About Online CPD Workshop: Energy efficiency and renewable energy for SMEs

As energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, there is an opportunity for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to make considerable improvements to their buildings.

Narec Distributed Energy are offering a one-day online course which will present practical techniques to identify and reduce energy waste in commercial buildings. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated including consumption data analysis, energy efficiency and renewable energy interventions and user behaviour.

The course is primarily targeted at facility or asset managers and/or business owners but will also be well suited to others who have a basic knowledge of building fabric and building services. The workshop will be delivered by our technical specialists.



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

The workshop is pending accreditation by CIBSE for 6 hours of CPD.



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 23rd September 2021

Event Duration:

9:00 - 17:00

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