NOW AVAILABLE … Workshops that will update you on environmental technology subjects to improve your business.

Half Day workshop titles include:

Carbon Footprint Calculation
This half day course will get you looking at varying scopes and data requirements to calculate a meaningful Carbon footprint.

Environmental Legislation Update
This half day course will address the requirements of key environmental legislation which has been released or updated in the last 12-18 months. It provides advice on good practice to ensure your continued compliance. It will also inform your approach to compliance measures by giving you an insight into the driver behind the growth of and changes in the law.

Resource Efficiency Utilities Management
On this half day course you will learn how to get the most from your utility invoices and resource data. You will also learn what data needs to be captured, how to capture it, and how to tease out and identify the potential savings.


Full day workshop titles include:

All Techniques for Low Energy Retrofit of Domestic Buildings
This Business Development Day looks to identify and quantify the value of waste (resource, plant, material) during construction projects to allow for improvement programmes to be put in place to increase the project margins of companies.

Business Performance Improvement on construction projects
This practical programme looks to identify and quantify the value of waste (resource, plant, material) during construction projects to allow for improvement programmes to be put in place to increase the profit margins of companies

Carbon Auditing for Small Businesses
This interactive workshop will enable a business to assess its energy useage and come up with a stategy to reduce its impact. It will look at Utility costs and strategies to reduce costs. It will encourage businesses to work smarter with regard to resource management.

Carbon Management: Identifying savings and opportunities for your business and learn how to calculate your carbon footprint
This business development day will provide practical guidance on how to identify, reduce, and manage carbon dependency within your business. With increased Government focus on carbon outputs, every organisation needs to understand where carbon is embedded in their operations, ranging from energy, fuel consumption and waste – to resource and water use.

Environmental Data Management
This programme will explore the role of effective environmental data management in the workplace and provide practical guidance to enable attendees to identify, collate, and report on relevant data, and to use this to capture opportunities for environmental improvement.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Implementation
This one day course will introduce the basic requirements of the International environmental stand of ISO14001:2004 and the benefits for your business. It also provides advice on achieving and maintaining certification.

Environmental Principles and Best Practice
Participants will gain an understanding of environmental issues, seeing the benefits and relevance to their company. The course gives an introduction to Environmental Management Systems and activities that give environmental improvements and cost savings.

Environmental Requirements for the Construction Industry
This day will provide an appreciation of the environmental issues relevant to the construction industry and how to understand the measures required to reduce and manage waste in construction projects. You will also understand the key elements of an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Environmental Requirements for the Manufacturing Industry
Have an appreciation of the environmental issues relevant to the manufacturing sector.
The day provides an overview of sustainability issues and how they relate to the manufacturing sector and how to understand the key elements of an Environmental Permit under the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007.

Introduction to Construction Site Sustainability
To develop an understanding of why sustainability issues are important and the need to consider working in a sustainable way. Topics covered will include: waste; water; energy; transport; materials; procurement and communities.

Introduction to Environmental Awareness
This is a one-day course giving you: an overview of the science behind climate change, the real meaning of being ‘sustainable’, current environmental issues, their relevance to you and your organisation and the opportunities available from addressing key issues, such as energy, waste, travel, and procurement.

Introduction to Environmental Legislation
This Business Development day with address the requirements of the key environmental legislation, and provide advice on good practice to ensure your continued compliance. It will also inform your approach to compliance measures by giving you an insight into the drivers behind the growth of and changes in the law.

Introduction to Renewable Energy
With the arrival of the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) in April 2010 and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) due from April 2011, interest in Renewable Energy is at an all time high. This business development day provides a great opportunity to learn more about building integrated renewable energy technologies and the impact the FIT and RIH will have on the economies of renewable energy.

Key Principles of Renewable Technology
The programme would look at the full range of renewable technologies and discuss why they are needed, how and when the use of them is suitable. It will discuss feed in tariffs and other incentive schemes including Green Deal and how this may bring new opportunities to bussinesses in the South East.

One Stop MCS
An overview of the Microgeneration Scheme (MCS) & how it works and the requirements for a Quality Management System (QMS) with reference to a sample QMS Manual for a company involved in two renewable energy technologies – Solar Thermal & Photovoltaics with additional with guidance notes and examples for the other technologies.

Photovoltaic (PV)
This business development day is for qualified electricians who want to install domestic photovoltaic systems that are either integrated into, or retro fitted into a domestic dwelling.

Renewable Energy Technologies for 6* Sustainable Homes
This business development day will provide an overview of the energy related criteria for the Code for Sustainable Homes. The seminar will review the demands for energy in houses, identify the requirements of the code and review the renewable energy technologies appropriate for reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
In 2010 the Government successfully introduced the Feed in Tariff (FITS) for electricity generated from renewable sources and the market for Solar PV has boomed. This year they will be launching a similar scheme for HEAT generated from renewables; the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Final details about the scheme – originally expected in December – could come anytime soon, with a start date of July 2011 for non-domestic installations, RHI payments for households are expected to start in Autumn 2012.

An exciting opportunity to receive guidance on a globally established tool from one of the leading UK experts in RETScreen, to improve your ability to make efficient and quick decisions about sustainable energy projects options, Save time and money at the early stages of your sustainable energy decision process and to Learn the full scope of RETScreen – a free software decision aid tool.

Sustainable Awareness in the Construction Industry for self employed or small builder
To gain an understanding of the need to conserve the use of resources and how to manage waste efficiently. Topics covered will include: waste legislation; how to reduce waste; hazardous substances and the basics of effective use of materials

Sustainable Construction Materials
This is a one-day CPD course covering the theory behind life cycle analysis and whole life costing as applied to building materials. The day will include definitions of life cycle analysis and whole life costing, tools available for making decisions including The Green Guide, ICE and Hutchins, hands on embodied carbon assessment using case studies and how the choice of materials feature in the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM.  Very suitable for the construction industry including specifiers, architects, builders and designers.

Sustainable Development Policy for Small Businesses
This workshop is aimed at supporting businesses who wish to up their green credentials by writing a sustainable development policy.  It will ensure businesses explore how to cut its carbon footprint by tackling transport, recycling and procurement issues.  It is the first step for a business to start thinking about its environmental impact.

Sustainable Procurement: Principles and Implementation
This one day course will help you to understand and communicate the sustainability of your products and services. This course will yield valuable benefits to any business.

Sustainable Retrofit
As a result of this seminar businesses will understand why it is necessary to undertake “low energy retrofit” of existing buildings, basic building physics and will contrast and compare renewable technologies against fabric improvement.  A real must for small and medium companies working in the domestic and commercial market.

Sustainable Water Solutions for the Built Environment
This seminar will look at sustainable water solutions for the domestic and commercial sector from single buildings to whole developments, for new build and retrofit situations.  Using case studies and group workshops, attendees will leave with the knowledge of the best approach for any given project.  It is very suitable for the small and medium sized builder – often the sub-contractor to larger companies.

The Business Case for Low Energy Retrofit of Domestic Buildings
This workshop is designed to equip the learner with necessary knowledge to pass onto clients and colleagues to convince them of the success of low carbon refurbishment both in terms of an individual project and in line with the growing market for this approach.

Unvented Hot Water
Aimed primarily at practising plumbing and heating engineers who have a knowledge of the fundamental requirements of hot and cold water systems and central heating systems or students nearing the completion of a plumbing or heating NVQ.

Using Process Flow and Mining techniques to reduce waste arisings
You will understand how Process Flow Diagram (PFD) and Mining Diagrams will be used to map out the current process and identify inputs to the system, outputs of the system, and materials required to facilitate the process.  This will include raw material inputs, products, waste streams, and is a tool to identify inefficiencies.

Waste Awareness
This course covers all of the basic waste issues of the Standard Waste Awareness Course but is tailored to the construction industry and includes additional material relating to the Construction waste chain and its influence on resources and waste management, skip standards, duty of care, and introduction to site waste management plans.

Water Regulations
This is essential for individuals who want to work with portable water in the plumbing industry and introduces all the key issues and regulations.
On completion plumbers will have up-to-date knowledge of this important legislation, which is used to control the installation and use of water supply systems.

For more information or to book please contact Katie Couchman 08457 226655 or email

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