Overview

You should know that :

  • The course will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm each day, according to CST or Central Standard Time (UTC-06:00 US & Canada).
  • We will be using GoToTraining platform which has great interactive features.
  • We will include dedicated time for questions.
  • We will take breaks, just as in a real classroom.
  • We will alternate trainers to ensure the course changes pace during the week.
  • You will receive the login details by email upon registering to the course.
  • We recommend that you use computer audio, rather than connection by phone if possible as well as headphones to avoid sound feedback.
  • The Friday afternoon will be spent for Q&A questions, while the exam will be done remotely. You would need to make an appointment with Proctor U for the exam at a future date. Details will be provided the week before the course.

 

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.

 

This course will include tips and tricks on how to use the RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management Software to apply learnings, as well as a free 90-day subscription to the Professional mode of RETScreen Expert.

 

Note that the optional Guide to Energy Management, International Version reference book is no longer included with CEM courses, but you can order it online. Course fees for the CEM have been reduced accordingly in 2020. The book is not required for the exam. The book can be found on Amazon, but supplies are limited and will likely not be replenished. CIET has also negotiated a 20% discount for participants with the official Canadian distributor, Login Canada. CIET derives no revenues from book orders.

Objectives

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.

Who should attend?

  • Energy management professionals
  • Project engineers
  • Energy managers in the industrial, building and public services sectors
  • Service providers who wish to obtain CEM® certification
This course is offered in collaboration with AEE.

 

  

Agenda

Training Schedule (click the image to see it in full screen)

 

 

There will be an optional but appreciated 45-min informal networking session at the end of the first day so you can get to know your fellow participants better; it starts after the Q&A at around 5:15 pm CST.

 

 

Topics covered

 

Day 1

  • The need for energy management
  • Energy management and surveys
  • Energy survey instrumentation
  • Building energy codes and standards
  • Indoor Air Quality; Energy Purchasing
  • Energy Accounting and Benchmarking; Energy rate structures; Electric rates and tariff structures

 

Day 2

  • Economic analysis and life cycle costing
  • Electrical systems and electric energy management
  • Lighting basics
  • Lighting system improvements
  • Building commissioning

 

Day 3

  • Electric motors and applications
  • Motors and drives
  • Compressed air systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Building envelope

 

Day 4

  • Boilers and steam systems
  • Pump Systems
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Energy management software
  • Green buildings; Practice problems
  • Basic Controls
  • Building automation and control systems

 

Day 5

  • Thermal energy storage, Maintenance, and Alternative financing

TRAINER(S)

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Ali Syed

Ali has more than 17 years of diverse experience in Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Performance Contracting, Energy Management and Sustainability, He is now working as a Technical Lead overseeing entire LEED, BOMA, Green Globes, Built Green Facilitation & Energy Modeling, HVAC System sizing, Energy Auditing, Life-Cycle Costing Assessment, Measurement & Verification and some Commissioning work for the Alberta Government. Ali is also a CaGBC Experienced Energy Modeller, LEED AP, Green Globes Professional (GGP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).  

 

Throughout his career, Ali has conducted numerous Energy Audits ranging from commercial, healthcare, educational, residential and heavy industrial clients across North America and Asia. He actively speaks at international energy conferences and symposia and teach numerous courses in energy conservation across North America. Finally, Ali has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on energy conservation globally and he demonstrates in depth knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies, as well as instruments and processes related to project preparation & implementation, resource management, and stakeholder communications.

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Jon Feldman
B.Sc. Eng. (Chem.), CEM, CEA, CMVP

Jon Feldman is the Engineering Lead for the Industrial Accelerator Program (IAP) at the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), where he is responsible for the technical aspects of the IAP. This role involves providing leadership and guidance on industrial energy efficiency, managing the technical review process, and providing support to the IAP Energy Managers.

 

Prior to joining the IESO in 2010, Jon worked for 10 years as a consultant in energy management for a large consulting engineering firm in Mississauga, Ontario. During this time he completed close to a 100 energy management assessments at a wide variety of industrial and commercial facilities across the globe, and conceived and led pilot projects involving energy assessments at member facilities for the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and for testing the implementation of ANSI:MSE 2000:2008 as a precursor for ISO 50001 certification. Jon serves as the IESO’s voting member on CSA’s Technical committee for ISO 50001, SMC TC 301.

 

Jon holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has been a CEM since 2005, is also a CEA and CMVP, and is the longest serving instructor on the Canadian CEM panel.

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Clint Christenson
CEM

Clint is currently a consultant and instructor providing optimization services for industrial, commercial and institutional customers. He previously served as Senior Buildings Engineer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Senior Energy Engineer with NORESCO, Inc., and the Director of Advanced Solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. Clint served as the Director of Oklahoma State University’s Industrial Assessment Center while pursuing a Ph.D. His broad experience in energy management has included the conducting of over 150 industrial, commercial, and institutional energy surveys over 20 years. He has published widely in the energy field, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

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Ed Rubinstein

Ed Rubinstein is the Energy & Environment Manager at the University Health Network. He’s been leading the hospital’s many environment programs since 1999 and has helped UHN become a leader in greening health care.

 

Both UHN and Ed’s leadership in the field of “greening health care” have been recognized by several awards, including from the Ontario Hospital Association, Natural Resources Canada, Practice Greenhealth and the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment.

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Eric Mazzi

Dr. Eric Mazzi has over 25 years of experience in applied engineering practice, policy research, and teaching for energy systems. His professional experiences include aerospace engineering, combustion and air pollution consulting, energy utility operation and maintenance, and industrial energy management. He was the Power SmartTM Instructor in UBC’s Master of Engineering Clean Energy program from 2009-2014, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Energy Management at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Mazzi has taught energy efficiency and conservation, thermal systems engineering, fluid mechanics, human behavior change, and supervised over 100 Masters of Engineering projects on a variety of topics. He has completed due diligence technical review and measurement & verification (M&V) on many electric and thermal energy projects for industrial plants and buildings.

 

Dr. Mazzi holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate degree in resources and environment. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and California. He completed a doctoral training fellowship in UBC’s Bridge program, a one year teaching fellowship in UBC’s University Sustainability Initiative, and was formerly a Research Collaborator in UBC’s Sustainable Building Science Program. Dr. Mazzi is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified M&V Professional (CMVP). He is an active member of the IPMVP committee and Statistics/Uncertainty sub-committee (www.evo-world.org).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The prerequisites to qualify for the certification process have been designed to take into account the possible diversity of education and practical experience an individual may have. However each CEM candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

Education   Experience
4-year degree in engineering or architecture
OR
Professional Engineer or Registered Architect
AND 3+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4-year degree in technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science AND 4+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
4-year degree in business (or related field), or
a 3-year advanced diploma along with a CET designation
AND 5+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
2-year energy management associate’s degree AND 6+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
2-year technical associate’s degree AND 8+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management
NONE AND 10+ years of experience in energy engineering or energy management

 

 

Energy Manager in Training Option

If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for an in-training certification, EMIT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CEM preparatory training seminar, submit the EMIT certification application and pass the CEM certification examination. The EMIT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEM certification eligibility requirements.

RECOGNITION

The CEM certification is recognized, required and otherwise supported in numerous public and private entities. See AEE’s 2013 CEM Report for more details. In Canada, the CEM is frequently listed as a key qualification on job announcements, but is most notably recognized in the following ways:

  • BC Hydro includes the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) as the first recommended Further Education to be qualified as an Energy Manager under their Power Smart Energy Manager Program.
  • BC Hydro includes the CEM as one of the mandatory further education requirements to become a Community Energy Manager.
  • FortisBC lists the Certified Energy Manager as one of the required qualifications to be considered as part of their Energy Specialist Funding.
  • The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) subsidizes 50% of training fees for the CEM program under their saveONenergy Energy Manager Training Incentive.
  • The IESO requires embedded and roving energy managers to be CEM.
  • CEM is a desired qualification for the two key energy roles at the City of Guelph. If a candidate does not have the qualification, the intent is that they will obtain it in their first year.

 

You know the CEM is required or recognized elsewhere? Please let us know!

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

To learn more about the whole CEM certification process, please consult the CEM Application Intructions.

 

STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR

 

All CEM candidates must complete the Certified Energy Manager 5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.

 

STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CEM CERTIFICATION APPLICATION

 

Certification application is now done online! You can access CIET’s Online Certification Platform here.

 

For your first certification, you will need to create an account, which will allow you to apply for other certifications in the future, to upgrade your certification (i.e. from EMIT to CEM) and, in the near future, to renew your certification.

 

Examination

The open book exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of at least two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions in the week prior to the course.

 

Here you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines.

 

 

Notification of Exam Results

You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date. Do not contact AEE or CIET about your test results before the end of the 60-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.

 

Review by Certification Board

If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CEM application form, and if your file is complete, it will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. Once your candidacy has been approved, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results.

 

Use of CEM Designation

A Certified Energy Manager (CEM) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CEM designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.

 

Application Deadlines

Your completed application (4 page application, employment verification and/or client verification and college transcripts) must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the date of the examination for which you wish to sit. If all of your supporting documentation is not received prior to your test date, it will not preclude you from sitting for the exam.

 

Maintaining Certification

For information on maintaining your certification, please visit AEE’s website.

 

Additional Information about CEM Certification

If you have any questions about CEM certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at

phone: 1-800-461-7618
email: info@cietcanada.com

The course includes...

  • If you register before 12 pm CST, Wednesday November 18, 2020 you will receive your copies of the CEM workbook and the supplementary CEM Exam Study Guide at your home or office before the course starts.
  • Note that the optional Guide to Energy Management, International Version reference book is no longer included with CEM courses, but you can order it online. Course fees for the CEM have been reduced accordingly in 2020. The book is not required for the exam. The book can be found on Amazon, but supplies are limited and will likely not be replenished. CIET has also negotiated a 20% discount for participants with the official Canadian distributor, Login Canada. CIET derives no revenues from book orders.
  • This course will include tips and tricks on how to use the RETScreen Expert Clean Energy Management software to apply learnings, as well as a free 90-day subscription to the Professional mode of RETScreen Expert, which you will receive at the end of the course.

POLICIES

 

If you are unable to attend the course, you may send another person in your stead without incurring any penalty. CIET must be advised of any replacement, cancellation or postponement via email at info@cietcanada.com.

 

The following fees apply for:

  • Rescheduling your registration to another course:
    • At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: no fee;
    • Less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: $50 administrative fee;
    • No show (after the beginning of the course): 15% of regular course fees.
  • Cancelling your registration :
    • At least 2 weeks prior to the course : no fee;
    • Less than 2 weeks prior to the course: $150 administrative fee or 10% of regular course fees (whichever is greater);
    • No show (after the beginning of the course): 25% of regular course fees.

$ Fees

Early bird fee $2,295
Regular fee
(After October 5, 2020)
$2,495
AEE certification fee
$525
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 3.2
CSEP points 4+2 (for certification)
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COVID-19 Information for CIET Fall 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: September 18, 2020

 

CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 60 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the fall of 2020 will be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens in the fall. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.

 

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