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Waterloo North Hydro is dedicated to fostering a culture of energy efficiency among customers, channel partners and other stakeholders. We want to help our customers better manage their electricity consumption and energy costs. A major component in achieving this is through our commitment to training and education. We are proud to offer a number of energy efficiency and training options to our customers as well as a number of informative and educational events.

For more information on the latest training opportunities and events available to you, please see below.

Upcoming Energy Efficiency Events

At this time, there are no upcoming events. Pleae check back frequently for the next Energy Efficiency Event in your area.

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Training Opportunities

 


 

Certified Energy Auditor (February 5-8, 2019)

The Certified Energy Auditor (CEATM) certification program focuses on audits for commercial and industrial buildings only and does not qualify participants to perform residential audits. The CEA certification is issued by the Association of Energy Engineers based in Atlanta, US, and the program is based on ASHRAE standards. CIET’s CEA training program is not related to Enbridge’s or other Ontario home energy auditing programs. 

This three-day training is designed to expand participant knowledge in energy auditing as well as serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE's CEATM credential. It provides the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is being used in a facility and identify where consumption can be reduced. Additionally, it covers useful calculation methods and practical examples. The examination is administered on the morning of the 4th day.

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Certified Energy Manager (February 25 - March 1, 2019) 

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program. 

This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.

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Poolsaver Refresher Training (March 5, 2019)

Based on feedback we've received, we are offering another training session! This session will cover several areas including:

  • Submitting an application
  • Required documentation
  • Vendor portal

Representatives from Energy+, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Waterloo North Hydro will be present. We want to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about the program, your experiences and, any customer feedback about the program.

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Certified Energy Manager (March 4-8, 2019)

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.

This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.

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Pump Systems Optimization (March 20, 2019)

When pump systems are not optimized for best efficiency they drain your profits, impact your maintenance budgets with higher energy and maintenance costs, shorten mean time between repair, and increase of carbon dioxide emissions. Optimized pump systems are more energy efficient and reliable overall. To help pump users run their systems more efficiently, a pump systems optimization and assessment identifies problematic areas where the greatest opportunities for improvement exist. In this full day course, attendees will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency and reduce energy and operating costs. 

This course is product-neutral and provides case studies and actual field data to show the energy savings and kilowatt reduction with a more efficient pumping system. Management can use this course as a valuable tool to introduce better energy efficiency practices within their scope and regions. Participants will develop skills to identify a broad range of system improvement opportunities, determine where to focus efforts in their own organization and develop an action plan with financial justification. Your company or organization will quickly see a return on their investment in less than a one year period. 

  • Hands-on training on basic pump system interaction and pump designs

  • Covers all the energy standards used in pump systems assessment that will help in being able to execute any energy conservation initiatives

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Accelerated Energy Management - Dollars to $ense Workshop (April 9-10, 2019)

Since 1997, over 30,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional organizations from across Canada have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense (D2$) energy management workshops.  The D2$ Accelerated Energy Management workshop is an opportunity to experience in a short time many of the valuable lessons that D2$ has refined over that last 20 years! 

This exciting two-day workshop is a highly hands-on and interactive experience.  Facilitators will utilize a variety of physical demonstrations, calculations worksheets, graphic slides, case studies and discussion to create a highly effective learning environment. 

Designed for a broad audience with both technical and non-technical backgrounds – the ambitious goal of this experience is to equip participants, no matter the roles they play in managing energy, with effective approaches and tools with which to meet the challenges of energy management in 2017 and beyond.

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Certified Energy Manager (April 29 - May 3, 2019)

The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program. 

This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.

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Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (May 7 - 9, 2019)

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.  It is awarded by Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in conjunction with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO). 

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®). 

CMVP is a registered trademark of AEE. IPMVP is a registered trademark of EVO.

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Certified RETScreen Expert (May 14-16, 2019)

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 used to 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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How to Sell Energy Efficiency Internally and Externally - Dollars to $ense Workshop (June 5, 2019)

Selling energy efficiency is not easy. Energy efficiency (EE) is virtual, it is something you do not consume. Most often, EE requires an investment today, for savings tomorrow. People do not always take rational decisions and energy efficiency related decisions are not different. Whether you are trying to sell energy efficiency within your organisation, or you are trying to sell EE retrofits, projects or technologies to clients, understanding how people make decisions and how to present information to them in a way that makes sense to them will increase your approval or selling rate. This 1-day workshop draws from time-tested NRCan Dollars to $ense material as well as from first-hand experience from CIET trainers related to EE.

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Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning (RCx) (June 11-14, 2019)

This four-day advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) covers all the stages of the process: planning, investigation, implementation, 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 anticipated benefits. The fundamental principles regarding the use of mechanical systems in buildings are discussed and good practices for testing and verification are examined to help trainees develop in-depth understanding of the investigation stage. 

To share insight on how to maintain the benefits of the RCx process throughout the life cycle of buildings, the course not only teaches building operating staff on the persistence strategies to be implemented, but also highlights the appropriate interventions in energy monitoring to be carried out by third parties. 

This CanmetENERGY (Natural Resources Canada) advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) has trained 75 professionals in the Province of Quebec. Upon course completion, trainees may choose to take a competency examination. The course and examination are both recognised by the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles of Québec as part of the process of certifying recommissioning agents for mechanical systems in buildings.

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Past Energy Efficiency Events

The Seven Habits of Highly Efficient Companies with Stephen Dixon (September 21, 2018)

Attendees at this informative event learned the secrets of persistent energy efficiency from Stephen Dixon, the President of TdS Dixon Inc., and local energy expert.

The session helped attendees better understand how leadership, setting smart goals and putting the right resources in place helps a company become more energy efficient while also examining the seven key habits of efficient companies and how these habits can be adapted to fit the needs of your company.

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 Seven Habits Slide         Seven Habits of Highly Efficient Companies

Energy Savings Through  Recommissioning, Monitoring and Targeting (June 28, 2018)

Attendees at this event learned about the benefits of the environmentally-friendly and cost-effective Bioscrub cleaning process for heating and cooling restoration through a presentation by Darren Cooper of Renteknik Group Inc. BioScrub EFM is a patented process using an all-natural probiotic cleaning agent and high pressure steam to deep clean and restore the performance of heating and cooling coils whilst protecting the environment and equipment by eliminating the use of traditional harsh chemicals.

The session also examined the best way to utilize the Save on Energy Retrofit Program for Bioscrub projects and helped attendees understand how to gain “real-time” visibility to baseline energy usage and identifying actionable opportunities that will achieve sustained energy savings.

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Bioscrub Event photo Panoramic Photo of Bioscrub event