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Level 1: Certificate in Energy Management Essentials

A 5-day classroom course providing a comprehensive, practical overview of the fundamentals of energy management.

About this course
This introductory course provides participants with all the essential knowledge and skills they need to save energy, reduce operational costs and carbon emissions, comply with legislation and meet their organisation's environmental goals.

Course topics include monitoring and targeting, energy auditing, solution development, and regulations and standards. As part of this, course delegates conduct a supervised energy audit visit to a plant room and cover writing an audit report.

Who should attend?

 • Those looking to begin a career in energy management or have
    recently taken up a role with energy management responsibilities 

 • Those looking to conduct internal energy audits for
    ESOS (with 
guidance and sign-off from a qualified ESOS
    Lead Assessor)

 • Those who would like to refresh their knowledge
    before pursuing 
an EI upper-level training course

• Those coming from a wide range of fields including
facilities management, finance, CSR and
   sustainability, who want 
to gain a better understanding
   of the field of energy management

•  This course is suitable for those with little or no knowledge or
   experience of energy management 
•  GCSE English and Maths or equivalent + some experience using
   Microsoft Excel is required
•  Pre-reading: Energy Essentials: A Guide to Energy Management

Course topics:
•  Introduction to energy management – 
    building an energy management process

•  Metering and buying

•  Metering monitoring and targeting techniques
•  Regulations and standards

•  Energy auditing in practice

•  Energy auditing: report writing

•  Energy management solutions

•  Energy management: project development

•  Renewables

•  Mounting an effective staff awareness campaign


•  End of course exam: 50%
•  Independent project: energy audit & report: 50%


On successful completion of the course, students will achieve the Energy Institute Level 1 Certificate in Energy Management Essentials. They will also be well prepared to move on to the Level 2 course to gain the Energy Institute Level 2 Certificate in Energy Management.

This course also meets the prior-knowledge requirement for attending an International register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) certified Energy Management Systems (ISO 50001) Auditor/Lead Auditor Training course.

This course can be used as CPD: 50 hours

Standard: £1,750+VAT
EI Member: £1,575+VAT

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Course date
17-21 July 2017
2-6 October 2017
4-8 December 2017

All courses take place at the EI Head Offices in New Cavendish Street, London. 

A 10% early-bird discount is available on all courses booked two or more months in advance. Enter EARLYBIRD17 in the discount code box. 

If you would prefer to pay-as-you-go or complete individual modules from this course online for CPD credit, please visit our CPD modules page. Please note that pay-as-you-go is only available for the online version of this course.


"I would highly recommend this course. The course is professionally prepared and very professionally run.

This is the first, but very necessary, step in understanding assessment of energy efficiency in buildings."

“This was a very good course to establish a firm foundation in energy management, with a range of topics and learning approached.” - Dan Fernbank, Energy Manager, University of Reading

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