Energy Management Workshops


IBEX has already held the first 3 workshops at Centennial College. They were filmed and recorded. The workshop recordings, presentations and other materials  will be provided to all student by a link to the IBEX website when you register for the IBEX course. The students can contact the presenters for explanations and specific questions on the workshops as required. The last 3 IBEX workshops will be scheduled as webinars over the internet when most of the students are available.These workshops will also be recorded for those that can’t attend at that time.


Each workshop will cover 3-4 modules, and provide opportunities for students to ask questions and interact with classmates and instructors. If possible, the workshop instructors will be filmed, and content put online to allow those who cannot attend in person to gain some of the benefits.

The goals of these workshops are:

  • To highlight key learning points with a more interactive, information-sharing mode of instruction.
  • To provide support for the learning process in general and to help keep participants motivated for the independent study components.
  • To assist with the practical projects—both in their definition as well as in debriefing on their outcomes.
  • To provide human interaction necessary to sell and promote energy efficiency projects to executives who allocate capital, enhanced by financial contributions from the OPA and other funding organizations.


Workshop One:  Introduction to Energy Efficiency
Covers materials that are included in the Learner’s Guide, as well as in Module 16


  • Develop an overview of the energy management issue.
  • Identify key skills and knowledge areas required by candidates.
  • Provide an overview of the adapted TEMOL program (T2IBEES) and the workshops that are planned.
  • Provide the energy and water software programs like those in the course and the RETScreen will be used more and more to sell the projects to senior management.
  • Role of renewable energy and distributed generation. Demand response and smart grid within the energy management role.


Workshop Two:  Thermal Energy Management
Covers materials in Modules 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6


  • Reinforce the basic principles of thermal energy.
  • Focus on energy efficiency in combustion equipment and mechanical systems – compressed air, steam generation and distribution.
  • Insulation.
  • Finding thermal energy saving opportunities.
  • Preparation for/review of practical assignments.
  • Solar Thermal, Heat recovery and CHP in light of new incentive programs.
  • Gas utility programs and support available.


Workshop Three:  Energy Efficiency in Electrical Systems
Covers materials in Modules 4 and 14


  • Billings analysis.
  • Developing and interpreting the demand profile.
  • Developing and analyzing the load inventory.
  • Efficiency in key generic electrical systems. 
  • Preparation for/review of practical assignments.
  • Renewable electrical energy and CHP in light of new feed-in tariff incentive programs.
  • OPA, LDC, NRCan and other utility programs and support available.


Workshop Four:  Energy Audits
Covers materials in Modules 7, 9, and


  • Audit methodology.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Water audits as a component of energy audits.
  • Building assessment programs. 
  • Reporting on energy audit findings.
  • Preparation for/review of practical assignments.


Workshop Five:  The Management Issues
Covers materials in Modules 8, 10, 11, 12, and 15


  • Update on the climate change issue.
  • Overview of the management issues – organizational assessment.
  • Financial analysis methods – RETScreen.
  • Financing options and funding contributions.
  • Business case presentation.
  • Monitoring and targeting.
  • Final project design.


Workshop Six:  Final Review of Projects
Covers materials from all modules

Several opportunities will be given throughout the program for students to participate in team energy audits of industrial and/or building facilities with a mentor.  At the conclusion of the program, a mandatory final project comprising an appropriate energy audit consolidates all that has been learned and provides recommendations for commercial building and industrial facility owners in Ontario.

For further information please contact Sustainable Resources Management find out how your company can benefit from having an Energy Management Champion as an integral part of your management team.
David Katz, President (416) 493-9232 ext 1
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