Energy Consulting & Modelling
Individuals involved in Energy Consulting and Modelling are generally responsible for helping clients conserve energy and reduce operating costs utilizing a variety of technical and software tools. Consultants are often involved in forecasting and predicting energy use, and recommending EE and retrofit projects that can bring about savings. Additional benefits to clients include setting and meeting energy management GHG reduction targets.
In my role, I coordinate energy efficiency program design and delivery, technical review and evaluation of projects and delivery of direct-install programs between our internal team and external clients. I am the first line of communication for all client inquiries, requests and accountabilities, including achieving energy savings targets, quantifying and reporting of results, regulatory compliance and budget management. My role also includes RFP proposal writing, contract management, liaising with provincial regulatory bodies and policy review/analysis.
I was considered a top candidate for this role as I had developed an excellent relationship with Burman Energy through my energy efficiency program work with a number of electricity distribution companies across Ontario. I solidified provincial recognition through my involvement with provincial bodies, including IESO working groups, the EDA Sustainability Council and on the AESP Ontario Chapter Board. I also attained credentials through CIET that were a significant influencing factor in assisting me to secure this position.
Through my training with CIET, I have acquired internationally recognized and well-respected credentials. The knowledge I have attained has enabled me to communicate effectively with customers about energy efficiency issues and technologies and to make well-informed recommendations about how to improve efficiency through a wide range of feasible projects. I am also able to apply M&V principles effectively in order to verify savings and demand reductions – an essential element in proving the viability and efficacy of a project.
Knowledge of energy efficiency technologies, industry best practices, assessment of the most valuable projects and available programs for incentives are key skills in my role. Also essential is having excellent communication skills: to be able to effectively listen to client needs and concerns and to respond appropriately with solid solutions and varied options designed to meet a customer’s unique requirements.
I was once counselled to find a role that I felt passionate about, one where I felt I could make a difference, was doing something I found important and that I would enjoy doing and look forward to every day. I was also advised that I should be agile and able to make a career change if apathy or dispassion set in.
My dream job would combine my appreciation of the energy industry and knowledge of energy efficiency with my passion for the environment and my experience in environmental conservation. Ideally, I would like to be in a position in which I can make a meaningful difference for individuals, for the energy sector and, ultimately, for the planet.
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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist!
Last Updated: November 8, 2021
CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist!
With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022.
Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location.
That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.
Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers, and partners, as well as public health recommendations.
We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!
The CIET Team