You are here

CEF201 - Energy Efficiency with RETScreen (Self-Directed)

This 4 week self-directed (self-paced) distance education course imparts participants with tips, tricks and best practices to set up energy models using RETScreen®, while providing the necessary background knowledge on energy efficiency. Various energy technologies (e.g. lighting, motors, variable speed drives, pumps, compressed air, etc) will be covered, supplemented with exercises and examples to familiarize participants with using RETScreen's energy efficiency modules. The course targets professionals (engineers, architects, technologists, planners, facility managers) involved in project due diligence, project appraisal, electric utilities, energy policy analysis, and feasibility studies. Participants who pass the course's 4 exams with a minimum 70% overall average will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Clean Energy Institute of GPEKS.

Register for the course | Login into the course

Course Overview

Week 1

  • Overview of RETScreen Energy Efficiency Modules
  • Getting Started with Fundamental Energy Concepts
  • Understanding Fuels
  • Documenting Energy Use
  • Building Envelope Overview & RETScreen Application

Week 2

  • Heating & Combustion Systems Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Cooling & A/C Systems Overview & RETScreen Application

Week 3

  • Electrical Equipment Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Lighting Systems Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Pumping Systems Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Motor Systems Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Fans & Ventilation Systems Overview & RETScreen Application

Week 4

  • Process Steam Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Heat Recovery Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Refrigeration Systems Overview & RETScreen Application
  • Compressed Air Systems Overview & RETScreen Application