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Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx)

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Ian Ball, Simon Kattoura,

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Cours avancé sur la mise en service de bâtiments existants (EBCx) - In French

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Stéphanie Mayer, Michel Parent,

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Program Overview

The EBCx course materials are sourced from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and are exclusively licensed and distributed by CIET. These materials which have been developed by NRCan and maintained by CIET, are delivered via two programs: Existing Building Commissioning Essentials and Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx).


Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) involves improving the performance of existing buildings. Over the years, there has been growing interest in EBCx projects since they are proven to be an effective means of identifying low-cost or no-cost operational improvements that can enhance occupant comfort and achieve energy savings. They may be conducted as a standalone activity or as part of renovation or modernization projects. 

The four-day Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) program comprehensively covers all the stages of the EBCx process. This includes planning, investigation, implementation, and hand-over monitoring. The course provides detailed presentations on each stage to enable participants to develop a comprehensive understanding of the entire process and to gain all the expected benefits. This course covers the fundamental principles of building mechanical systems and explores effective testing and verification methods. Participants also gain a comprehensive understanding of the investigation process.

By completing this course, participants gain a thorough understanding of the EBCx process and how to sustain its benefits throughout the building life cycle. Additionally, the course emphasizes the appropriate energy monitoring interventions to be performed by third parties. 



Please note: At the end of the training, participants can choose to take an NRCan competency examination toward earning the EBCx recognition.


In this course, you will learn to

  • Apply the four-step EBCx process. 
  • Establish effective methods for detecting problems. 
  • Calculate energy and system-based savings calculations. 
  • Implement EBCx measures. 
  • Integrate best practices for ongoing commissioning. 
  • Prepare to take the exam to become an NRCan-recognized Recommissioning (EBCx) Agent. 


Please note that this course is intended for a technical audience with prior knowledge of recommissioning concepts. If you are not familiar with these concepts and are looking for a more general course, we recommend attending the Existing Building Commissioning Essentials course instead of this one.


This course is ideal for

  • Building operators 
  • Energy managers 
  • Program/project managers 
  • Technical supervisors 
  • Engineering professionals with experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as well as power systems 
  • Control technicians and building automation supervisors 
  • Artificial intelligence building control specialists 

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Day 1​

  • Introduction to EBCx​
  • EBCx Process & Deliverables​
  • Phase 1: Planning​
  • Phase 2: Investigation​
  • Phase 3: Implementation​
  • Phase 4: Hand-Off and Monitoring

Day 2​

  • Investigation: General Information​
  • Principles and Fundamentals​
  • Monitoring and Measurement​
  • In-Depth Investigation​
  • Heating Systems​
  • Cooling Systems​

Day 3​

  • In-Depth Investigation​
  • Pumps and Hydronic Distribution Systems​
  • Ventilation Systems​
  • Heat Recovery Systems​

Day 4​

  • In-Depth Investigation​
  • Lighting and Plug Load​s
  • Building Envelope​s
  • Persistence Strategies​
  • Ongoing Commissioning (OCx)​
  • Measurement & Verification (M&V)​
  • Persistence Plan

Eligibility Criteria

The EBCx certification does not require any education or experience. On the other hand, if you wish to become an accredited EBCx agent by Energy Transition Québec, you will have to meet certain requirements, including having passed the EBCx exam administered by CIET.


Any organization wishing to carry out a EBCx project and wishing to obtain a grant from the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources must do business only with an agent accredited in the overhaul of building mechanical systems. These officers must have completed the Natural Resources Canada advanced building refurbishment course offered by CIET, or the Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP).

Energir requires that the project be carried out by an agent accredited in the development of mechanical systems for buildings by the MERN, in particular having obtained EBCx certification, as part of its program for the rehabilitation of mechanical systems in buildings.


Certification Process

For more information on the EBCx Agent Certification process, please visit the Remise au point des sytèmes mécaniques de bâtiments page at Transition énergétique Québec.

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