What you’ll learn
- How to take the risk out of an energy audit
- How to determine if you should undertake an energy audit
- How to scope, commission and budget for an energy audit
- Manage the undertaking of an energy audit
- Review and assess an energy audits findings
- Move ahead with implementation of the energy audit’s recommendations
You wouldn’t ask your company’s financial controller to give you ten thousand dollars so you could go to a casino and play poker with the company’s money.
Yet when it comes to energy efficiency, 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.
If you rush into an energy audit this way there is at least a 50% chance that nothing will change after the audit and that your energy usage will remain as high as it was before. In other words, the gamble on the audit didn’t work out.
Undertake this course if you are:
- Planning or considering to undertake an energy audit
- Have been advised to undertake an energy audit or given funding for an audit
- Are interested in reducing energy use.
- Don’t want to waste the money (and time) used to fund the energy audit.
- Would prefer to invest in, rather than gamble on, an energy audit
You’ll be taught by an energy auditor who has undertaken energy audits of hundreds of facilities, such as offices, schools, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, municipal buildings, factories, food manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, primary producers, etc and assisted energy users achieve measured reductions in their energy use of up to 80%.
Who this course is for
This course is for government, commercial and industrial energy users.
It is not for home-owners commissioning an audit of their home.
As a production manager, facilities manager, environmental officer, sustainability manager, finance manager, general manager or CEO of your business or organization your time is important, and this course provides procedures that you can follow to save time whilst ensuring that you get value from the energy audit. Lessons are to the point and can be applied immediately.
Stand alone – and also part of series of courses
This course is designed as a stand alone course for those commissioning energy audits. However it also is the first part of a series on energy audits, split into three sections, for energy auditors. It provides training, and assesses for competence, in the ability to delivery an Investment Grade Audit.
Section One – Undertaking an Energy Audit
Part 1: Commissioning and Managing an Energy Audit, (this course) is primarily aimed at energy users, but every energy auditor should also undertake this course to be able to see the audit from the other side of the fence, and thus improve your ability to effectively engage with energy users.
Part 2: Process of Undertaking a Successful Audit, presents a process, that when followed, will help you undertake successful audits. This process can be applied to deliver an Investment Grade Audit (IGA) or Detailed Feasibility Study (DFS).
Part 3: Energy Fundamentals for Energy Auditors. In this course you’ll learn the key concepts from physics and engineering that energy auditors need to know.
Part 4: Tools for Energy Auditors. This course introduces energy auditors to tools, both essential and nice-to-have, for undertaking energy audits.
Section 2 – Energy using technologies and energy savings opportunities
Energy Efficient Lighting. Learn the fundamentals of energy efficient lighting in this course, and save more lighting energy!
Fundamentals of Energy Efficient HVAC. Knowing how to minimize HVAC energy use is core knowledge every energy manager, energy auditor, HVAC contractor or consultant needs.
Energy and Water Savings with Domestic Hot Water. This course covers both domestic hot water and water use more broadly. Being released shortly
Introduction to Energy Efficiency in Industrial systems. Covering electric motors, pumps and fans, refrigeration, steam and compressed air this course provides an introduction to these technologies and energy efficiency opportunities. Being released later in 2021
Section 3 – Prepare and submit an Investment Grade Audit
Successful completion of all eight courses listed above in the series, along with submission and satisfactory grading of a final assignment (an energy audit), will result in you being issued with a Certificate of Competence in Investment Grade Energy Auditing.
If you pass all the assessments in this course you will be issued with a Certificate of Competence in Commissioning, Managing and Reviewing an Energy Audit.
The assessment has been prepared by an expert, and is based on those key areas which demonstrate competence.
Read more about the Sustainability Education Academy Certification here