Current Opportunities: Renewable Energies course offering Energy Audits



Are you interested in having an Energy Audit conducted at your building? As part of our Renewable Energies Technician program, students have the opportunity to work with business and industry partners to utilize the skills they have developed.  With rising utility costs becoming a greater challenge for businesses, an energy audit might provide some useful energy information that could help your bottom line.

If you would like to discuss this in greater detail, would like to book your company in for the audit, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Elizabeth Best, Business Development Coordinator, at [email protected].   


The Energy Audit will include:

1. A review of your company utility bills to quantify energy use in the building.

2. Site visits to conduct the energy audits, and interviews of the occupants to determine how and where the energy is used.

3. Potentially install electrical sub-metering equipment or conduct a blower door test. This step is site specific, and could potentially involve shutting down power for a brief period of time. The feasibility of this process and its necessity can be discussed as part of the audit.

Optional: written report of energy usage and potential saving measures. 

In order for our students to complete the energy audit, we need you to provide:

1. A minimum of 12 consecutive months of utility bill data (12-24 months preferred) for all energy sources at the site (i.e. electricity, natural gas, etc.). (Students sign non-disclosure agreements to ensure confidentiality).

2. Access to the facility as required for the students to conduct the audit process. Students would be obliged to adhere to all safety and organizational policies of your company while on site.

3. A contact person who can answer questions related to the building (i.e. occupancy patterns, familiarity with energy consuming equipment, etc.)

Co-ordination would then be expected to happen directly between the student group and contact person in order to encourage an authentic, real-world experience for the students.

Utility bills would need to be provided to the professor, Jeff Manser ([email protected]) at the beginning of our academic term, as this information will be distributed prior to conducting the audit.