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Program Overview

As a process, recommissioning is often referred to as taking what you already have and making it better! Interest in recommissioning projects has been growing steadily over the years, and it is now recognized as a formidable means to determine which low-cost/no-cost operational improvements may be made to a currently operated building to improve occupant comfort and achieve energy savings​. Another facet of recommissioning is it can be conducted as a standalone activity or as part of a renovation/modernisation project.

The four-day Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning (RCx) covers all the stages of the recommissioning process, namely: planning, investigation, implementation, as well as hand-over and monitoring. These stages are presented in detail to allow trainees to develop a coherent understanding of the entire process and reap all the anticipated benefits. The fundamental principles of the use of mechanical systems in buildings are also discussed and best practices for testing and verification are examined to help participants develop in-depth understanding of the investigation stage.

Whether you are an energy consultant or a program/project manager who wants the capability to carry out a recommissioning project internally, you will come away from the RCx course with a thorough understanding of the recommissioning process and how to maintain its benefits throughout the life cycle of a building. Additionally, this course serves to highlight the appropriate energy monitoring interventions to be carried out by third parties.

 

 

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

 

Key Learning Objectives

During this course, participants will learn:

  • The four-step recommissioning process.
  • Effective methods for detecting problems.
  • Working with building staff.
  • Energy and system-based savings calculations.
  • How to implement RCx measures.
  • Targeted documentation.
  • Best practices for ongoing commissioning.

Audience

  • Building recommissioning (RCx) service providers.
  • Building operations staff.
  • Energy managers.
  • Program/project managers.
  • Technical supervisors.
  • Municipal building managers.
  • Engineering professionals with experience in HVAC and power systems.
  • Property management firms.
  • Control technicians and building automation supervisors.
  • AI building control specialists.

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Agenda

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

Recognition

Any organization wishing to carry out a RCx 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).

Gaz Métro 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 RCx certification, as part of its program for the rehabilitation of mechanical systems in buildings.

Certification Process

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

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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist! 

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 

 

CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist! 

 

With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022. 

 

Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location. 

 

That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.  

 

Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers, and partners, as well as public health recommendations. 

 

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms! 

 

 Best regards, 

The CIET Team 

info@cietcanada.com 

647 255-3107