Do you offer home energy auditing training?
CIET does not offer training certification courses for residential energy auditors but offers preparatory courses for the exams to become a Residential Energy Advisor registered with NRCan.
Energy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during design, construction, and renovation stage. Besides the tests conducted to evaluate the energy efficiency levels of a building (also practised by the energy advisor), an energy audit involves the review of bills (accounting). Such practice is normally observed in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. For this, we offer the AEE Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) training that serves to train commercial, industrial, and institutional building auditors.
To become a Residential Energy Advisor registered with NRCan, potential candidates must first pass the Foundation Level exam and the Energy Advisor exam. CIET offers the Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam et Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor Exam, which serves to prepare candidates for the two certification exams.
What form does the Dollars to $ense workshop take?
For now, these workshops are mainly delivered as business seminars. To obtain more information, contact Oliver Cappon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-557-0094. To be added to the waiting list for eventual public sessions, contact us at email@example.com.
What is the difference between the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and the Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)?
The CEM is a general survey of the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. It provides an overview of the field of energy auditing. The CEA certification is a specialized auditing seminar that provides the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is used in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities and identify where consumption can be reduced. Additionally, it covers useful calculation methods and practical examples. Your choice depends on the requirements of your work. While the CEA is a scaled-down version of the CEM, both focus on different aspects. The CEM has a continuous optimization (or continuous auditing) mindset, while the CEA mostly targets consultants who need to conduct audits for clients. The CEA also covers energy audits more in-depth. The CEM does present different types of audits (ASHRAE Level I-II, walkthrough audits, etc.), as well as instruments, but subjects are covered more quickly. The CEM does not touch on report writing and software.
What is the difference between commissioning and recommissioning? What are the differences between the Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) and the Advanced Building Recommissioning (RCx) courses?
Commissioning is the bringing into service of equipment of a new building, while recommissioning is the re-optimisation of (inspection, diagnostics, repairs) of equipment in existing buildings. The CBCP covers commissioning, while the RCx covers recommissioning. The CBCP prepares participants for an American certification from the AEE that is recognised throughout North America. The RCx does not grant the right to use a new title, but renders participants eligible for recognition as a recommissioning agent from the BEIE. Recognition requires making a request pursuant to the successful completion of the exam. Issued certificates indicate that participants have successfully completed this advanced course and are signed by the Director General of the CanmetENERGY Centre of Natural Resources Canada.