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Starts 12 December 2023

Certified RETScreen® Expert

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Trainers
Stephen Dixon, Adam Dixon,

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$1,575/ Before October 17, 2023

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Starts 20 February 2024

Certified RETScreen® Expert

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Stephen Dixon, Adam Dixon,

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$1,575/ Before December 26, 2023

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Starts 19 March 2024

Certified RETScreen® Expert - In French

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Trainers
Yann Garneau,

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$1,575/ Before January 23, 2024

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Starts 30 April 2024

Certified RETScreen® Expert

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Stephen Dixon, Adam Dixon,

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$1,575/ Before March 5, 2024

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Starts 11 June 2024

Certified RETScreen® Expert

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Stephen Dixon, Adam Dixon,

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$1,575/ Before April 16, 2024

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Program Overview

Training Incentives Available

To see which incentives are applicable to this course in your area, see our Training Incentives page

Designed for those who have completed the Introduction to RETScreen® course or have some previous experience with the software, the Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE) program is designed to help participants develop their skills in the analysis of all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Further, participants will develop a sound understanding of the new analysis functions provided by the software, such as the Virtual Energy Analyzer and the Portfolio Analysis Module as well as the monitoring of energy performance data.

The Certified RETScreen® Expert program is a highly immersive and engaging 3-day program that mixes instructor presentations with hands-on activities and exercises in the software. Our goal is to build your proficiency with RETScreen® throughout the course, culminating with the master case study, which serves as a review of the software’s features as well as the basis of the certification exam. Throughout the course, participants will also be given a series of short quizzes in order to ensure retention and comfort with the materials presented.

By taking the CRE course, participants can expect to grow their level of comfort and proficiency with the software and will be able to utilize it to perform an array of tasks from benchmarking to feasibility analysis, to the impact of a project on GHG emissions. If you are involved in the study of your building or company’s energy use is any way, this course is for you!

Note: as an added value to the CIET Certified RETScreen® Expert course, a fully functional FREE 90-day trial subscription to the RETScreen® software will be made available (value of $200).

 

 

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Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Quickly gauge a facility’s energy performance using benchmarking, and evaluate energy costs and savings, GHG reductions, and financing viability.
  • Determine the energy production and savings potential for any location in the world employing Archetypes.
  • Verify the performance of implemented projects and find opportunities for further energy improvements.
  • Manage energy across a large number of facilities and achieve energy-related investment goals using the Portfolio Analysis. 
  • Automate and link data sources and other software tools directly with RETScreen® Expert using the RETScreen® Connect advanced scripting tool.
  • Have a certification underscoring their proficiency in RETScreen®.

Audience

  • Building owners, operators, or managers
  • Technical experts
  • Employees managing a portfolio of properties
  • Engineering firms or professional firms specialized in energy efficiency
  • ESCO employees
  • Employees responsible for EE program evaluation and operation

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Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction 
  • Virtual Energy Analyzer / Archetypes 
  • Energy Efficiency Concepts 
  • Limitations of RETScreen® 
  • Benchmarking 
  • Feasibility Analysis in RETScreen 

Day 2

  • Introduction to Performance Analysis 
  • Step-by-step guide to Performance Analysis 
  • Statistical measures 
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • Performance Dashboard 

Day 3

  • Portfolio Analysis  
  • RETScreen® Connect 

This course includes...

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

 

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