Online video training on saving energy and saving money

For some years now, we’ve been tracking the issues related to climate change, global warming and the business case for sustainability. We are convinced that these issues are critical for businesses everywhere – not as a nice to have, but for very good business reasons.

We’ve put our money where our mouth is. Working together with one of our clients in the UK, Sustainable Energy Design Solutions (SEDS Ltd), and an online learning team, the 8.45 Club, we’ve developed a series of online, video-based courses designed to help your company and the people who work for you to not only understand the issues, but also do something about them.

The concept of the 8.45 Club is simple. Courses are delivered in 10 minute segments, just right for 8.45am before work gets going properly at 9am. You get an email at 8.45am, giving you the link to a video (if you don’t have access to high speed broadband, the courses can be delivered on video to you). It takes you a few minutes to watch, and a few more to go through the notes, and then you’re ready for the day. Courses typically have 10 modules, and can be done once per day over two weeks, or 2 or 3 times per week over a few months.

We’ve used this format to develop three courses aimed at helping companies to save energy. Doing this will obviously save money, and ultimately help us to secure the future of the planet and our companies. The courses are:

  • The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme: All you need to know about emissions trading, improving energy efficiency and saving money. NOTE: In October 2009, the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme was delayed by one year to be implemented on April 2011. There are a few regulatory tweaks as well – the course is currently being redone to take this into account. Please speak to us about the update timetable.
  • How to Save Energy and Save Money: All you need to know about emissions trading, improving energy efficiency and saving money
  • How to Make the Public Sector Green: All you need to know about reducing energy usage, saving money and improving public service

You would need to choose just one of the courses (if you don’t know which one, then the first one is for you). For just £ 47 per course, you get 13 video modules and supporting materials delivered direct to your inbox. If you have 100 or more people who’d like to do the training, we would be happy to chat about a bulk license rate.

You can see the first two modules of each course for free, before signing up. Just follow the links at the bottom of the main pages.

If you have any questions, please email Graeme Codrington.

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One Response to “Online video training on saving energy and saving money”

  1. Edward September 1, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Richard Branson was asked recently when he was in South Africa what company he would start / opportunity he sees in the current climate, remembering that he reputedly started Virgin with 300 quid in his pocket. His answer? To start an energy saving consultancy and take 10% of the amount saved. There are those out there doing this kind of thing but it would seem the window of opportunity is still there and if Sir Richard says it…well then it must be worth considering.

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