NRCan’s Greening Government Services recently published two new Energy and GHG Management e-training modules!
In an effort to assist federal clients achieve the ambitious targets set under the “Federal Sustainable Development Strategy” and the “Greening Government Strategy”, we are providing a series of e-learning courses, on GCcampus and NRCan YouTube.
These e-learning modules will help you better understand and manage the energy and greenhouse gas emissions of your buildings.
- Sustainable Strategies for Existing Federal Facilities (56 min)
In this module, you will learn strategies for creating and maintaining high performance buildings. This module focuses on fundamentals for improving sustainability in a Federal facility: optimizing energy performance, protecting and conserving water, using environmentally preferable products and materials, and enhancing indoor environmental quality.
- Optimizing Energy Performance of Existing Buildings (21 min)
The module introduces the four guiding principles (metering, benchmarking, energy efficiency, renewable and clean energy) that should be followed sequentially on the journey to optimizing the energy performance of existing buildings.
- Reducing Your Utility Bill: Demand Response and Site-Based Load Management (25 min)
This module will provide information and best practices about cost saving opportunities from demand response and site-based load management. These cost-saving strategies are largely underutilized by the federal government and can often save 10% or more on a site’s electricity bill.
- Operations, Maintenance and Commissioning (60 min) GCcampus - Canada School of Public Service
This module provides an overview of operations and maintenance best practices with a focus on corrective, preventive, and predictive infrastructure requirements and commissioning for existing buildings.
- Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations (E4s) (40 min) GCcampus - Canada School of Public Service
This module will describe a step-by-step method to conduct an "energy efficiency expert evaluation"—a customized process to meet site-specific energy goals. This approach combines the most effective features of an energy audit and retro-commissioning, while avoiding the limitations of each.
- Implementing Deep Retrofits – A Whole Building Approach (60 min) GCcampus - Canada School of Public Service
This module fosters competency in developing retrofit solutions that demonstrate integrated, holistic, and synergistic approaches to energy-efficient retrofits. The goal is to yield higher performance results than are achieved with standard, individual, and routine energy conservation measures.
- RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software
This module includes a series of videos introducing NRCan’s RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software. These cover benchmarking, performance (M&V) and portfolio analysis modules, including specific videos for preparing feasibility studies for energy efficiency, clean power generation and cogeneration projects.
We want to acknowledge the generous collaboration from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), who offered the first six e-learning modules to NRCan, and allowed us to customize the content for the Canadian audience.