Since 1997, over 30,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional organizations from across Canada have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense (D2$) energy management workshops.  The D2$ Accelerated Energy Management workshop is an opportunity to experience in a short time many of the valuable lessons that D2$ has refined over that last 20 years!


This exciting two-day workshop is a highly hands-on and interactive experience.  Facilitators will utilize a variety of physical demonstrations, calculations worksheets, graphic slides, case studies and discussion to create a highly effective learning environment.


Designed for a broad audience with both technical and non-technical backgrounds – the ambitious goal of this experience is to equip participants, no matter the roles they play in managing energy, with effective approaches and tools with which to meet the challenges of energy management in 2017 and beyond.


Please note that this interactive workshop is limited to 18 participants.


The learning agenda for this workshop, features ten important energy management lessons ranging from organizationally strategic issues to more financial and technical aspects of managing energy.  Each lessons features a key hands-on activity, demonstration, or group activity designed to maximize learnings.


Learning Module

Learning Activity

Energy Fundamentals

Lights, motors and a coffeemaker demonstration will make energy fundamentals visible.

Seven Steps to Saving Energy

Learn how to read the electrical heartbeat of a facility using a demand profile and load inventory spreadsheet(2).

Motors, Fans, Pumps Savings & VSDs

A working pumping systems will demonstrate the value of right sizing systems and the importance of speed control

Energy Saving Calculations

Use the popular RETScreen Expert(1) tool to perform energy savings calculations on common situations.

Financial Analysis of Energy Savings

Use a financial energy project analysis spreadsheet (2) to show the right financial metrics such as NPV & IRR.

Business Case for Energy Savings

Make pitch for investing in an energy project.

Strategic Energy Management

Assess your organizations organizational energy management capabilities using a gap analysis tool (2).

Behaviour Change

Develop a simple behaviour change campaign to address a common energy wasting behavior

Analytical Tools for Energy Monitoring

Hands-on using regression and CUSUM to analyse energy performance using RETScreen Expert(1).

Management Systems for Energy

Read and discuss a case study of how early adopters have used ISO50001.


(1)    A free 90 day trial license of RETScreen Expert is included in workshop registration

(2)    Numerous take-home spreadsheet tools will be provided.

Continuing Education Units (CEU) 1.4
CSEP points 3

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