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Energy Advisor Bootcamp



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Energy Advisor Bootcamp - Do you want to help homeowners lower their energy use and reduce GHG emissions?

Become a qualified Energy Advisor with Humber's 5 day in-class Bootcamp.

* This program is available for Ontario residents only *

** Click here to review a sample agenda (subject to change)

Energy Advisor Bootcamp - What does an Energy Advisor do?

Energy Advisors (EAs) work with service organizations to assess homes, providing advice to builders and home owners about how to improve energy performance during design, construction, and renovation. EAs audit and report on improvements once they have been made, allowing clients to be eligible for government rebates on the work performed.

EAs also deliver energy efficiency consulting services for a number of regulatory bodies and institutions including the EnerGuide Rating System (v.15), ENERGY STAR, R-2000, LEED, Passive House and Net Zero / Carbon Neutral Homes.

Energy Advisor Bootcamp - How do I become an Energy Advisor?

In order to become an authorized Energy Advisor and deliver services under the current EnerGuide Rating System (ERS v.15), candidates must first pass National Resource Canada's (NRCan) Foundation Level exam, followed by the Energy Advisor exam, with affiliation from a service organization.

Humber College's new Energy Advisor Bootcamp is specifically designed to help you prepare for the NRCan Foundation Level Exam, with intensive training sessions that tackle the most challenging aspects of the exam. The program is delivered by qualified Humber instructors and experienced Energy Advisors: experts in their field who value your success.

The Energy Advisor Bootcamp is offered across 2 locations.

Section 1
Toronto - Humber College – 205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, M9W 5L7     [Campus Map]
September 17 - 21, 2018

Section 2

Markham - Enbridge Technical & Operations Centre - 101 Honda Blvd. Markham, ON L6C 0H9 (Algonquin Room)
November 5 - 9, 2018


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


$400 + HST (* Breakfast and Lunch is included in the course fees)


Available online only.
Payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard or Interac® Online.
Open to all ages, but if you are under 18, permission from a parent/guardian is required.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal from a course must be received in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the course. A $50.00 administration fee will be applied. No refunds within five (5) business days to the start of a course.
Courses not meeting minimum enrollment requirements will be cancelled and a full refund and notice will be sent to all registered participants.

Trainer Bios

Dr. Dragos Paraschiv

Dr. Dragos Paraschiv Professor
Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (SEBT)
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Dr. Dragos Paraschiv is a Professor for Sustainable Energy and Building Technology at Humber College. In addition to academic work in the energy management field, he has led several research projects in partnership with industry, focused on building optimization, on-­site generation, building energy modelling, passive house design, and lighting quality assessments. His experience in energy efficiency includes several projects in the field of energy management, where he was responsible for the design of commercial mechanical systems, as well as central plant retrofit projects. Design work included load calculations, equipment selection, energy analysis and preparation of tender documentation and construction site supervision.

With an expertise in sustainable energy and building technology, Dragos has led his student research teams to analyze thermal energy performance of residential building envelope assemblies to achieve Passive House standard.

Dragos has gained experience in all aspects of Energy Performance Contracting including auditing, design, contract administration and program management. Before joining Humber, Dragos worked as a Program Manager for the Energy Efficiency Office of the City of Toronto. In this position, he had responsibility for program operations and technical services related to the Better Buildings Partnership programs. Dragos holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Power Engineering, and he is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Sample Projects
• Common Wall Air Leakage Quantification in Solid Masonry Semi-Detached Homes
• Winning student team designs Passive House proposal
• B+H Architects collaborate with Humber students to create N-building redesign

Ross Elliott

Ross ElliottPresident
Homesol Building Solutions

Ross is a Registered Energy Advisor (REA) for ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide, R-­2000 and Net Zero Homes, and since he certified the first ENERGY STAR home in Canada in 2005, more than 20,000 new and existing homes have been labeled and quality assured through Homesol under his direction.

He was the recipient of EnerQuality Evaluator of the Year award in 2007 and again in 2011 in recognition of excellence in professional practice and exceptional service to builders, and the EnerQuality Hall of Fame award in 2014 for lifetime achievement in making a lasting impact on energy efficiency and green building.

In addition to Ross’s 17 years of experience as a CEA/REA, he is also a LEED for Homes and Mid-­Rise Quality Assurance Designate and Green Rater, an EnerGuide Rating Service Quality Assurance Specialist, a Certified Passive House Consultant (Germany & US), a LEED-­Accredited Professional (Building Design & Construction), a PHIUS+ HERS Rater, trained PHIUS Certified Builder, and a qualified Residential Air Systems & Radiant Hydronic Design Technician (RASDT / RHDT) with an Ontario BCIN Designer designation.

Ross is a Founding Member of Passive Buildings Canada, the Canadian Residential Energy Services Network and the Global Passive Buildings Council. He is currently a Director of the Ontario Natural Building Coalition and is a past Director of EnerQuality Corporation (2005 – 2011). Ross is an active member of the Canadian Homebuilders Association, and is on their Net Zero Homes and Retrofits technical committees.

He has provided research and training for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Natural Resources Canada, National Research Council, M’Chigeeng First Nation, MoCreebec Eeyoud and Ontario First Nations Technical Services, and has presented at events including both North American Passive House Conferences, Affordable Comfort, Building Science Spring Training Camp and GreenBuild. He studied Science at Concordia University.

Kirk Johnson

Kirk JohnsonPresident
Eco-Efficiency Consulting

Adjunct Professor
Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (SEBT)
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Kirk Johnson is President of the sustainability advisory firm, Eco-­Efficiency Consulting with over 15 years’ experience designing and managing high-­profile sustainability programs across commercial, institutional, residential and multi-­residential markets. He is Responsible for 10+ Sustainability Programs ($175+ Million in cumulative incentive budgets) with OPA/IESO, EnerQuality, NRCan, CaGBC, City of Toronto, Toronto Hydro, Enbridge, and Union Gas. These include some of Ontario’s largest incentive programs and award-­winning sustainability standards developed under extremely tight timelines using agile best practices.

Kirk has been a key contributor to leading national/provincial policies & standards including the award-­winning Toronto Green Standard (TGS), Canadian Home Builder Association’s Net Zero Energy (NZE) house standard, Toronto Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), Sustainable Energy Fund, NRCan’s Portfolio Manager program, and the ENERGY STAR for New Homes (ESNH) program. He is experienced with high-­level client/partner management, capacity building, program design/delivery, financing mechanisms, portfolio management, team building, and stakeholder engagement.

Kirk has also served as Chair and Co-­chair for numerous government and industry committees (e.g. City of Toronto, NRCan, TAF, CHBA, OHBA) and has taught in Humber College’s Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (SEBT) program for the last 4 years. He is an accomplished public speaker on the topics of green building, low carbon retrofits, capacity building, business intelligence and market transformation. His training activities include key contributions on the design of the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program and program design/training for multiple EnerQuality training programs such as the NRCan-­funded Green Streets Market Transformation program held in 3 Ontario cities.

In 2017, Kirk joined the Board of Directors for Earth Day Canada (EDC).

Jack Zhou

Jack ZhouManaging Principal
A & J Energy Consultants

Mr. Zhou is a well recognized Certified Energy Advisor (CEA) for new homes in Ontario, Canada. He was voted by the low-­rise residential industry to receive Evaluator of the Year 2016 award presented by EnerQuality Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree and is currently planning to finish his Mater of Building Science degree at Ryerson University.

He holds several professional designations including Certified Radon Test and Mitigation specialist, Certified Infrared Thermographer -­ Level 1, Residential Air System Design Technician, Residential Hydronics Design Technician and HVAC commissioning professional and Certified Energy Advisor (Existing Homes). He is believed to be the first personal in Canada to complete all four exams available to energy advisors from Natural Resource Canada (NRCan) on the first try. His areas of expertise are airtight building envelope design, construction and onsite verification, energy efficient and sustainable buildings design, HVAC design (high & low velocity and hydronic systems) and commissioning, optimal indoor thermal comfort design, energy modelling and Net Zero Energy Homes consulting.

Mr. Zhou started his career as an energy modeller and energy evaluator at Clearsphere Inc. in 2004. He founded A & J Energy Consultants and become a managing principal in summer of 2009. Over the past 7 years, he has been giving guest lectures at Ryerson University on energy modeling using HOT2000 and energy audits on low-­rise residential homes in Ontario.

With over 10 years of experience in the industry, he and his companies have inspected and certified over 4500 ENERGY STAR® for New Homes and over 6000 existing homes in Ontario. He has personally energy modelled over 5000 HOT2000 energy simulations. Currently, his company provides services to over 30 production home builders in Ontario.

Mr. Zhou provides quality assurance services to EnerQuality Corporation, Enbridge Gas, and Union Gas Distribution. He also provides energy modelling and consulting services through CMHC corporation to other countries like Republic of China and South Korea, on their Super-­E program;Íž an export version of the R2000 standard. He will be inspecting and quality assuring the first Net Zero Home being build in South Korea early November of 2017. Part of his visit to South Korea includes providing HOT2000 training to builders who are interested in building Net Zero Homes. He is currently a technical member of the evaluator council at EnerQuality, Ontario Home Builders' Association and a member of the building code technical advisory committee. He is very passionate about making homes more comfortable, energy-­efficient, durable, healthy, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.

Questions or further information?
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