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Demand-Side Management (DSM) Programming *Upcoming fall 2024*

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Webinar: Benchmarking for Compliance Ordinance

ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Webinar: Understand and Improve your Energy Performance

Embodied Carbon Accounting *Upcoming Winter 2025*

Pump Systems Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Heat Integration of Industrial Processes (HIIP)

Certified Industrial Energy Professional (CIEP)

Carbon Auditing Professional (CAP)

50001 Certified Practitioner

Working with the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)

Heat Pumps Essentials

Energy Engagement Strategies

Certified Sustainable Building Operator (CSBO)

Working with the Greener Homes Initiative

Building Electrification Strategies *Upcoming Fall 2024*

Achieving Net Zero Buildings

Carbon Footprint Accounting: Scope 3 GHG Emissions *Upcoming Winter 2025*

Carbon Footprint Accounting: Scope 1 and 2 GHG Emissions

Planning and Selecting GHG Reduction Projects

Prep Course for the NRCan Quality Assurance Specialist Exam (House)

Advanced Building Energy Modelling

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar: 101-Fundamentals & Basics

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar: 201-Creating and Updating your Building Profile

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar: 301-Maximize Usage with Advanced Features

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP 101)

Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE)

Advanced RETScreen® Expert

Existing Building Commissioning Essentials

Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)

Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

Introduction to RETScreen® Expert

Energy Efficiency for Building Operators & Maintenance Staff (EEBO)

Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx)

Energy Management Systems (EMS) and 50001 Ready Canada Webinar: 101

Building Science and Numeracy Essentials

Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam

Prep Course for the NRCan Energy Advisor Exam (House)

Tools for Completing Probationary Files

Advanced HOT2000 User

Prep Course for the NRCan Low-Rise Multi-Unit Residential Buildings Exam (MURB)

Building Energy Modelling Essentials

Building Energy Modelling Professional

Building Automation Systems Essentials

Advanced Building Automation Systems Optimization

Making the Case for Energy Management Projects

Strategic Energy Management 101 (SEM 101)

Making the Case for Decarbonization Projects

Becoming Carbon Neutral: Key Concepts, Strategies and Initiatives

Advanced Measurement and Verification

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Program Overview

This prep course is focused on preparing NRCan Residential Energy Advisors (REAs) to conduct MURB assessments and the certification exam. Participants master eligibility criteria, MURB terminology, and standard operating conditions. The course serves to develop a deep understanding of building envelope and mechanical data-collection requirements as well as a strong foundation for assessing MURBs.

Covering essential topics, this program equips participants with practical skills for MURB assessments. Participants gain expertise in assessing eligibility criteria, using MURB terminology, and navigating standard operating conditions. The course emphasizes hands-on elements such as selecting blower door tests and modelling MURBs in the HOT2000 software to thus properly prepare for NRCan and conduct MURB assessments as a REA.

What sets this course apart is its practical approach and real-world relevance. Participants not only acquire theoretical knowledge, but also engage in exercises such as selecting blower door tests. The emphasis on quality assurance requirements distinguishes the program, thereby ensuring participants meet the highest standards in energy efficiency evaluations. Taught by industry experts, the course blends the latest insights with practical experience to offer a unique and directly applicable learning experience for NRCan MURB assessments. 

Note: The MURBS course is available as an optional add-on to the Energy Advisor prep course. It is particularly applicable to those EAs who plan to work in more urban settings.




In this course, you will learn to

  • List eligibility criteria for assessing MURBs. 
  • Apply MURB terminology and concepts. 
  • Apply standard operating conditions. 
  • Comply with the requirements of building envelope and mechanical data collection for MURBs. 
  • Select various blower door tests when multiple tests and fans are necessary. 
  • Model MURBs in the HOT2000 software. 
  • Gain knowledge about the quality assurance requirements. 


This course is ideal for

  • Registered Energy Advisors 
  • Service organization staff 
  • Construction professionals 
  • Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning experts, electricians, and other technicians 
  • Individuals working in residential energy efficiency  

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  • Overview of MURB eligibility criteria, terminology, and concepts
  • Identifying and understanding operating conditions
  • Overview of data collection requirements
  • Identifying the different methods of completing blower door testing and the process to complete the appropriate testing
  • How to model a MURB in HOT2000
  • Quality Assurance requirements

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