Advise Homes How to Achieve Net Zero Energy Emissions - Sustainability Education Academy

Advise Homes How to Achieve Net Zero Energy Emissions

  • How to measure a home’s carbon footprint from the direct use of energy.
  • The three different “scopes” of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • How to reduce home energy usage.
  • What is involved in electrification.

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Most people view climate change as an important problem that is solved by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero. In this course you’ll learn how to advise homeowners how to measure their carbon footprint, reduce it, electrify, and size renewable energy and battery systems to reach net zero emissions from the direct use of energy.

What you’ll learn

  • How to measure a home’s carbon footprint from the direct use of energy.
  • The three different “scopes” of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • How to determine emissions arising from the use of energy in the home, covering electricity, natural gas, LPG and even the lawnmower, plus emissions from vehicles.
  • How to reduce home energy usage.
  • What is involved in electrification.
  • How to roughly estimate the kWh of extra electricity a home will need to purchase when it switches from using natural gas to electricity.
  • How to roughly estimate how much electricity an electric car will use when replacing an internal combustion engine vehicle.
  • What green power is, and its usefulness in achieving net zero emissions.
  • How to estimate the size of a solar PV system that can produce all the energy a home needs.
  • The role home batteries can play in reducing a home’s carbon footprint.

This course includes

Assessments
Links to additional learning
Certificate of competency
Engaging video

Description

Achieving net zero emissions energy emissions in a home should be easy – all you need to do is electrify, and then use clean energy. But does this really mean that the home is carbon neutral? Does a kWh of energy produced by a rooftop solar PV system in the daytime always offset the emissions from electricity imported from the grid at night? If a home is planning to replace its cars with electric cars, and wants to power them with rooftop solar panels, what size does the PV system need to be?

This course shows you how to answer these tough questions, so you can advise a home how to best get to net zero emissions.

First, you’ll learn what net zero actually means.

Second, you’ll learn how to estimate a home’s carbon footprint from the use of energy.

Third, you’ll learn how to reduce a home’s energy usage and to electrify. Energy efficiency is the first fuel, and without implementing measures to cut energy usage it can be a lot harder for a home to get to net zero emissions.

Fourth, you’ll learn how much renewable energy a home needs to produce or purchase, including how to roughly calculate how much extra power is needed when switching from natural gas or LPG to electricity, and switching to EVs.

Finally, you’ll learn about offsetting any remaining energy emissions, and the role that batteries can play.

By completing this course, you’ll learn how to advise a home to achieve net zero emissions from the direct use of energy – that is from the home’s use of electricity, natural gas or LPG, and vehicle fuels. You’ll obtain the knowledge and skills to estimate the carbon footprint of the home, advise on how to reduce its energy usage, electrify, estimate the size of a solar PV system needed, and offset any remaining emissions.

CPD / CEU / PDH / CEP / CPC

Continuing Education (CE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to additional formal learning activities that are required to maintain a professional certification or accreditation. 

CE or CPD comes in many names but represents the same thing. Here are some of them that may be used in your country: 

  • CPD – Continuing Professional Development
  • CEU – Continuing Education Units
  • PDH – Professional Development Hours
  • CEP – Continuing Education Programs
  • CPC – Continuing Professional Competency

Many of our courses provide Continuing Professional Development credits, points, hours, or units. To learn more about Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development, please read here.

Who this course is for

This course is designed for individuals and professionals who are committed to driving the transition towards a sustainable future by achieving net zero emissions. If you fall into any of the following categories, this course is perfect for you:

  • Electrician or solar electrician. As an electrician or solar installer, you have a unique opportunity to contribute to the net zero transition. Learn how to size a PV system to get a home to net zero emissions, and be able to explain how a home battery helps with this.
  • Sustainability enthusiast: You may not be a technical expert, but this course will help you do the numbers to figure out what a home needs to do to get to net zero energy emissions.
  • Environmental and energy professionals: If you are an energy auditor or advisor seeking to reduce energy usage, carbon footprint, and costs, this course will provide you with the expertise to advise homes on the best strategy to get to net zero emissions.
  • Individuals from diverse backgrounds: Whether you have little or no knowledge about net zero or come from various professional backgrounds, this course will provide you with an understanding of net zero principles, home emission reduction strategies and carbon offsetting.

Achieve net zero energy emissions in homes

We are confident that Advise Homes How To Achieve Net Zero Energy Emissions will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve net zero emissions from the use of energy in homes. However, if you feel that this course has not equipped you to do this, please inform us upon completion, and we will refund the cost of the course.

Certification

If you pass all the assessments in this course you will be issued with a Certificate of Competence in Advise Homes How To Achieve Net Zero Energy Emissions.

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.

Courses that go well with this course

Introduction to Net Zero covers the principles of net zero in more detail than this course, and is recommended if you want a broader understanding of net zero.

To understand what is involved in advising on energy efficiency opportunities, Introduction to Energy Auditing is also a useful course, noting that its focus is on energy auditing of commercial and industrial facilities, and not homes.

If you are interested in home design, and how effective home design can contribute to less energy usage (and less emissions), take Solar Passive Design.

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Venice Simeon
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Great course getting started with net zero at home

This course is well-organised, insightful and even beginner-friendly. The theories are explained well and the practical examples are relatable. Whether one needs guidance in achieving net zero at home or is in the profession/practice of implementing net zero, this is a great place to start or expound knowledge and skills on. *This review may have some bias as I helped develop the course.

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