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.

 

 

 

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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 an energy analysis and benchmark consumption
  • Conduct a basic feasibility analysis in RETScreen®


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

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

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

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...

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

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