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


In many cases, the upfront costs of energy efficiency (EE) projects and significant retrofits are a major barrier to implementation for the business, commercial, industrial and residential sectors. To help remove this barrier, there are several financing mechanisms that have been developed over the years to help minimize upfront costs to encourage organizations and individuals alike to proceed with EE improvements and retrofits. These mechanisms have been deployed by a variety of stakeholders interested in financing energy efficiency projects for different reasons, including utilities, governmental institutions, energy service companies (ESCOs), and more recently private equity firms. In this training course, participants will learn about the mechanisms and successes of EE financing, as well as their respective complexities and challenges.



Through this course, participants will:


  • Explore common energy efficiency mechanisms, including on-bill financing, property tax financing, PACE programming, energy service performance contracting, and energy efficiency mortgages
  • Learn about Energy performance contracts and pricing structures
  • Understand what the economic indicators are for EE project and retrofits, and how to make them attractive to investors (in selling of EE)
  • Learn how to identify financing options for EE projects
  • Gain knowledge of how to link projects to the validation of energy savings through the principles of measurement and verification

Who should attend?

  • Retrofit and EE program administrators
  • Professionals working with utilities
  • Professionals working with government agencies
  • Energy Consultants
  • Professionals in the construction industry
Please note that this interactive workshop is limited to 18 participants.


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.


If you are unable to attend the course, you may send another person in your stead without incurring any penalty. CIET must be advised of any replacement, cancellation or postponement via email at  info@cietcanada.com.

  • Registrations cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to the course start date are subject to no penalty.
  • Registrations cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the course start date are subject to an administration fee of $50.
  • Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or less prior to the course start date are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the registration cost.

$ Fees

Regular fee
$290 (discounted fee for Albertans only)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 0,7
CSEP points 2


Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, T6H 5C2
Phone: (780) 437-6010
Fax: (780) 431-5802

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