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Introduction to Energy Management Powered by RETScreen

The objective of this MOOC is to help organizations combat climate change through effective energy management. It explains proven strategies to reduce fossil fuel consumption, increase the use of renewable energy, cut greenhouse gases and encourage the transition to a low carbon economy. The RETScreen Expert software, the world’s leading software to empower cleaner energy decisions is used throughout the course.

All participants will be able to complete the course with the free version of the RETScreen software that is available online. An additional feature for those who purchase the course certification is a 90-day trial key to RETScreen Expert Professional mode , which allows you to explore the full range of the software's capabilities. Further details can be found when you purchase your verified certificate.

Module 1: Getting Started – The Foundations of Energy Management

This module introduces the course and lays the foundations for energy management. It has three parts:

The strategic imperative of energy management for the sustainability of the planet and the crucial role that organizations and their decision-makers play

The elements of a strategic approach to energy management

An introduction to the RETScreen software

Module 2: Reducing Energy End-Use - Introducing Benchmarking

This module focuses on the reducing energy consumption strategy and highlights the role of benchmarking. It has three parts:

The Reducing Energy End-Use strategy

RETScreen’s Virtual Energy Analyzer

Benchmarking for energy management

Module 3: Increasing Energy Efficiency - Introducing Feasibility Analysis

This module focuses on the increasing efficiency strategy and highlights the role of feasibility analysis. It has three parts:

The Increasing Energy Efficiency strategy

Financial analysis for energy management

Feasibility analysis for real property

Module 4: Optimizing Energy Supply – Introducing Perfomance Analysis

This module focuses on the optimizing energy supply strategy and highlights the role of performance management. It has four parts:

The Optimizing Energy Supply strategy

Feasibility analysis for power plants

Performance analysis for energy management

Reporting for energy management

Module 5: Energy Management – A Strategic Approach

This module brings together all of the strategies, and compares and contrasts them. As the final module, it also includes the exam. It has three parts:

A framework for action in energy management

Achieving multiple objectives: Carbon pricing

Portfolio analysis for energy management

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Length 5 weeks
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Cost $200
From edX
Instructors Pamela Sloan, Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Olivier Bahn, Michael Ross
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business & Management

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