Carbon Disclosure – an Introduction to Corporate Responsibility and Risk Management. Learn about corporate responsibility relating to carbon disclosure to help your company manage risk and contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change.
Practical examples and exercises are embedded throughout the course to help you learn how to compute, evaluate, and manage risks.
Commissioning, Managing and Reviewing an Energy Audit Many energy users are happy to spend thousands through to tens of thousands of dollars on an energy audit of their facility, without knowing much at all about what’s involved, what to expect, and how to assess the recommendations put forward in the audit. It's a gamble, and usually it doesn’t pay off, with at least a 50% chance that no energy saving recommendations from the audit will be implemented.
In this course, you’ll learn how to get the energy audit work for you. The course is also recommended for energy auditors and will help auditors become more effective in engaging with clients and delivering services that align with client needs.
Process of Undertaking a Successful Energy Audit This course is for those undertaking energy audits of commercial and industrial facilities (it is not a course for home energy audits), in any country.
Unfortunately, many audits are not undertaken successfully. In fact, an evaluation of several hundred energy audits of commercial and industrial facilities, undertaken in recent years in Victoria, Australia, found that roughly only 50% of the audits were successful.
In this course, you’ll learn a comprehensive process for successfully undertaking an energy audit. This process can be applied to deliver an Investment Grade Audit (IGA) or Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS).
Energy Fundamentals for Energy Auditors One of the great things about energy efficiency as a career is the challenge of mastering a broad area of knowledge so that you can provide good advice. The sort of advice that needs to be provided in an energy audit.
An understanding of the theory of energy fundamentals underpins a lot of this knowledge. If you don’t understand this theory, you’ll probably find it hard to identify those large savings opportunities that good auditors seem to be able to pull out of a hat. And without a good grasp of energy fundamentals, you’ll be more likely to fall for dubious product suppliers using pseudo-science to promote products that supposedly deliver massive savings.
Take this course to help you become the energy auditor that can save the most, by moving away from just a technology focus.
Tools for Energy Auditors Energy auditors are expected to have available a variety of tools to aid in identifying and quantifying energy savings opportunities. But there is little guidance available on what tools are needed, and how to assess a tool for its suitability.
Without this knowledge, you may end up buying tools that are rarely if ever used, or perhaps you end up with regularly used tools that are cumbersome and hard to use.
This course provides guidance on the characteristics you should be looking for in a tool and discusses each category of measurement tool that auditors commonly use. Learn from an experienced auditor about the tools you should get and how to make the best use of them.
Energy Efficient Lighting Lighting is everywhere, and simply by upgrading legacy lighting to LED savings are achieved. But if all you know is “LED is efficient” you are missing out on many more opportunities to save energy with lighting.
Learn the fundamentals of energy efficient lighting in this course, and save more lighting energy!
Fundamentals of Energy Efficient HVAC HVAC – heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, accounts for a large and growing proportion of energy usage globally. Knowing how to minimize HVAC energy use is core knowledge every energy manager, energy auditor, HVAC contractor or consultant needs.
Learn the fundamentals of energy efficient HVAC in this course, and save more HVAC energy!
Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Domestic Hot Water & Water Domestic hot water, and water use more broadly, accounts for a large percentage of residential energy usage. In commercial buildings the proportion of energy usage is smaller, however, there may be opportunities to significantly reduce hot water energy usage and achieve valuable overall savings.
Whilst it might seem that domestic hot water systems are simple, in actual fact maximising savings involves a reasonably complex level of analysis and knowledge.
Without a detailed understanding of hot water systems, you could be missing out on additional savings.
In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of domestic hot water systems, as well as how to reduce water usage.
Introduction to Energy Efficiency in Industrial Systems Industries vary widely in the type of energy using equipment and systems – but four areas common to many industries are electric motors, compressed air, steam, and refrigeration.
Whilst it might seem that industrial systems can be overwhelmingly complex, by using a structured process it's possible, even with only an introductory understanding, to identify areas of wastage and opportunities to reduce these losses.
In this course, you’ll get an introductory understanding of the energy using characteristics of motors, compressed air systems, steam systems, and refrigeration equipment. You’ll then learn a systematic process for identifying inefficiencies – a process that can be flexibly applied to a wide range of industrial systems.
Solar Passive Design An understanding of the principles of traditional architecture along with modern scientific theories in building is key to design that provides thermal comfort and have low operational energy.
This course takes learners back in time to understand the principles of traditional design with pictorial examples from culture-rich Middle Eastern countries. The examples presented here may also have an equivalent in your region, and their application in modern architecture can be suited to countries with different climates, including, but not limited to, countries with a temperate climate.
Climate and Buildings A sustainable building is not only thermally comfortable but also takes into consideration climatic conditions. If the building envelope design factors climate, artificial heating, and cooling requirements will be kept to a minimum thereby lessening carbon emissions.
In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how climate impacts on buildings and what this means for building design.
Building Physics Basics The building envelope can dictate the thermal comfort of occupants. However, this should not discount its functional performance and vice versa.
Learn here the application of thermodynamic principles to achieve thermally suitable building envelope performance.
Fundamentals of Energy Management Systems More and more companies are answering the call to optimize their energy performance. One proven way of doing so is to plan, employ and maintain an energy management system.
The globally recognized standard ISO 50001:2018 can help an organization develop an approach for a systematic improvement of energy performance. It provides a defined framework for implementing policies on efficient energy use, identifying(and achieving) energy-saving goals and targets, using data to make informed decisions, and ensuring continued improvement of energy management.
In this course, you’ll be introduced to energy management systems and ISO 50001, and learn how to plan an ISO 50001 implementation.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) allows organizations to operate sustainably and should be a strategic business aspect, regardless of the size of a business. It has to be aligned with core business to guarantee that it is beneficial to both the company and the community it operates in.
In this introductory CSR SDG course, learners are given an in-depth and practical understanding of CSR and how it differs from philanthropy. Core business elements are identified, and stakeholders are defined and understood, and their key roles are recognized. The UN’s SDG framework is introduced as a useful tool when developing a CSR strategy and for enhancing a program that is already in place, especially to benchmark what initiatives are applicable and have proved to be successful.
Introduction to Interval Data Analysis Interval data is your secret weapon to finding energy savings opportunities. You’ll learn in this course where to get interval data, how to get it into a useful format and how to identify and quantify energy savings opportunities.
Lead generation for green energy businesses Lead Generation for Green Energy Businesses addresses one of the most challenging marketing issue for clean energy companies – the availability of fresh, new leads. This course provides a systematic process for creating a lead generation plan for your green energy business.