The U.S. Department of Energy announced the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) program is recognized under the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG) program, making it the first energy auditor program to earn BBWG Recognition. The Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines are a national framework from which organizations can develop high-quality and nationally-recognized training and certification programs, helping to address consistency, quality, and scalability issues in the commercial energy efficiency workforce.
“We are pleased to announce that the AEE Certified Energy Auditor credential aligns with the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines,” said Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced at the keynote of the DOE Better Buildings Summit in Washington DC. “This is an indication of AEE’s dedication to helping develop an advanced workforce to operate the nation’s commercial buildings in an energy efficient manner.”
AEE’s CEA recognizes individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy auditing profession. To receive recognition, a certification program must be accredited by a third party to ISO/IEC 17024. The Certified Energy Auditor certification has been accredited to ISO/IEC 17024 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Al Thumann, Executive Director for the Association of Energy Engineers, said, “The CEA program is the most recognized credential for energy auditors, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, proficiency, and ethical fitness in the energy auditing profession. AEE has over 2,000 professionals who have earned the CEA credential providing the BBWG with a quality workforce in place to meet the growing demands of the marketplace.”