Energy management training

Up-to-date energy management training for your organization

Find tools, resources and information to help bring yourself – and your organization – up to speed on the latest skills, tools and thinking in energy management.

Training and resources from Natural Resources Canada

An introduction to energy management

Read the Energy Management Training Primer developed by Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Buildings and Industry Division to learn about energy management training for your organization. It delivers information about the benefits and challenges of training, and tips for developing your program.

Hands-on RETScreen® software instruction

Get trained in the latest version of NRCan’s RETScreen® International software. It can help you evaluate energy-efficient technologies and get the most from your investments.

CAN-QUEST software training
NRCan has developed and licensed training materials for CAN-QUEST energy modelling software. You can use CAN-QUEST to show that your organization is complying with building energy codes.

CAN-QUEST training is available through building-design programs offered at:

More Canadian training and resources

Benchmarking training resources
NRCan offers free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager building energy benchmarking tools, information sessions, presentations and training webinars to help you better understand how to use the tool and get you started on the path toward improved energy performance.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) – School of Construction and the Environment
BCIT’s Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) is a part-time online program that teaches sustainable energy-management principles, approaches, techniques and tools.

Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada)
This industry association offers training programs including

  • e-Energy Training for Building Operations – This online course teaches building operators and engineers how to lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in commercial and institutional buildings.
  • BOMA BEST® training – This is Canada’s largest environmental assessment and certification program for existing buildings.
  • BOMI Canada coursesBOMA Canada’s partner in education, the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) of Canada offers specialized courses and four designation programs: Real Property Administrator (RPA) for property managers, Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) for facilities professionals, System Maintenance Technician (SMT) for systems personnel and Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) for systems supervisors.

Canada Green Building Council
This not-for-profit national organization offers publications, classroom and online courses, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) exam preparation tools.

Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)
CIET offers energy-management training for organizations and can provide Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) training and certification.

Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group Training and Skills Development
The CSA offers intensive online or onsite training courses such as Implementing IS0 50001 Energy Management Systems.

Centennial College – Centennial Energy Institute (Toronto, ON)
Centennial’s specialized centre for energy technology offers diploma programs, workshops and customized training for industry.

Dollars to $ense Energy Management Workshops
CIET offers Dollars to $ense energy management workshops in Canada with non-exclusive rights for the commercial exploitation of the workshops in any country around the world.

Douglas College (New Westminster, BC)
This school offers a comprehensive certificate program in Practical Energy and Advanced Knowledge - Buildings.

The Educational Program Innovations Centre (EPIC)
EPIC offers Canadian engineers and technology professionals a wide range of practical, onsite and online courses and seminars.

The Saskatchewan Environmental Society
This non-profit group offers Building Operator Training, Energy Awareness (EA) training and programs like Destination Conservation Saskatchewan, Efficiency for Organizations, the Climate Friendly Zone campaign and the City of Saskatoon’s Be Water Wise program.

Seneca College (Toronto, ON)
Seneca offers several types of certification in Building Environmental Systems for managers, operators and technicians.

Southeast Regional College (Saskatchewan)
With support from the Saskatchewan Building Officials Association, Southeast offers Building Code Training for Canadians Series 1, 2010. This is a home-study program for building officials and anyone working with the National Building Code.

International training

ENERGY STAR
This internationally recognized energy-efficiency program offers tools, resources and training to help improve your organization’s energy performance.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
This not-for-profit association offers online and onsite training to professionals working on “living buildings” – those that capture and treat their water and generate their own energy with renewable resources.

The International Institute for Energy Training
This world-renowned organization offers many types of training and certification in the energy-efficiency and renewable-energy sectors.