Energy Manager

Overview RETScreen
Learn about the RETScreen Innovation Lab

We’ve launched this Information Portal to introduce you to RETScreen—a “Made-in-Canada” software tool for low-carbon planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting

February 14, 2022
By Anthony Capkun
Any RETScreen images, photos, screen captures, etc., in this Information Portal are used with permission of RETScreen.

The RETScreen team collaborates with government and multilateral organizations to co-fund and develop advanced versions of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software platform.

RETScreen Expert—the intelligent version of the software—incorporates benchmark, feasibility, performance and portfolio analysis for various types of facilities, including commercial, institutional, residential, industrial and power generation… all within one comprehensive platform.

Areas of focus

The focus of RETScreen’s Innovation Lab is to ensure the RETScreen software is always at the leading edge of the clean energy technology transition, and that we continuously improve our platform to meet the complex needs of our large and rapidly growing global user community.


The software harnesses advanced algorithms and data to simplify decision-making around energy projects, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, cogeneration and transportation.

RETScreen Expert also allows professionals to measure and verify a facility’s ongoing energy and sustainability performance, and to manage a portfolio of multiple facilities.

Some of RETScreen’s collaborators include:

• National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center
• Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Centre for Greening Government
• Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator
• Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership
• United Nations Environment Programme
• Global Environment Facility
• The World Bank, Prototype Carbon Fund
• Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency

If you are a government or multilateral organization interested in exploring an investment in further improvements to the RETScreen software to help facilitate your program needs, contact the RETScreen team at