4 Tools For Energy Advisors

Over the past 4 years, CIET has been offering training to help individuals grow their careers in residential energy via the Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam and the Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor exam. Now, with the rising demand for Energy Advisors, as part of the Canada Green Homes Program, there has been an increase in professionals looking to pivot their careers towards Residential Energy Advisor roles. 

Now CIET is offering 4 new tools to support existing Energy Advisors

To support new and existing NRCan-registered Energy Advisors, CIET has developed 4 courses to aid Energy Advisors in their knowledge of probationary files, case studies of complex homes, the HOT2000 software and Multi-Unit Residential Buildings.


1. Advanced Energy Advisor: Tools for completing your probationary files

Building on the knowledge that participants will have gained by completing Energy Advisor training, this advanced course uses a case study of a home with unique features to focus learning on the data entry and modelling involved. Beyond filing a probationary file, this course goes into a detailed and in-depth review of upgrade options for the building envelope, key benefits and considerations, as well as an analysis of financial and greenhouse gas emissions for available upgrade options.


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2. Intro to HOT2000

HOT2000 is an energy simulation modelling software developed and maintained by Natural Resources Canada to support the EnergyGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR for new homes, and R-2000 residential energy efficiency initiatives. This course provides a general overview of the software and will review how to use it in two formats. Upon completion of the course, participants will be well-positioned to understand a basic house file, to complete a basic house file, and to generate basic reports.


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3. Advanced HOT2000

This course builds on the Introduction to HOT2000 course and provides a more in-depth understanding of the software. The aim of the Advanced HOT2000 program is to ensure the proficiency of participants in utilizing it to its full extent for more complicated and extensive projects, including STEP Code, Tier Code, and other related code compliance requirements.


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4. Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs): Conducting an assessment of a small residential building

The Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB) exam is separate from the Energy Advisor Exam, and it is required if you are planning on conducting an evaluation on this type of building (a residential building,  three or fewer storey in height,  and a building that does not exceed 600 m2.) This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed in order to take on the MURB exam.


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COVID-19 Information for CIET'S Fall 2021 Training Calendar – CIET will continue with virtual training!

Last Updated: May 18, 2021


CIET to continue Virtual Real-Time classroom training this fall!

With well over 100 virtual real-time courses delivered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and based on feedback received from more than 1,600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered this fall will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms.


This will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you  the peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality of training that you expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping the virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad, regardless of geographical location.




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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