Overview

Designed for those who have completed the Introduction to RETScreen® course or have some previous experience with the software, the Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE) program is designed to help participants develop their skills in the analysis of all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Further, participants will develop a sound understanding of the new analysis functions provided by the software, such as the Virtual Energy Analyzer and the Portfolio Analysis Module as well as the monitoring of energy performance data.

 

The Certified RETScreen® Expert program is a highly immersive and engaging 3-day program that mixes instructor presentations with hands-on activities and exercises in the software. Our goal is to build your proficiency with RETScreen® throughout the course, culminating with the master case study, which serves as a review of the software’s features as well as the basis of the certification exam. Throughout the course, participants will also be given a series of short quizzes in order to ensure retention and comfort with the materials presented.

 

By taking the CRE course, participants can expect to grow their level of comfort and proficiency with the software and will be able to utilize it to perform an array of tasks from benchmarking to feasibility analysis, to the impact of a project on GHG emissions. If you are involved in the study of your building or company’s energy use is any way, this course is for you!

 

 

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Quickly gauge a facility’s energy performance using benchmarking, and evaluate energy costs and savings, GHG reductions and financing viability.
  • Determine the energy production and savings potential for any location in the world employing Archetypes.
  • Verify the performance of implemented projects and find opportunities for further energy improvements.
  • Manage energy across a large number of facilities and achieve energy-related investment goals using the Portfolio Analysis. 
  • Automate and link data sources and other software tools directly with RETScreen® Expert using the RETScreen® Connect advanced scripting tool.
  • Have a certification underscoring their proficiency in RETScreen®.

 

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Audience

  • Building owners, operators or managers
  • Technical experts
  • Employees managing a portfolio of properties
  • Engineering firms or professional firms specialized in energy efficiency
  • ESCO employees
  • Employees responsible for EE program evaluation and operation

 

This course includes

  • A fully functional 90-day trial subscription in the days before the training session (value of $200).
  • Activity booklet and participant manual.
  • A CRE certification for those who pass the quizzes and complete the master case study.

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through GoToTraining. Upon enrollment, you will receive the login and participant materials you will need to connect seamlessly and enjoy a great training experience.

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Agenda

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.

 

Trainers

Amandine Gal
Master in Civil Engineering - specialization in Building Engineering (M. Sc.), CEM, CMVP

Amandine has over 15 years of experience in energy efficiency, project design and management, and energy analysis, in which she has commonly used RETScreen. She has been a certified professional in the use of RETScreen (CUR) since 2011. She also has extensive experience in energy efficiency training. In the past 8 years, she has conducted numerous workshops and training sessions on RETScreen and RETScreen Expert in several countries. She has also contributed to the translation and editing of presentations, case studies and other additional material in the Spanish language as well as the production of how-to videos for the RETScreen Expert YouTube channel.

The course includes...

  • If you register before 12 pm EEST, Tuesday May 18, 2021 you will receive the printed training material at your home or office before the course starts.

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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021

 

CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still 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 with the pandemic. 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.

 

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING TODAY!

 

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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!

 

Best regards,

The CIET Team
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