Energy Efficiency Training & Events

Energy Efficiency Training Options


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.

See information on past training events here.


Training Opportunities



Training Opportunities for Customers and Channel Partners!

For a limited time, the courses listed below are available to our business customers and channel partners, and are eligible for a 50 per cent incentive. Visit the Save on Energy website to access the incentive application form. Find out which courses are right for you and stay tuned for new learning opportunities.

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Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) (November 13-15)

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.

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Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems (November 20)

The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) now offers the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems training from the Compressed Air Challenge®(CAC). During this 1-day course, you will learn how to calculate and reduce the costs of compressed air in your facility and how to gain better control of compressed air for optimum reliability and productivity. You’ll use data from your facility and complete hands-on exercises with emphasis on bottom-line results. Furthermore, you will know how to focus on getting results when you return to your plant.

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Certified RETScreen Expert® (CRE) (November 20-22)

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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Advanced Management of Compressed Air Systems (November 21-22)

This intensive two-day training course provides in-depth technical information on troubleshooting and making improvements to industrial compressed air systems. This course is designed to help end users as well as industry solution providers learn how to:

  • Collect and use data and tools to assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of a compressed air system
  • Develop and use a system profile
  • Implement a system maintenance program
  • Address air quality, highest pressure requirements and high-volume intermittent applications
  • Understand complex control system strategies
  • Align the supply side to demand side operation
  • Explain the value of heat recovery, and
  • Successfully sell compressed air improvement projects to management


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Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) (December 4-6)

The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP ®) is the most recognised designation in measurement and verification and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your field. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery 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), established this certification. The CMVP training covers all methods applied for M&V of energy efficiency projects and includes, namely, the latest version of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®).

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Certified Building Commissioning Professional (December 10-14)

In addition to providing preparation for AEE's Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certification program, this five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. This comprehensive course goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called re-commissioning or retro-commissioning). 

Commissioning is the process of ensuring that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained according to the owner's operational needs. Commissioning also can restore existing buildings to high productivity through renovation, upgrade and tune-up of existing systems. This program examines all aspects of building commissioning. Dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects are presented, including hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling, and research facilities taken from the instructors’ more than 40 years of combined experience in commissioning.

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Pump Systems Optimization (December 12)

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. 

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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