Energy Efficiency Alberta covers 50% of the course fees for residents of Alberta only. The incentive has already been applied on the listed special fee for residents of Alberta.


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.


Please note that this interactive workshop is limited to 18 participants.


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.


Sam Thomas
B. Sc., CEM, CPEnMS (Industriel)

Avec plus de 10 ans d’expérience dans le secteur de la gestion de l’énergie, Sam cumule un large éventail de connaissances en analyses énergétiques, en conception de concepts électriques et mécaniques, en évaluation de terrain et en gestion de projets d’ingénierie et de construction. Il a effectué de nombreuses études d’optimisation des systèmes de contrôle automatique de l’énergie et des bâtiments dans des installations commerciales, industrielles et institutionnelles. Sam a également animé plus de 40 ateliers et webinaires sur la gestion de l’énergie dans l’Ouest canadien, y compris la prestation de la série d’ateliers « Le gros bon $ens » de RNCan. Il a agi à titre de gestionnaire de l’énergie pour l’University of the Fraser Valley pour une période de quatre ans pour le compte de Prism Engineering et a conduit l’organisation à dépasser son objectif de réduction de sa consommation d’énergie deux ans plus tôt que prévu. Sam est le directeur de la succursale de Kootenay pour Prism Engineering, basé à Nelson, en Colombie-Britannique.

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

Regular fee
EEA Incentive $475
Special fee for residents of AB $480
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 1.4
CSEP points 3


Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South
4206 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, T2G 2R7
Phone: Toll Free (877) 660-8550

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