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!

 

 

 

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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®.


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

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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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

Day 1

  • Introduction 
  • Virtual Energy Analyzer / Archetypes 
  • Energy Efficiency Concepts 
  • Limitations of RETScreen® 
  • Benchmarking 
  • Feasibility Analysis in RETScreen 

 

Day 2

  • Introduction to Performance Analysis 
  • Step-by-step guide to Performance Analysis 
  • Statistical measures 
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • Performance Dashboard 

 

Day 3

  • Portfolio Analysis  
  • RETScreen® Connect 

Trainers

Adam Dixon
BES

Adam brings a new and fresh approach to energy management, specializing in energy performance analysis and residential sector services. Adam works behind the scenes as an energy analyst in support for energy audits while also providing support to the development of TdS Dixon’s well known energy training services.

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Stephen Dixon
B.Sc., M.A.Sc.

Stephen Dixon is a freelance energy consultant. As Principal of TdS Dixon Inc., of St. Jacobs, Ontario, he brings a practical, hands-on approach to the challenge of developing the energy management capacities of a broad range of institutional, commercial, and industrial organizations. Stephen has accumulated more than 35 years of energy management experience, including more than 800 energy assessments and the facilitation of over 1,700 energy management workshops. Stephen holds an M.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in Physics from UPEI.

Stephen’s extensive experience with RETScreen began with his significant contributions to the design and development of RETScreen’s energy efficiency models in RETScreen v4.  Subsequently, Stephen’s popular Monitoring Targeting & Reporting Tool featuring simple regression and CUUSM functions inspired and informed the development of the  RETScreen Plus Performance Analysis tools.  Finally, Stephen provided technical support to the development of RETScreen’s newest version RETScreen Expert.  Stephen has successfully delivered over 25 RETScreen training sessions and incorporated RETScreen training into more than 100 energy management training workshops.

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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! 

 

 Best regards, 

The CIET Team 

info@cietcanada.com 

647 255-3107