This just in! Graduates of the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) can now meet the criteria necessary to qualify to conduct energy audits under the newly released ASHREA 211-2018 standard. CIET offers both CEM and CEA courses which are now even more valuable assets for energy professionals.


Frequently used in tandem or as an alternative to the national energy code, ASHRAE codes such as 211 have gained widespread use and applicability in the Canadian marketplace over the past several years.


The newly released ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 211-2018 for Commercial Building Energy Audits establishes consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits for commercial buildings. It also defines the procedures required to perform ASHRAE Level 1, 2, and 3 energy audits, provides a common scope of work for those audit levels for use by building owners and others, and establishes standardized industry practices and minimum reporting requirements for results.


The new standard also defines a “qualified energy auditor” as an energy solutions professional who assesses building systems and site conditions, analyzes and evaluates equipment and energy use, and recommends strategies to optimize building resource use. Therefore, this includes any person that holds a certification from an approved credentialing program, such as the CEM and CEA.


Learn more about the CEM, including upcoming public course dates.


Learn more about the CEA, including upcoming public course dates.


For additional information regarding on-site training for either program, please contact Olivier Cappon at

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