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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

Other course

Program Overview

Organizations that own and operate buildings are increasingly setting aggressive targets to reduce their GHG emissions. These targets are driven by factors such as increasing carbon taxes, carbon pollution limits, corporate social responsibility, and tenant demands. Additionally, extreme heat and wildfire events are pushing us to create more climate resilient buildings. To meet these aggressive targets, many organizations are shifting their focus from energy efficiency measures to decarbonization projects. These projects involve more stakeholders, higher costs, and more complex technical and operational considerations.

Planning for a low carbon transition and selecting decarbonization projects can be complicated. Where do we start? Which projects or buildings should we prioritize? How do we determine the best path to decarbonize our portfolios? This course guides participants through the process of selecting the best path. Case studies are used to illustrate important decarbonization project considerations and success factors.

This two-day course is designed to guide participants in decarbonizing their facilities. 

  • Day One is focused on decarbonization planning and portfolio level prioritization. The course covers triggers for decarbonization upgrades, benchmarking tools, and energy studies. Participants also learn how to create a plan for decarbonizing an example portfolio. 
  • Day Two is focused on prioritizing individual projects in buildings, building interactive effects, and the implementation and M&V considerations. It also covers how to develop a low carbon roadmap for individual facilities. 


The course uses case studies from the commercial, institutional, multi-unit residential, and residential sectors to present the content.

In the Planning and Selecting GHG Reduction Projects course, participants learn about the tools and expertise necessary to determine the most effective path to decarbonization aligned with their organization’s emission reduction targets, capital planning cycles, operator capacity and expertise, and climate adaptation goals. They gain knowledge about the best practices developed through real world experience to ensure decarbonization projects are successful in both the short and long terms. 



In this course, you will learn to

  • Translate company targets into specific building plans. 
  • Prioritize GHG reduction projects in buildings. 
  • Select and justify different types of studies. 
  • Define an effective decarbonization project. 
  • Develop a low carbon roadmap for a portfolio of buildings. 
  • Apply best practices. 


This course is ideal for

This course is relevant to anyone involved in facility management, operations management and planning, or sustainability planning. It is especially valuable to those tasked with identifying and implementing decarbonization projects in commercial, industrial, multi-unit residential, and institutional buildings. 

  • Sustainability, environment, or decarbonization managers 
  • Planning or strategy managers 
  • Energy managers 
  • Accountants 
  • Consultants 
  • Operational efficiency specialists 

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