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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 2024*

Achieving Net Zero Buildings

Carbon Footprint Accounting: Scope 3 GHG Emissions *Upcoming 2024*

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 you 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

Training Incentives Available

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The Greener Homes Initiative (GHI) is a federal program aimed to help Canadians save energy and make their home more comfortable. It accomplishes its goals by giving grants after an eligible retrofit has been made. To receive a grant, both the homeowner and the building must meet the criterias established by the program. First, an Energy Advisor (EA) must audit the house before the work. Afterward, another audit will be done to confirm the changes to the house.

This one-day training will provide a deeper understanding of the grants offered by the GHI. It will clarify how to determine the eligibility of the owner and their home. Also, the participants will learn how to navigate and find the tiny little details important to make the GHI work. Finally, a synthesis activity with varying scenarios will help the participants encapsulate their new knowledge.

This course is right for you if you are or will be a Natural Resources Canada Registered Energy Advisor interested in delivering the GHI. This knowledge is valuable to every future EA’s and actual EA’s wanting to have a smooth experience dealing with homeowners and Greener homes personnel.

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand the objectives of the Greener homes initiatives
  • Be able to identify an eligible home owner
  • Be able to identify an eligible building
  • Have a deeper understanding of the eligible retrofit
  • Explain the process needed to secure a grant and the interest-free loans
  • Have the knowledge to navigate through the Greener Homes documentation
  • Recommended grants base on specific type of homes



  • New Energy Advisor
  • Existing Energy Advisor specialized in new homes seeking to leverage the Greener homes initiatives
  • Existing Energy Advisor wanting to solidify their knowledge
  • Home builder (specialized in retrofitting houses)
  • Architect (specialized in retrofitting houses)
  • Technician (specialized in retrofitting houses)

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