Training course Content:
- Introduction to Energy Efficiency in Buildings– Why is energy efficiency important?, Benefits of energy efficiency, What are common barriers to energy efficiency?, and Who is responsible for energy efficiency?
- Assessing and Planning– Energy audits: how to get started, Step 1: assess the business’ current energy usage, Step 2: observation, Step 3: analyse the data, Step 4: formulate a plan of action, and Energy management policy.
- Energy Management Methods– Energy management methods: where to start, Basic behavioural changes, Lighting, Air conditioning, The building’s fabric, and Building management systems.
- Raising awareness– Strategies for raising awareness, Run an awareness week, Put up posters and stickers, Host presentations, Arrange training, Emails, newsletters, and meetings, and Tips for maximising campaigns’ effectiveness.
Training course outcomes:
- Why minimising energy usage is important and the benefits of doing so.
- How to carry out an energy audit via 4 steps: assessing data, observing the building, analysing findings, and creating an action plan.
- How to create an energy management policy.
- The various methods and adaptations businesses can use for minimising energy consumption, including both low to no-cost and high cost changes.
- Where energy reduction changes should be made to: lighting, air-conditioning, use of equipment, users’ behaviour, and the building management system.
- How to raise awareness about energy efficiency.
Who should attend:
- Engineers and building engineers
- Individuals considering a consultancy job in the energy saving field
- Employers who are looking to become educated in using energy efficiently