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TIER 1 | Certification Programs

Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning

This four-day advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) covers all the stages of the process: planning, investigation, implementation, hand-over and monitoring. These stages are presented in detail to allow trainees to develop a coherent understanding of the entire process and reap all the anticipated benefits. The fundamental principles regarding mechanical systems in buildings are discussed and good practices for testing and verification are examined to help trainees develop in-depth understanding of the investigation stage.

To share insight on how to maintain the benefits of the RCx process throughout the life cycle of buildings, the course not only teaches building operating staff on the persistence strategies to be implemented, but also highlights the appropriate interventions in energy monitoring to be carried out by third-parties.

This CanmetENERGY (Natural Resources Canada) advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) has trained 75 professionals in the Province of Quebec Province. Upon course completion, trainees may choose to take a competency examination. The course and examination are both recognised by the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles of Québec as part of the process of certifying recommissioning agents for mechanical systems in buildings.

Target Clientele

Target clients include experienced technical staff, such as:

- Building recommissionning (RCx) service providers
- Building operating staff
- Energy managers
- Engineering professionals with experience in HVAC systems, as well as commercial and institutional buildings operation.

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Building Operator Certification Training

The Building Operator Certification Training (BOC®) program is eight modules rolled out over a nine-day skills based training and certification program which affords facility personnel improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces into more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly environments.
Each course consists of highly interactive and hands-on classroom training facilitated by very knowledgeable and experienced building professionals. Project assignments are to be completed at the participant’s facility, and an in-class exam is administered at the end of each day of training.

Building operators are responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of large buildings with complex heating, mechanical and electrical systems, which offer excellent opportunity for significant energy savings. You and your company can do a lot to ensure that your buildings operate as energy-efficiently as possible: increase tenant comfort; save money; and reduce your environmental footprint.

As a building operator, you can help optimise operational efficiency. With the saveONenergy BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING INCENTIVE we provide you with the tools you need to improve operations. We also help you choose new equipment that provides savings, comfort and productivity for everyone.

Participants must meet certain prerequisite criteria to qualify for the BUILDING OPERATOR TRAINING INCENTIVE. You are eligible for this incentive if you are currently employed or contracted full-time as a building operator with a minimum of ONE of the following:

- Two years of experience performing building operation and maintenance procedures in commercial, institutional or multi-family facilities with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet; OR
- One year of experience performing building operation and maintenance procedures in commercial, institutional or multi-family facilities with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet and a post-secondary education in a facility operation and maintenance related program; OR
- Two years of experience in energy management of commercial, institutional or multi-family facilities with a minimum size of 50,000 square feet.

Topics Covered:

- BOC 1001 – Energy Efficiency Operation of Building HVAC Systems
- BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
- BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
- BOC 1004 – Fundamentals of HVAC Controls
- BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality
- BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvements
- BOC 1007 – Facility Electrical Systems
- BOC 1008 – Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable Buildings

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Certified Building Commissioning Professional

In addition to preparing you for AEE's Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) program exam, this five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of professionals who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. This comprehensive course therefore goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamentals of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called re-commissioning or retro-commissioning).

Commissioning is the process of ensuring that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, as well as operated and maintained according to owners’ operational needs. Commissioning also restores high productivity to existing buildings through renovation, upgrades and tune-ups of existing systems. This program examines all aspects of building commissioning. Dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects are presented, including hospitals, data centres, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling projects, and research facilities, all of which is based on the instructors’ more than 40 years of experience in the field. Participants are encouraged to share real-world examples from their personal experience with the class.

The CBCP exam is administered at the close of instruction on day five of each course for those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam. Qualification requires submitting a completed CBCP application and paying a fee.

CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CBCP program.

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Certified Energy Auditor

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEATM) certification program focuses on audits for commercial and industrial buildings only and does not qualify participants to perform residential audits. The CEA certification is issued by the Association of Energy Engineers based in Atlanta, US, and the program is based on ASHRAE standards.

This three-day training is designed to expand knowledge of energy auditing and serve as a preparatory course for AEE's CEATM examination. It provides the fundamentals needed to assess how energy is used by facilities and identify consumption reduction potential. The course also covers useful calculation methods and presents practical examples. The examination is administered on the morning of the fourth day.

The objectives of the course are to:

- Raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy auditing.
- Provide structure to the practice of energy auditing based on ASHRAE definitions for audits ranging from preliminary to investment grade.
- Provide the recognized CEA™ credential to professionals who: have appropriate related experience; demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of energy auditing; and successfully pass the certification examination.

Target Clientele

Professionals supervising and managing facility energy audits and energy management programs, including:

- Energy engineers and consultants
- Current energy auditors seeking certification
- New energy auditors
- Plant and facility engineers
- Energy managers
- ESCO professionals
- Energy performance contracting professionals
- Organisations considering energy projects
- Instructors teaching energy analysis

CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEA program.

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Certified Energy Manager

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.

This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.


At the end of the course, participants should be able to discuss and evaluate:

- Energy supply, uses, and management in buildings for the commercial and institutional sectors.
- How energy can be used more efficiently in buildings for the commercial and institutional sectors.
- Relationships between energy and building environments, as well as basic design concepts for constructing green buildings and facilities.
- Different systems and equipment for buildings and manufacturing plants.

Target Clientele

- Energy management professionals
- Project engineers
- Energy managers in the industrial, building and public services sectors
- Service providers who wish to obtain CEM® certification

CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM program.

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Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP ®) is the most recognised designation in measurement and verification and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your field.

CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training and certification program.

The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), in partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), established this certification. The CMVP training covers all methods applied for M&V of energy efficiency projects and includes, namely, the latest version of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®).

The objectives of this certification are to:

- Raise the professional standards of those engaged in M&V.
- Improve the practice of M&V by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program for professionals.
- Identify persons with the required knowledge of M&V principles and practices by completing the certification program while fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.
- Award special recognition to professionals who demonstrate a high level of M&V competence and ethical standards.

Target Clientele

- Building owners or industry stakeholders who wish to measure energy savings generated by their projects.
- Building owners or industry stakeholders who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement Energy Efficiency (EE) projects.
- Employees in charge of operating and evaluating EE programs.
- Engineering or professional firms specialised in EE.
- ESCO employees who conduct energy audits, prepare Measurement and Verification (M&V) plans and monitor project savings.

EVO offers the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP®) program in Canada in collaboration with CIET as the delivery agent and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as the certification body.

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Certified Professional in Energy Performance Contracting

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) offers the Certified Professional in Energy Performance Contracting (CPE) certification, which consists of six modules. It constitutes the knowledge base required to develop and operate an ESCO and is divided into core and technical curricula. Participants who successfully complete all modules and exams receive the CPE certification delivered by CIET in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency consultancy Econoler.

Target Clientele

• ESCO employees
• Engineering or professional firms specialised in Energy Efficiency
• Those interested in advancing their career in the ESCO sector.

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Certified RETScreen® Expert

RETScreen Expert Software is an intelligent decision support tool to enable stakeholders to rapidly identify, assess, optimize and track the performance of clean energy investments over the entire project life cycle. The software can be use evaluate:
- Clean energy options
- The energy production, savings and costs
- Financial viability and risk for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
- GHG Emission reductions
- The performance of implemented projects

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TIER 2 | Short Thematic Courses

Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems

This intensive two-day course provides in-depth technical information on troubleshooting and improving industrial compressed air systems. The course is designed to help end users and industry solution providers learn how to:

- Collect and use data and tools to assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of compressed air systems
- Develop and use system profiles.
- Implement system maintenance programs.
- Discuss issues about air quality, highest pressure requirements and high-volume intermittent applications.
- Understand complex control system strategies.
- Align supply side to demand side operations.
- Explain the value of heat recovery.
- Successfully market compressed air improvement projects to management.

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Advanced Measurement and Verification

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) offers advanced Measurement and Verification (M&V) training for CMVPs who want to learn more about M&V. This two-day program covers several statistical tools, as well as the development of M&V plans, and features concrete examples and case studies. It is designed to provide in-depth understanding of concepts covered in the basic CMVP accreditation course.

CMVP certification is not a prerequisite to the course, but it is strongly recommended.

Target Clientele

- Building owners and industry stakeholders who wish to measure project energy savings.
- Building owners and industry stakeholders who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement Energy Efficiency (EE) projects.
- Employees in charge of operating and evaluating EE programs.
- Engineering and professional firms specialised in EE.
- ESCO employees who prepare M&V plans.

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Building Energy Modelling (CAN-QUEST)

CAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST. This powerful energy modelling software can assess and demonstrate performance path compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB 2011). It can also be used to support the design of high performance commercial and institutional buildings. This hands-on 2-day workshop will provide specific training on the software and explore its features as well as the modelling process.

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Business implications of GHG regulations; risks and opportunities for energy and carbon management

Greenhouse gas emissions are at the heart of an increasing number of regulations, policies, programs and standards that impact all sectors of the economy. They all come with a set of obligations and requirements, and they create economic and operational risks for many organisations, but also some quite lucrative opportunities for others.
This full-day course presents the most important policies and regulations aiming at the overall reductions of GHG emissions and how they might drive investments in green technologies and energy efficiency measures. CCG will specifically focus on detailing the different regulations at the provincial and the federal level and their difference and similarities with other mechanisms around the world. We will explain the Cap-and-Trade Program and why companies can no longer afford not to have a plan for managing their carbon emissions and its implications. Finally, we will provide business examples and insights about how to make carbon management a key success factor for small to large organizations while providing benefits to the society and the environment.

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Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops

Since 1997, over 30,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) organizations have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense (D2$) energy management workshops. In 2016, the material was completely remodeled and updated; it is now presented in 30 modules, which can easily be used as building blocks for organizations that have limited resources or that wish to focus on specific topics.

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Efficient Building Envelope (EBE)

This two-day Efficient Building Envelope (EBE) course introduces the concept of buildings as systems and provides an in-depth study of the interrelationship between building envelopes and installed mechanical sub-systems. The course also examines the principles of heat loss/gain through building envelopes (wall, roof, floor and fenestration) and explores the interactions between equipment and occupants.

The importance of air tightness, thermal bridging, and moisture control is discussed thoroughly using a variety of typical commercial construction types with particular focus on designing efficient and durable buildings. Finally, participants gain insight on the three compliance pathways available under Part 3 Buildings of the newly revised National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB 2011).

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Efficient Lighting

This one-day training covers the fundamentals of energy efficient lighting. Participants learn how to evaluate lighting levels, quality and conduct maintenance. The training program also presents lighting technologies and controls thereof, common energy efficiency measures, options for improving and upgrading, as well as strategies for lighting management.

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) certification is not a prerequisite for this training, but it is strongly recommended.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

- Discuss and present the concepts and characteristics of energy efficient lighting design.
- Employ good practices to ensure effective lighting maintenance.
- Identify typical opportunities for lighting energy savings.
- Perform calculations of lighting energy savings and analyse interactions.
- Understand examples of calculations of lighting energy presented in this training program.

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Energy Analytics

The Energy Analytics course trains in efficient techniques for analysing and managing energy consumption. It involves ongoing energy monitoring and factoring in key consumption drivers such as climatic data and activity indicators. This training provides the basis for integrating energy efficiency into the management structure of any organisation.

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Energy Efficiency for Managers

This one-day course enables business leaders to understand the latest energy cost reduction strategies and techniques. It highlights the fundamentals to implementing an energy management program in the workplace.

This training emphasises the importance of energy management by covering relevant codes and standards, energy consumption, energy efficiency, rate structures, and savings reconciliation. It also analyses potential investment opportunities, explores an innovative type of financing and how to establish the life-cycle cost of equipment.

The objectives of this course are to:

- Introduce decision makers to energy efficiency.
- Present the overall energy efficiency process.
- Implement energy efficiency measures in the daily operations of businesses.
- Develop good practices.
- Create an interest in learning more about Energy Efficiency.
- Design sustainable energy efficiency action plans.

Key Concepts

- Energy management, codes and standards
- Power purchasing
- Energy analyses
- Analytical instruments
- Motors
- Heat recovery
- Cogeneration
- Green and sustainable buildings
- Control systems
- Measurement and Verification (M&V)
- Monitoring and targeting
- Action plans
- Maintenance and commissioning
- Financing
- RETScreen®

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Energy Efficiency Program Design and Implementation

The objectives of this course are to support any organisation or individual wanting to offer energy efficiency program services and provide advice and recommendations to avoid costly mistakes resulting from a lack of knowledge or, most commonly, a lack of experience in this specialised field. The session aims at reaching excellence by applying the “do the right thing, the right way, the first time” principle.

The course offering is rolled out in two packages: a two-day option that covers multiple and diverse subjects; and a three-day option which includes an in-basket exercise whereby the third day involves designing a new program based on what participants learned in the previous two days.

Topics Covered

This course covers all activities and steps necessary to designing and implementing Energy Efficiency programs of any kind and in any market. It is presented in seven modules:
〉 General Notions on Energy Efficiency
〉 Market Research
〉 Program Design
〉 Packaging and Marketing
〉 Implementation and Tracking
〉 Market Transformation Programs
〉 Program Evaluation

The session explains to trainees all steps necessary to designing, developing, marketing and implementing energy efficiency programs, complemented by specific real-life situations experienced by the trainers over the last 30 years.

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Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation

The course objective is to provide knowledge and tools to organisations and individuals who wish to evaluate their energy efficiency programs and compare results to program objectives and improve program performance, if necessary. This session increases understanding and management of the work carried out by evaluators when outsourcing to third-party professional evaluators. Program evaluation is not a precise science and understanding the different approaches and principles to increase precision and reduce uncertainty is necessary. This training is also intended for those familiar with designing and implementing energy efficiency programs.

Topics Covered

This session covers all aspects of energy efficiency program evaluation in any given market. The session is presented in four modules:
1. Principles, Notions and Definitions
2. The Types of Evaluation
3. Estimating Net Savings
4. How to Plan an Evaluation

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Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (CAC)

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) now offers the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems training from the Compressed Air Challenge® (CAC). During this one-day course, you learn how to not only calculate and reduce the costs of compressed air in your facility, but also gain better control of compressed air for optimum reliability and productivity. You will use data from your facility and complete hands-on exercises with emphasis on bottom line results. Furthermore, you will learn how to focus on getting results when you return to your plant.

Target Clientele

› Plant engineers

› Maintenance supervisors

› Other personnel responsible for compressed air systems in industrial settings

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Introduction to Combined Heat and Power

This one-day Introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP) course covers the fundamentals of technical, economic and regulatory aspects of cogeneration. These topics are presented in sufficient detail to allow participants to develop an understanding of the entire process, including load assessment, systems design principles and economic analysis.

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Introduction to Measurement and Verification (M&V)

The IPMVP® is the energy savings verification protocol most commonly used in the world. Many individuals, such as institution owners and leaders, energy managers and ESCO service suppliers need to develop a general understanding of the methods used to conduct measurement and verification (M&V), though they do not have to possess in-depth expertise as certified CMVP® professionals would.

This one-day training, offered in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), presents the principal M&V and IPMVP concepts by outlining the central purpose of M&V, summarising the possible usages of M&V methods and stressing the need to conduct M&V calculations based on each project’s specific characteristics. This training is intended for staff and managers in charge of financing and regulations, as well as for technicians who require basic understanding of the role played by M&V in supporting investment in energy efficiency activities.


- Understand the basic concepts of how to carry out M&V activities to measure and verify energy efficiency projects.
- Learn about the contents of M&V plans.
- Develop understanding about the practical aspects of implementing M&V plans.
- Identify accuracy limitations of M&V activities.

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Introduction to the Energy Performance Contracting Business Model

This one-day introductory course provides an overview of the history of the EPC concept, the different contractual model families developed and used worldwide, and the current use of the models for various sectors. A general overview of the situation regarding Canada’s energy efficiency market as well as status of its EPC, M&V and ESCOs will also be presented.

Apply the concepts of ESCO and EPC to:
- Developing EPC projects
- Negotiating EPC projects with ESCOs
- Analyzing financing schemes for EPC and ESCOs
- Describing and/or developing policies and programs to support ESCO industry development

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ISO 50001 Standard Implementation

The ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EMS) Standard has established a systematic approach to reducing energy consumption and identifying the needs for continued energy efficiency improvements. Organisations that implement this standard gain a complete understanding of both their own energy consumption and contributing factors to current costs, while learning to establish achievable reduction targets based on best industry practices. Once the system is fully implemented, energy management becomes an integral part of daily duties and activities.

Course Overview

This highly interactive two-day training uses the ISO 50001 Standard as a model to help organisations implement a structured, adapted and effective Energy Management System (EMS). Whether your organisation wants ISO 50001 certification or not, the guidelines covered throughout this course are highly valuable in helping design a sound and robust EMS.


• Introduction to the general concepts of energy management.
• Understanding the various stages in implementing an energy management plan.
• Gaining the knowledge required to start implementing ISO 50001 programs.

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Motors, Variable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency

This introductory course to motors and variable speed drives provides participants with better theoretical understanding of how these function. Applicable standards to motor efficiency are discussed, in addition to best repair practices. The key features of each motor type are analysed to promote optimal use since choosing the right motor greatly improves energy performance. Also covered are situations in which variable speed drives are required, their uses and control principles. Decisional support for motor maintenance and repair is also discussed and case studies are presented for both new motors and tune-ups.

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation is not required to follow this training, but it is strongly recommended.


- Learn about applicable standards.
- Learn to identify the different types of electric motors.
- Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the different motor types.
- Learn how to select the right motor for the right application.
- Learn how to install, configure and optimise variable speed drives.
- Learn about energy efficiency applications and innovation for motors.
- Learn to weigh the various options for motor repairs.
- Develop strategies to improve motor energy performance.

Target Clientele

•Building operators, building managers, industrial technical managers and energy managers
•Engineering firms and companies that engage energy efficiency specialists
•Maintenance personnel for energy efficiency services

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Pump System Optimization

In this full day course, attendees will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency and reduce energy and operating costs. This course is product-neutral and provides case studies and actual field data to show the energy savings and kilowatt reduction with a more efficient pumping system. Management can use this course as a valuable tool to introduce better energy efficiency practices within their scope and regions.

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TIER 3 | Thematic Online Training

Add Carbon Management to Your Toolbox (Role of the Carbon Manager)

Greenhouse gas emissions are at the heart of an increasing number of regulations, policies, programs and standards that impact all sectors of the economy. They all come with a set of obligations and requirements, and they create economic and operational risks for many organisations but also some quite lucrative opportunities for others. What is increasingly referred to “Carbon Management” is an important aspect of business administration that involves consideration from all traditional business units i.e. finance, legal, operations, marketing, etc. Carbon management is now a source of competitive advantage and becomes a priority for large and small companies. Some organizations even decide to bring these issues to the executive level and create an executive position called the CCO or Chief Carbon Officer.

This course is a short introduction to the world of Carbon Management. It is intended to demonstrate how, as an energy professional, you are a key element in understanding the carbon-related issues and why your implication should greatly influence business decisions.

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Canadian energy codes (NECB 2011, ASHRAE 90.1, etc.) in 120 minutes

Buildings are becoming more and more complex as owners and designers work to create efficient, comfortable environments. In order to stay current, industry professionals need to quickly learn and adopt the new requirements of the NECB 2011. This 2-hour online training will walk participants through the three compliance pathways available in Canada.

Reducing the impact humans and buildings have on the environment are important design considerations in today’s building industry. Standards such as the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB 2011) and ASHRAE’s Energy Standard for Buildings (90.1) are considered minimum guidelines for energy performance. The course will focus its attention on the new NECB and the three compliance pathways available to designers and builders. Supporting resources such as the ASHRAE 90.1 standard will be discussed and explored as a means of specifying high performance building envelope components, lighting equipment and HVAC systems.

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Energy Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation Action – Policy and Program Strategies

Reducing energy consumption through end-use energy efficiency is an established mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. While efficiency is relatively fast and very cost-effective mechanism for providing all types of benefits, as well as climate change mitigation, it still faces barriers to its full adoption across Canada.

These barriers have proven solutions and this online training will discuss these solutions in the context of several policy and program strategies. Also covered will be some practical considerations for implementing these policies and programs with a focus on estimating and determining the amounts of energy savings and avoided emissions.

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Understanding Carbon Cap-and-Trade

Are you interested in the impact that climate change is having on Canada’s environmental and economic landscapes? This online training will explore the economics of a carbon cap and trade system for Canadian businesses.

Climate change is forcing humanity to get serious about managing its carbon emissions. One of the proposed solutions is the adoption of a cap-and-trade system, which will limit, or cap, the annual emissions for key industries. Additional emission reductions will be made available for trade through a carbon market, thus allowing the larger emitters to purchase offsets from certified sources. The expected benefits of the cap-and-trade will include both a managed reduction of overall emissions and a new economic opportunity for those organizations that commit to reducing their own carbon footprint.

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