However you look at it, energy management is good for business, good for the environment, and good for the bottom line.  It’s not surprising that more and more businesses are getting serious about it. But, do they have the know-how and experience to get the best results from their investment and effort?

If you are responsible for energy management in your organisation, CEP can help you. We offer New Zealand’s leading energy management industry training for building/facilities managers and for engineers and technicians.

We can also put you in touch with CEP accredited Energy Master specialists who can work with you to develop, run and evaluate your energy management programme.

Successful energy management relies on a logical sequence of events we call the Energy Management Cycle.  It’s a common sense approach, but it’s not a trivial undertaking.  Here’s an outline of what’s involved, the questions you need to answer, and the help you can get from CEP.

Company Commitment

Actions Where you might need help What CEP offers
1. Sign up the Board and Senior Management

 

 

 

2. Allocate Resources – Human and Financial

 

 

 

3. Write an Energy Policy

 

 

 

How do you convince the board and senior management of the value of energy management?

 

How do you negotiate a budget and human resource allocation – what’s reasonable and what’s the expected return?

 

How much time is it going to take? How many people hours should you plan for?

 

How do you write an energy policy that everyone understands and takes seriously?

 

 

 

Training courses
Suitable for anyone involved in energy management, covering:·

  • Energy management fundamentals·
  • Strategic energy management
  • Advanced training in building services, building management systems, energy efficient fit-out.

Our courses run on a regular schedule, and we also offer customised training, tailored to business’s needs.

Learn more about CEP Energy Management & Carbon Training

Certification
Energy Mark certification is for businesses looking to demonstrate they perform energy management to internationally recognised Standards.

Click here for more information.

Other information
EECA’s Energy Management Guide Part 1:
Setting up an energy management  programme pdf

Understanding Energy Use

Measure and evaluate the energy use and spend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depending on the size and complexity of the business, clearly understanding your energy use can be a huge undertaking. It needs to be thorough and accurate as it’s the foundation of your plan.

 

How do you evaluate the use of electricity, gas, transport fuel, and any other fuel/energy used, in all parts of the operation, and in all locations?

 

How do you analyse historic data, trends – daily and seasonal cycles? The more you know the better.

Training Courses
Get the skills you need to select the right energy management information system for your organisation.

Learn more about CEP Energy Management for Facilities Managers training 

Planning and Organisation

1. Target areas for reduction and savings

 

 

2.Get staff involved

 

 

3. Write and circulate the action plan

 

 

Once you know your spend, how do you target areas for reductions and savings. What’s possible? What’s reasonable and achievable?

 

How do you identify energy efficiency projects and write convincing business cases for them?

 

How do you get staff interested, contributing ideas, and staying involved?

 

How do you write an action plan that everyone understands and takes seriously?

Energy Audit Services
A comprehensive and systematic investigation to identify and quantify energy waste and set a baseline for improvements.More about Energy Audits

Contact an  Accredited Energy Master Auditor

Service providers
CEP Accredited professionals can help with the technical and detailed aspects of your plan.

Find an Energy Master Specialist

Other information
EECA’s Staff Awareness and Motivation Guide pdf

Implementation

Launch your Energy Management Programme

 

 

 

 

 

Have you set baselines for your energy use?

Do you know how to accurately measure all the benefits outlined in your action plan?

Have you considered certification in energy management?

 

What internal or external reporting requirements do you need for your investments in energy upgrades?

Training Course – Commercial Building Energy Specialist
Optimal energy performance for engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of commercial buildings.

Learn more about this course
Consider getting your organisation ISO 50001 certifiedOther Information
EECA’s Energy Management Guide Part 2:
Key aspects of implementing an energy management programme pdf

Verification, Monitoring and Reporting

1. Measure and report the results

 

2. Celebrate successes

 

3. Keep looking for new ways to manage and save energy

 

How do you accurately measure and report results?

 

How can you build on your achievements and get even better results?

 

 

 

Measurement and Verification Professional Training and Certification (CMVP)

CEP is the only approved training provider delivering CMVP training and  certification in New Zealand.
See more details here 

Other Information
CMVP training with EVO and AEE

EECA’s Monitoring and Targeting Guide