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Knowledge within reach

Upgrading the knowledge and skills of your building operations and maintenance staff ensures sustainable energy savings and is a fundamental building block of an effective energy management plan. Continuous, in-depth energy management training, through a variety of tools, can help boost savings by 10 to 15 percent.

When implementing an energy efficiency initiative in your federal organization, consider the following:

  • Diagnostic Agent for Building Operation (DABO™) software
    This highly sophisticated software raises an alert when it senses that a monitored system is not being used or working properly. The alert includes a diagnosis and the corrective measures to be taken. Using DABO software leads to improved indoor air quality and significant energy savings.
  • RETScreen®
    RETScreen is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration project feasibility analysis as well as ongoing energy performance analysis.
  • CAN-QUEST training
    Natural Resources Canada provides training for CANQUEST, a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST, the popular building energy simulation software from the United States, to help you design new facilities in accordance with the new National Energy Code for Buildings.
  • Commissioning Guide for New Buildings
    Commissioning ensures that your new federal building functions as initially intended and that the building staff can operate the building and ensure its maintenance. Natural Resources Canada has developed a guide to assist engineers, technicians, managers, owners and stakeholders of institutional and commercial buildings throughout the various steps of the commissioning process.
  • Recommissioning Guide for Building Owners and Managers
    Recommissioning is a cost-effective method to reduce expenses and increase revenue through improved building operations. This guide was created to address the opportunities that owners and managers have to significantly increase the benefits of recommissioning in their buildings.
  • Energy management best practices and Capacity building resources.