The Trade Allies and Contractors sector of energy efficiency is made up of individuals who play a key role for their customers. They act as a resource in educating customers on energy solutions and provide them with information on energy conservation incentive programs from utilities and public agencies alike.


Some of the solutions and proposals they provide include costs and payback options that will ultimately reduce energy consumption and operating costs. 


It is often said of the Trade Ally group that they include anyone involved in residential energy efficiency, and that they can make or break a demand-side management program.

Typical Jobs In This Sector

  • Contractor
  • Insulation Installer
  • Heating Systems Installer
  • Electrician
  • Renewable Technologies Installer
  • Operating Engineer
  • Supervisor
  • Energy Auditor
  • Renovation Contractor
  • Energy Efficiency Consultant
  • Electrician
  • Electricity Meter Installer
  • Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Construction Worker
  • Technician

Training for Trade Allies & Contractors


CIET Learning Paths - Trade Allies & Contractors

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training has developed and designed specific programs for Trade Allies & Contractors to enable participants from this segment of the EE industry to enhance their skills in a way that will help them grow their business, expand their career options, and ultimately benefit their end-user customers. Core programming is comprised of:


Hot Topics for Trade Allies & Contractors

This segment of the EE industry is always changing and evolving with the advent of new technologies and best practices, whether it be in the types of products used in new construction projects, better more efficient installation techniques, or the availability of new incentive programs to help build the market for EE projects.


2020 CIET infographic - Trade Allies & Contractors



CIET Trade Allies & Contractors


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