Energy Auditing Fundamentals Online Training Program | April 2024

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Course Information

April 9-11, 2024
0.6 CEU


Ends at 11:59 PM EST 8 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $650

AEE Member  | $600

Late Registration
Begins 12:00 AM EST 7 business days prior to training start.

Non-Member  | $750

AEE Member  | $700

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

Course Description

An effective energy audit needs to examine major energy end-use equipment, operations, maintenance, and management processes of the facility.  It is a detailed examination of how the facility uses energy, the cost of energy, and it provides a set of recommendations to reduce the energy costs by both equipment and operational changes. Individuals involved in an audit, whether they are conducting the audit or commissioning the audit, need to understand the processes required to achieve the desired goal. 

This program will help improve an energy auditor's methods, and also educate and inform end-users of what they should expect of an audit in terms of activities and deliverables. It helps identify auditing pitfalls and ensures an audit is a holistic action plan for building management, rather than just paperwork or academic exercise, or sales tool to recommend a specific product upgrade or project expenditure. 

This is a non-certification course.

Who Should Attend

The program is of greatest value to those undertaking or assessing energy auditing projects. Attendees of this program have included professionals from energy service and engineering firms involved in government, utility, institutional and municipal sectors, including existing energy professionals, service providers, energy engineers, energy managers, facilities managers, end-users and energy 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 auditing. The program is presented in short 2-hour sessions over the course of three 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. 

What You Will Learn

The instructor provides an overview of the new ASHRAE Energy Audit - Standard 211 (an update to the ASHRAE Guideline), recently adopted and reference by many localities in their energy audit regulations. The program then proceeds through the four major stages of the audit process, beginning with the pre-audit work that needs to be done to make the best use of the auditor's field time. Then providing a review of all components of the site visit phase of the audit: covering who should be involved, data gathering and forensic detective techniques, and survey/monitoring tools. From there, analysis of the data and potential savings opportunities will be discussed, covering both energy and economic considerations. The instructor emphasizes the proper application of applicable energy rates and the available auditing software tools. Finally, and importantly, the contents and organizational issues necessary for the energy audit report to effectively present the information to its various end users will be detailed.

The program includes the latest information on:

Industry Standards
  • Terminology
  • ASHRAE Energy Audit Guideline
  • New ASHRAE Energy Audit Standard (Levels 1-3)
  • Government regulations
  • Goals of the audit
  • Examine consumption levels and patterns
  • Collection and review of maintenance and repair records
  • Management discussion
Site Visit
  • MUST meet with the decision maker(s) and operator
  • Gather data, scope problems/situation
  • The educational function of audit
  • Survey and monitoring - test equipment/tools
  • Make use of info from in-place systems
  • Energy calculations
  • Proper use of applicable rates!
  • Economic analysis
  • Software tools
  • Eye of the trained auditor
  • $$$'s first
  • How is it/should it be used
  • Size and the "round file"
  • Organizational issues

Fredric Goldner, CEM, CEA


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 to learn more.

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 course 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.


Day 1
04/09/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  120 minutes
04/09/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  120 minutes 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Day 2
04/10/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  120 minutes
04/10/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  120 minutes 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Day 3
04/11/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  120 minutes
04/11/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  120 minutes 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Certificate of Completion - Energy Auditing Fundamentals Online Training Program
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