Energy Sustainability for Heritage Institutions
November 18 to 21, 2019
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1B 4S7
September 27, 2019
An advanced professional development (APD) workshop focusing on energy management for museums and other heritage facilities has been scheduled to take place from November 18 to November 21, 2019, at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) in Ottawa.
In-person training. A one-day live webcast option also offered.
Stephen Dixon and Michel Parent, from the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET), and staff from the CCI Preservation Services Division
Registration fees (HST included)
- One-day conference in person – CAN$250
- One-day conference via live webcast – CAN$150
- Three-and-a-half-day workshop in person – CAN$750
Sustainability is an ever-growing focus for all types of institutions across the country. Institutions share many energy management issues; however, heritage facilities face the additional challenge of reducing the energy needed for collection storage, access and preservation. This APD is a three-and-a-half day course aimed at professionals who make energy management decisions and who are interested in learning about how to make their institutions more sustainable.
The course will begin with an introductory conference day hosted by staff from the CCI Preservation Services Division. It will focus on several topics related to heritage facilities, including:
- energy consumption (survey data, benchmarking and energy modeling)
- revised guidelines for environmental control and the selection of performance targets for temperature, humidity and pollution
- humidity control strategies (passive and active systems)
- LED gallery lighting (lamp selection, retrofitting considerations and energy savings)
Days 2 and 3
Two instructors from the CIET, Stephen Dixon and Michel Parent, will offer a two-day customized CIET "Dollars to $ense" course at CCI. CIET specializes in energy management and energy efficiency training. The instructors will offer a practical, hands-on approach to developing energy management capacities in institutions. The course will focus on the following topics:
- energy fundamentals
- seven steps to saving energy
- motors, fans, pumps (energy savings and variable speed drives [VSD]) and HVAC control systems basics
- energy savings calculations
- financial analysis of energy savings (making a business case for energy savings)
- strategic energy management
- behaviour change
- introduction to energy performance analysis via RETScreen
The course will conclude with a half-day CIET energy hunt activity, which will be facilitated by Stephen Dixon at a local institution (location to be determined).
Stephen Dixon is a freelance energy consultant. As Principal of TdS Dixon Inc., he brings a practical, hands-on approach to developing energy management capacities for a broad range of institutional, commercial and industrial organizations. Stephen has accumulated more than 35 years of energy management experience, including more than 800 energy assessments and the facilitation of over 1,700 energy management workshops. He holds an M.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Prince Edward Island.
Michel Parent specializes in energy efficiency in the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors. He has performed numerous audits across North America, which were used to develop long-term energy management plans. Since 1996, Michel has been a partner at Technosim, a consulting engineering firm specializing in energy efficiency. He holds a Bachelor's degree (Laval University, 1986) and a Master's degree (University of Waterloo, 1988, Solar Energy) in Mechanical Engineering.
- Develop knowledge about sustainable energy practices and discuss considerations for implementation at your institution
- Become familiar with recently revised guidelines for environmental control and related set point strategies
- Understand different approaches for humidity control and their respective advantages and limitations
- Learn more about energy management tools, strategies and resources
One-day conference in person (November 18, 2019)
Number of participants
The conference can accommodate up to 60 participants (including those registered for the full APD). Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
CAN$250 (includes HST, lunch and refreshments)
How to apply
Please fill out our application form and select the correct participation option. Selection will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
One-day conference via live webcast (November 18, 2019)
This option allows participants to see the conference live through a webcast at CCI. Participants will be able to see and hear presentations through WebEx, for which detailed instructions will be sent following registration and payment.
Number of participants
The webcast can accommodate up to 50 participants.
CAN$150 (includes HST)
How to apply
Please complete the application form and select the correct participation option. Selection will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full three-and-a-half-day workshop in person (Monday, November 18, to Thursday, November 21, 2019)
A one-day conference followed by two days of practical training and a half-day activity at a local institution.
Number of participants
The workshop can accommodate up to 30 participants. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
CAN$750 (includes HST, lunch on the first three days and refreshments)
*Transportation costs to attend the workshop at CCI and to get to the local institution (day 4) are not included.
How to apply
Please complete the application form and select the correct participation option.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- likelihood that the participant can use the course knowledge and skills in their practice
- ability to share and transfer the knowledge gained during the course to a wider audience
- professional experience and training
- citizenship (preference will be given to Canadians citizens)
Applicants will be notified by October 4, 2019, of whether they have been accepted for the workshop. A waiting list will be established once the maximum number of participants has been reached.
Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be contacted by phone to process the payment, which is due no later than October 11, 2019. The payment will be processed in Canadian funds by credit card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA).
Canadian federal government employees must provide IS Reference Codes or a commitment number, department code and cost centre.
Requests to withdraw must be submitted in writing to CCI. Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:
- a full refund less a CAN$25 administrative fee for requests received at least 21 days prior to the start of the workshop
- a full refund less a CAN$50 administrative fee for requests received between 20 and 7 days prior to the start of the workshop
- no refund for requests received less than 7 days prior to the start of the workshop
Exceptions to this refund policy may be made in the event of insurmountable difficulties in attending the workshop.
CCI reserves the right to cancel this workshop if the minimum enrolment requirement is not met 30 days prior to the event. In such cases, CCI will refund the full registration fee, but will not be responsible for any transportation, housing, loss of income, or other costs that may have been incurred by the participants.
Please contact CCI if you require additional information.
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