Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) Training Program | Orlando, FL | 10/23-10/27

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Course Information

Orange County Convention Center
South Concourse South Hall B
9899 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819

*Training room location and additional information will be provided at the Registration Table during Sign-in on Day 1.
3.2 CEU


Ends at 11:59 PM EST 9 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $1,995

AEE Member  | $1,750

Late Registration
Begins 12:00 AM EST 8 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $2,095

AEE Member  | $1,850

Registration closes 12:00 AM EST 3 business days prior to training start or if course reaches capacity.

Course Description

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) Training Program is designed to provide attendees an in-depth and technical review of energy auditing, including water usage in a facility. Over four days, our professional instructors will guide you through the principles and practices of greatest relevance and practical value.

Who Should Attend

The program is of greatest value to those undertaking or assessing energy auditing projects. Obtaining AEE’s CEA® certification provides international credibility among energy management, sustainable and clean energy communities. Attendees of this program have included existing energy professionals, energy engineers, energy managers, facilities managers, and energy consultants.

AEE World Conference


Training participants gain free access to the Expo for this event. Hotel discounts are available through the AEE World Hotel Block here.  Be sure to identify yourself as an attendee when you book!


Daily Breaks Days 1 - 2 : AM Break (15 min) | Lunch Break (1 hr) | PM Break (15 min)
Breakfast and lunch are not provided, but light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Day 1 |8:00 am-8:30 am| Sign-In
8:30 am-5:00 pm| Training
Day 2 |8:00 am-5:00 pm| Training
Day 3 |8:00 am-5:00 pm| Training
Day 4 |8:00 am-5:00 pm| Training
Day 5 |8:00 am-8:30 am| Exam Registration

9:00 am-1:00 pm| Exam

All registration and course materials will be given to attendees at sign-in on day 1 at the training location. Workbooks will not be pre-shipped to in-person attendees.

Section 1: Developing an Energy Audit Strategy and Plan

  • Awareness of:
    • Understand the goal of Energy Audits
    • The major steps in the Energy Audit process
    • The different audit levels
  • Ability to: 
    • Plan for a successful audit
    • Communicate the results of the Energy Audit effectively to the client
Section 2: Energy Use Analysis
  • Awareness of: 
    • Energy forms and energy unit's conversion
    • Energy rate structure and benchmarking
  • Ability to:
    • Analyze energy consumption for a facility
    • Establish an energy balance for a facility
    • Establish a consumption baseline and adjusting the baseline
Section 3: Data Collection and Analysis
  • Awareness of:
    • The importance of data in energy auditing process
    • The different techniques to measure and analyze data
  • Ability to:
    • Define the necessary information to collect before and during the field visit
    • Analyze the collected data to turn data into information
    • Obtain an understanding of what is really driving energy consumption
Section 4: Economic Analysis
  • Awareness of:
    • Methodologies and tools to analyze and decide on investment projects regardless of their nature; notwithstanding, the main focus will be on energy efficiency projects
  • Ability to: 
    • Understand the need for economic analysis and the importance of life cycle costing to assess an energy efficiency project
    • Identify which cash flows (revenue and costs) should be included in the analysis
    • Apply investment decision rules such as: Simple Payback Period (SPP), Simple Return on Investment (SRI), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Saving to Investment Ration (SIR)
    • Use Interest Tables and construct formulas in Excel for various financial calculations
    • Conduct Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Free Cash Flow (FCF) analysis for energy efficiency projects
    • Perform a what-if analysis to understand the potential impact on the key financial indicators
Section 5: Lighting Systems
  • Awareness of:
    • Concepts and characteristics of energy-effective lighting design
  • Ability to:
    • Identify typical lighting energy conservation opportunities
    • Demonstrate lighting economics calculations and relationships
Section 6 - HVAC Systems
  • Awareness of:
    • Types and functions of HVAC systems and equipment: Chillers, Cooling Towers, Adiabatic Fluid Coolers, Pumps, Water Distribution, Condensing Water, Waterside Economizers, VRF, Split and Unitary, AHUs, Heat pipe, Heat recovery, Fans, In-Room Terminal
    • Vapor Compression Cycle and HVAC efficiencies (COP, EER)
    • Piping arrangements for chilled water and or refrigerant systems
    • Psychrometric processes
    • ASHRAE 62, Outdoor Economizers, Demand Control Ventilation, and Filtration Systems and Standards
  • Ability to:
    • Identify energy efficiency measures (EEMs)
    • Evaluate O&M characteristics and opportunities
    • Calculate energy savings
    • Investigate the existing system and determine the opportunities to improve performance
Section 7: Domestic Hot Water and Water Conservation
  • Awareness of:
    • Understand how DHW/SHW is produced, distributed and utilized
    • Know the efficiency improvement opportunities available in DHW/SHW systems
  • Ability to:
    • Identify potential EEMs
    • Compute impacts of the EEMs
Section 8: Motors, VFDs, and Compressors
  • Awareness of: 
    • Electrical Fundamentals
    • Types of Motors
    • Energy Savings Measures for Motors
    • What is Power Factor and why does it matter?
    • Value of Variable Speed Drives (VFDs)
    • Types of Air Compressors and Energy Savings Opportunities
  • Ability to:
    • Determine the appropriate energy strategy for motors and compressors
    • Calculate energy savings amounts
Section 9: Building Envelope
  • Awareness of:
    • Building Envelope terminology
    • Heat transfer mechanisms
    • Sources of heat loss/gain that affect buildings heating and cooling loads
  • Ability to:
    • Calculate heat loss/gain through walls
    • Find and calculate R and U values
    • Calculate seasonal heat loss/gain through a building
Section 10: Building Automation and Energy Management Systems
  • Ability to:
    • Distinguish and classify automation and control systems
    • Investigate the systems operation
    • Recommend performance improvements
Section 11: Alternative Generation and Energy Storage
  • Awareness of:
    • Understand the various alternative energy generation technologies available for behind-the-meter applications
    • Be knowledgeable with regards to the various methods to store energy, and where an Energy Auditor may suggest such a system
  • Ability to:
    • Determine overall opportunity for alternative methods to generation and storage
Section 12: Energy in Transport
  • Awareness of:
    • Types of transport
    • Energy consumption, cost and efficiency
    • Improvements in systems
  • Ability to:
    • Evaluate transport system performance and efficiency
    • Discuss and recommend a transport energy strategy

Fredric Goldner, CEM, CEA (Moderator)


Fred has over 30 years' experience and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of energy auditing and management. He is currently involved in a wide variety of projects, including facility audits, use analyses, research, and energy master planning and program design. He is a nationally recognized expert in the area of energy auditing and management and has lead audits and audit teams for hundreds of facilities totaling tens of millions square feet. Over eight years, he conducted extensive research in the area of multifamily building DHW loads and systems. As a result, he authored a new set of DHW sizing guidelines included in the ASHRAE Handbook and the ASPE DWH Design Manual. He is also an adjunct professor at the Center for Energy Policy & Research at NYIT. Over the past thirty years, Fred has taught over 13,000 professionals and trade persons across the globe, in addition to co-authoring several publications and books, including ASHRAE's Energy Efficiency Guide for Existing Commercial Buildings: The Business Case for Building Owners and Managers. Fred served as International President of AEE in 2003, has received many awards for his work, and was inducted into the Energy Managers Hall of Fame in 2007 for his lifetime of achievement in promoting the practices and principles of Energy Management.

Fred sits on numerous engineering, and industry committees and boards, including AEEs Certified Energy Manager Board and is one of the authors of the recently released ASHRAE Energy Audit Standard. Fred also remains an active member of the New York Chapter AEE Board of Directors. Visit emra.com to learn more.

Clint Christenson (Moderator)


Clint 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., the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc., and Director of Oklahoma State University's Industrial Assessment Center. Throughout his 25 year career in energy management, Clint has conducted over 150 industrial, commercial, and institutional energy surveys. He is also widely published in the energy field and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

How to Register

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  3. Complete the registration information requested and submit payment.

What to Expect After Registering

  1. You will receive a registration confirmation email.
  2. About a week before the course, you will receive a final confirmation with additional details regarding the training.
  3. All information regarding your seminar can be found here in AEE Education, under My Dashboard.

Training Program Attendee Cancellation & Transfer Policy

The following terms and conditions apply to Attendees at the Association of Energy Engineers, Inc. (AEE) Training Programs. All requests for transfers, substitutions, or cancellations must be made in writing. Attendees agree to these terms and conditions by registering for a program.

Transfer Policy

If you are unable to attend the live seminar for which you have registered, registration fees can be transferred to another public seminar offering or substituted with another individual in your place within one year of the original seminar date.  No difference in registration fees paid shall be refunded and attendee is responsible for any difference for transfers to a higher cost seminar.

Virtual Programs: Requests to transfer to a differently named program submitted 14 or less days may be subject to the full cost of the workbook if already ordered.


For registrations cancelled 21 days or more prior to the program date, the full registration fee less a $200 service charge will be refunded.  Registrations cancelled 14 or less days may be subject to the full cost of the workbook if already ordered. For registrations cancelled 20 days or less, the full registration fee shall be assessed and no refund will be made.  No shows will result in forfeiting of the registration fee and no refund will be made.

In the event a training program is not held as a result of any cause not reasonably within AEE’s control (including, but not limited to, instructor illness, acts of terrorism, acts of God, war, civil disturbances, declaration of national emergency, accidents or labor disputes, fire, flood, storms etc.), attendees shall be notified as soon as possible and AEE’s liability will be limited to the reimbursement of the training program registration fee.

Certification Program

This training program prepares attendees to take the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) exam. Please review the requirements for certification on the Becoming a CEA® page. A separate certification and application fee applies.

Registering for the training does NOT register you for the certification exam. To take the exam, you must register for the exam and pay a separate fee. Attendees are encouraged to complete a certification application 4 weeks prior to taking the exam.

After you submit the certification application, you will receive an email confirmation letter from AEE within 4-weeks. Any additional questions about the CEA exam, certification eligibility, scheduling, or the application process can be directed to our CEA Certification Director, Francine Seskin, francine@aeecenter.org.

For additional information, visit the links below.

Reference Books 

The following books are suggested reference books and printed copies are available through the AEE Bookstore. AEE members receive an 15% discount on printed books. Reference books are not required and are intended to help prepare for a training course and exam. 

Digital copies of these books are available through the AEE eLibrary, which is a great resource for accessing searchable content as well as highlighting and taking notes. The eLibrary is available to AEE members for the low discounted price of $35 per year. Digital books cannot be printed or accessed during the certification exam.

If you’re an AEE member, add the eLibrary subscription to your membership here.

If you’re not a member, join AEE here and add the eLibrary subscription to your membership. 

Handbook of Energy Audits, Ninth Edition
Handbook of Energy Audits, Ninth Edition
Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook, Third Edition
Commercial Energy Auditing Reference Handbook, Third Edition
Creating a Strategic Energy Reduction Plan
Creating a Strategic Energy Reduction Plan
A 'Light' Guide to Energy Savings in Transport
A 'Light' Guide to Energy Savings in Transport


Day 1
10/23/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
10/23/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required 8:00 am - 8:30 am | Sign-In, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm | Training
Day 2
10/24/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
10/24/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Training
Day 3
10/25/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
10/25/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Training
Day 4
10/26/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required
10/26/2023 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  9 hours  |  Attendance Required 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Training
Day 5 | Exam Registration
10/27/2023 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  30 minutes
10/27/2023 at 8:30 AM (EDT)   |  30 minutes 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Exam sign-in starts promptly at 8:30 AM. A driver's license or equivalent identification must be presented to the exam proctor at the time of sign-in.
Day 5 | Exam
10/27/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  4 hours
10/27/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  4 hours 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Course Evaluation (1-min)
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Certificate of Completion | Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) Training Program
3.2 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
3.2 CEU credits  |  Certificate available Certification of Completion for Certified Energy Auditor (CEA®) Training Program