Since 1997, over 30,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional organizations from across Canada have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense (D2$) energy management workshops.  The D2$ Accelerated Energy Management workshop is an opportunity to experience in a short time many of the valuable lessons that D2$ has refined over that last 20 years!


This exciting two-day workshop is a highly hands-on and interactive experience.  Facilitators will utilize a variety of physical demonstrations, calculations worksheets, graphic slides, case studies and discussion to create a highly effective learning environment.


Designed for a broad audience with both technical and non-technical backgrounds – the ambitious goal of this experience is to equip participants, no matter the roles they play in managing energy, with effective approaches and tools with which to meet the challenges of energy management in 2017 and beyond.



The learning agenda for this workshop, features ten important energy management lessons ranging from organizationally strategic issues to more financial and technical aspects of managing energy.  Each lessons features a key hands-on activity, demonstration, or group activity designed to maximize learnings.


Learning Module

Learning Activity

Energy Fundamentals

Lights, motors and a coffeemaker demonstration will make energy fundamentals visible.

Seven Steps to Saving Energy

Learn how to read the electrical heartbeat of a facility using a demand profile and load inventory spreadsheet(2).

Motors, Fans, Pumps Savings & VSDs

A working pumping systems will demonstrate the value of right sizing systems and the importance of speed control

Energy Saving Calculations

Use the popular RETScreen Expert(1) tool to perform energy savings calculations on common situations.

Financial Analysis of Energy Savings

Use a financial energy project analysis spreadsheet (2) to show the right financial metrics such as NPV & IRR.

Business Case for Energy Savings

Make pitch for investing in an energy project.

Strategic Energy Management

Assess your organizations organizational energy management capabilities using a gap analysis tool (2).

Behaviour Change

Develop a simple behaviour change campaign to address a common energy wasting behavior

Analytical Tools for Energy Monitoring

Hands-on using regression and CUSUM to analyse energy performance using RETScreen Expert(1).

Management Systems for Energy

Read and discuss a case study of how early adopters have used ISO50001.


(1)    A free 90 day trial license of RETScreen Expert is included in workshop registration

(2)    Numerous take-home spreadsheet tools will be provided.


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.

The course includes...

  • On the first day of training, you receive your copie of the workbook which is included in the course fee.
  • Please note that breakfast, lunch, as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks are also included in the course fee.


If you are unable to attend the course, you may substitute another person in your place without penalty. All cancellations or postponements must be communicated to CIET by email at info@cietcanada.com.

  • Registrations cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to the course starting date: no penalty.
  • Registrations cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the course starting date are subject to an administration charge of $100.
  • Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or less prior to the course starting date are subject to 50% of the registration fee.

$ Fees

Early bird fee $900
Regular fee
(After February 26, 2019)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 1.4
CSEP points 3


Ramada Plaza Toronto
300 Jarvis Street
Toronto, M5B 2C5
Phone: (416) 977-4823
Fax: (416) 977-4830

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