WINTER 2020 COURSES
The Resilient World Institute (RWI) School of Energy offers technical training seminars for energy sector professionals.
eQuest and HOT2000 Energy Modelling for OBC Energy Performance Standards for architects, engineers, facility managers and municipal building officials.
Certified Energy Advisor (CEA) Training Natural Resources Canada EnergyStar for New Home Construction Program qualifying exam preparation for prospective CEA professionals.
Renewable Energy Technologies & Policy Comprehensive sector overview for project developers, consultants and engineers.
We offer all of our courses as scheduled classes at our Markham training centre and customized onsite versions to organizations who need group training.
CANADA ONTARIO JOB GRANT EMPLOYER REBATE PROGRAM
All RWI courses qualify for generous Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) skills development employer rebates for employee skill upgrades.
- Small Business (100 or Fewer Employees): COJG Rebate is 83% of Tuition
- Large Business (Over 100 Employees): COJG Rebate is 50% of Tuition
Public sector employers do not qualify for this rebate.
Note: COJG rebates must be applied for and approved by the government program administrator prior to registering for our RWI classes.
This application process takes approximately one month.
PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS (CEU)
Our courses can be used towards professional development requirements for architects, engineers and other professional disciplines. Each student will be issued a certificate of completion to confirm participation in this professional training.
E101 eQuest Energy Modelling for New Commercial Buildings
eQuest 3.65 is an energy modelling tool used for simulating the energy performance of the large buildings. This software can be used to model buildings covered by Part 3 of the Ontario Building code and its sustainable building requirements, SB10 as well as other energy standards and rating systems. This intensive two-day course focuses the application of eQuest to both high performance new buildings and major building retrofits. This modelling is used to demonstrate both energy and cost savings which can be achieved by varying a facility’s design as well as compliance with provincial laws and municipal energy requirements. This course covers the essentials of building energy modelling and explains how to use modelling to guide design decisions. It provides modelling tips related to the building envelope, plug loads, lighting systems and HVAC systems. Attendees will gain a clear, in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of building energy modelling and will also have an opportunity for hands-on building simulation experience.
• Introduction to Building Energy Modelling
• Building Codes (ASHRAE, NECB)
• Schematic Design Wizard
• Design Development Wizard
• Detailed Interface
• Parametric Runs
• Reference Compliance Runs (ASHRAE, NECB)
• Case Study Projects
Audience: Architects, Consulting Engineers, HVAC Designers & Building Officials
Course Presenter: Jack Zhou is an award winning veteran energy modeller who has worked on numerous large scale housing development projects throughout Ontario. Jack is one of the most sought after consultants in the field of home energy system design and has presented on this topic both in Canada and internationally. Click Here for Full Course Description
E102 HOT2000 Energy Modelling for New Home Development
HOT2000 or H2K is the most popular energy modelling software used for new single family homes covered by the SB12 sustainable building energy performance requirements of Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. This course is designed to provide intensive training to all professionals involved in the design and development process for new home building projects. This highly interactive course will focus on the multiple options permitted in order to comply with all aspects of the OBC Part 9 SB12 energy performance standards. This class will cover both the performance path and calculated cost savings. Students will gain a deeper understanding of OBC SB12 requirements and learn the fundamentals about HOT2000 energy simulation using the General Mode of HOT2000 version 11.7 in general mode.
Audience: Architects, Consulting Engineers, HVAC Designers, Home Builders and Municipal Building Officials
Course Presenter: Jack Zhou is an award winning veteran energy modeller who has worked on numerous large scale housing development projects throughout Ontario. Jack is one of the most sought after consultants in the field of home energy system design and has presented on this topic both in Canada and internationally. Click here for Full Course Description
E106 NRCan CEA Foundation Level Exam Preparation Training
Natural Resources Canada developed the Certified Energy Addvisor (CEA) program as an initiative to encourage the development of more energy efficient housing in Canada. Unlike an earlier version of the CEA program, the new program has strict qualification standards including mandatory testing of program participants by Natural Resources Canada.
This CEA program incorporates multiple standardized tests, with increasing levels of knowledge and skill. The initial EnerGuide Rating System Foundation Level Exam (V15) assesses a candidate’s foundational competencies including numeracy, new low-rise housing construction methodologies, building renovation, building envelope, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) techniques, building science principles and the house-as-a-system concept.
The main objective of this three day course is to increase the chance that participants will pass the Foundation Level Exam (V15). With over 200 learning objectives in this course, it provides a solid knowledge foundation for participants who plan to take the challenging EnerGuide Rating System Energy Advisor Exam. This exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions with a passing mark of 75% or higher.
• Construction & Renovation of Low-Rise Housing
• Safety Considerations
• Building Envelope
• Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
• Building Science Principles & the House-as-a-System Concept
Course Presenter: Jack Zhou is an award winning veteran energy modeller who has worked on numerous large scale housing development projects throughout Ontario. Jack is one of the most sought after consultants in the field of home energy system design and has presented on this topic both in Canada and internationally. Click Here for Complete Course Description
E108-08 Renewable Energy Technologies Used in Ontario
This course will provide participants with an overview of renewable energy and energy storage technologies, with a special focus on those used in Ontario. Applications will include power generation, combined heat and power, and thermal heating and cooling. Real world case studies will be used to describe how the technologies are deployed in a practical way. Relevant government regulations, including Ontario’s new Environmental Activity Sector Registry will be discussed with considerations for Licensed Engineering Practitioners. Off-grid applications will be reviewed for remote northern communities and mining sites.
- Introduction to renewable energy fundamentals including units of measure and electric grid basics
- Overview of renewable energy in Ontario – understanding where we are and how we got here
- Government policies, regulations and guidelines including REA, EASR and net metering
- Renewable energy technology overview including wind turbines, solar (PV and thermal), bioenergy, ground and air source heat pumps, energy from waste and microhydro
- Energy storage technology overview including pumped hydro, batteries, hydrogen, flywheels, compressed air and thermal heating/cooling
- Consulting Engineers
- Energy & Sustainability Consultants
- Energy Project & Building Developers
- Energy Managers
- Government Officials (Municipal & Regional)
- Renewable Energy Technology OEMs
- Investment Analysts in the Sustainability & Renewable Energy Sector
- Major Energy Users (Commercial, Industrial & Institutional)
Course Presenter: Steven Law, P.Eng. is a highly qualified presenter on the topic of renewable energy. He has extensive experience in energy policy review, and has presented at many conferences and forums on this topic. Click Here for Full Course Description
Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng.
Director, School of Energy
Resilient World Institute
5 Shields Court, Markham, ON, L3R 0G3
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