Finding Savings with the EEBOM Energy Hunt

One of the unique and central aspects of the Energy Efficiency for Building Operators and Maintenance Staff (EEBOM) training course is the Energy Hunt. The Hunt and its related activities brings participants out of the virtual classroom and into the practical day-to-day operations of a building. By doing so, participants can take part in the detailed examination of a building to identify energy consuming systems and energy waste.


The lessons learned from these exercises are brought back into the classroom, where participants learn how to conduct savings calculations from the energy-saving opportunities identified during the Hunt.


In an interview with Stephen Dixon, CIET’s lead trainer for the EEBOM course, we asked him about the savings he been able to unlock via the Energy Hunt activities. His response was:

I’m not shy to say that through the EEBOM training, we regularly find annual energy savings of $50,000 to $100,000, depending on the size of the building we are dealing with. It’s not unusual for the savings to represent 10-15% of the organization’s total energy costs.

Read more Q&As with Stephen Dixon here.


While each Energy Hunt is unique and produces different results, here’s a look at the savings that have been found in a recent EEBOM Energy Hunt:




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This workshop is best when customized to your organisation, your type of facility, your staff’s responsibilities and when in-line with your energy-consumption data. If you are interested in organising a custom EEBOM workshop, please contact

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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.




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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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