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the Ultimate Energy Advisor Training Course

Presented by Canada Energy Audit 

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Why Choose Canada Energy Audit?

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5-Day comprehensive training that prepares you for BOTH the Foundation Exam, and the EA Exam
We will assist you with your probationary files and ensure you become a fully registered NRCan Energy Advisor
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About the course

During the portion of the course related to the Foundation Level exam, participants will learn to complete hands-on geometric and arithmetic calculations and unit conversions, how to interpret and understand house plans, and how to look at the whole building envelope, from fenestration to mechanical systems to renewable energy systems. Next, the portion of the course related to the EA exam will allow participants to grasp the central elements of the daily duties of an EA - including a detailed understanding of the information to be collected on existing or new homes, working knowledge of HOT2000, mastery of the EnerGuide Rating System, and an understand how to create customized energy efficiency roadmaps for homeowners.

We are pleased to be hosting a special 5-day combined training program covering both the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor content and exams for the clients and contacts of Canada Energy Audits. The aim of this training is to help guide participants in their preparation to challenge the NRCan exams and become full fledged Energy Advisors (EAs), by re-enforcing the essentials of building science and central elements and calculations involved in the daily duties of an advisor.

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Note:

You must pay and schedule a time to write the exam directly on NRCan’s website. The Foundation level and EA exams will not be administered during this preparatory course.
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key learning objectives

  • Communication & Computer Skills

    • How to maintain courteous and professional relations with clients

  • Numeracy

    • Geometric and arithmetic calculations and unit conversions between metric and imperial.

  • Construction and Renovation of Low-Rise Housing

    • Typical Canadian architectural house typology

    • Building design process and construction techniques using appropriate construction terms and definitions.

    • Renovation techniques using appropriate construction terms and definitions.

    • Recognize highly efficient design principles for new construction and renovation.

    • Interpret plans.

  • Safety Considerations

    • Safety considerations when accessing home construction or renovation sites.

  • Building Envelope (New and Existing Homes)

    • Building envelope barrier systems (air barrier, vapour barrier, moisture barrier, weather/wind barrier, thermal barrier).

    • Windows, skylights and doors

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (New and Existing Homes)

    • Recognize and define common terminology.

    • Mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

    • Operation of heating, ventilation, and cooling systems.

    • District energy systems.

    • Renewable energy systems and their properties.

  • Building Science Principles and the House-as-a-System Concept

    • Elements that make up a building and recognize their interdependence (house-as-a-system concept).

    • Physical processes that occur within a building. (Heat Flow, Air Flow, and Moisture Flow)

    • Diagnostic indicators of indoor air pollutants.

  • EnerGuide Rating System

    • Knowledge of the EnerGuide Rating System, its communication tools and its related services, and its related terminology and calculations.

    • Knowledge of the Basic Service, Renovation Upgrade Service, Construction Blower Door Service, and Construction Upgrade Service for New Homes.

    • Knowledge of general data collection requirements

    • Knowledge of data collection requirements for building envelope components

    • Knowledge of data collection requirements for mechanical systems

    • Knowledge of the blower door tests, air leakage location identification procedure, and the exhaust devices depressurization test

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  • HOT2000 Modelling Version 11

    • General knowledge of the HOT2000 software and modelling

    • Knowledge of general HOT2000 features

    • Create a new house file using the House wizard

    • Model houses using the HOT2000 main interface

  • Administration and Delivery of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15

    • Knowledge of the code of ethics, code of conduct and conflict of interest guidelines

    • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of NRCan, service organizations, service organization manager, energy advisors, and builders.

    • Knowledge of the registration, designation and requalification process for service organizations, service providers and builders

    • Knowledge of suspension and delicensing / deregistration

  • Quality Assurance of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15 - General

    • General quality assurance knowledge

    • Knowledge of roles and responsibilities regarding quality assurance

Agenda

  • Communication & Computer Skills

  • Numeracy

  • Construction and Renovation of Low-Rise Housing

  • Safety Considerations

  • Building Envelope (New and Existing Homes)

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (New and Existing Homes)

  • Building Science Principles and the House-as-a-System Concept

  • EnerGuide Rating System

  • HOT2000 Modeling Version 11

  • Administration and Delivery of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15

  • Quality Assurance of the EnerGuide Rating System Version 15 - General

  • Completion of 2 practice files virtually

Course Includes

  • PDF copy of the presentation slides

  • Supplemental Study Guides

  • CEA SharePoint site entailing of documents and videos.

*Upon passing the NRCan’s Foundation Level Exam and Energy Advisor Exam (House) and subject to CEA’s terms and conditions, candidates may register as an Energy Advisor with CEA and complete their 7 probationary files to become a fully registered Energy Advisor.*

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