RETScreen World Conference
January 25, 2023
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Session 3: Performance Analysis with RETScreen Expert
- Sabrina Lachapelle, Project Engineer, RETScreen International
- Andrew Hejnar, Senior Manager, Energy for United States and Canada, 3M Company
- Scott Rouse, Managing Partner, Energy@Work
- Amir Kamandlooie, Technical Director, Energy@Work
- Edward Newton, Energy Manager, Energy@Work
The integration of big data and analytics in energy management is vital in today’s digital age. RETScreen’s Performance Analysis Module enables users to leverage this data to gain insights into their facility’s energy usage and track the progress of energy-saving initiatives.
During this session, the speakers will present case studies in which they utilized the RETScreen Performance Analysis Module to understand daily energy consumption patterns, implement energy management systems, and conduct measurement and verification analyses.
Automated High-resolution Data Analysis using RETScreen Connect
RETScreen Connect enables users to import data into RETScreen automatically using the output files from other software tools and data services. With RETScreen’s enhanced analytics capabilities, it is now possible to leverage this feature to perform automated high-resolution analyses based on real-time hourly and sub-hourly data.
In this presentation, Sabrina Lachapelle, Project Engineer at RETScreen, will demonstrate how to use the software to upload and analyze high-resolution energy data and generate informative visuals, including weekly and daily time series graphs, load duration curves, and heatmaps.
Using RETScreen for ISO 50001 and SEP Implementation at 3M Facilities
International standards such as ISO 50001 and the US Department of Energy’s Superior Energy Performance (SEP) play a significant role in enabling ongoing energy efficiency at 3M’s facilities around the world. Protocols such as these provide a consistent framework for designing, implementing, measuring, and optimizing an energy management process.
In this talk, Andrew Hejnar, Senior Manager for Energy at 3M, will discuss how RETScreen is being utilized by 3M to achieve its sustainability goals. He will show how global organizations like 3M can leverage RETScreen Expert as a powerful and flexible software platform that fits these frameworks and helps organizations in their energy management process.
Measurement & Verification (M&V) for Energy Management with RETScreen
Measurement and verification (M&V) is a crucial process in the field of energy efficiency for planning, collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data related to changes in energy usage.
In this presentation, Scott Rouse, Managing Partner at Energy@Work, will discuss how they use RETScreen’s Performance Analysis Module to service clients and provide education on important aspects of energy management. He will show a case study on the use of RETScreen for M&V to identify billing discrepancies and how RETScreen can be a key element in managing energy consumption for a commercial office building in Toronto.
Sabrina Lachapelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal. Since 2017, she works as a project engineer at the RETScreen division of Natural Resources Canada in where she is responsible of preparing the Federal Greenhouse Gas Inventory in collaboration with the Treasury Board Secretariat. She is also in charge of maintaining the Natural Resources Canada and Canadian Space Agency asset portfolios in RETScreen, of onboarding the Global Affairs Portfolio as well as providing support to other federal organizations.
Andrew Hejnar is 3M’s Energy Manager with more than 18 years of experience in leading sustainability initiatives at 3M.
Hejnar’s focus on improving energy performance and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at 3M’s facilities enabled 3M to achieve many ISO 50001 Energy Management System and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Standards.
Hejnar was named an Energy Manager of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and is a Fellow Grade Member of AEE. Hejnar was also named one of Canada’s Clean16 as an outstanding contributor to clean capitalism in Canada.
Hejnar holds a master’s degree in Energy Management and has Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and holds many Energy Management Certifications including Certified Energy Manager, Certified Energy Auditor, Certified Carbon Energy Manager, Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems and SEP Performance Verifier.
P.Eng, MBA, CEM, CMVP, PMVA
As Managing Partner at Energy@Work, Scott Rouse works with a dedicated team of professionals who share a customer-centric focus. Scott is a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager, Certified Measurement and Verification Professional and holds an MBA. He is an advisor with Seneca and Humber Colleges and the Industrial Energy Technology Conference.
Throughout Scott’s 20+ years working in Ontario’s energy sector, he developed the Energy Management Action Plan (E-MAP) to help clients exceed their utility management objectives. A recent review demonstrated 17,000,000 kWh of verified electricity by Toronto Hydro.
Amir Kamandlooie, Technical Director
P.Eng., MSc., CMVP, CEM, PMVA, CBCP
As the Technical Director at Energy@Work Inc., Amir Kamandlooie oversees the detailed analytics of building utility performance, benchmarking, reporting and optimization strategies.
His technical expertise in energy management demonstrates invaluable project management and data analytic capabilities in identifying and implementing Energy Efficiency Measures as well as quantifying energy consumption. Amir has a high level of competency in HVAC systems, Building Automation Systems, Building Commissioning, Energy Audits and Measurement and Verification. His background enables him to monitor and oversee building energy performance according to the numerous interactions. These include the building features, weather, mechanical systems and control system. His in-depth attention to detail has led to many successful projects.
Edward Newton, Energy Manager
Edward Newton is an Energy Manager with a background in Sustainability and Building Technology. Edward works closely with Energy@Work’s clients to identify and implement sustainable strategies targeting energy reductions and improved building performance.
Edward plays a key role in Energy@Work’s E-MAP process. By focusing on sustainable, cost effective solutions, Edward has achieved energy savings in commercial offices, collaborating with multiple property management companies. Through his experience with data analytics, Edward has spearheaded Energy@Work’s Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking.
Edward is passionate about making a sustainable impact with all clients to reach their Environmental, Social and Governance targets.