Conference, Seminars, Workshops, Special Events and More...

WEEC Offers Educational Credits
WEEC full-3-day-conference participants earn total credits of
1.0 CEU
(1 CEU = 2 AEE recertification credits) / 10 PDH / 10 AIA LU, which may be applied toward professional licensing requirements or certification.

2016 WEEC Speaker Questions:

The 2016 WEEC Call for Papers is now closed, and abstracts are currently being reviewed.


2016 WEEC Conference Program Agenda
Web version: highlights 2016 opening session speakers, keynote speakers, as well as provides advance conference session details and presenters.

2016 WEEC Conference Preview Brochure

Advance info on the 2016 WEEC conference program. (PDF)

Also featuring...
Government Energy Management Workshops
A series of special workshops for federal energy and facility managers held in conjunction with WEEC. For full details, CLICK HERE.

Get Up to Speed on the Latest Technologies and Marketplace Developments...

As the largest event of its kind held each year, the WEEC multi-track conference agenda is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to address the full spectrum of energy cost control opportunities and innovative energy supply options. Well known for both its quality and scope, the WEEC conference is recognized not only for the number of papers presented, but also for the qualifications and knowledge of the experts making the presentations.
2015 WEEC Proceedings Available on CD (PDF format)

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You'll learn about the most promising new technologies, covering facility energy efficiency and management; renewable, green and alternative energy; on-site and distributed power generation options; integrated building automation and energy management tools; new lighting technologies; HVAC efficiency improvement strategies; boiler and steam system efficiency; proven cost management strategies; and much more. You'll also hear insightful commentary on what the future holds, and how best to prepare for it.

Exclusive time is always scheduled for conference participants to visit the exhibits, giving you the time you need to explore the marketplace first hand.


Professional Training Seminars Held in Conjunction with WEEC 2016

Note: AEE is now an approved provider of training courses for USGBC-GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program and for AIA Continuing Education Systems. Professionals may qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) to maintain their Certification status.

In addition to the three-day conference program, a full line-up of seminars has been scheduled to take place in Washington, DC in conjunction with the 2016 World Energy Engineering Congress. Click the links below for details, date/time info, pricing, and access to online registration for each seminar program:

AEE seminar attendees earn 0.8 CEU / 8 PDH / 1.6 AEE credits toward re-certification for each full day of seminar participation

Full Day WEEC Workshops

A series of full-day workshops will be held in conjunction with the World Energy Engineering Congress. Information on these workshops is posted below, and additional course offerings will be added as details are available.

The main WEEC Registration Link will enable to you include your choice of any of these workshops in your WEEC registration:

  • Using Smart Metering to Cut Energy Costs / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ‘Smart’ meters (also called interval meters) measure and communicate electricity usage in near real time, showing how power is being used in short (e.g., 15-minute) periods. By accessing and understanding such data, facility managers, utilities, and contractors may cut costs by trimming peak demand, uncovering hidden energy waste, and employing lower cost utility and market-based electric rates. Through in-depth instruction, this seminar covers the basics of ‘smart’ metering, including its use in load management and other cost-cutting utility programs, and ways to cut costs even without such programs. Registration fee per attendee: $480
    Click here for full details.

  • Lighting Controls for 2017 & Beyond / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Since LED and other SSL systems can last a decade, and most end-use customers will probably not have the budget or approval to replace those systems in fewer than 10 years, it is so important to make good initial decisions. The bottom line is do not specify, approve and install lighting and controls, which can soon be considered obsolete. Although there is lost opportunity, it may be better to wait for improved products in some applications. Even the most efficacious fixed CCT systems can already be considered obsolete. If you think lighting and controls have been evolving quickly up to now, buckle up for warp drive. In addition to LED improvements, there are organic OLEDs, laser diodes and nanotubes. There are also IoT, PoE, LiFi, Zhaga and interior GPS. But also do not give up on low cost and high-performance electronically-ballasted legacy products, such as fluorescent T8 and CMH. Many currently relevant topics which may impact your critical lighting decisions will be discussed by a leading expert. Registration fee per attendee: $480
    Click here for full details.

Full-day training workshop attendees earn 0.8 CEU / 8 PDH for each full day of workshop participation


A number of special events, including meal events, free workshops and free tours will be held in conjunction with the World Energy Engineering Congress. Please click the appropriate link below for more information on each specific event. Information on additional events not currently shown below will be posted as available. Pre-registration is required for all events, and space is limited.

The main WEEC Registration Link will enable to you include your choice of any of these events in your WEEC registration:

Free Workshop: DOE Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool Training Workshop
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This workshop will provide training on the Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool (Asset Score), a free, web-based software tool developed by the U.S. Department of Energy which identifies opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of a building's structure and energy-related systems. For more details, Click Here.

Legends in Energy, Rock on the Potomac
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 / 6:00-10:00 pm
If you are a Chartered Legend or a current Legend in Energy, we invite you to join us as we celebrate your continued success and accomplishments. If you are not already a Legend in Energy, please view the list of criteria by clicking on the link below to see if you qualify to become a 2016 Legend in Energy. Attendance for this exclusive event is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration is required in conjunction with your WEEC registration. You must attend WEEC 2016 as a conference attendee, speaker, seminar attendee, exhibitor or sponsor to attend this event. Find out more, including details on eligibility and information on registering for this VIP event at

Free: Meet the Authors Networking Event
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Here is your chance to meet the authors of recent professional reference books relevant to energy and facility professionals. Authors will be on hand to discuss their works. This free networking event takes place in the WEEC exibit hall's books booth, concurrent with the Exhibit Hall Reception. If you would like to purchase a book or view new titles available through AEE's professional books program, please visit

AEE Annual Awards Banquet
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / 7:00 pm
Every year the Association of Energy Engineers recognizes individuals and companies that have demonstrated notable contributions to the energy profession on the national and international levels at our annual Awards Banquet held during WEEC. For the 2016 banquet, featured entertainment will be provided by Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. This critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production includes exciting new arrangements of classic songs, as well as original, never-before-heard songs written by the late, best-selling and multi-platinum award winning songwriter, Ron Miller, along with recorded voiceovers made exclusively for this show by the late comedic genius, Buddy Hackett. The AEE Awards Banquet serves as an important networking event, and is included in your paid three-day conference registration. Additional or guest tickets may be purchased for $75.00.

Free: Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Breakfast
A program to foster leadership and careers of women in the industry
Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 7:30 - 9:00 am
Join us for a free networking breakfast including presentations and case studies, hosted by AEE's Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL). Organized to develop a prominent voice for women in the energy industry and in AEE, CWEEL's goals are to provide representation of women in industry-related policy issues, to secure a future in energy-related technical fields for women, and to contribute to the advancement of women in leadership positions throughout the industry. For more information about CWEEL, visit

AEE National Capital Chapter Luncheon
Wednesday, September 22, 2016 / 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join AEE’s National Capital Chapter for a luncheon and special presentation. This event is free for WEEC paid conference attendees, $20 for all others.

From the U.S. EPA...
ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Workshop

Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Federal agencies and state and local governments across the country are taking bold steps to protect the environment and lower energy costs through both required policy measures and voluntary campaigns. Recent legislation has mandated the reporting and public disclosure of commercial building energy use in two states and more than a dozen cities. These entities are turning to the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a free-to-use online software platform, as the tool for disclosure. In this workshop you'll see a live demonstration of the benchmarking and reporting process, and get all of your questions answered by experienced ENERGY STAR trainers from the U.S. EPA.

CWEEL Reception
Thursday, September 22, 2016 / 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Join CWEEL for a special networking and fundraising event. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones while sharing the week’s experiences at the WEEC. Admission is free to CWEEL members; $30 for all others. For more information about CWEEL, visit

WEEC Keynote Luncheon
Friday, September 23, 2016 / 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
The Keynote Luncheon is included in your paid three-day WEEC conference registration. Additional guest tickets may be purchased for $50.00.


Free Technology Workshops Presented by Exhibitors

This complimentary exhibit hall activity has been designed to enhance your learning about the latest new products, and allow for an interactive experience for all expo attendees and presenters. Expo-only visitors, conference attendees, seminar delegates and any other visitors to the show floor can take part in these FREE sessions. For a partial listing of free exhibit hall workshops which were held during the 2015 WEEC, CLICK HERE.

Free Poster Sessions

Complementing the WEEC conference, exposition, and related events, poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors, session presenters, conference attendees, and exhibit hall visitors to interact, and give and receive ideas on a one-on-one informal basis in a special area of the 2015 WEEC exhibit hall. To view the 2015 WEEC Poster Session Agenda, CLICK HERE.