EGP Design Charette 2023 – Downsview Park Bridge

Toronto Metropolitan University 325 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

EGP Design Charette 2023 - Downsview Park Bridge The EGP is hosting its 6th annual Design Charrette, a one day, fast-paced case competition designed for EGP members to develop and showcase their skills while tackling real-world problems facing the green building industry. Interdisciplinary teams of 3 will be formed to use each other's unique perspectives for a creative solution. Friday, October 20th, 2023 from 6:30 - 8 PM (Virtual - Recommended) Saturday, October 21st, 2023 from 9 AM – 6 PM (In-Person - Required) George Vari Engineering and Computing Center - ENG LG06, 245 Church St, Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4 The Challenge – Downsview Park Bridge This year, Northcrest Developments has provided the unique challenge to explore beyond the scope of a building and into the design of a space and structure that will nurture connectivity and community. The Downsview Park Bridge is a link between Downsview Park and the District, connecting people to amenities through a corridor that becomes a signature destination in and of itself. Teams are tasked with proposing and describing an innovative approach to the bridge design, construction, activation/programming and/or adjacent uses that advances the bridge concept, and reflects the Downsview Developments responsible development pillars: Climate […]

$15

CHBA Net Zero Renovator Training for Renovators and Contractors

The City of Toronto will host Better Built Homes - CHBA Net Zero Renovator Training series for design-build professionals in Ontario who service in Greater Toronto Area in Fall 2023 and Winter 2024. The Better Built Homes series, presented by EnerQuality, highlights the latest approaches to net zero/net zero-ready renovations focused on ensuring customer comfort and satisfaction. Attendees will review net zero/ready design principles, equipment options, emerging technologies, and construction practices and learn to identify the performance gap between “existing” homes and new net zero homes. The course content will be delivered via a live webinar format by qualified trainers. This course reflects the advancements in technology and innovations in the Canadian housing industry. Participants will receive training materials and support documents, including the CHBA Net Zero Builder Manual, that may be used online, downloaded, saved, or printed for future reference. Participants are required to pass the final exam to receive their course certificate. The three courses required to complete the CHBA Net Zero Renovator Training series are: Advanced Building Science (pre-requisite for the NZ Builder course) CHBA Net Zero Builder (pre-requisite for the NZ Renovator course) CHBA Net Zero Renovator Series Schedule Each Better Built Homes series includes three […]

Free

Solar PV Systems Design and Modelling Online Course

Online

Do you want to learn about advances in PV technology, the economics of PV systems, and the PV industry in general? This 5-night course is presented as a series of case studies based on practical design examples. It focuses on residential and commercial-scale projects, typically under 1 MW. This class is for electricians, technicians, engineers, solar installers, and others with a basic understanding of electrical theory and electrical terminology. Course Dates: November 21, 23, 28, 30 & December 5; 7-9 p.m. MT Register before November 7 and pay the early bird rate of $250. Regular rate registration is $275. More information and the link to register can be found at: https://solaralberta.ca/training-jobs/training-opportunities/solar-pv-systems-design-modelling/

$250 – $275

Commissioning and Quality Assurance & Quality Control of Solar PV Systems

Online

Are you interested in grid-interactive solar PV system commissioning? Join this 4-night course to learn about commissioning standards, performance verification and electrical tests, maintenance and troubleshooting for PV systems, shutdown and startup procedures, and reporting and documentation. Course Dates: December 7, 12, 14 & 19; 7-9 p.m. MT Register before November 23 and pay the early bird rate of $250. Regular rate registration is $275. More information and the link to register can be found at: https://solaralberta.ca/training-jobs/training-opportunities/commissioning-solar-pv-systems/

$250 – $275

Battery Energy Storage System Design and Modelling

Online

Join this 4-night course to learn how to evaluate site conditions and electrical loads for solar PV systems with energy storage, choose battery-based solar PV system configurations, apply appropriate sections of the Canadian Electrical Code, and much more! This course is designed for electricians, technicians, engineers, and solar installers. Course Dates: January 9, 11, 16 & 18; 7-9 p.m. MT Register before December 26 and pay the early bird rate of $250. Regular rate registration is $275. More information and the link to register can be found at: https://solaralberta.ca/training-jobs/training-opportunities/battery-energy-storage-system-design-modelling/

$250 – $275

Residential Energy Advisor (REA) Prep Foundation

Online

Take the first step toward becoming an NRCan-Registered Energy Advisor (REA) with CIET’s Foundation Level Prep Course. This comprehensive program prepares you for the Foundation Level Exam by providing an overview of building science principles and sound business practices for REAs. Over three days, participants learn to complete hands-on geometric and arithmetic calculations and unit conversions, interpret house plans, and examine entire building envelopes from fenestration to mechanical and renewable energy systems. Upon completing the course and passing NRCan’s Foundation Level Exam, participants may advance to CIET’s Energy Advisor Prep Course and become a full-fledged REA.

$795
Event Series Economics of Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaics

Economics of Grid-Tied Solar Photovoltaics

Online

Do you want reliable tools to showcase the ROI, cost/benefit, and payback periods of solar projects? Tune into Solar Alberta's Economics of Grid-Tied Solar PV course to be able to explain how energy, transmission and distribution charges are influenced with the addition of a solar PV micro-generator, how to project the economic value of a proposed solar PV project, how to evaluate the value of incentive programs, and much more! Register before January 30 for $175 with early bird pricing at https://solaralberta.ca/training-jobs/training-opportunities/economics-of-grid-tied-solar-photovoltaics/

$175 – $200

Heat Pumps Essentials

Online

"The Heat Pumps Essentials course is designed to equip energy efficiency industry professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, select, and advocate for heat pumps in residential, commercial, or industrial settings. The course covers the most important aspects of heat pumps, notably basic functioning, the different types of heat pumps, and refrigerants. This one-day course provides participants with the tools needed to develop a comprehensive understanding of heat pumps systems and skills to pitch heat pump projects to clients from all sectors. An integrative sales scenario activity at the end of the course sets participants up for success in the HVAC industry. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)"

$695

Measurement & Verification (MV) Essentials

Online

"The Measurement and Verification Essentials course presents the key components of energy savings as well as measurement and verification (M&V) principles by providing participants with a foundational understanding of M&V. This course caters to a diverse audience including general practitioners, experts, and managers. Evaluating the performance of energy conservation measures is essential in demonstrating project success, optimizing facility operations, securing financial assistance, and raising awareness among facility users. This course also teaches participants how to assess external energy efficiency initiatives, regional efficiency programs, and internal projects. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below) "

$695

Certified Industrial Energy Professional (CIEP) – 5 days

Online

The Certified Industrial Energy Professional (CIEP) training is designed to equip professionals with the skills required to optimize energy efficiency in industrial settings. The CIEP program covers various aspects of energy management, such as energy auditing, system optimization, energy procurement, and sustainability practices in industrial facilities. Participants learn how to analyze energy usage, identify potential energy saving opportunities, and develop strategies to reduce energy consumption and costs.

$3,195

Residential Energy Advisor (REA) Prep EA

Online

"Taking this CIET training and writing the Foundation and EA Level Exams is one of the faster ways to become a full-fledged NRCan-Registered Energy Advisor involved in the initiative. The CIET EA Prep Course provides participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully pass the EA exam and understand the key responsibilities of an EA. These responsibilities involve evaluating the energy performance of residential homes and offering guidance on potential energy savings during the design, construction, and renovation stages. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)"

$1,195

Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems – 1 day

Online

Over five days, participants explore topics such as energy management fundamentals, energy auditing techniques, efficient energy technologies, industrial process optimization, renewable energy integration, and regulatory compliance. They gain insights into the most effective methods for assessing energy performance, implementing measures to save energy, and measuring the effects of energy efficiency initiatives in industrial settings.

$695

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