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Training

We can help your business with:

  • Engaging your employees
  • Speaking engagements (seminars, conferences, training events, etc.)
  • Executive and senior management briefings on sustainability topics
  • Training development
  • Training delivery
  • Training needs assessment

We present on and teach the following topics:

  • Energy management
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy strategy and plan development
  • Unaccredited carbon management training
  • Certificate IV in Carbon Management
  • Climate change risks and opportunities
  • Sustainability in Business

Please download our capability statement – training services.

We have developed the following educational resources:

Energy Management Basics training course

Sustainable Business Consulting was selected by the OEH to deliver training material in Energy Management for Businesses. In addition to developing the training materials we are also rolling out the training on behalf of the OEH. We have run the course six times thus far with more workshops scheduled and have received amazing feedback on the training quality from the course attendees.The aim of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage energy in their organisations. The course material is based on international standards and best practice in organisations. Contents for the training material have been developed after a thorough stakeholder analysis which involved energy experts within the NSW Government, industry associations and energy managers in small and medium sized organisations.
The course involves two half-day workshops. In the first workshop, energy management concepts and the Energy Management tool are introduced with a particular focus on the planning phase and data collection. The Energy Management tool has been developed by Sustainable Business Consulting and can be used by small and medium sized enterprises to manage their electricity and natural gas consumption.

The first workshop is followed by a two to three week break during which participants are asked to gather relevant energy consumption information for their organisations (e.g. peak/off peak/shoulder kWh consumption, KVA demand, interval data). The course concludes with a second half-day workshop in which the energy data is used to identify and prioritise energy efficiency opportunities and review the remaining energy management phases.

By completing this course and the related activities participants will have the following learning outcomes:

  • participants understand energy data and management;
  • participants understand energy efficiency opportunities;
  • participants understand and use the energy management tool;
  • participants formalise energy management within their business;
  • participants create an energy management plan in their business / organisation.

In addition to the training funds, the NSW Government is providing additional funds for energy management support to organisations. Sustainable Business Consulting has been selected to provide those energy consultancy services and as part of this engagement we have helped more than 15 organisations with their energy management needs.

Although the timeline was very tight for this project we showed that we are reliable consultancy that consistently delivers to and exceeds clients’ expectations. The NSW Government was very pleased with the quality of the training material development and the course delivery, as well as the timely delivery. The NSW Government was particularly pleased how quickly we responded to their requests for modification of the training material.

Energy Efficient HVAC for Business training course

Sustainable Business Consulting was selected by the OEH to deliver training material in ‘Energy Efficient HVAC for Business’ for the NSW Government. This project and the ‘Energy Management Basics’ training projects had the same timelines associated with the delivery of the milestones. Sustainable Business Consulting won both contracts and although that meant that our work load suddenly doubled, we were able to deliver on time and to the high quality standard our clients have gotten used to.If we are under time pressure we will give everything to still be able to meet our client requirements. We also stand by our commitment to high quality deliverables. The NSW Government was very pleased with the quality of the training material development and the course delivery, as well as the timely delivery. The NSW Government was particularly pleased how quickly we responded to their requests for modification of the training material.

The training material comprises a Learner Guide/Workbook, a PowerPoint presentation with notes on facilitation, Trainer Notes with a session plan and run sheet, case studies, and checklists for various HVAC stakeholders like facility managers, building owners, tenants, contractors, etc.) Contents for the training material have been developed after a thorough stakeholder analysis which involved energy experts within the NSW Government, industry associations and energy managers in small and medium sized organisations.

The aim of this course is to build internal capacity in medium to large sized organisations. Energy efficiency training has been identified as key to maximising the efficiency of HVAC systems through operation and maintenance (O&M) and optimisation. The purpose of this training is to assist businesses to recognise and consider the energy efficiency opportunities involved with their HVAC plant and to understand how to optimise the system for energy efficiency.

The course involves a half-day workshop in which maximising the energy efficiency of HVAC plants will be the key topic. Activities in the workshop include participants’ review of their own plant and determining which opportunities may be suitable by applying checklists to their own site.

By completing this workshop and the related tasks participants will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • understand optimisation and maintenance opportunities for HVAC systems;
  • identify relevant optimisation opportunities for their plant;
  • begin implementing energy efficiency opportunities for their HVAC plant using a structured approach.

The Energy Efficient HVAC for Business enjoys a similar success as the Energy Management Basics course and has since been rolled out to more than 150 Facility Managers at Knight Frank, the Australian Hotel Association, CBRE and GPT.

Carbon Management training course

Sustainable Business Consulting delivered training content and rolled out a course on Carbon Management for head teachers at Sydney TAFE. The aim of this course was to provide faculty teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, specifically in the area of carbon management, including the development of processes, such as:
  • identifying areas for carbon avoidance and reduction;
  • developing plans to make improvements;
  • implementing and monitoring improvements in carbon performance.

After completing this training and the related activities the faculty teachers were able to teach other staff in their faculties:

  • carbon management principles;
  • how to contextualise the above principles to faculty needs;
  • identification of areas for improvement;
  • development of action plans;
  • implementation and monitoring of carbon performance.

The course involved two half-day workshops in which faculty teachers were trained in carbon management, so that they could then teach other faculty teachers. The first half day workshop laid the foundation and explained how to account for carbon. Participants were encouraged to calculate carbon emissions between the two workshops.

The next and final half day workshop went through how to manage and reduce carbon emissions. The course concluded with a discussion on how carbon management can be integrated in the current course offerings.

Tips for behavioural change in energy management

We delivered a booklet with tips for behavioural change to improve the energy performance in aged care facilities.

Guide to Carbon Neutrality for Business

This guide walks organisations through what is required to make an organisation, product or event carbon neutral. It features seven case studies of Australian companies who have gone down the path of carbon neutrality.