Prism Engineering, under contract from NRCan, began delivering a two-day customized Dollar to $ense workshop across Alberta this month. The workshop was designed with specific industry needs in mind, and includes examples of energy reports, FDD (fault detection) opportunities and case studies relevant for different audiences. Workshop topics included Energy Rates, Spot the Energy Opportunities, Energy Monitoring, and Recommissioning (RCx).

Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the City of Calgary were the first two organizations to take advantage of this training opportunity. Close to 50 hospital and health care facilities staff, including millwrights, electricians, HVAC technicians, power engineers, managers and directors attended the AHS workshops in Edmonton and Red Deer. For the City of Calgary sessions, audience were made up of building operators, supervisors, and managers of corporate properties. Feedback from the two workshops was resoundingly positive.

More customized workshops are scheduled to take place in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie, AB, in May 2015.