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CIBSE launches energy efficiency courses

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers provides two-day course promoting energy efficiency

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced it will be offering two special courses to help implement energy efficiency measures at a selection of venues in February and March. These courses are funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and will be free of charge to attendees. Courses will be held in Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, London, Cardiff, and Edinburgh.

Stewart Gilmour, Director of Finance and Services, CIBSE commented: “Thanks to DECC’s funding these courses will give CIBSE and the attendees an opportunity to share knowledge and make positive changes to drive down energy demand in the daily running of their buildings.”

Designed for non-energy efficiency specialists, these courses begin from a ‘no knowledge’ position. They will help participants with simple invoice checking, improving staff behaviour, raising awareness and generally managing their buildings better.

One course will focus on 25 measures to reduce building energy costs and the other will explore benchmarking to identify deeper energy efficiency measures.  Enthusiasts of building performance such as facilities managers or young engineers are welcome to sign up for the courses as an opportunity to increase their knowledge of energy management.

Buildings use almost 50% of the UK’s energy and it is recognised that 20% of the energy used in buildings is needlessly wasted. CIBSE supports energy efficiency and the understanding of energy management as part of its drive for better building performance through building services engineering, and is pleased to be sharing knowledge on this important theme, with the support of DECC.

Each class has 30 places so applicants are encouraged to book swiftly by visiting www.cibsetraining.co.uk

Courses will be held at the following locations on these dates:

  • Birmingham – Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February 2013
  • Manchester – Tuesday 26th and 27th February
  • Belfast – Tuesday 5th and 6th March
  • London – Monday 11th and 12th March
  • Cardiff – Monday 18th and 19th March
  • Edinburgh – Tuesday 26th and 27th March

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