CIET Launches 4 New Energy Efficiency Courses

Based on participant and industry feedback, the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) is excited to announce the creation of four new courses to its roster of Energy Efficiency training programs.


Whether you are looking to add skills to your toolbox, find ways for your organisation to save on energy costs, or better calibrate the building systems you work with, each course offers an excellent opportunity to be exposed to new concepts and tools.


Learn more about each of our new courses and learning objectives:


   Building Automation Systems EssentialsAdvanced Building Automation System Optimization


  Taking Control of Energy Use to Improve Financial Performance1-Day Energy Efficiency for Building Operators & Maintenance Staff


Building Automation Systems Optimization Essentials 

Building Operators  |  Technicians  |  Project Managers  |  Consulting Engineers  |  Property Managers


At its core, a well-run Building Automation System (BAS) will reduce energy consumption, and allow for a more efficient operation of a building’s systems. This should in turn allow the building management to increase the comfort of their tenants while reducing their operating costs.


In this 1-day course, we will examine systems basics and energy conservation strategies that we permit you to run your BAS efficiently and effectively — regardless of which system you are running.


Course Objectives:

  • Master the basics of building control systems;
  • Understand the strategy behind energy conservation and how various projects can help create energy savings
  • Learn to work within the current BAS system you have;
  • Understand how to best calibrate your BAS.


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Advanced Building Automation System Optimization

Building Operators  |  Consulting Engineers  |  HVAC Specialists  |  BAS Programmers  |  BAS Designers


Building on participants’ established knowledge of BAS, this course offers an in-depth focus on the design, diagnostic, trend monitoring, and control strategies that will allow participants to run their buildings with superior efficiency and energy management.


This 1-day training leverages a BAS diagnostic case study exercise using real-time data to reinforce the principles taught in the course.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand the core design specs of a BAS system;
  • Review the relationship between HVAC and BAS, and the key control strategies that apply;
  • Understand the importance of identifying and following trends;
  • How to respond to real-time building data


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Taking Control of Energy Use to Improve Financial Performance

This course is relevant to all those in charge of energy in commercial and institutional buildings.


Economic circumstances require companies and organizations of all types to improve their cashflow. Luckily, energy is not a fixed cost and can be managed just like any other business function. This course will provide time-tested and applied ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings, notably under varying occupancy levels.
Drawing from the experience of our expert instructors, as well as from highly relevant material from NRCan’s Dollars to Sense program, CIET has created a 1-day workshop to help you take control of energy use to improve financial performance and reduce your operation costs.


Course Objectives:


Upon completion of this workshop and supporting activities, participants will be able to:

  • Identify energy savings in operation and maintenance of their buildings;
  • Apply a 7-step approach to “spot” energy savings;
  • Foster behaviours that reduce energy consumption in their buildings;
  • Use BAS information appropriate to adjust energy usage to building occupancy.


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1-Day Energy Efficiency for Building Operators & Maintenance Staff

Building Operators  |  Facility Operations Staff  |  Building/ Asset Managers  |  Energy Managers  |

Service Providers to the commercial building industry  |  Commercial Project Managers


This 1-day workshop is an interactive course designed to engage, motivate and empower Building Operators. Our instructors will facilitate participants’ understanding of how energy behaves, how energy is used in their facility, and how it can be controlled through operational action across a variety of building systems.


A unique aspect of this training course is the Virtual Energy Hunt which will bring participants into a building with the use of visuals and real-time BAS data. This will allow participants to take part in a detailed examination of a building and its systems. Based on the results of the energy hunt, participants will review what systems can offer the most energy savings, and how to prioritize actions.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn how building operations impact energy consumption and how to identify energy waste;
  • Determine how you can improve energy efficiency through building maintenance and operations;
  • Gain expertise on how to conduct simple energy savings calculations, and explain savings to others;
  • Learn how building control strategies can be used to reduce energy consumption and costs;
  • Gain a better understanding of the optimization of heating, ventilation & AC;
  • Understand how to reduce energy through equipment selection/replacement.


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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:

Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!


Best regards,

The CIET Team
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