Schedule and Logistics
You should know that:
- The course begins at 9:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm each day, according to CDT (GMT-06:00) Central [US & Canada] time.
- We will be using the GoToTraining platform, which has great interactive features.
- We will include dedicated time for questions.
- We will take breaks, just as in a real classroom.
- You will receive the login details by email upon registering to the course.
- We recommend that you use computer audio, rather than connecting by phone, if possible, as well as headphones to avoid sound feedback.
Although the benefits of and justification for energy efficiency may seem obvious to some of us, this is often not the case for many of our clients and even our colleagues. Being able to articulate and present the many positive attributes of energy efficiency (EE) - from operational cost savings, to conservation, to reduced equipment maintenance - are key to selling EE projects.
Drawing from the experience of our expert instructors as well as from highly relevant material from NRCan’s Dollars to $ense program, CIET has created a 1-day workshop to help you make the case for EE.
Upon completion of this workshop and supporting activities, participants will be able to:
- Determine how best to present EE-related information to every stakeholder
Better present the added value of their EE projects or services
Understand the various financial analysis terms and ratios (internal rate of return, payback, net present value, etc.)
Prepare a project financial analysis using a simple spreadsheet and/or RETScreen Expert
Develop and present complete, effective short proposals for EE projects
Who should attend?
This course is relevant to all those involved in selling energy efficiency to colleagues or management within their own organization, and also for those trying to sell EE retrofits, projects or technologies to external clients.
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.
The course includes...
You will receive a PDF copy of the training material by email during the week prior to the course.
If YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE COURSE:
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CIET always has a free registration-postponement policy and is happy to apply it to all types of postponements, including in the current context of the COVID-19 outbreak. If we have another session of the same course on our calendar, we’ll gladly reschedule your registration to that date if desired. If not, we’ll keep your registration and inform you of our new fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in June. Your registration and payment can then be applied to any new training session.
Should you still wish to cancel, we’ve temporarily suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellations for the duration of the COVID-19 situation.