eric holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. With course emphasis in the field of Biological Sciences, Eric brings a unique perspective to traditional water conservation project design and engineering.


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 at