The role of an energy manager

About this course: This free introductory online course provides an overview of the key energy management skills successful energy managers should have. It explains the importance of having some level of technical understanding on all systems that general and use energy, and provides an understanding of how to recognise information needs on factors that impact […]

Heat transfer

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the principles of heat transfer, a fundamental topic for the understanding of energy use and management. The course provides insight into the three forms of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation, the laws of thermodynamics for energy, the application of enthalpy data to revelant […]

Fuels and Combustion

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the principles of fossil fuel combustion. On this course, you will gain an understanding of how combustion works, and how to measure combustion effeciency. The course will also review the role of excess air in combusiton efficiency, the key features of combustion equipment, and […]

Finance, procurement and risk assessment

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of finance, procurement and risk assessment for energy managers. On this course, you wil learn how to plan, develop and manage budgets to identify, evaluate and implement energy saving opportunities in your organisation. The course will also review how to build and present a business […]

Project implementation

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the principles of energy management project implementation. On this course, you will gain an understanding of the different elements of successful project management, how to identify and manage relationships with key organisations stakeholders, people and teams, how to identify and resolve potential conflicts, and […]

Heating and ventilation

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the principles of heating and ventilation. On this course, you will learn how to evaluate ventilation and air change requirements, identify energy saving opportunities for heating and ventilation, and specify a monitoring technique to determine actual energy performance of heating and ventilation. The course […]

Air conditioning and refrigeration

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of both the basic methods used for passive cooling and the main types of mechanical systems used for air-conditioning. It also explores the key operating principles of the most common refrigeration cycles and identifies opportunities for improving the efficiency of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. This […]

Lighting

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the principles of lighting from an energy management perspective. On this course, you will gain an understanding of the terminology around artificial lighting, the characteristics of lighting systems, and commonly used types of commercial light fittings. The course will also review what is required […]

Motors and drives

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the importance of motors in relation to energy efficiency. On this course, you will learn how to describe the use and basic operation of common motor and drive types, and the energy losses associated with motor and transmission systems. The course will also review […]

Building physics and thermal comfort

About this course: This short online course provides an overview of the means by which it is possible to identify enrgy saving opportunities arising from improvements in a building’s fabric. It will cover how to assess solar gains and the role of glazing, factors that impact on a building’s demand for thermal energy, key passive […]