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


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.  New for 2017, 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
BSc, CEM, CPEnMS (Industrial)

With more than 10 years’ experience in the energy management sector, Sam’s background spans a broad spectrum of energy studies, electrical and mechanical concept design, field review, and engineering and construction project management.  He has conducted numerous energy and building automation system optimization studies on commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities.  Sam has also facilitated over 40 energy management workshops and webinars across Western Canada, including delivery of the NRCan ‘Dollars to $ense’ series workshops.  He has acted as the Energy Manager for the University of the Fraser Valley for a four year period through Prism Engineering, and drove the organization to exceed their energy reduction target two years ahead of schedule.  Sam is the Kootenay Branch Manager for Prism Engineering, based in Nelson, BC.

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
$480 (discounted fee for Albertans only)
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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