About Energy Efficiency Workshop: How to save energy and cut your energy bills

Is your business facing rising energy bills? By making improvements to your building your business can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all while saving money.

This FREE one-day CPD workshop will give you practical techniques to help identify and reduce energy waste in your building.

Experts from Narec Distributed Energy will help you better understand your energy bills and contract types, discover ‘quick wins’ to improve your energy efficiency, as well as how to influence user behaviour to help reduce energy waste.

If you’re a building manager, asset manager, or a SME business owner who wants to learn more, this session is ideal for you. The workshop is CIBSE approved and attendees will be given a certificate for 6 hours of CPD.

There is also the opportunity to get a free energy efficiency audit through Tees Valley Business’s SME Energy Efficiency Scheme, as well as a potential grant to help with the upfront costs of an energy saving project (eligibility criteria applies).

This session is taking place in person at Middlesbrough Football Club. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Workshop overview


  • Rising energy costs and global energy security
  • Basics of power, energy and fuel
  • Greenhouse gas emissions

Regulatory Compliance

  • Part L Building Regulations / Approved Documents including forthcoming changes / Future Buildings Standard
  • EPCs and DECs
  • F-Gas

Energy bills and contracts

  • Contract and tariff types
  • Energy units and conversions
  • Half hourly data

Energy efficiency quick wins

  • Building fabric, insulation, draughts
  • Building services
  • Identifying energy waste from equipment left on
  • Compressed air systems
  • Air conditioning systems best practice
  • Common mistakes, misconceptions, and myths

User behaviour

  • The impact of user behaviour
  • Influencing user behaviour through energy efficiency campaigns

Going further

  • Electricity datalogging and finding the “smoking gun”
  • Low Carbon and Renewable energy generation options

Click here to register for your free place.


About the Project

The SME Energy Efficiency Scheme (SMEES) is an initiative led by Tees Valley Business, which is the local growth hub for Tees Valley and part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, to support SMEs in the Tees Valley to improve energy efficiency and save money.

SMEES is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Support is delivered by technical specialists at Narec Distributed Energy and is fully funded for SMEs with trading addresses within Darlington, Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough. Applications for support must be made via Tees Valley Business, by clicking here.

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Event Overview

Event Organiser:

Tees Valley Business & Narec Distributed Energy

Event Dates:

Thursday 7th April 2022

Event Duration:

09:00 - 17:00

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