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Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House

Course dates to be advised

Live a greener lifestyle, without compromising your existing one.
The Green Your Home / Guest House course is an important course for every household. Learn to start saving your family and your business money on your running costs today by reducing water and electricity usage and prepare your house for energy alternatives such as solar and wind power.

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Green Your Office

This Course Is Hosted On Demand

Turn your office into an efficient, low-impact and cost effective working environment.
This course is aimed at staff and key members of an office environment. It introduces concepts of energy efficiency, waste management, water efficiency, elimination of contaminants, responsible purchasing, introducing new technologies, and training requirements.

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Sustainable and Efficient Facilities Management

Durban – 4 – 6 September 2018
Johannesburg – 23 – 25 October 2018

Learn to manage a sustainable and efficient facility.
This course is aimed at Facilities Managers, Building Efficiency Champions and their team members who are keen to enhance their facilities’ environmental, social and financial performance. SAFMA Certified, this course generates 15 CPD Points upon completion. Develop your skills and learn to save on overhead costs.

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Environmental Strategy

Johannesburg – 20 – 21 November 2018

Learn a comprehensive process to develop a world class environmental strategy.
Companies today are more convinced than ever of the need to embed environmental sustainability within their core business. Identify ways to find new ways to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. This course is based on environmental policies and strategies for JSE listed companies and will teach you to define a clear process for developing an environmental policy and strategy.

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Carbon Projects and Markets

Next Course Date To Be Announced
This is an essential course for anyone wanting to understand the carbon markets. Focusing on renewable energy training, carbon markets, credits and legislation. The course includes how to develop a carbon credit project. A key aim of the course is to simplify this highly complex area to facilitate good decision making by learners.

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Carbon Footprint Analyst

Cape Town – 14-16 August 2018

Johannesburg – 13-15 November 2018
Learn to do a carbon assessment and conduct a carbon footprint based on international standards. Mitigate your tax risk, identify reduction opportunities and be prepared for the carbon tax. This course is the only internationally IEMA approved carbon footprinting course in Africa and it can be claimed as BBBEE spend.

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Water Efficiency Management

Cape Town – 18 – 20 September 2018
Johannesburg – 6 – 8 November 2018

Acquire the knowledge and skills to manage water efficiently and gain competency in this field through our SETA accredited training.
This course is aimed at individuals who want to build a career advising businesses on how to measure and reduce their water consumption immediately, and for those who want to extend their immediate skill sets in order to be able to implement an in-house water management strategy by systematically assessing water usage and proposing appropriate solutions. Training is provided by a senior engineer and includes conducting a water audit and bill and tariff assessment.

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Solar PV Installation

Johannesburg – 30 – 31 August 2018
Johannesburg – 11 – 12 October 2018

Learn all steps involved in a solar PV installation including the pitfalls to consider before and during the installation. Get trained by professionals in the industry and gain installation skills that can be applied immediately in the field. Learn to understand the typical tests to perform when commissioning a solar PV plant.

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Solar PV Feasibility Assessment

Johannesburg – 27 – 29 August 2018

Johannesburg – 8 – 10 October 2018

Learn the important steps of an initial financial and technical feasibility assessment of a residential and commercial solar PV system. The rising costs of electricity supply and risks of energy security is making renewable energy attractive, particularly solar photovoltaics (PV) as an alternative, environmentally friendly and reliable energy source. Understand how to conduct a feasibility study on the costs of solar pv power systems and project the yield and system cost perspectives.

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Energy Behaviour Change

This Course Is Hosted On Demand

Increasingly companies in South Africa and around the world are realising that the first and most important step to achieve environmental goals is through behaviour change throughout the organisation.
This course has specifically been designed to support companies on their path to environmental sustainability and implementation of environmental policies and strategies.

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M&V Professional

Johannesburg – 11-13 September 2018

The objective of this course is to understand how to measure and verify energy savings which can be achieved through various energy efficiency initiatives. Be introduced to the fundamentals of measurement and verification, learn the methodologies and protocols used by professionals in the industry. Gain an understanding of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and South African National Standards (SANS) 50010:2011

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Diesel Efficiency Management

This Course Is Hosted On Demand

Learn how to save on diesel operating costs and reduce fuel wastage in the mining industry.
This course has been developed to address the need for optimising diesel consumption in mining operations. We will review fundamental diesel calculations and identify areas where diesel can be saved through practical implementation of tools (systems, audits, and administration).

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Energy Efficiency Management

Johannesburg – 21 – 23 August 2018

Johannesburg – 16 – 18 October 2018

Durban – 23 – 25 October 2018

This Energy and Water SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to understand energy efficiency and how to measure and reduce energy consumption immediately. The course includes bill and tariff, power factor and voltage assessments. Learn how to maximise your return on investment and reduce energy consumption.

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Energy Management Fundamentals

Next Course Date To Be Announced

Learn the fundamentals of energy efficiency and assess energy-saving opportunities.
This course is aimed at Facilities Managers, Building Efficiency Champions and their team members who are keen to enhance their facilities’ environmental, social and financial performance while gaining a solid understanding of electrical energy and energy efficiency.

South Africa’s big step towards carbon resilient society

After much anticipation, the Draft Carbon Tax Bill ha,s been released for public consultation. Wrapping up a 5 year process, the draft bill will require Greenhouse Gas emitters to pay a tax for fossil based carbon emissions. This is set to aid in governments commitment to reduce greenhouse gasses and transform South Africa to a […]

What is the Road to Paris all about?

In December this year a critical meeting of world leaders, climate and environmental activists, business tycoons and fossil fuel lobbyists will take place in Paris. This meeting, the 21st UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP21, is crucial for us all, and for the future of all species on this planet Earth, our only home. […]

A new way to stop climate change – go after the big polluters’ money

Much as most of us wish for a world without climate change, most of us are also still invested in the fossil fuels that are causing most climate change in two ways: through our personal consumption of oil, gas and coal – and through our investments fossil fuel companies via individual pension funds and investments, […]

Decoding divestment

Climate activists have long been calling on organisations to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to climate action. Many companies have extensive PR campaigns or CSR programmes espousing how green they are, yet hold investments that tell a different story. Now the climate movement has actively started naming and shaming those […]

An innovative way of financing and supporting emission reduction projects in Africa

Addressing both the development needs and the mitigation trajectory required to deal with climate change is a challenge.  Carbon credits can be generated through a number of standards of which the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) are the two leading programmes. Registration of projects under these programmes is, however, a […]

A journey to lower carbon lifestyle

Why do companies measure their carbon footprint? Why do they offset their emissions? Why do individuals make big decisions to curb emissions and ensure processes are more efficient? One reason is that we are in a good space to do this; the effects of climate change are upon us and business has realised the benefit […]

The latest update on Carbon Tax

The potential for jobs in carbon accounting and carbon project development South Africa’s Carbon Tax—what it means for potential future jobs. The Carbon Tax in South Africa, which was first proposed in 2013 and most recently postponed until 2016, is one of several green initiatives that aim to reduce greenhouse gasses and facilitate a transition to […]

What do you need to start your green career? Taking short courses is often sufficient

The increasing urgency to consider, protect and conserve the environment has produced a powerful and fast-growing Green workforce The Green Industry has experienced some of the fastest growth compared to other industries in the last decade, as a result green jobs have been in increasingly high in demand. The global population now recognises that it […]