The Building Energy Modelling Essentials course provides a perfect starting point for participants who wish to familiarize with modelling concepts and demonstrate compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB).

This one-day course provides an overview of the requirements of the NEBC and a description of the three compliance paths (prescriptive, trade-off, and performance). For a more extensive NECB course, see Working With the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) course. During the training, participants are also taken through a case study model of a commercial building to understand what details are included in models and the factors that make an energy model successful and compliant by covering basic modellings principles.Finally, this course will cover the strengths and weaknesses of various energy modellings softwares.

Ready to take the next step in energy modelling and compliance for buildings? Our Building Energy Modelling Professional course will give you the tools you need to execute the modelling process.

You are interested in eQuest-based modelling courses? Please contact our customer service at info@cietcanada.com.


In this course you will learn to

  • Gain an understanding of viable NECB compliance paths.
  • Discern when energy modelling is applied and how it can help meet energy project goals.
  • Be introduced to modelling softwares.
  • Understand how to produce a compliance report.
  • See how an energy model is created.
  • Review the major components of a building energy model (envelope, lighting, HVAC, service water heating, central plant) and where this information is typically found.
  • Know the role of a reference building.
  • Learn the factors that make for an energy model successful.

This course is ideal for

  • New energy modellers.
  • Energy consultants.
  • Program administrators.
  • Compliance reviewers.
  • Code officials.
  • Those who hire energy modellers (e.g. architects).


CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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  • Energy Codes
  • Reference Materials
  • Compliance Paths – Overview
  • Prescriptive Requirements
  • Trade-off Path
  • Performance Path
  • Compliance Modelling
  • Proposed and Reference Building
  • Performance Path – Factors for Success


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Dragos Paraschiv
Dragos Paraschiv, P.Eng., PhD, MBA

Dragos Paraschiv is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario and a Professor of Sustainable Energy and Building Technology at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. His experience in energy management includes design of commercial building electrical and mechanical systems, central plant retrofit projects, as well as development of community energy management plans and pilot projects. Dragos has gained experience in all aspects of energy related projects, including auditing, design, performance measurement and verification, contract administration and project management. Dragos has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Power Engineering.

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.


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