Energy Efficiency Sustainability Skills Lab

Posted August 15, 2017

  • October 13, 2017
    8:00 am - 11:30 am

Accelerated Energy Management
Dollars to $ense Workshop

Partners in Project Green and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) invite you to join us on Friday, October 13, 2017, for an exclusive half-day sustainability skills lab to get hands-on exposure to energy management training that can give you the skills you need to build an energy strategy for your facility.

The Dollars to $ense (D2$) Accelerated Energy Management workshop is an opportunity to experience, in a short time, some of the valuable lessons that Natural Resources Canada’s D2$ program has refined over the last 20 years!

This exciting half-day version of the two-day workshop will be an interactive experience. Facilitators will utilize a variety of physical demonstrations, calculation worksheets, graphic slides, case studies and discussion to create a highly effective learning environment. Intended for a broad audience with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, the goal of this experience is to expose participants — no matter the roles they play in managing energy — to effective approaches and tools with which to meet the challenges of energy management in 2017 and beyond.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and discuss the organizational, technical and behavioural competencies that characterize the organizations that are the most effective at managing energy.
  • Identify new savings opportunities and describe the elements of a comprehensive business case for implementation of these measures.
  • Identify and develop energy efficiency opportunities using RETScreen Expert and demonstrate results from efficiency actions.

Who should attend?

  • Property Managers
  • Building Operators
  • Maintenance and Operations Staff
  • Trades Working in Facilities
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Green Team Representatives

Stephen Dixon, B.Sc., M.A.Sc.
Stephen Dixon is a freelance energy consultant. As Principal of TdS Dixon Inc., of St. Jacobs, Ontario, he brings a practical, hands-on approach to the challenge of developing the energy management capacities of a broad range of institutional, commercial and industrial organizations. Stephen has accumulated over thirty-six years of energy management experience, including more than 600 energy audits and the facilitation of over 1,700 energy management workshops, inspiring over 25,000 individuals from more than 1,000 organizations. Stephen holds an M.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in Physics from UPEI.

The registration rate includes the workshop and breakfast.
**Partners in Project Green Members: $50.00 + HST
Non-Member: $80.00 + HST
Registration Discount! Take advantage of a 40% discount off the second registration when paying for two registrations from the SAME company. Please contact Mirissa Caldarola at to receive the discount code.

** Please contact Partners in Project Green at to receive the member discount code

Event registrants will receive $100 discount to attend the two-day Accelerated Energy Management – Dollars to $ense Workshop hosted by Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) on Tuesday, November 14 – 15, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. Please contact Mirissa Caldarola at to receive the discount code.

How to Register
Registration will be completed once payment has been processed. Accepted payment method is by credit card only.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received up to September 28, 2017 will receive a full refund less a $20 administration fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations after this date. All refund requests must be made in writing to Partners in Project Green. All no-shows will be charged the full amount. Partners in Project Green reserves the right to make changes to the program without notification. If the program is not held for any reason, Partners in Project Green liability is limited to the registration fee.

Special Requirements
Please indicate any dietary restrictions or special accommodations on your registration.

Registration Confirmation
Receipts are issued immediately upon registration and sent directly to delegates to your primary email. Please contact Partners in Project Green at if you do not receive this email.

Delegate Substitutions
If you are unable to attend the Sustainability Skills Lab after registering, you may send someone in your place. You must submit the person’s name and contact information to before the registration deadline of Thursday, September 28, 2017. If you are an Partners in Project Green member and your replacement is a non-member, the difference in corresponding fee must be paid.

Event Sponsors

The IESO manages the province’s power system so that Ontarians receive power when and where they need it. It plans and prepares for future electricity needs, and works with its partners to guide conservation efforts.

The IESO, with its partners, promote, monitor, evaluate, plan and invest in energy efficiency, as it is the most cost-effective resource to help meet the province’s energy needs. It does this through a combination of incentive programs, such as rebates on equipment upgrades, and support for training and education initiatives.

The benefits of energy efficiency also extend to other areas. For businesses, improved energy management practices not only result in reduced costs, but they can also improve productivity, operational performance and sales. Working in partnership with local distribution companies, the IESO supports Save on Energy programs and incentives designed to help businesses kick start their energy efficiency efforts. Find out how you can Save on Energy today.


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