Applied Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Build the business case to drive energy efficiency initiatives across your organisation.

Introduction

Energy costs are on the rise with projected forecasts in the order of 30%-50% over the next 2 years. Implementing energy efficiency measures in your workplace is essential in avoiding the mounting cost pressures that rising energy prices will bring.
This course will help you identify demand and supply efficiency opportunities in your workplace, evaulate the business benefits and develop solutions to improve the way your organisation uses energy.

During the course you will also be taken through several case studies to see how solutions have been applied in real-life.

“I have attended many workshops and seminars both in the private and public sectors. Never have I felt so involved in a workshop and immersed in the discussions like I had during the 2-day Energy Efficiency Workshop presented by CTI. I recommend whole heartedly all to attend the workshop.”Robert Teo, Senior Manager, Burwood Council

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the sources and types of energy used within the workplace, community facility and home
  • How to overcome the barriers to energy efficiency adaptation
  • Identify energy demand and supply efficiency opportunities in the workplace
  • Develop solutions to improve energy efficiency productivity
  • Evaluate the business and community benefits associated with different energy efficiency projects
  • Implement energy efficiency opportunities
  • Understand and interpret energy efficiency product guidelines
  • Calculate running costs and project costs for energy efficiency opportunities to establish a cost/benefit analysis
  • Use models for financial assessment and business case development
    (e.g. Payback, IRR, NPV)
  • Employ workplace strategies to performance-manage business outcomes
  • Prepare reports and effectively communicate energy efficiency recommendations and objectives

Why you should undertake this course

Energy efficiency is one of the key initiatives for the abatement of carbon emissions and the transition to the low-carbon economy that legislation is now in place for.

For businesses, energy efficiency offers numerous opportunities to improve operational and financial performance by mitigating against energy risks including price increases and exposure to a carbon price e.g. carbon tax.

In addition, with Energy costs are on the rise with projected forecasts in the order of 30% to 50% over the next 2 years, identifying energy efficiency opportunities in the workplace and home are critical to avoiding the mounting cost pressures that rising energy prices will bring.

Energy efficiency is one of the key initiatives for the abatement of carbon emissions and the transition to the low-carbon economy that legislation is now in place for.

Energy efficiency offers businesses numerous opportunities to improve operational and financial performance by mitigating against energy risks including price increases and exposure to a carbon price e.g. carbon tax.

Energy efficiency expertise is a part of the new generation of green skills that form part of the new mix of green-collar jobs transforming the Australian labour market on which new job opportunities and careers will be built.

Course Program

Face to Face Classroom mode length: 2 Days,
Online mode length: 4 x weekly evening sessions of 1.5 hours (AEST 19:30 -21:00) each

Prior to the course you will receive a pre-course guide to read to help fuel discussion and achievement of learning outcomes in Part 1.

Part 1 – Demand Efficiencies and Barriers

  • Global and Australian energy consumption in context
  • Policy and Regulatory Response
  • Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction Link
  • Demand Efficiency – Behavioural Changes
  • Behavioural Change Case Studies
  • Barriers to Energy Efficiency
  • Demand Efficiency – Infrastructure Changes
  • Infrastructure Change Case Studies
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Lighting – demonstration
  • Green Procurement

Part 2 – Supply Efficiencies and Business Case

  • What is Supply Efficiency
  • Forms of Renewable Energy
  • Solar PV Installation Case Study
  • Co-Generation – including case study
  • Financial Evaluation and Performance Measures
  • Performance Management – Targets and Continuous Improvement
  • Prioritising Projects – Developing an Energy Efficiency Roadmap
  • Co-Benefits of Energy Efficiency Initiatives

This course is applicable to the workplace, community facility and the household. As preparation for the course, you will be asked to gather real energy consumption data from your workplace, community facility or home to use in the class exercises and tasks, therefore maximising the course outcomes. Guidelines for the collection of energy data are supplied in the pre-course guide.

During Part 2 of the course you will work in groups to complete workbook exercises and engage in discussions on energy efficiency opportunities. The completion of workbooks forms part of the final assessment.

You will be taken through 7 case studies (4 demand and 3 supply efficiency initiatives) to contextualise the course content and assess relevance and applicability of different projects.

This course is applicable to both the workplace, community facility and the household. As preparation for the course you will be asked to gather real energy consumption data from your workplace, community facility or home to use in the class excercises and tasks, therefore maximising the course outcomes. Guidelines for the collection of energy data are supplied in the pre-course guide.

Following the course, you will be given time to prepare a draft business case for a workplace energy efficiency opportunity you have identified.

Course pre-requisites

Access to a workplace is required in order to complete the final assessment and prepare a business case for an energy efficiency initiative.

Further Study

Once you successfully complete this course you will receive an official Statement of Attainment and credit toward either a Certificate III or IV in Carbon Management should you wish to continue your study in carbon management beyond this course.

Who should attend?

You should attend this course if you are responsible for, or interested in, energy consumption and identification of energy savings in your workplace, community facility or home but need the knowledge, skills and experience to successfully identify energy efficiency opportunities and achieve significant energy cost savings you should attend this course.

This course is especially relevant to the following positions and job functions:

  • Facilities and asset managers in private and public sector e.g. schools, hospitals, councils
  • IT managers
  • Operations managers
  • Small business owners
  • Property managers
  • Finance and business analysts
  • Procurement and supply chain managers

Fees

$654 (or $754 with assessment and Statement of Attainment) for the Online Course, and $895 (or $995 with assessment and Statement of Attainment) for the Face to Face course.
Participants wishing to gain a Statement of Attainment for this course will need to complete a series of workbooks and undertake formal assessment.  Students will have 30 days from completing their class attendance component of the course to commence their assessment for a Statement of Attainment.

This applied energy efficiency short course was developed with the support, assistance and endorsement of NSW State Training Services, a division of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

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