Effective Energy Management

This course is for those serious about helping their mid to large sized organization use less and less energy, continually reducing their carbon footprint and energy costs. Drawing on 20 years’ experience in working with corporations and governments in over 10 countries, your trainer will show you what works, and what doesn’t, and how to adopt a systematic approach to reducing your energy use. Increase your impact by saving more energy, more money and more CO2 by attending this course.

Who should attend

Energy manager or CSR manager or sustainability manager working for a mid to large sized energy user, whether in government or the private sector. If you are struggling to consistently grow the energy savings and carbon abatement achieved year on year in year, this course will help you identify the barriers and develop a plan of action to overcome them.

Learning objectives

In this highly interactive training participants will learn how to adopt a systematic approach to continually improving energy performance. You’ll learn about common barriers, how to address them, and the critical success factors needed. This course makes reference to ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems), but adopts a broader approach focussed on reducing emissions (and costs) and not just energy usage.

Learning outcomes

  • How to assess your organization’s ability to achieve energy savings year after year
  • Where efforts should be focussed so that your company can achieve ongoing energy savings
  • How to identify those energy uses that offer substantial energy saving potential
  • How to engage with top management on energy and carbon management
  • Working in small groups, you’ll learn from detailed case studies and lessons learnt
  • How to enhance your effectiveness and impact


A certificate of participation will be issued. Those who undertake a voluntary examination and who are assessed as competent will be issued with a certificate of knowledge in setting up an energy management system.

Course content

  • Why adopt a systematic approach to energy management, and what happens when you don’t have a systematic approach
  • What is an energy, carbon and cost management system (in detail)
  • How to develop a plan tailored to your organisation to improve its energy management
  • Case study intensive. In this module you’ll work in small groups to learn from the successes and mistakes of others
  • Optional assessment

Course length

20 hours, including 10 hours of real-time online training over 2 days.  The optional assessment is expected to take 8 hours, in your own time, and needs to be completed within 60 days of course completion


This course is delivered in real time online, with a maximum of 17 participants.  Participants should allocate up to an hour of their own time for each hour of classes with a total course time including self-study of 20 hours.


You need to be employed in a role where you have responsibility for sustainability/CSR/energy management or similar.

Resources required

  • You must have a reliable and fast internet connection that enables you to particulate using a webcam and headset, and a laptop or tablet with a keyboard. 
  • Zoom will be used to deliver the training.
  • Resources including case studies and templates will all be provided electronically.


Registrations are required 2 weeks in advance. If the minimum number of participants has been met, and places are still available, registrations will be accepted up to the day before commencement.

Cancellation / refund policy

Cancellations made 15 days prior to the training will be accepted and payment returned less a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 15 days before the training regrettably can’t be accepted. If you have not cancelled but don’t attend the training no refunds are available. If you attend the course, but do not display your face in real time and are removed from the training by the trainer, no refunds are available. 8020Green may cancel the training at its discretion. If this happens, you will have the choice of receiving a full refund or undertaking the training when it is next run.

Additional reading of interest

  • Lessons learnt from the uptake of energy audits and energy management systems in Germany – “an audit increases the likelihood to implemented more than half the suggested energy efficiency measures by 17 percent points (marginally significant) and an EMS [Energy Management System] by 26% (highly significant).”
  • North American Energy Management System Implementation – “Energy management is part of our DNA at Schneider Electric. We continue to be strongly committed to reduce our energy and CO2 footprints through behaviors, processes, technology and use of our own products. The ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance frameworks not only build upon our energy management systems, but also help us drive consistency and performance improvements across our locations.” – Steve Sacco, Vice President, Safety, Environment & Real Estate
  • The Fifth Annual Global Energy Efficiency Survey – “Organizations that set a reduction goal, analyze energy data frequently, add internal or external resources, and use external financing were found to implement four times as many improvement measures as those who did none.”

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