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Energy Advisor Mentorship Program
Combining online, on-demand learning with face-to-face, field-based training. BC Housing's Building Excellence & Education grant program has generously supported the development of this initiative.
Energy Advisors (EAs) are in short supply across Canada
As changes in Canadian building codes move towards energy conservation and performance-based compliance, EAs are becoming essential personnel for new house builds. Right now, many incentive or rebate programs for energy conservation renovations rely on EnerGuide for Houses reports generated by EAs. In addition, a new code for alterations to existing houses (renovations/additions) will be up for public review in 2019. There are already not enough certified EAs in the country to provide the testing that is required by code, or for homeowners to be eligible for incentive programs.
Existing training is difficult to access
The typical training for Energy Advisors is available through a 4-5 day face-to-face class or through real-time webinars. This type of training is costly and getting you out into the field can be difficult to coordinate when existing EAs are so overtaxed. Currently, if you want to become an EA, you will have to commit to 5 consecutive days away from your workplace or job search. The cost in time and money increases when you don’t live close to where the training is being held.
Blue House Energy has a solution
Responding to a need for standardized, readily available training of Energy Advisors, we have licensed quality content from Building Knowledge Canada, one of the leading face-to-face training organizations for Energy Advisors and other programs under Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE). BHE has transformed the Building Knowledge Canada content using our signature interactive online format, and we’ve partnered with a well-established online mentoring platform to link you with your mentor.
Instead of 5 days of face-to-face training, here’s what you can expect:
Self-scheduled learning over a 6 to 10 week window
nine on-line, interactive mini-courses complete with quizzes and learner feedback
weekly phone call or video conference with your EA mentor
supporting material such as videos and technical documents
Four practice files in Hot2000 (2 existing houses and 2 new houses)
two separate days of face-to-face, field-based training scheduled at the convenience of you and your mentor, including
Day 1 - Blower door testing/house visit protocols
Day 2 - Hot2000 file completion/management/submission/QA
If you want to become an Energy Advisor, we’ll interview you and set you up with a mentor in your area (first come, first served). To be eligible for this training, you MUST have successfully passed the Foundation Exam. The fee for the training is $2,700 plus tax. We have a payment plan that allows you to spread the cost across 12 months. There is no fee until you’ve had chance to talk with us, get all your questions answered, and you’re ready to commit.
If you are an Energy Advisor and want to be a mentor, we’ll interview you, get you up to speed on what your role and obligations are, how much time is required for each candidate, and how much you will be paid for your expertise.
Start by filling out an application form. Click on the Mentor or Candidate button below. Our Program Coordinator will connect with you to arrange an interview.