Energy Champions Training

Energy Champions Training

Our training is designed to energise existing Energy Champions and create new ones. A network of Energy Champions across your organisation will help you reduce energy consumption and save you money.

Can you afford not to implement energy champions training?

'Staff behavioural change could help you reduce energy costs by at least 10% and produce quick returns.'
The Carbon Trust

Overview of our energy champions training

Core modules

  • Introduction.
  • Background to climate change.
  • Policy response (international, UK and local strategies).
  • Energy use analysis from a carbon and cost perspective (using data you provide).
  • Role and responsibilities of a Energy Champion.
  • Engaging with colleagues - key considerations.
  • Cost benefit analysis overview.

Optional modules

  • Adapting to a changing climate - how will your organisation/service area be affected?
  • Eco driving - overview and tips.
  • Saving energy in the home - key considerations and tips.
  • Microgeneration and available grants.
  • Saving water.
  • Waste and recycling.
  • A typical half-day session would accommodate 20-25 participants and would include activities to both engage participants and capture key issues within the organisation.

ABC... of a climate champion network

  • A network of champions across all departments and staff can help unite staff.
  • Brimming with knowledge, Energy Champions act as an information point for their colleagues.
  • Calculate savings from project ideas put forward via simple cost-benefit analysis.
  • Deliver energy-awareness campaigns.
  • Evaluate successes and savings, and eliminate a culture of energy waste.
  • Feed savings back into new projects and create a sustainable network.
  • Generate buy-in from all staff, and kick-start additional projects.


Benefits of our energy champions training to your organisation:

  • Flexible training for 20-25 participants, to suit your aims and objectives.
  • Optional modules allowing you to tailor the training to your needs.
  • Activities to both engage participants and capture key issues within your organisation.
  • Training delivered at your premises, saving staff time and expenditure.
  • Better informed staff armed with the tips and tools to reduce carbon emissions and help reduce your operating costs.
  • Customers seeking greener products or services will value your efforts to reduce climate change.
  • Help achieve accreditation (for example, ISO 9001/14001) or roll-out a new initiative.
  • Help with your statutory obligations and responsibilities.
  • Being 'green' has never had a higher profile and you could be giving your organisation an added edge.

What people say about this service

The National Energy Foundation provided an excellent and flexible service, carrying out well-rated training to our staff on energy efficiency

Debbie Haynes, Energy Efficiency Projects Officer, Oxford City Council

www.oxford.gov.uk

Four Housing

The Climate Champions training was highly successful and has led to a good degree of enthusiasm to support the roll-out of similar sessions.

Karen Fox, Business Manager, Thames Valley Police

www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Four Housing

I'd like to thank you for arranging for one of your staff to come along today to initiate our senior management climate change awareness programme. He was excellent, the material was fresh and interesting, and I was complimented on setting up the event by the Chief Executive and my portfolio holder, which is great! Please could you pass on our thanks - it is really nice to work with such a professional organisation!

Nick Dimbleby, Head of Sustainability, Three Rivers District Council

www.threerivers.gov.uk

Four Housing

Related case studies

Buckinghamshire County Council - community Energy Champions development

We were asked by Buckinghamshire County Council to develop a team of Energy Champion volunteers to encourage local residents to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Thames Valley Police - Environment Champions training

We undertook a programme consisting of a series of force-wide, hands-on training sessions at all levels of Thames Valley Police staff, across ten sites covering Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.