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Energy Efficiency Practitioner Online Training Program


*Please note, for all certification preparation training programs, an additional fee is due when submitting your certification application to take the exam.

About this Program

This online training program is a highly condensed version of the live EEP training program. It designed to provide attendees a concise, but comprehensive overview of practices for improving energy management and energy efficiency in buildings and across facilities. Many energy professionals use this program to develop their background knowledge before embarking on a path to the Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®) or Business Energy Professional (BEP) certifications.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of energy management, including terminology and the technical aspects of systems and equipment that energy managers are responsible for in buildings and facilities.
  • Learn the crucial steps of energy management and organizational strategies, including auditing, measurement, commissioning, payback, and maintenance.
  • Learn how to identify the low-cost, no-cost system improvements that can provide immediate financial benefits
  • Then take energy management a step further by learning the fundamentals of clean and renewable energy, and what to consider for ongoing sustainability.

Duration & Agenda

This program is held over 4 Days.

Day One

What is EEP?

Building Utilities

  • Cost structures
  • Power factor charges
  • Block rates and time of use rates

Understanding Your Facility Energy Costs

  • Typical Building Electric Bill Components
  • Typical Building Gas Bill Components

Energy Financial Decisions

  • Basic Finance–Time Value of Money
  • Comparing Options–Simple Payback

Day Two

Energy Audit Measures and Instrumentation

  • Types of Measurements
  • Recommended Test Equipment


  • Basics (lumens, foot-candles, efficacy, CRI,Color )
  • Types of Lamps and Applications

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

  • Types of Measurements, Operations and Maintenance

Day Three

Service Water Heating Systems

  • Usage Reduction (restrictors, etc.)
  • Heat Recovery and Insulation

Building Heat Transfer

  • Building Insulation
  • Air Infiltration

Building Automation Systems

  • Technologies
  • Energy Saving Control Strategies

Day Four

Mechanical Systems

  • Motor Basics
  • VFD Opportunities
  • Maintenance Requirements
  • Maintenance Savings

Educational Credits

You earn 1 CEU | 10 PDH | 2 AEE Credits for completing this program.

Certification Program

This training program prepares attendees to take the Energy Efficiency Practitioner® (EEP®) exam. Please review the requirements for certification here. A separate certification and application fee applies. Attendees can choose to schedule and take the exam online through remote proctoring

Virtual exam times are scheduled on an individual basis. The exam application must be submitted in order to schedule your exam. AEE has 30 days to process exam applications. Early registration & exam application is recommended to ensure there will not be a delay in scheduling the remote exam.


AEE’s EEP® certification provides international credibility among energy management, sustainable and clean energy communities. Attendees of this program have included young energy professionals, newly qualified energy engineers, or individuals recently promoted to energy managers. It also includes non-energy professionals looking to gain an insight into energy management theories and practices, such as executives, financial executives, operations managers, architects, and consultants.

Online Training Experience

Attending this program is an ideal opportunity to participate in a focused, fast-paced instructional program, designed to expand your knowledge of energy efficiency, sustainability and energy management practices. The program is presented in short 2-hour sessions over the course of four days to allow professionals to attend while still maintaining their current work schedule.

Attendees can participate in this online program from anywhere you have access to a high-speed internet connection or access via smartphone/tablet.

Online Training Schedule


Day 1 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Day 2 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Day 3 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Day 4 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Your Instructor

Important Notes

Please Note:

  • Review the Transfer & Cancellation Policy. By Registering for this Training Program you agree to these terms.
  • Early registration is recommended as seats for AEE Training Programs are limited. Registration will close when an event reaches capacity.
  • Questions? Visit the FAQ Page for additional information about AEE Training Programs.
  • This program is designed for US attendees only. Contact your local training provider for programs available in your region.