Overview

Recently added to CIET’s roster of sustainable energy programs, the 1-day Introduction to RETScreen® Expert course has been created for newer users of the software, or individuals that are just starting to be involved in the analysis or management of energy use in buildings and facilities. The course features both presentations for our trainers, as well as hands-on use and exercises in RETScreen®. The day will culminate with a few knowledge-based exercises.

 

The RETScreen Expert® Software is an intelligent decision support tool that enables stakeholders to rapidly identify, assess, optimize and track the performance of clean energy investments over the entire project life cycle. The software can be used to evaluate:

  • Clean energy options
  • Savings and costs of energy production
  • Financial viability and risk for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
  • GHG Emission reductions
  • The performance of implemented projects

 

By taking the Introduction to RETScreen® Expert course, participants will learn to get the most out of the software, and be presented with an overview of key tools, such as feasibility analysis, performance analysis, and portfolio analysis that they can start to use in their own projects. When they are ready to take the next step in proficiency, The Certified RETScreen® Expert program will be available to guide participants through more complex projects and functionality.

 

 

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic functionality and uses of the RETScreen® software
  • Learn how to use the software to centralize key energy-related data
  • Have a solid conception of Energy Efficiency concepts
  • Discern how to set up a energy analysis and benchmark consumption
  • Conduct a basic feasibility analysis in RETScreen®

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Audience

  • Employees responsible for EE program evaluation and operation
  • Those that are new to Energy Efficiency
  • Employees managing a portfolio of properties
  • Sustainability staff looking to analyze GHG emissions or the impact of renewable energy projects
  • Recent graduates

 

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 certificate of completion

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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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 CDT.

 

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to RETScreen® Expert – What is it?
  • How, When & Why to Use RETScreen® Expert
  • The Virtual Energy Analyzer – Hands-On
  • My First Feasibility Analysis  – Hand-On
  • Performance Analysis for Beginners – A Quick Tour
  • Pulling it All Together – Portfolio Analysis Demo
  • Custom Dashboards – Quick Peek
  • Brief overview: Key Functions & Features with a Hands-On Heads-Up Tour (continued in CRE)
  • Creating a Simple Report

Trainers

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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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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.

The course includes...

  • You will receive a pdf document in the week 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
info@cietcanada.com
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