CIET offers over 20 standardized in-person and hands-on energy efficiency (EE) training programs recognized by the EE industry. We at CIET aim to offer courses for five main EE-related job categories. Select the type of work you are doing and find relevant courses, or just browse through our entire training-service portfolio to take a look at all the opportunities available!
Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)
The CEA based on ASHRAE, is focused on audits for commercial and industrial buildings and is intended for audit professionals and energy management staff. This three-day training expands knowledge and is a prep course for the CEA exam. Learn the fundamentals of assessing facility energy use and reduction potential. Covers calculation methods and practical examples.
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
The CEM is the most recognised energy management designation and provides benefits to help managers, engineers and service providers thrive. This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals and covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of energy management.
Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®)
The CMVP is the most recognised M&V designation and helps you thrive in your field. This training covers all M&V methods and is based on the latest version of the IPMVP. It raises professional M&V standards, improves M&V practices and certifies energy professionals. Targeted at building owners, EE program/ESCO staff, and engineering professionals.
Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE)
RETScreen Expert Software is an intelligent decision-support tool enabling stakeholders to rapidly identify, assess, optimise and track clean energy investment performance over the project life cycle. The software is used to evaluate: clean energy options; energy production, savings and costs; project financial viability and risks; GHG emission reductions; and project performance.
Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning (RCx)
This four-day advanced course comprises all recommissioning stages and an optional exam. It teaches recommissioning and the benefits while covering mechanical system fundamentals as well as good testing and verification practices. This training is ideal for recommissioning service providers, operating staff, energy managers, engineering professionals, as well as commercial and institutional building operators.
Introduction to RCx for Building Owners & Managers – Dollars to $ense Workshop
Increasing occupant comfort and satisfaction while reducing energy operating costs are powerful ways to unlock value in your building assets. This workshop provides participants with practical approaches focussed on robust investigation. The course provides examples and case studies from commercial and institutional buildings with a focus on HVAC operational efficiency.
Certified Building Commissioning Professsional (CBCP)
In addition to preparing you for the AEE CBCP exam, this comprehensive five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of professionals who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. The course goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamentals of both new and existing building commissioning.
Energy Efficiency for Building Operators & Maintenance Staff
This course is a hands-on and highly interactive two-day course designed to engage, motivate and empower Building Operators. Instructors develop participants’ understanding of how energy behaves, how energy is used in their facilities as well as how it can be controlled through operational action across a variety of building systems.
Building Operator Certification Training (BOC)
The BOC is eight modules over nine days and improves skills and knowledge for facility personnel. Each module consists of hands-on training facilitated by experienced building professionals. Project assignments are to be completed at participants’ facilities, and an in-class exam is administered at the end of each day of training.
Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP 101)- Dollars to $ense Workshop
This course is perfect for any newcomer to the EE sector. CIET has developed a course that provides pragmatic knowledge and skills that can be demonstrated to and applied for any employer. The program is also a steppingstone to the CEM course normally taken after at least three years of field experience.
Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam
The Foundation Level course is the first step to becoming an Energy Advisor. This two-day course covers building science and sound business practices. Gain valuable knowledge in EE homebuilding techniques. After the energy advisor designation is obtained, professionals can conduct energy evaluations according to EnerGuide v15 guidelines on Part 9 residential buildings.
Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam
This four-day course covers the administration and delivery of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15. Gain experience with NRCan’s HOT2000 energy modelling software. After obtaining this designation, professionals will be able to conduct energy evaluations based on NRCan’s EnerGuide v15 guidelines on Part 9 residential buildings.
Heat Integration of Industrial Processes (HIIP)
Controlling heat and trying to minimize energy consumption in an industrial process is challenging, whether this involves releasing heat or supplying cold streams that require heat. CIET has created this 2-day course where trainees are introduced to tools that can help control heat as well as ensure that the energy-performance targets set for the process are met!
Introduction to Building Energy Modelling in compliance with the NECB
CAN-QUEST is powerful energy modelling software to assess and demonstrate performance path compliance with the NECB 2011. It is also used to support the design of high-performance commercial and institutional buildings. This introductory workshop provides an overview of NECB 2011 compliance and the CAN-QUEST software.
Building Energy Modelling Professional – tools, software and compliance
CAN-QUEST is a powerful energy modelling tool to assess and demonstrate performance path compliance with the NECB 2011. It also serves to design high-performance commercial and institutional buildings. This two-day advanced workshop provides specific training on the software and its features as well as the modelling process.
Making the case for Energy Efficiency – Dollars to $ense Workshop
Although the benefits of EE may seem obvious, this is often not the case for many clients and colleagues. This course teaches how to articulate and present the positive attributes of EE, from operational cost savings to energy conservation to reduced equipment maintenance.
Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops
Since 1997, over 30,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) organisations have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense (D2$) energy management workshops. In 2016, the material was completely remodelled and updated into 30 modules that are used by organisations that have limited resources or wish to focus on specific topics.
1-Day Best Practices of ICI Energy Management – Dollars to $ense Workshop
In this workshop drawing from NRCan's Dollars to $ense training material, our experienced trainer will provide a high-level overview of energy efficiency (EE) and energy management and, most importantly, how it can benefit your organization in the short term. You will discover a straightforward, seven-step approach to energy savings which can be applied in industrial, commercial or institutional buildings.
Introduction to Combined Heat and Power
The 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 detail to allow participants to understand the entire CHP process, including load assessment, systems design principles and economic analysis.
Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems
This one-day course teaches how to not only calculate and reduce the costs of compressed air, but also better control compressed air for optimum reliability and productivity. Learn to use facility data and complete hands-on exercises with emphasis on bottom-line results.
Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems
This two-day course covers technical information to troubleshoot and improve industrial compressed air systems and is designed to help end users learn to understand, manage, assess, improve, and market viable compressed air system solutions, as well as align supply-side to demand-side operations.
Pump Systems Optimization
In this full-day course, attendees gain valuable new skills to help improve centrifugal pump system efficiency and reduce energy and operating costs. This course provides case studies and field data to demonstrate the benefits of more efficient pumping systems. This course teaches management to implement better energy efficiency practices.
Energy Efficiency Financing: Understanding the mechanisms & resources to fund EE projects
The upfront costs of EE projects and retrofits are a major implementation barrier for the business, commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Several financing mechanisms have been developed to encourage organisations and individuals to proceed with EE projects and retrofits. This course teaches participants about EE financing mechanisms.
Business implications of GHG regulations; risks and opportunities for energy and carbon management
This full-day course presents the most important policies and regulations aimed at overall GHG emission reduction targets and how they drive investments in green technologies and EE measures. The trainer will focus on detailing, comparing various mechanisms and different national and international regulations at the provincial and federal levels, among many others.
ISO 50001 Standard Implementation Training
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 Measurement and Verification (M&V)
This one-day training presents the main M&V and IPMVP concepts, outlines the purpose of M&V, summarises possible usages and stresses the need to conduct M&V calculations and why. Intended for staff and managers in charge of financing and regulations, as well as technicians requiring basic understanding of the role of M&V.
Advanced Measurement and Verification
CIET offers advanced M&V training for CMVPs who want to deepen their knowledge. This two-day program covers statistical tools, the development of M&V plans and features concrete examples and case studies. It provides in-depth understanding of concepts covered in the basic CMVP course. The CMVP is not a prerequisite, but it is strongly recommended.
Energy Efficiency Program Design and Implementation
The objectives of this course are to support any organisation or individual wanting to offer EE program services, advice and recommendations to avoid costly mistakes resulting from a lack of knowledge or experience in this field. The session explains all steps for designing, developing, marketing and implementing EE programs, along with real-life situations.
Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation
This course provides knowledge and tools to organisations and individuals who wish to evaluate their EE programs, compare results to objectives and improve performance. It increases understanding and management of work carried out by third-party evaluators. This training is also intended for those familiar with designing and implementing EE programs.
Motors, Variable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency
For energy professionals, this introductory course to motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) provides better theoretical understanding of how these function. Applicable standards and best repair practices are discussed. The key features of each motor type and VSD are analysed to promote optimal use since choosing the right unit greatly improves energy performance.
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