Free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar Series This Fall

CIET is happy to announce a series of three free webinars to help participants better understand how to use and get the most out of the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager software. ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager (ESPM) is a management tool designed to measure and assess the energy performance of commercial and institutional buildings. After widespread use in the United States, Natural Resources Canada adapted Portfolio Manager for use in Canada where more than 26,000 buildings have been entered into the tool.


Over the years, Portfolio Manager has grown in popularity and use because it allows the user to understand whole building energy use and costs (including water and other materials), compare theirs to similar buildings (using a scoring system), set building baselines and targets, track the impacts of reduction strategies, and produce custom reports.


CIET Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) Free Webinar Series


The three webinars are organized to build upon the participant’s knowledge and level of comfort with Portfolio Manager. They will be presented in the following order:


  • Webinar 1 (101): Fundamentals & basics

    • Update data using the spreadsheet upload feature
    • Set baseline goals, and targets to plan energy improvements
    • Create custom reporting templates
    • Use the Sustainable Building Checklist
  • Webinar 2 (201): Creating & updating your building profile

    • Understand how to enter and edit property data and details
    • Learn how to correct or update property use details as required
    • Be exposed to Data Quality Checker and how to utilize it
    • Explore how to share property data
  • Webinar 3 (301): Maximize usage with advanced features

    • Gain a better understanding of how to navigate Portfolio Manager
    • Learn how to add a property and enter its use details
    • Enter energy, water, waste, and material data using energy as an example
    • Analyze progress using performance documents, charts, graphs and reports
    • Understand the purpose and value of benchmarking


Register Today To Save Your Spot

The webinars will be made available in both English and French. Although the webinars are free, registration is required and spaces are limited. So, we would encourage you to sign up today!






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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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