CPD Workshop: Energy Sustainability for Heritage Institutions

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Monday, 18 November, 2019 to Thursday, 21 November, 2019
Friday, 11 October, 2019

An advanced professional development (APD) workshop focusing on energy management for museums and other heritage facilities has been scheduled to take place from November 18 to November 21, 2019, at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) in Ottawa.

Language(s): English
Delivery: In-person training. A one-day live webcast option also offered.
Facilitator(s): Stephen Dixon and Michel Parent, from the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET), and staff from the CCI Preservation Services Division

Registration fees (HST included):
One-day conference in person – CAN$250
One-day conference via live webcast – CAN$150
Three-and-a-half-day workshop in person – CAN$750

Workshop overview
Sustainability is an ever-growing focus for all types of institutions across the country. Institutions share many energy management issues; however, heritage facilities face the additional challenge of reducing the energy needed for collection storage, access and preservation. This APD is a three-and-a-half day course aimed at professionals who make energy management decisions and who are interested in learning about how to make their institutions more sustainable.

Day 1
The course will begin with an introductory conference day hosted by staff from the CCI Preservation Services Division. It will focus on several topics related to heritage facilities, including:
energy consumption (survey data, benchmarking and energy modeling)
revised guidelines for environmental control and the selection of performance targets for temperature, humidity and pollution
humidity control strategies (passive and active systems)
LED gallery lighting (lamp selection, retrofitting considerations and energy savings)

Days 2 and 3
Two instructors from the CIET, Stephen Dixon and Michel Parent, will offer a two-day customized CIET "Dollars to $ense" course at CCI. CIET specializes in energy management and energy efficiency training. The instructors will offer a practical, hands-on approach to developing energy management capacities in institutions.

The course will focus on the following topics:
energy fundamentals
seven steps to saving energy
motors, fans, pumps (energy savings and variable speed drives [VSD]) and HVAC control systems basics
energy savings calculations
financial analysis of energy savings (making a business case for energy savings)
strategic energy management
behaviour change
introduction to energy performance analysis via RETScreen

Day 4
The course will conclude with a half-day CIET energy hunt activity, which will be facilitated by Stephen Dixon at a local institution (location to be determined).

Stephen Dixon is a freelance energy consultant. As Principal of TdS Dixon Inc., he brings a practical, hands-on approach to developing energy management capacities for a broad range of institutional, commercial and industrial organizations. Stephen has accumulated more than 35 years of energy management experience, including more than 800 energy assessments and the facilitation of over 1,700 energy management workshops. He holds an M.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Prince Edward Island.

Michel Parent specializes in energy efficiency in the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. He has performed numerous audits across North America, which were used to develop long-term energy management plans. Since 1996, Michel has been a partner at Technosim, a consulting engineering firm specializing in energy efficiency. He holds a Bachelor's degree (Laval University, 1986) and a Master's degree (University of Waterloo, 1988, Solar Energy) in Mechanical Engineering.

Learning objectives
Develop knowledge about sustainable energy practices and discuss considerations for implementation at your institution.
Become familiar with recently revised guidelines for environmental control and related set point strategies.
Understand different approaches for humidity control and their respective advantages and limitations.
Learn more about energy management tools, strategies and resources.

For more information and to book go to: https://www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute/services/workshops-confe...

The application deadline has been extended to October 11, 2019.