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Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP 101)

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Stephen Dixon, Ali Farhat,

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$665/ Before August 20, 2024

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Starts 26 November 2024

Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP 101) - In French

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Jean-François Bergeron, Marie-Claude Hamelin,

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Program Overview

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The Energy Management Professional (EMP) 101 program offers comprehensive energy management training for professionals with diverse backgrounds, including both generalists and specialists.

Over three days, you gain a solid foundation in energy management and energy use, explore technical aspects related to energy consuming systems and potential energy savings, and develop the skills necessary to apply energy management practices in organizations, including the mobilization of personnel and the implementation of standards such as ISO 50001.

EMP 101 is an ideal course for experienced professionals that wish to comprehensively understand energy management, newcomers to either Canada or the energy efficiency industry, and those looking to enhance their technical knowledge. Many participants find that this program offers advantages to their current and future roles. Additionally, it can serve as a stepping stone to the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation, which is typically pursued after accumulating at least three years of industry experience.



In this course, you will learn to

  • Define the principles, systems, codes, and regulations of energy efficiency.
  • Conduct basic calculations, benchmarking, and audits on building energy consumption.
  • List factors to take in consideration to identify potential energy savings in buildings.
  • Build an energy management plan.


This course is ideal for

  • People in career transition.
  • Recent graduates.
  • Recently hired energy management professionals.
  • Energy efficiency project/program managers.
  • People seeking basic skills in energy efficiency.


Note: as an added value to CIET's Energy Management Professional 101 course, a fully functional FREE 90-day trial subscription to the RETScreen® software will be made available (value of $200)

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Day 1:  Foundation – Understanding Energy

  • Overview of Energy Management
  • Energy in Canada – The Big Picture
  • Energy Fundamentals
  • Energy Purchase Basics
  • How a Facility Uses Energy
  • Energy Calculations – Overview of Tools


Day 2:  Systems – Principles & Opportunities

  • A Systematic Methodology
  • The Building Envelope
  • Heating – Boilers & Heaters
  • Cooling – Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Motors, Pumps, & Fans
  • Lighting
  • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Renewable Energy Sources & Systems


Day 3:  Application

  • How Do You Measure Energy Performance?
  • How Do You Find Savings Opportunities – EBCx & Audits?
  • How Do You Use Codes & Standards to Drive Efficiency?
  • How Do You Build a Business Case for Investment in Efficiency?
  • How Do You Verify Savings?
  • How Do You Engage People?
  • How Do You Leverage the Organisation to Sustain Optimal Energy Management?

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