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



This program is a

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider Approved Certification Course

The Education Provider Program (EPP) 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.


This program is
BPI recognized for CEU credits

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.








This three-day live seminar will not be offered again during the current calendar year. However, you may wish to consider hosting an inhouse REA training course at your own location by contacting 770-279-4391. Or for information about the available online version of the REA training seminar, CLICK HERE for details.


This 3-day program is designed to provide the specific training needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE’s Residential Energy Auditor (REA) certification exam.

The program covers all major aspects of home energy use, residential energy systems and technologies, energy conservation measures (ECMs), energy auditing methodology and calculations, and diagnostic and software tools. The course material assumes no prior knowledge of the topic and incorporates all the basic information residential energy auditors need.

For those wishing to qualify for the REA certification, the REA examination will be administered on the morning of the day following the seminar to pre-qualified applicants.

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

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 Jennifer DeBold, (770) 279-4391 / for more information.



Introduction / Audit Objectives


Energy Basics

Utility Billing
• "Base" vs. "seasonal" energy use
• Estimating space heating/cooling energy use from bill data

Principles of Heat Transfer
• Introduction / basic principles
• Conduction / convection (infiltration) / radiant
• Heating Degree Days
• Heat transfer calculations

Residential Energy Overview
• Typical consumption by end-use
• Factors affecting residential energy consumption

Building Envelope
• Defining the envelope
• Areas of conductive losses/gains
• Radiant heat gains
• Sources of infiltration
• Building envelope ECMs (Energy Conservation Measures)
• Indoor air quality
• Calculating energy and cost savings

Space Heating
• Factors affecting space conditioning energy use
• Electric space heating systems
• Fossil fuel heating systems
• Space heating calculations and ECMs

Air Conditioning
• Vapor compression cycle and components
• System types/configurations
• Efficiency ratings
• Air conditioning calculations and ECMs

Water Heating
• Factors in water heating energy use
• Electric / gas / other water heating systems
• Water heating energy calculations
• Water heating ECMs

Lighting and Appliances
• Lighting efficiency
• Lighting energy calculations
• Lighting ECMs
• Residential appliances
• Appliance energy calculations
• Efficient appliances / Energy Star

Financial Calculations / Tax Credits
• Simple payback calculations
• Federal tax credits for qualifying ECMs

Residential Energy Audit Overview
• Types of residential energy audits
• Home Energy Ratings / Energy Star / LEED for residential buildings

Conducting a Residential Energy Audit
• Preparation
• Observations / what to look for
• Measurements / calculations
• Diagnostic tools / instruments
• Presenting recommendations


FRANK WALSH has 25 years of experience in residential energy efficiency and conservation programs. Prior to founding F.J. Walsh & Associates in 1996, he spent 12 years with A&C Enercom, where he specialized in training and residential program design. He has developed and conducted numerous training seminars in the areas of his expertise, including programs on residential energy auditing. He has also developed residential energy efficiency programs for clients including Edison Electric Institute, Tennessee Valley Authority, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Consumers Power and Entergy Corporation.

Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for REA certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300. Registering for the seminar does not automatically register you to take the REA exam.


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
Seminar Hours Day 3: 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)

Although the REA certification is not strongly technically based, there are still some formulas and calculations utilized in the presentation of this seminar which are essential to understanding some of the basic principles of residential energy auditing. Those needing a refresher program covering effective use of a hand calculator and use of formulas may wish to consider participating in the Basics of Energy Management online seminar prior to taking this course. For information, visit




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