Overview

For a limited time, CIET is offering its suite of Residential Energy Advisor (REA) courses at significant discounts thanks to a contribution agreement with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). CIET can provide discounts of 60% or more to all participants.

Since NRCan wishes to increase the number of energy advisors available to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative, particularly in underserved areas and/or with underserved groups, discounts of 80% off regular course prices are offered for participants who qualify under one of the underserved groups or reside in one of the underserved areas as defined by NRCan (see below). Other participants receive 60% off regular course fees.

CIET is reserving up to 25% of all course registration spots to participants from underserved groups and areas.

NRCan defines underserved groups and/or areas as follows:

  • Women
  • Indigenous people
  • LGBTQ2S+
  • Racialized persons
  • Persons with disabilities
  • The Canadian Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • The Canadian North (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and locations north of the 60th parallel)
  • Remote or Indigenous communities

 

This course provides an in-depth understanding of HOT2000 software.

The aim of the Advanced HOT2000 program is to ensure the proficiency of participants in utilizing it to its full extent for more complicated and extensive projects, including:

  • STEP Code
  • Tier Code
  • Other related code compliance requirements. 

This course also allows for a more detailed understanding and review of the reports with their specific outputs and how these are to be interpreted. Additionally, we will be reviewing and learn to understand multiple foundation types, modelling of MURB buildings, renewable energy systems, complex building envelopes, and non-typical mechanical systems.

Note: This course is highly recommended for those who have already used and understand HOT2000 but want to gain a more detailed knowledge and understanding of the software.

 

Key Learning Objectives 

By taking this training, students will have acquired knowledge of: 

  • Full understanding of HOT2000 use and application for building code compliance
  • How to create custom components, fuel cost libraries, and code libraries
  • Gaining a full and complete knowledge of the House Wizard and its limitations
  • A full and detailed understanding of how to model different types of equipment 
  • Generating and interpreting reports, including running comparative reports

 

Audience

  • Existing Energy Advisors;
  • Energy modellers;
  • Designers;

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Schedule

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Agenda

  • Overview of and fully understanding HOT2000 features 
  • Creating Custom Code  and Fuel Cost Library 
  • Complete review and understanding of the House Wizard and its limitations
  • Modelling different types of equipment
  • Generate reports and understand the outputs

Trainers

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Stephen Farrell

Stephen Farrell, P.L. (Eng.) – Mechanical Engineering, CEM; with 25 years in residential and commercial energy management consulting and mechanical engineering design. He currently owns and operates two companies: Acacia Engineering Ltd. and VerdaTech Energy Management and Consulting Inc. Acacia Engineering is a mechanical engineering consulting firm specializing in HVAC and plumbing design, with a strong focus on energy efficiency where applicable.

Stephen has extensive experience in energy management and consulting and has been actively involved with Natural Resources Canada in consulting on and managing various energy efficiency programs. His company VerdaTech has completed over 45,000 residential energy assessments and is a licensed service organization for NRCan’s ERS version 15, and EnergyStar for New Homes.

He has actively trained EnerGuide advisors across Canada for multiple programs including, but not limited to, EnerGuide for houses 0-100 rating for both new and existing construction, EnerGuide for houses MURB (0-100 rating), EnergyStar and the most current EnerGuide version 15. Over the last 18 years, has trained in excess of 100 advisors. He also has presented various energy efficiency seminars for numerous organizations, including the City of Medicine Hat, the Town of Banff, and the City of Calgary. Stephen is also currently serving on the Metro Vancouver “Rate Our Home & Labelling” steering committee for energy labelling, labelling disclosure, and integration with the BC Energy Step Code.

Niels Anthonsen
P.Eng., EA. 

Niels is a Professional Engineer, licensed Energy Advisor and LEED AP with over 35 years of engineering experience. In 2006 Niels was looking to re-direct his career path towards a more environmental track.  As part of his research, he had an energy assessment done on his home and that very day signed up for a course to become a Certified Energy Advisor. He hasn’t looked back since. In the ensuing years his company Enerlytics Building Performance was born, staff were hired, and Niels developed into a leading specialist in the field of energy modeling Part 3 and Part 9 buildings.  

What distinguishes Niels is that he loves to  play with the software. He is continually curious about what happens if….and that means he has gained a depth of understanding beyond the norm and why Analytics forms part of the company name. Niels often serves on provincial and national technical committees and, as time permits, mentors other modelers and teaches Building Science. He also loves to talk to people—between being on the phone and playing around with models its a wonder he gets any real work done. 

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

 

 

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