TIER 1 | Certification Programs

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional

The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP ®) is the most recognized designation in measurement and verification providing a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation.

CIET is the exclusive authorized training provider of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the delivery in Canada of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training and certification program.

The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), in partnership with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), set up the CMVP certification. The CMVP training covers all methods applied for the M&V of Energy Efficiency (EE) projects and includes, namely, the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®).

Objectives

- To raise the professional standards of those engaged in measurement and verification
- To improve the practice of measurement and verification by encouraging professionals to partake in a continuing education program of professional development for measurement and verification professionals
- To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of measurement and verification through completing the certification and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct
- To award special recognition to those professionals who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness in measurement and verification

Target audience

- Building or industry owners who wish to measure the energy savings generated by their projects.
- Building or industry owners who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement Energy Efficiency (EE) projects.
- Employees responsible for EE program evaluation and operation.
- Engineering firms or professional firms specialized in energy efficiency.
- ESCO employees required to conduct energy audits, prepare Measurement and Verification (M&V) plans or monitor project savings.

EVO offers the Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP®) program in Canada in collaboration with CIET as the delivery agent and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as the certification body.

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Building Operator Certification

The Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program is an eight-module, nine-day competency - based training and certification program, offering facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

The program consists of eight courses delivered in a total of nine days of training.

Each course consists of highly interactive and hands-on classroom training facilitated by very knowledgeable and experienced building professionals, project assignments to be completed at the participant’s facility, and an in-class exam administered at the end of each day of training.

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Energy Auditing Professional

The Energy Auditing Professional (EAP) training and certification program has been developed based on the 30+ years of international experience of IIET’s parent company, Econoler, in carrying out energy audits in commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. This 3-day program provides participants with the knowledge required to perform any type of audit, ranging from walk-through audits to investment-grade audits, as well as the flexibility to apply different auditing standards like ISO 50002 or ASHRAE.

IIET always customizes delivery of its EAP program to the local and regional markets.

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Certified RETScreen Expert

RETScreen Expert Software is an intelligent decision support tool to enable stakeholders to rapidly identify, assess, optimize and track the performance of clean energy investments over the entire project life cycle. The software can be use evaluate:
- Clean energy options
- The energy production, savings and costs
- Financial viability and risk for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
- GHG Emission reductions
- The performance of implemented projects

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Certified Professional in Energy Performance Contracting

The International Institute for Energy Training (IIET) offers the Certified Professional in Energy Performance Contracting (CPE) certification which consists of a total of six modules. It constitutes the base knowledge that is required to develop and operate an ESCO and is divided into a Core and a Technical curricula. Individuals that successfully complete all modules and exams receive the CPE certification delivered by IIET in collaboration with the energy efficiency consulting firm Econoler.

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TIER 2 | Short Thematic Courses

Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops

Since 1997, over 30,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) organizations have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense (D2$) energy management workshops. In 2016, the material was completely remodeled and updated; it is now presented in 30 modules, which can easily be used as building blocks for organizations that have limited resources or that wish to focus on specific topics.

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Advanced Measurement and Verification

The International Institute for Energy Training (IIET) offers an advanced measurement and verification training program for CMVPs who want to learn more about M&V. This 2-day program covers several statistical tools as well as various examples and case studies as well as development of an M&V plan. The CMVP certification is a prerequesite to the course.

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Introduction to M&V

This one-day training, offered in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), will present the principal M&V and IPMVP concepts, by underlining the central purpose served by M&V, summarizing the possible usages of M&V methods and stressing the need to conduct M&V calculations based on each project’s specific characteristics. This training is intended for managers and staff responsible for finance and regulations, as well as technicians who need to have a basic understanding of the roles played by M&V in supporting investment in energy efficiency.

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Energy Efficiency for Managers

This one-day training allows business leaders to understand the latest energy cost reduction strategies and techniques. It highlights the fundamentals required to implement an energy management program in the workplace. This training emphasizes the importance of energy management by covering applicable codes and standards. It deals with energy consumption, energy efficiency, rate structures as well as reconciliation of savings. Furthermore, it analyzes potential investment opportunities, explores an innovative type of financing and helps establish the life-cycle cost of equipment.

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Energy Analytics

The Energy Analytics course trains in efficient techniques for analyzing and managing energy consumption. It includes topics on ongoing energy monitoring and factors in key consumption drivers such as climatic data and activity indicators. This training provides the basis for integrating energy efficiency into the management structure of any organization.

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Efficient Building Envelope

This 2‐day Efficient Building Envelope (EBE) course introduces the concept of a
building as a system, and takes an in‐depth look at the interrela

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ISO 50001 Standard Implementation

This highly interactive two-day training uses the ISO 50001 standard as a model to help the attending organizations implement a structured, adapted and effective EMS. Whether your organization wants to become ISO 50001 certified or not, the guidelines provided by the standard and covered during the course will be highly valuable in helping construct a sound and robust EMS.

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Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation

The course objective is to provide knowledge and tools for organizations and individuals who wish to evaluate the results of their energy efficiency programs so they can be compared to the program’s objectives and improve the program performance if necessary. The session is also intended for those who are outsourcing evaluation work with professional evaluators so they can better understand and manage the evaluator’s work. Program evaluation is not a precise science and it is necessary to understand the different approaches and principles in order to increase precision and reduce uncertainty. This session is intended for those who are familiar with the design and implementation of energy efficiency programs.

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Energy Efficiency Program Design and Implementation

The course objective is to support any organization or individual who wants to offer energy efficiency programs, and to give advice and recommendations in order to avoid any costly mistakes resulting from a lack of knowledge or, most commonly, a lack of experience in this specialized field of activity. The session aims at reaching excellence by applying the ‘’do the right thing, the right way, the first time’’ principle.

This is a two days session due to the multiple subjects covered and their diversity. There is a three-day option for those who wish to have an ‘’In-Basket’’ session where they will design a new program of their choice based on what they learned in the two-days session.

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Efficient Lighting

This one-day course will cover the fundamental principles of energy efficiency in lighting. Participants will learn about the principles of efficient lighting, including evaluating the levels, quality and maintenance of lighting. The training program will also present lighting technologies and lighting control technologies, common energy efficiency measures, options for making improvements and upgrades, as well as strategies for lighting management.

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Motors, Variable Speed Drives and Energy Efficiency

This introductory course on motors and variable speed drives will give participants a better understanding of motors and the theory behind how they work. Applicable standards regarding motor efficiency will be discussed, in addition to best repair practices. The key features of each motor type will be analyzed to allow for optimal use, since choosing the right motor from the start will greatly improve energy performance. Also covered will be the situations in which variable speed drives (VSDs) are required, their uses and the major control principles. Decision support for motor maintenance and repair will also be addressed. Case studies will be presented, both in terms of new motors and tune-ups.

To follow this training session, the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation is not required, but strongly recommended.


Objectives

- Learn about the standards in force
- Learn to identify the different types of electric motors
- Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the different motor types
- Learn how to select the right motor for the application
- Learn how to install, configure and optimize variable speed drives
- Learn about application and innovation in terms of energy efficiency for motors
- Learn to weigh the various options when a motor needs repair
- Develop reflexes for improving the energy performance of motors

Target Audience

•Building operators, building managers, technical industry managers and energy managers
•Engineering firms and companies with professionals specializing in energy efficiency
•Maintenance personnel for energy efficiency services

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TIER 3 | Thematic Online Training

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) – Key Considerations to Maximize the Benefits

The success of an energy performance contracts lies into the careful attention to all the details throughout the EPC process: procurement, contract negotiation, project scoping, implementation of energy conservation measures, commissioning, training and measurement and verification of energy performance.

Through concrete examples inspired by recent facilitation, or owner’s consultant, assignments related to energy performance contracting, the trainer will share common mistakes and best practices related to all steps of the EPC process. You will also be presented with key considerations to maximise the benefits of energy performance contracting in the public sector.

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Achieving Low Energy Performance and Satisfactory Indoor Air Quality

The energy required to run the building HVAC system accounts for a large portion of the building energy costs. Low energy conservation and technological initiatives reduce operating costs, as well as the burning of greenhouse gases. However, meeting building energy performance targets cannot be accomplished at the expense of compromising maintaining satisfactory indoor environmental quality. Evidence suggests that modest improvements in indoor environmental quality would generate substantial returns from increased productivity, and a reduced burden on the health system.

Indoor Environmental Quality is a broad area that covers four main issues: air quality, thermal comfort, lighting quality and noise control. The first two issues are the primary focus of HVAC systems. However, from these two, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is of main concern: on the one hand, thermal discomfort is never unnoticed and forces occupants to act on it; on the other hand, occupants adapt to poor air quality, and therefore operators have no incentives to improve it. The burden is therefore on the proper design, and reliable operation of the HVAC systems to maintain acceptable levels of IAQ in buildings.

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