Certified RETScreen Expert (CRE)


The Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE) is designed for those who have either completed the Introduction to RETScreen® Expert course or who have some previous experience with the software. The CRE program is aimed at enhancing participants’ skills in analyzing all types of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Additionally, the program equips participants with a comprehensive understanding of new RETScreen® analysis features, including the Virtual Energy Analyzer and Portfolio Analysis Module, as well as energy performance data monitoring. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)


HPSC Contractor Forum

The Home Performance Stakeholder Council's (HPSC) annual Contractor Forum is back! Businesses and individuals from across the home performance industry will be in attendance including HVAC, insulation, windows and doors, energy advising, and general retrofit sectors. Plus, government and utility rebate program administrators will be on site to answer questions and welcome feedback. The day's activities will be a combination of peer-led panels, facilitated table discussions, presentations, and plenty of networking time. Who Should Attend?  Contractors/installers Energy advisors Manufacturers/suppliers Industry associations Government/non-profit groups Building inspectors Technology/solution providers Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024 Time: 9:30am-4:00pm Location: Aria Banquet & Convention Centre, 12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey, BC, Canada Cost: Free Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/contractor-forum-tickets-836134580037?aff=Partner LIST OF SPEAKERS (MORE TO COME!)   Growing your Business: The Home Performance Approach with guest speakers Ben Hoffman of Wirewood Construction Greg Bloom of Greenfoot Energy Solutions Facilitated by Elisabeth Baudinaud of Carbonwise Virtual Home Energy Labelling with guest speakers Arman Mottaghi of Properate  Brett Auger of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Working with Indigenous Communities with guest speakers Danny Tourville of Lalem Building Inspection & Consulting Darell Gaddie of Fraser Basin Council Facilitated by Patricia Bell of the Community Energy Association Rebate Programs FAQ with guest speakers from CleanBC BC Hydro FortisBC


Largest multi-residential smart building conversion in North America


Join this session to learn about Drewlo Holdings’ ground-breaking project, a landmark in advancing energy conservation and sustainability in North America’s real estate sector. The project transformed over 85 multi-residential buildings and 10,000+ suites, marking a significant evolution in energy management for large multi-residential portfolios. Delivering a 34% HVAC utility reduction and a 36% GHG emissions reduction, this initiative underscores the growing importance of energy efficiency as a transformative force in the industry. It also serves as a scalable model for similar projects, influencing strategies for mass-scale energy and carbon footprint reduction.


Certified Energy Manager (CEM)


The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is widely regarded as the leading designation in the energy management field. It is highly sought after by professionals who wish to establish their expertise in the industry or who require it as a prerequisite for a particular role or project. The CEM certification has been awarded to over 16,000 individuals in more than 40 countries, with over 4,500 of those certifications being delivered in Canada. This certification provides a multitude of advantages to professionals working in the energy efficiency industry. The five-day CEM training program is designed for professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of effective energy management. The course covers technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of energy management. It provides a comprehensive forum through problem-solving activities to develop a broad understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)


Beyond Talk, Towards Action: Climate Caucus Summit 2024


May 10th, 2024 | 9am to 3pm PT / 12pm to 6pm ET | Zoom Registration Opens April 1st This important annual event brings together local elected leaders representing communities of all sizes from coast to coast to coast to discuss and workshop practical local climate solutions. How do we tackle climate action and prepare for climate changes in the context of the competing crises of affordability, housing, biodiversity, and more? The last few years have shown us that climate impacts are coming faster than scientists had even predicted, and it is local governments that are responsible for keeping their residents safe. However, it is important to ensure adaptation does not come at the expense of emissions reductions and Indigenous reconciliation, and in many cases, constituents have their eyes on other priorities. Local governments have to take a system wide approach to tackling these interconnected issues. This year’s agenda will be delivered in partnership with Community Energy Association, WCS Engagement + Planning, and Hlimoo Sustainable Solutions, and it will focus on solutions and actions for attendees to take home with them.

Acfas, Colloque #452 – Précarité énergétique : un enjeu social et sanitaire pour une transition énergétique équitable

University of Ottawa

  Dans le cadre du 91e congrès de l’ACFAS qui se tiendra à l’Université d’Ottawa, le colloque #452 - Précarité énergétique : un enjeu social et sanitaire pour une transition énergétique équitable aura lieu le mardi 14 mai 2024.  Au Canada, un ménage canadien sur cinq n’a pas accès à des niveaux de services énergétiques adéquats (chauffage, climatisation, éclairage, alimentation des appareils ménagers, etc.) pour maintenir une température intérieure saine, répondre à ses besoins et vivre dans la dignité - une situation connue sous le nom de précarité énergétique. La précarité énergétique expose les ménages à de multiples facteurs de stress et a des répercussions importantes sur la santé, le bien-être et l’inclusion sociale. Les ménages à faibles revenus, les locataires, les personnes vivant dans des logements de mauvaise qualité, les femmes, les jeunes adultes, les personnes âgées, les personnes issues de la diversité et les populations autochtones sont plus susceptibles d’être confrontés à la précarité énergétique et à ses conséquences. Alors qu’elle est d’autant plus importante à considérer pour favoriser une transition juste et la résilience climatique dans le secteur résidentiel, la précarité énergétique demeure un phénomène méconnu au Canada et est largement absente des politiques et programmes énergétiques, sociaux et d’adaptation aux […]

Canada’s Net-Zero Forum 2024

Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto ON 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

On May 14 and 15, 2024, the Transition Accelerator is gathering industry, government, academic, Indigenous, and civil society leaders for Canada's Net-Zero Forum, a unique event presenting a strategic, integrated, whole-of-society view of potential net-zero solutions. Through two days of engaging, interactive sessions and meaningful keynote presentations, we’re equipping participants with the latest understanding of what drives large-scale transitions, plus a practical and powerful framework for identifying the transition pathways that will drive better investment decisions, smarter policies, and equip Canada to succeed in emerging global value chains. We want you to join us!


International Energy Forum 2024

University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada +1 more

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is excited to host the International Energy Forum together with collaborators on the Community Appropriate Sustainable Energy Security (CASES) partnership. This event will take place on May 14th, 15th and 16th and will be located on the beautiful USask Campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The final day will be located at the Wanuskewin National Historic Site. The event will showcase panel presentations from academic, industry, community and government representatives and facilitate opportunities for partners from Alaska, Canada, Sweden, and Norway to connect and build relationships for future collaboration. We are happy to host this in-person event and welcome you to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Working with the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)


Working with the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) provides guidance to help anyone who works regularly with the code to either comply with or enforce it. The course covers the most important aspects of the NECB, notably building envelopes, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and water heating. This two-day course enables participants to comprehend the implications of the code for themselves and from the perspectives of others. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)


Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)


The four-day Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) program provides participants with the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is used in facilities and identify areas in which consumption can be reduced. It also covers useful calculation methodologies through practical examples and peer exercises. This is the right course for you if you are or will be involved in commercial building audits and want to expand your knowledge about the complete energy auditing and reporting process. Additionally, the course prepares you to take the exam and earn the CEA certification. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)


Vancouver Heat Pump Symposium

Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

What is the Heat Pump Symposium? It all comes down to heat pumps. Across Canada, the heat pump is becoming the technology of choice for addressing our most pressing environmental challenges. Whether it’s Air-to-Air, Geothermal, Air-to-Water or other options, Heat Pump technology is our best bet for addressing Canada’s crucial decarbonization goal while reducing costs and boosting efficiencies. This is your chance to learn all about it! The Heat Pump Symposium is a one day conference bringing together manufacturers, wholesalers, technicians and more, to discuss the latest equipment developments, exchange valuable knowledge, and share actionable strategies for how the industry can make the most of the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Making the Case for Decarbonization Projects


" This one-day course is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience in analyzing decarbonization projects. It covers fundamental concepts such as incremental costs, carbon pricing, net present values, total costs of building ownership, and how to determine the necessary elements for a decision matrix. Throughout the day, participants actively engage in creating a business case for a decarbonization project by going through each step. At the end of the course, participants are asked to present their decarbonization recommendations. Visit cietcanada.com to learn more about this course and to register (website link below)"



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