INTRODUCTION TO DOMESTIC ENERGY EFFICIENCY


Training Webinar

At a time when householders are facing unprecedented increases in energy costs, this course is designed to provide a basic introduction to domestic energy efficiency for frontline staff providing householders with energy efficiency advice.

If your organisation is providing assistance to households experiencing difficulties with rising costs, this course will offer introductory information that will help in supporting households when managing energy costs, and can complement existing advice.  

AUDIENCE

Introduction to Domestic Energy Efficiency is designed to provide a basic introduction to domestic energy efficiency for frontline staff providing householders with energy efficiency advice.

COURSE AIM

The course aims to make delegates aware of how householders may be able to use their energy more efficiently and reduce possible waste whilst still maintaining a warm and comfortable home.

OBJECTIVES

Explain:

  • how energy is used in the home 
  • commonly used heating systems and appliances
  • the benefits of basic heating controls
  • heat loss in the home and common insulation measures
  • how to reduce electricity consumption and the cost of heating hot water
  • sources of assistance and advice for householders
CONTENT
  • Common space heating appliances and their running costs
  • Basic space heating and hot water controls including room thermostats, TRVs, storage heaters and programmers
  • Tips for using energy more efficiency in relation to heating, hot water, cooking, lighting and appliances
  • Heat loss in the home and how to reduce this
  • The Energy Company Obligation (ECO 4), the Nest scheme in Wales and the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) and Home Upgrade Grants (HUG) in England
DURATION

2.5 hour

HOW WILL THE WEBINAR WORK?

All webinars are delivered live by our expert tutors. We keep group sizes small to ensure a good level of interaction and support for learners.

We generally use Zoom (video conferencing facilities). To join the webinar, learners will require a suitable electronic device with sound and internet access and preferably a video camera and microphone.

Following the webinar learners will also receive a handout booklet covering the course topics.

FEES

FUNDED PLACES – Available to non-commercial organisations based in England. Learners must be frontline staff or volunteers that regularly encounter and have the opportunity to provide advice to those in or at risk of fuel poverty – i.e. those on a low income / in a vulnerable situation and who are struggling to manage their household bills.

For those not eligible for a funded place, fees are as follows:

Open access webinar – per person
NEA MembersNon Members
Not for profit organisations£70 + VAT£80 + VAT
Commercial organisations£80 + VAT£90 + VAT
LEASE NOTE that the NEA members discount only applies to ‘enhanced’ membership as outlined in the membership documentation.
Group / in-house webinar – per course for up to 20 learners
NEA MembersNon Members
Not for profit organisations£690 + VAT£790 + VAT
Commercial organisations£750 + VAT£850 + VAT
LEASE NOTE that the NEA members discount only applies to ‘enhanced’ membership as outlined in the membership documentation.
OPEN ACCESS WEBINAR DATES
GROUP / IN-HOUSE SESSIONS

In-house sessions are available upon request to organisations wishing to train a group of staff. We can accommodate up to 20 learners per webinar.

To arrange a group session or for further details please contact Lynsey Thompson.


FURTHER INFORMATION FROM

Lynsey Thompson, Training Co-ordinator, NEA
Tel: 0191 261 5677