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“We are proud of the reputation we have developed for delivering effective training programs and believe that it stems directly from the passion that we have for the work. Unless workshop participants see and feel that we believe strongly and deeply in the value of this training, they are not likely to come away from the process with any lasting benefits. And you can’t fake that passion–we truly believe that our training is helping businesses reduce costs and their impact on the environment and everyone picks up on that. Time and again, we hear from attendees that the training has really opened their eyes and made them ‘see’ energy management differently–and that the training was directly relevant to their industry or organization.” –Robert Greenwald, Prism Engineering
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) takes a leading role in helping Canadians reduce their energy costs by millions of dollars while contributing to a healthier environment. Since 1997, over 15,000 representatives of industrial, commercial and institutional organizations from across Canada have enrolled in the Dollars to $ense workshops to learn how to do the following:

  • lower operating and production costs to improve their competitive position
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • increase operational efficiency and create a better work environment

Delivering Training That Informs, Instructs and Inspires

For more than two decades, Prism has been a key agent in the delivery of the Dollars to $ense workshops for NRCan. As well as delivering the training, Prism has played an important role in enhancing content and keeping the curriculum current. All told, Prism course instructors have taught over 5,000 attendees at over 300 full-day courses, leading to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. The Dollars to $ense training is comprised of numerous workshops including the following:

  • Energy Management Plan: a non-technical session to help develop the necessary infrastructure and planning tools for effective energy management. The process of changing an organization’s energy management culture is explored.
  • Spot the Energy Savings: a session that examines, through multimedia demonstrations and practical exercises, how to recognize energy savings opportunities using a seven-step methodology.
  • Energy Monitoring: a workshop covering the various systems available to monitor and track energy use, methods of analysis, and ways to use the information gathered to ultimately reduce energy costs.
  • Energy Efficiency Financing: instruction on presenting an effective business case to improve the chances of an energy project’s acceptance by senior management amidst stiff competition for capital expenditure dollars as well as performance contracting.
  • Recommissioning for Buildings: introduction on building recommissioning and how it can provide cost-effective solutions to everyday problems in your buildings.
  • Energy Management Information Systems: details the basic principles and show the benefits of EMIS, and demonstrates how to initiate the process of implementing an EMIS.

Training Tailored to the Specific Needs of Each Audience

Where more individualized training is called for, Prism develops, prepares and delivers customized workshops.