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2 Day Foundation Exam Preparation Workshop

January 10, 2022 - January 11, 2022

An Energy Advisor is a trained and licensed individual who conducts home evaluations to determine a home’s energy efficiency on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through a licensed service organization. Energy Advisors also consult with builders and homeowners at the planning stage of new home and retrofit construction to assist in energy efficient home design. Energy Advisors provide a component of quality assurance once work is completed on homes qualified to be labeled under NRCan’s housing initiatives: EnerGuide Rating System.
This 8-day Energy Advisor Workshop will provide training on:
  • Responsibilities of an Energy Advisor who performs energy analysis of houses;
  • The Code of Ethics, quality assurance and the auditing process for the EnerGuide for Houses Program;
  • Introduction to the future of energy efficient housing, building science, and the house as a system;
  • Section 9.36 of the National Building Code, prescriptive, reference house and proposed house, performance modeling and energy targets; 
  • An interactive introduction to opaque tables used to find RSI effective thermal resistances of common building materials;
  • The characteristics and energy requirements of fenestration, doors and skylights;
  • How to determine heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment (HVAC) performance requirements for energy efficient homes;
  • The course will also provide participants with guided hands-on modeling using the current version of the HOT2000 software (Hot2000 is the software used for determining the Energy Efficiency of homes);
  • Introduction to Hot2000 Software modeling procedures.
(Participants are required to have a computer and a calculator – NO MACS PLEASE)
Additional Steps not included in this workshop
Step 2 – Student Mentoring Includes (However, not provided by CHBA-NB):
If a participant decides, after the training outlined in Step 1, to continue to obtain certification and begin working as a Licensed Energy Advisor the participant will be required to engage into a mentoring agreement with a Licensed Service Organization. 
Participants are encouraged to consult with Licensed NB Power Service Organizations directly to determine Energy Advisor Career Availability. Service Organizations will be responsible to provide the mentorship required for licensing. 
Cost: Consult a Licensed Service Organization of Natural Resources Canada and NB Power.
Step 3 – Third-Party Examination – Provided by Natural Resources Canada (However, not provided by CHBA-NB):
Energy advisors will be required to pass a Foundation Level Exam and an Energy Advisor Exam upon completion of Step 2 to obtain Certification. These exams are administered by third-party test centres located across Canada. All exam costs are the responsibility of the candidate.
It is important to note that as a Certified Energy Advisor you must maintain an affiliation with a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) approved Service Organization. 
Cost $181.25 (Prices are set by NRCan and are subject to change)
2 Day Building Science Workshop Dates
December 2-3, 2021 – Registration Deadline – November 30, 2021
January 6-7, 2022 – Registration Deadline – January 4, 2022
2 Day Foundation Exam Preparation Workshop Dates
January 10-11, 2022 – Registration Deadline – January 4, 2022
2 Day Modeling Workshop Dates
November 25-26, 2021 – Registration Deadline – November 12, 2021
January 13-14, 2022 – Registration Deadline – January 4, 2022
2 Day Energy Advisor Exam Preparation Workshop Dates
November 29-30, 2021 – Registration Deadline – November 26, 2021
January 17-18, 2022 – Registration Deadline – January 4, 2022
These Energy Advisor Workshops must be completed in order.
Workshops will be 9:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
 This Workshop Will Be Delivered Via ZOOM Videoconferencing
Cost of Workshop
Free for New Brunswick Energy Advisor Applicants
$300 + HST for CHBA Members outside of NB/session
$375 + HST for non-members outside of NB/session


January 10, 2022
January 11, 2022
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