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  • ‘Energy Audit’ course – Thursday March 25th (Free!)

    Posted on February 10th, 2010 andy No comments

    BTT are hosting a free one-day course run by the Energy Saving Trust Green Communities which will be held at the Town Hall on Thursday 25th March from 9:45am (for a 10:00am start) until 4:30pm.

    The course is called ‘Energy Audit for your community building’, and is aimed at people who would like to know how to carry out a basic energy audit of a community building. The course will show you some of the processes involved,  including monitoring consumption and identifying the potential savings that could be made by implementing energy efficient measures.

    You will be  registered as a member of the Energy Saving Trust Green Communities before you can attend the course (if you aren’t already). If you wish to do this yourself at no cost, go to http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/cafe

    Places are limited, so get in touch soon to register by emailing info@buckthetrend.info with your name, organisation that you will represent (if any), email address & contact phone number, and we will email you a registration form.

    Food and drinks will be provided on the day.

    Energy Auditing for your community building – Course Outline

    A one day course – Free to Green Communities members

    If you would like to be able to carry out a basic energy audit of a community building then this course will show you some of the processes involved. This includes monitoring of consumption and identifying the potential savings that could be made through the introduction of energy efficiency improvements.

    What you will learn:

    • The services that Green Communities offers and what it can do for you
    • The principles of energy monitoring and consumption analysis
    • How to understand meter readings and bills
    • What is involved in an energy audit
    • How to identify and control of different types of heating
    • Which types of heating are efficient and appropriate, depending on needs
    • Specific issues relating to heat loss and insulation
    • Opportunities for reducing consumption and increasing energy efficiency, including efficient lighting and controls
    • The basics of some small scale renewable energy technologies
    • How an auditing project could benefit your community and how Green Communities and other organisations can support your project

    to carry out a basic energy audit of a community building then this course will show you some of the processes involved. This includes monitoring consumption and identifying the potential savings that could be made by implementing energy efficient measures.