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Are you an experienced RETScreen® user? If so, the Advanced RETScreen® Professional course has been conceived with you in mind. Picking up where the Certified RETScreen® Expert leaves off, the Advanced program features a blend of advanced presentations by our instructors, and participant exercises, which will serve to heighten your knowledge of the software.

In choosing to take the Advanced RETScreen® Professional course, participants will be exposed to progressive applications of the software as they work through activities that are sure to raise their proficiency in RETScreen®, allowing them to tackle the most complex projects.   

Note: as an added value to the CIET Advanced RETScreen® Expert course, a fully functional FREE 30-day trial subscription to the RETScreen® software will be made available (value of $65).



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Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Complete projects of a complex nature in RETScreen®
  • Utilize all aspects of the Portfolio Analysis Module
  • Conduct advanced feasibility analysis


  • Seasoned RETScreen® users
  • Technical experts
  • Property portfolio managers
  • Energy Efficiency Consultants
  • Engineering firms or professional firms specialized in energy efficiency
  • ESCO employees

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Beyond CRE Feasibility Models

  • Detailed Lighting Retrofit
  • Motors, Fans & Pumps
  • Conversion of Gas Heating to Air Source / Ground Source Heat Pump
  • Simple Combined Heat & Power System from a Biofuel
  • Transportation

Beyond CRE Performance Analysis

  • Dealing with Uncertainty
  • Using Average Temperature as an Independent Variable
  • Adjusting for a non-routine event

A deeper look at the new features of Version 8.1

  • Sub-Daily data features
  • Linking to dynamic data sources
  • Storage and Off grid models
  • Non-Routine Adjustment Features in Performance Analysis
  • Referencing EVO’s IPMVP Application Guide on Non-Routine Events and Adjustments

Portfolio Analysis

  • Building a portfolio from other bulk data sources
  • Creating a custom dashboard


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Stephen Dixon
B.Sc., M.A.Sc.

Stephen Dixon is a freelance energy consultant. As Principal of TdS Dixon Inc., of St. Jacobs, Ontario, he brings a practical, hands-on approach to the challenge of developing the energy management capacities of a broad range of institutional, commercial, and industrial organizations. Stephen has accumulated more than 35 years of energy management experience, including more than 800 energy assessments and the facilitation of over 1,700 energy management workshops. Stephen holds an M.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in Physics from UPEI.

Stephen’s extensive experience with RETScreen began with his significant contributions to the design and development of RETScreen’s energy efficiency models in RETScreen v4.  Subsequently, Stephen’s popular Monitoring Targeting & Reporting Tool featuring simple regression and CUUSM functions inspired and informed the development of the  RETScreen Plus Performance Analysis tools.  Finally, Stephen provided technical support to the development of RETScreen’s newest version RETScreen Expert.  Stephen has successfully delivered over 25 RETScreen training sessions and incorporated RETScreen training into more than 100 energy management training workshops.

Adam Dixon

Adam brings a new and fresh approach to energy management, specializing in energy performance analysis and residential sector services. Adam works behind the scenes as an energy analyst in support for energy audits while also providing support to the development of TdS Dixon’s well known energy training services.

Eligibility Criteria

Previous participation in the Certified RETScreen® Expert program is strongly recommended.

This course includes...

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

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