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Heads Up CIPEC Newsletter - August 2014

Heads Up CIPEC Newsletter

August 2014 Vol. XVIII, No. 7

This issue continues the coverage of the Energy Summit 2014 conference entitled “Where Efficiency Meets Profitability”, held on May 14 and 15, 2014 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Additional articles on sessions will be published in future issues of Heads Up CIPEC.

ISO 50001 certification paves the way to continuous improvement and success

As the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard gains momentum, an increasing number of Canadian companies are reaping the benefits of implementing a system that is based on continuous improvement. In the Energy Summit 2014 session entitled ISO 50001 Success Stories, speakers shared their ISO 50001 and energy management system implementation stories with participants.

First, Bob Fraser, Chief Engineering Support Services, Industry and Transportation Division, NRCan, provided an overview of the elements of an energy management system (EMS) and the steps involved in its implementation. It makes energy performance visible so that people at different levels of the organization can make decisions and take effective action to systematically improve energy performance and create financial value for the organization. He then listed the different steps that comprise an EMS:

  • conduct an energy review (analyze energy data, identify areas of significant energy use and areas for energy performance improvement);
  • establish an energy baseline;
  • establish energy objectives and targets that are measurable and have timelines for achievement;
  • establish an action plan to achieve energy objectives and targets;
  • implement the action plan;
  • check performance; and
  • monitor, document and report all of the above.

Concluding that “an EMS is a continuous improvement tool with substantial scope for savings,” Fraser then focused on the U.S. Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) partnership and the GSEP Energy Management Working Group – in which NRCan is an active and contributing partner – that helps industry build the business case for energy management. The partnership promotes ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems standard certification and provides resources for energy management system implementation. Fraser noted that, globally, the number of ISO 50001 certifications has gone from 60 in November 2011 to 7,100 in less than three years.

Paul Scheihing, Technology Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), described DOE’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program, which requires ISO 50001 certification as well as the achievement of energy performance improvement targets: “The program is rigorous, data-driven and highly credible with third-party verification.” Facilities that are most likely to benefit from SEP implementation are those with energy bills over $1 million, with prior ISO management system certification and a strong sustainability program.

Scheihing provided a few examples of the many organizations that have reaped the rewards of the SEP program. For instance, CCP Composites US LLC, SEP Certified Gold, improved its energy performance by 13 percent over three years while General Dynamics showed a nearly 12-percent improvement over the time period. The Volvo Trucks North America facility in Virginia went even further to improve its energy performance by 25 percent in three years. Clearly, the business case is there.

Another success story is the energy management strategy implemented at Harbec  Inc.’s facility in the U.S. Bob Bechtold, the company’s president, explained that ISO 50001 and SEP certification were chosen because they “would rather make this investment now than make significant payments for carbon offsets later.”

Harbec Inc. has been investing in energy projects since 2000 with the installation of wind turbines, lighting upgrades, hybrid fleet vehicles, LEED certified buildings, molding machine barrel heater insulation, an efficiency heat and power system and a Rankine cycle pilot. Bechtold said that the future may include solar farms and biofuels. By using renewable energy sources and managing energy efficiency, Bechtold said that he can predict approximately 50 percent of the facility’s energy costs 20 to 25 years into the future.

Nathalie Christen, Environmental Affairs and Energy Manager, IBM Canada, noted that IBM Canada’s corporate energy conservation goal is four percent annually. “We have already surpassed this at IBM Bromont in Quebec, which has been ISO 50001 certified since 2013, with an average conservation rate of eight percent annually for the last five years.”

In the implementation stages, training of specific staff or groups in their responsibilities with respect to the ISO 50001 standard was essential, noted Christen. Now, with an EMS in place, central utility operators have access to dynamic dashboards that monitor energy efficiency in real time. “Moreover, ISO 50001 certification has reinforced our monitoring and measurement plan, heightened employee awareness and increased teamwork,” said Christen.

Josh Orentlicher, CEM, Environmental Energy Specialist at Chrysler Canada, described the elements of the integrated energy management system of the Brampton, Ontario plant, which was recently certified for ISO 50001. The plant has successfully integrated ISO 50001 with World Class Manufacturing (WCM), which focuses on reducing waste and increasing productivity.

Orentlicher noted that “energy at Brampton is a team effort, the commitment at all levels reflects both the corporation’s sustainability goals and the passion of the workforce to have the most efficient manufacturing facility possible.”

The Brampton plant benefited from NRCan’s Spot the Energy Savings Energy Management workshops, the U.S. Department of Energy’s EnPI multiple-variable regression tool, and WCM’s root cause analysis on their path to ISO 50001 certification. “We were able to achieve our certification by daily efforts towards a common goal.”

Systems Management – Managing what you can measure 

Companies can commit to a detailed energy management strategy that leads to ISO 50001 certification, or they can start with an energy performance approach that does not require immediate investments or potential changes to the corporate mandate. Robert Hunt, Plant Manager at Durez Canada, Daniel Leung, Maintenance Co-ordinator and Project Leader at Panabrasive Inc. and Jason Schultz, Quality Control Manager at St. Marys Cement Inc. shared different approaches to monitoring, tracking and evaluating energy performance during this Energy Summit session.

“On our journey to energy excellence, we have implemented a sustainable energy management program,” said Hunt adding that this comes after years of only one person/one department being responsible for managing energy and implementing a few isolated energy efficiency measures.

However, with the deregulation of electricity in Ontario, Durez Canada decided to change the way it manages energy. Hunt said that the company “had to become a manufacturing plant that was aware of energy use and costs, rather than just using it.” A multidisciplinary energy team was created to help change the corporate culture, and after setting attainable goals, an energy performance curve provided the direction for a potential 25 percent in energy savings.

To reach this goal, the company’s energy plan included using energy scorecards, establishing an energy baseline, identifying priority cost and accountability centres, increasing energy awareness among employees and using simple key performance indicators (KPI) for energy usage versus production metrics. “This is part of our Energy Management Continuous Improvement Process – an annual process that increases staff’s knowledge about energy issues. The goal being that managing energy becomes everyone’s responsibility during their daily activity just like safety is.” Moreover, Hunt added that energy performance is not just about energy efficiency but also about procurement and measurement.

Leung discussed how his company, Panabrasives Inc., a scrap-metal transformer, uses the ION enterprise system – a Schneider Electric software package – to monitor specific plant equipment to analyze production throughput and energy use. The system integrates existing energy-related data resources in the plant such as metering systems, building and process automation systems and utility billing systems.

For example, real-time data generated by the ION software and the associated equipment provides operators with feedback on the “match” between the amount of energy applied to scrap metal as it melts and the amount needed to reach the required temperature.

Operators also use the ION system to study historical energy use in order to troubleshoot and compare to current consumption. “We have been wrong many times in assuming that a system is running as it should, and have learned a lot about the many variables involved in smooth product flow.”

Schultz noted that the St. Marys Bowmanville Plant, the first North American site to become ISO 50001 certified, developed a targeted program that would reduce energy use. The program was overseen by a committee (E=mc2) that had at least one representative from each plant department and developed tools to assist employees in making energy-efficiency suggestions and in implementing low-cost initiatives with a quick return on investment (ROI).

Ultimately, a sustainable energy plan was developed that committed the team to identifying energy opportunities, establishing performance metrics and putting measurement processes in place. First, however, noted Schultz, “we focused on employee training and awareness to change the culture.” Then, the team assessed the plant’s energy performance and benchmarked it against other facilities.

Finally, momentum was created by implementing low- or no-cost projects. “We also monitored the price of electricity to plan our operations, we introduced trigger points and alarms as the plant approaches energy use thresholds, and we invested in software to monitor and control power usage per plant area.” To date, 228 initiatives have been developed at weekly meetings, said Schultz, adding that the final step in implementing an energy plan is ensuring that “it works for everyone.”

ENERGY STAR® for Industry: A proven approach to saving energy

“Energy Star is a common-sense approach to energy management that works for any company, has proven results and uses a low-cost system,” said Elizabeth Dutrow, Director of the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR Industrial Partnership, during the ENERGY STAR for Industry session. “The program is simple and logical; it’s voluntary and the brand is well recognized by the public (well over 80 percent),” said Dutrow. No wonder ENERGY STAR has engaged over 740 corporate industrial partners in productive energy management programs.

ENERGY STAR provides guidance – the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management, general and industry sector-specific resources, benchmarking and tracking tools, as well as recognition opportunities. “ENERGY STAR’s goal is to create the basis for continuous energy performance improvement and a system for motivating people to keep energy performance front and centre,” said Dutrow explaining that the energy management framework is based on best practices from successful ENERGY STAR partner companies and structured on the plan-do-act-check” approach. “Energy management is in large part about people, and we make sure they have the tools they need to do well,” she noted.

The “EPA, through a unique energy management tool, the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, recognizes an industrial site when it reaches a 10-percent reduction in energy intensity within five years or less, calculated against an internal baseline. The EPA also recognizes certain industrial plants with ENERGY Certification  – the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition and energy performance for a single plant – if the plant is able to verify that its energy performance is within the top quartile for its industry using the ENERGY STAR plant energy performance indicators that EPA has developed with more than 11 industries to date. Also, ENERGY STAR energy guides are provided for these sectors to identify opportunities, and the EPA maintains broad networks of these industries for sharing best practices among energy managers,” said Dutrow.

The U.S. cement sector is a prime example of successful ENERGY STAR applications. CalPortland has based its energy program on ENERGY STAR guidelines. Stephen Coppinger, Vice President, Engineering Services, CalPortland, noted that the company worked with ENERGY STAR to create a formal energy program in 2003.

Using the systematic approach to energy management, the company focused on compressed air, lighting, motors and drives, automation, building efficiency, fleet management, and renewable energy. “As a result of adopting the ENERGY STAR guidelines, CalPortland has improved specific energy intensity by 13.7 percent compared to 2005, saved over $52 million since that time, and significantly reduced emissions,” said Coppinger.

Another ENERGY STAR success story comes from the U.S. auto sector, as Al Hildreth, Energy Manager at General Motors explains. He noted that, on average, the company spends $1 billion annually on energy; “Our corporate goal is to reduce energy and carbon intensity by 20 percent by 2020; moreover, we also aim to generate 125 megawatts (MW) in solar, biomass and landfill gas energy.”

Hildreth explained that assembly and painting operations consume the most energy in plants. The adoption of ENERGY STAR guidelines has resulted in a number of initiatives, including air recycling to automated zones, efficient fan and pump retrofits and automated shutdown.

GM’s manufacturing system was already based on continuous improvement and thus aligned well with ENERGY STAR guidelines. ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry recognized 63 GM plants globally that, as of 2013, qualified for achieving 10-percent or more intensity reduction within five years, saving $162 Million USD, or the equivalent of the electricity used in 200 000 homes. “The benefits of partnership are tangible and include external benchmarking, networking with the auto focus group and external recognition,” concluded Hildreth.

Hidden savings in energy efficiency projects revealed

“Often the avoided costs of energy efficiency improvement initiatives far outweigh the direct energy consumption savings,” stated Paul Rak, President of VeriGreen, an energy management company and sister company of VeriForm, in his keynote address to delegates at the 2014 Energy Summit.

Rak explained that he discovered this by analyzing about 80 energy projects carried out at VeriForm, a sheet metal and plate fabricating company. “Historically, we just looked at payback from an energy-savings perspective,” said Rak, but after his analysis, avoided maintenance costs emerged as the major contributor to energy savings from projects. As a result, Rak has created a new formula for return on investment (ROI) that includes avoided costs.

Rak gave the example of a compressor upgrade at VeriForm. More efficient compressors have reduced maintenance costs from $7,000 to $2,000 annually, outweighing the energy savings from the project. “Had we looked at the electricity savings alone, we might not have done the project.”

In another example, VeriForm was planning to add another HVAC unit to handle an expansion at the facility. With some analysis, the lighting was upgraded instead for minimal cost, from 88 T-12 to just 16 T-5 fluorescent fixtures, zone lighting was implemented and occupancy sensors installed. As a result, the company only spent $13,000 for the lighting upgrade rather than the significant costs of a new HVAC system. There were also additional savings in avoided maintenance costs with the more efficient lighting. “It was simple, didn’t cost much but saved us a lot.” 

“With some historical data, we can capture such costs and use them to make the business case for projects that would otherwise have a payback beyond a one- or two-year period,” Rak noted, adding that avoided maintenance costs can have a significant positive impact on the bottom line. A one-percent decrease in the percentage of total revenue spent on maintenance could translate into a 30-percent increase in profit.

He also suggested that organizations look at their income statements to analyze maintenance costs, which are generally not parsed out. “Try breaking out these costs by work station, as it may show the need for repair or an upgrade.”

Determining the largest energy consumers is also important, said Rak. One of VeriGreen’s clients, a heat treatment plant, wanted to install occupancy sensors but when they realized that lighting accounted for only one percent of the facility’s electricity costs, their focus shifted to finding energy savings in the heat treatment process. “It is important to take the time to analyze where the largest energy consumption is.”

Finally, when making a business case for or the result of an energy efficiency project to management, Rak offered two golden rules: (1) present savings visually for the greatest impact and (2) use current energy costs rather than relying on average costs, as this can dramatically affect project costs and savings. For example, many spreadsheets often use about $0.10/kWh for determining energy costs, but many Ontario businesses today are paying in excess of $0.21/kWh, which would greatly affect payback period and ROI decision-making.

The future is bright for clean energy

Clean energy can not only reduce energy costs but can decrease an organization’s carbon footprint; however some barriers still hamper widespread adoption. The Clean Energy Solutions session at Energy Summit 2014 provided participants with some case studies that highlighted the fiscal and operational aspects of renewable energy projects.

Philip Ling, Vice-President – Technology, Powersmiths International in Brampton, Ontario, described their experience with a rooftop solar power installation. Powersmiths has leased their building from Dancor Inc. for their headquarters and manufacturing operations since it was built in 2001. “In 2011, Dancor tabled an opportunity for a solar roof-top installation. Given that sustainability is a core value to both Powersmiths and its owners, we were excited to be part of making it happen,” said Ling.

The structure of the project was as follows: Dancor leased the roof for 20 years to German Solar, a turnkey Solar Integrator. That company, in turn negotiated a 20-year Feed-In-Tarif (FIT) contract with the Ontario Power Authority. German Solar financed the project, installed the panels, the solar inverter and meter, and maintains the system.

Powersmiths consumes all of the power produced, which can reach up to 70 percent of consumption in most months except when there is snow cover. “It’s the perfect match for the grid, as solar energy production is maximized during the grid’s peak demand,” said Ling. “Not only does Powersmiths get renewable energy without capital outlay, but Dancor contributes to greening the grid and creating local green jobs.” Moreover, otherwise-wasted roof space is used productively, and renewable energy generation during peak demand replaces non-renewable power generation. Also, given the on-site consumption, unlike large wind or solar farms, no additional grid capacity needs to be added.

Ling told participants to keep in mind that rooftop solar systems can impact building sale because the solar rooftop lease carries over to the next owner for the duration of the FIT contract. This is often viewed as desirable since a solar rooftop makes a visual statement about an organization’s commitment to sustainability – for both the owner and the tenant. Also, structural reinforcements to the roof are sometimes required, and patience is a virtue given the time needed for the paperwork to work its way through the system.

Dennis St. George, Senior Biosystems Engineer Manitoba Hydro, said that the utility is interested in utilizing waste streams, process by-products and other low-cost biomass to replace fossil fuels. To this end, Manitoba Hydro provides up-front incentives through its Bioenergy Optimization Program to its industrial and agricultural customers with access to biomass. To showcase the potential of biofuels, the utility has undertaken five pilot projects, one of which has demonstrated the feasibility of pyrolysis oil at Tolko Kraft Products’ paper mill in The Pas.

Pyrolysis oil, produced by Ensyn Technologies, was tested to determine its potential to displace the fossil fuels – waste oil and bunker C oil – used to fuel a boiler producing steam for a 15 megawatt electric (MWe) steam turbine combined heat and power (CHP) system at the mill. “The results were encouraging,” said St. George, noting that the oil burned well to produce steam and it could also be seamlessly integrated into Tolko’s processes. “Given the right economics, the future for pyrolysis oil and other biomass fuels is very promising,” concluded St. George.

Richard Tennant, President, Vanport Sterilizers Inc., discussed his company’s projects in the realm of waste-to-energy storage. “Given certain conditions, some waste-to-energy storage systems could prove to be highly competitive, both in the municipal solid and liquid waste disposal business, and in the 50 MW scale for pump-up storage hydroelectric plants.”

Tennant also noted that operating at this scale also increases the opportunities for co-development of intermittent renewable sources for storage. Moreover, the addition of a disposable carbon filter could provide a ”failsafe” treatment backup that could then be burned (or gasified) to power pumps, leading to a net surplus of thermal electric generating capacity (25 MW) to complement hydro generation.

Tennant also gave examples of other comparable energy storage systems employing hydrogen, compressed air (CAES) and small-scale seawater-type PUSH systems, noting that pumped storage from hydroelectric stations is the most common and economical means of bulk energy storage that is supported by proven technology with an average 75-year life-span design.

His presentation finished with an outline for a hybrid CAES-to-PUSH design that eliminated mechanical pumping, noting the concept may also support “hydraulic capture and compression” of raw smokestack gases on a post-combustion basis that would significantly reduce carbon control costs while expanding the capability of the waste-to-energy storage.

Turning waste into energy

Making the most of waste heat, biomass or emissions was the topic of discussion at another Energy Summit 2014 session. Dennis St. George, Senior Biosystems Engineer, Manitoba Hydro, Martin Vroegh, Director of Environmental Affairs, St. Marys Cement/Votorantim Cement NA, and David Boulard, President, Ensyn Technologies shared their experiences in capturing potentially wasted energy opportunities.

St. George detailed the utility’s Waste Heat Demonstration Project, which is part of the Bioenergy Optimization Program. Heat from wood waste combustion is being recovered to fuel a net 100-kW electric Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) combined heat and power system at Spruce Forest Products (SPL) in Swan River, Manitoba.

The sawmill was already using thermal energy from their wood waste but there was still an opportunity to convert excess waste wood to electricity. St. George noted that the ORC is particularly suited to SPL, and GE’s Clean Cycle 125 ORC unit is targeted to reduce the company’s energy requirements by 15 percent.

David Boulard shared his company’s work with advanced cellulosic biofuel (RFO™) produced from wood and other non-food biomass with uses in heating and as an oil refinery feedstock. In heating applications, the RFO can be combusted in existing boilers, minimizing conversion costs and significantly reducing customers’ greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. Modular facilities that are located near the biomass feedstock can produce up to 80 million L of RFO annually.

There are currently six commercial facilities producing advanced cellulosic biofuel in the U.S. and Canada with over 37 million gallons produced to date. Boulard explained the non-catalytic fast pyrolysis conversion process that maximizes biomass conversion from solid biomass into liquid fuels: “About 70 percent of the biomass is converted to Ensyn’s RFO product with the remaining by-products used as energy sources to run the facility.”

Martin Vroegh then noted that cement fabrication produces approximately 750 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) – from fuel use and the calcination process – for every 1000 kg of cement produced. Not surprisingly, energy represents around 40 percent of a cement plant’s manufacturing costs.

Vroegh said that industry needs to look at creating synergies between the waste created in one sector and the energy needs in another. For example, generating electricity and thermal heat while reducing GHG emissions from low-carbon fuels such as wood construction waste is a viable approach to energy production. Vroegh also noted the value of combined heat and power systems, which can achieve efficiencies of up to 75 percent or more.

At the same time, St. Marys Cement is experimenting with algae production for biofuel production. The algae convert CO2 and other emissions from the cement plant into abundant biomass, which is then purified for bio-oil to make biodiesel.

With waste of all types in abundant supply, the synergies that Vroegh discussed surely represent opportunities for reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions.

Quick energy solutions for your HVAC, boilers, motor and driven systems

“We want to arm our customers with information,” said Damir Naden, Energy Efficiency Manager at Enbridge, as he discussed the utility’s industrial programs during the Rapid Fire Solutions session. “Our programs have helped save about 110 000 000 cubic metres (m3) of natural gas, over 20 000 000 kWh of electricity and over 800 000 m3 of water in the last three years alone.”

Naden noted the importance of quantifying energy users and specifically the consumption split (e.g., between make-up air and space heaters) in order to determine which projects should receive the most money. According to Naden, rapid-fire solutions include customer demand control ventilation (DCV) systems implementation, programmable thermostats, and heat recovery projects. He suggested to “first reduce the losses, recover the heat, and then upgrade or add new efficiency equipment.”

Next, Aqeel Zaidi, Energy Solutions Manager at Enbridge discussed heat recovery opportunities for boilers in which stack heat loss represents the major portion of energy losses. Combustion improvement using linkageless controls, for example, can save nearly 125 000 m3 of natural gas or $31,000 annually for three 500-hp boilers.

Blowdown heat loss can also be reduced by recovering heat using a flash tank, which could save nearly 20 000 m3 of natural gas per year. Moreover, the installation of a heat exchanger could save up to 29 000 m3 of gas annually. Heating boiler feedwater with a feedwater economizer has the potential to save up to $52,500 yearly. Furthermore, heating make-up water and process water with condensing economizers could save about $12,000. “Savings from five such projects could result in around $215,000 of savings per year,” said Zaidi.

Vladimir Rabinovitch, Project Manager at Global Wood Group, then discussed the installation of a motor management system, called “EcoGate” to manage his facility’s dust collection system more efficiently. Two variable speed drives now receive commands from the EcoGate system and adjust the speed of 100-hp motors according to the number of dust collection ports that are open. The annual energy reduction from this project is about 280 000 kWh.

To save energy in the plant’s compressed air system, air screwdrivers were removed from assembly operations and were substituted with cordless tools. “This has reduced the energy consumed by our two 75-hp screw compressors,” said Rabinovitch. The project, costing about $23,000, received $9,650 in rebates from Toronto Hydro and generates about $4,000 in annual savings. The change to cordless tools has also removed air hoses from the production floor, improved assembly operations safety and reduced maintenance costs.

“Motor-driven systems are the largest electrical end-use in the industrial sector,” stated Ted Jones, Principal Program Manager, Consortium for Energy Efficiency. A 23-percent reduction in energy consumption is achievable by simply upgrading motor drives and improving motor management. Better yet, is an overall 77-percent reduction in energy consumption, achievable by matching component size with load requirements, using variable frequency drives (VFDs) and improving motor maintenance.

The general lack of awareness of the potential savings through proper motor system management prompted the launch of the binational Motor Decisions Matter Campaign in 2001.

Various resources are available for download including a simple savings chart and a 1-2-3 tool, in addition to concept tools such as the Motor Planning Kit, numerous VFD resources, and a case study library.

Sasan Mostafaei, Regional Sales Manager for Danfoss Drives A/S in Canada closed the session with a discussion on the potential energy savings in refrigeration systems, noting that refrigeration efficiency is highly dependent on evaporation and condensation temperatures. Traditional reciprocating and screw compressors can be retrofitted with VFD capacity controls to gain between 15 and 24 percent efficiency.

All condenser fans can be ramped up and down together using VFDs to minimize condensing pressure, while using VFDs on evaporators results in improved temperature control and reduced energy consumption. Efficiencies of up to 96 percent can be achieved in conveyer belt motor drive systems when two-stage bevel gears are used, high efficiency motors are installed and decentralized VFD control are implemented.

New CIPEC Leaders

Electrical and Electronics Sector
ISSAC Instruments inc. – Chambly, Quebec

Foundry Sector
Fonderie Générale du Canada – une compagnie Glencore – Lachine, Quebec

Mining Sector
Glencore Canada Corp. – Toronto, Ontario
Brunswick Smelter – Belledune, New-Brunswick
Mine Matagami – Matagami, Quebec
Goldcorp Inc. – Balmerton – Balmerton, Ontario
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. – Kirkland Lake, Ontario

Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops – Fall and winter Schedule

Energy Management Planning
Date: September 20
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Offered in collaboration with Langara College

Spot the Energy Savings Opportunities
Date: October 25
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Offered in collaboration with Langara College

Energy Monitoring
Date: November 22
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Offered in collaboration with Langara College

Energy Management Information Systems
Date: December 15
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Offered in collaboration with Langara College

Recommissioning for Buildings
Date: December 16
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Offered in collaboration with Langara College

Energy Efficiency Financing
Date: December 17
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Offered in collaboration with Langara College

To register, call the Langara College’s Continuing Studies Registration Office at 604-323-5322

Notice: Please allow from eight to 10 weeks from the planning to the delivery of a customized Dollars to $ense workshop.

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