In this episode of CIET Talks Energy, CIET speaks with Rebecca Fiissel Schaefer, Vice President of Business Development for Ecofitt. Rebecca talks about how energy efficiency has evolved in Alberta, what can be done to welcome more women to the industry, the impact of residential energy advisor training and more.
This video was recorded in January 2020, prior to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rebecca Fiissel Schaefer has a front-row seat to the top trends in the energy efficiency industry as the Vice President of Business Development for Ecofitt. She is also an active board member and Co-Chair of the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA) supporting the growth and stability of the industry in Alberta.
For 16+ years, Rebecca has been working in energy efficiency and is known for being instrumental in designing and launching some of the first residential energy efficiency programs in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Rebecca is a veteran of cost-effective design and delivery, successfully identifying opportunities for additional energy savings for clients through systematic process improvements and review, as well as the integration of industry best practices and innovations.
Ecofitt is a “conservation focused manufacturer, wholesaler and supplier of products and programs, primarily targeting utilities, retailers and distributors across North America. Since inception in 2005, we have expanded to provide a full suite of services and support ranging from program development to implementation and program management. Service offerings now include, but are not limited to energy audits, retrofits, weatherization, custom energy saving kits and rebate programs.”
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Important COVID-19 Update for CIET Spring 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!
Last Updated: April 21, 2020
The entire CIET team has been working hard recently to provide new training options for you through virtual real-time classrooms considering the current situation. This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers. 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.
You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:
You can postpone your registration to a future session if desired, though we cannot yet determine how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. Indications from governments seem to indicate that isolation and travel restrictions might last for longer than we would like. For now, we propose keeping the registrations of all participants active. We will inform you of new dates as they become possible/available, including our new Fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in May-June. Should you wish to cancel later, we have suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately.
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!
The CIET Team