Jan
29
Mon
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Learn about the important steps to make a decision on the viability of a solar PV project.

The rising costs of electricity supplied by Eskom and Local Municipalities is making renewable energy investments, particularly solar photovoltaic’s increasingly attractive investments. The engineering behind such projects is often costly and complicated leading to reluctance for initial feasibility studies.

WHY IS A SOLAR PV ASSESSMENT IMPORTANT?

By first conducting feasibility study into solar projects, much of the mystery is removed and attractive investments are often found. This course is a hands on practical course that shows how to conduct a feasibility study for these technologies, including how to get an initial cost, energy yield and financial model using modelling software and climate data.

The Terra Firma Solutions Renewable Energy Engineers have created this course based on their international experience and training in solar energy to give participants the knowledge to be able to advise on project feasibility from energy yield and system cost perspectives.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Understand solar PV systems
  • Learn about the current and potential future legislative frameworks
  • Understand the complex financial incentives and financing options for renewable energy projects
  • Understand solar PV costing
  • Learn about renewable energy resources and system modelling using sophisticated software
  • Be able to conduct a feasibility study based on costs and energy yields of solar PV power systems
  • Help your friends to green their homes
Feb
1
Thu
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Feb 1 – Feb 2 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The course will cover all the steps involved in an installation including the pitfalls to consider before and during the installation.

Terra Firma Solutions’ experts have developed this course based on their extensive experience in the field.

For anyone who is interested in becoming a Solar PV Installer, this comprehensive and professional course will take you through all the necessary steps, from receiving the engineering design, to the final commissioning stage.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Learn the step by step process of a Solar PV Installation.
  • Learn from experienced professionals in the industry.
  • Understand typical pitfalls of an installation and how they can be avoided.
  • Gain Solar PV installation skills that can be applied immediately in the field.
  • Understand how to maintain a safe working environment during the installation process of a Solar PV plant.
  • Gain an understanding of the typical tests to perform when commissioning a Solar PV plant.
  • Understand which tasks and documents need to be completed before handing over a functioning site.
Feb
5
Mon
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This Energy SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to understand energy efficiency and advise businesses on how to measure and reduce energy consumption immediately.

* Please add R2,200 excl. VAT to the course fee for the optional SETA assessment and accreditation process.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problematic energy areas within a small to medium business environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to assess solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment.

Areas of focus in this course include bill & tariff assessment, power factor & voltage assessment, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning & cooling (HVAC), office and IT equipment, water heating and energy monitoring.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Gain competency in this field through SETA accredited training
  • Gain an understanding of energy management opportunities (EMO’s)
  • Get knowledge on individual energy using devices and how they can be made more efficient
  • Advise organisations on how to measure and reduce energy consumption
  • Understand the entire process of conducting an energy efficiency assessment for a site
  • Build the skills to conduct financial assessments of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Use your skills immediately to offer services to customers
  • Find a job in the growing energy efficiency sector

COURSE ACCREDITATION

This course has been accredited by SA Institute of Electrical Engineers as per Engineering Council SA CPD policy, granted with 3 CPD credits under Validation No SAIEE-1106-V.

The SAIEE’s reviewer has noted this to be “a very well presented and valuable course.”

Feb
12
Mon
Johannesburg Sustainable and Efficient Facility Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Feb 12 – Feb 14 all-day
Johannesburg Sustainable and Efficient Facility Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at Facilities Managers, Building Efficiency Champions and their team members who are keen to enhance their facilities’ environmental, social and financial performance.

Often the simplest and easiest way to implement solutions can have the most positive impact on the environment. We will share a process to systematically assess potential areas for improvement and how to develop and implement appropriate and feasible upgrades.

The course is packed with practical and easy to understand examples which can be implemented immediately.

Key focus areas in addition to energy and water efficiency are waste management, healthy work environments, sustainable procurement, project management and stakeholder management.

Participants will also learn how to conduct financial assessments of recommended solutions and will get a good understanding of how to quantify the return on investment (ROI) of each solution.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

    • Identify savings while you make your building a better place to work for everyone
    • Reduce operating costs and thereby reduce risks (waste, water & electricity costs)
    • Easy to follow process to turn your facility into an efficient, low-impact and cost effective environment
    • Filled with practical examples to easily apply the learning
    • Learn new valuable skills which address the bottom line
    • Learn ways how to enhance your facility’s and organization’s brand and customer satisfaction
    • Increase staff morale, performance & productivity
    • Complete the course with a detailed case study
    • Training cost can be claimed under BBBEE Skills Development spend
Feb
15
Thu
Office Eco Management Johannesburg @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day
Office Eco Management Johannesburg @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at sustainability team members and consultants that want to offer a comprehensive environmental service to offices and their managers.

Key focus areas include energy efficiency, waste management, water efficiency, elimination of contaminants, responsible purchasing, assessing new technologies and ongoing monitoring and training requirements. Key skills that the learner will absorb include greenhouse gas emissions calculations, cost-savings analysis, planning, strategising, assessing recommendations, correct maintenance practices and green retrofits.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problem areas within a commercial environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour). Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of solutions recommended and will get a strong understanding of those solutions that maximise return on investment.

Filled with practical exercises, videos, images, examples and in-depth case studies, this course is ideal for a company’s green team or those wanting to consult with offices.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

      • Obtain the know-how to turn any office into an efficient, low-impact and cost effective environment
      • Learn the do’s and don’ts of an environmentally friendly office
      • Increase staff morale as a green office can retain and attract good quality staff
      • Reduce operating costs by improving operating efficiencies
      • Improve productivity
      • Lower absenteeism
      • Positive marketing: Forms the basis of the green marketing of your services
      • Customer satisfaction
      • Differentiation
      • Brand enhancement
      • Ability to analyse costs versus savings for green and retrofit technology
Feb
20
Tue
Johannesburg Carbon Footprint Analyst Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Feb 20 – Feb 22 all-day
Johannesburg Carbon Footprint Analyst Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Increasingly companies around the world are undertaking assessments of their carbon footprints. The reasons for this include the growth of carbon tax legislation, voluntary compliance (CDP, GRI, and SRI) or just the realisation that it’s good for business.

A carbon footprint can also be an excellent way to focus your team on reducing organisational costs. This course teaches learners how to conduct a carbon footprint assessment in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064 with a focus on clearly explaining each step required when conducting a world class carbon footprint for an organisation. Often the most complex part of conducting a carbon footprint is data gathering and in the course, we teach important tools to overcome these hurdles.

KEY AREAS INCLUDE

  • Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Data gathering tools
  • Setting boundaries
  • Data assessment
  • Data quality control
  • Importance of verification and creating a report
  • How to sell the carbon footprint to your management or customer
  • In-depth case studies and practical examples

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Conduct your own company’s carbon footprint and prepare for South African carbon tax in 2017/18
  • The Only IEMA Certified Carbon Course in Africa
  • Conduct an internationally accepted carbon footprint assessment
  • Certify and work internationally
  • Add a valuable skill that all companies will need
  • Add to your career growth opportunities
  • Grow your existing consultancy with new services
  • Begin a new career in carbon consulting
Feb
27
Tue
Johannesburg M&V Professional @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Feb 27 – Mar 1 all-day
Johannesburg M&V Professional @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The objective of this course is to understand how to measure and verify energy savings achieved through various energy efficiency initiatives.

Participant will be introduced to the fundamentals of measurement and verification (M&V), including the internationally recognised methodologies and protocols which are used by professionals in the energy industry.

The content of this course covers the M&V guidelines for Eskom Integrated Demand Management (IDM) projects, tax incentives and internationally approved frameworks for reporting on energy saving initiatives.

At completion of the course, the participant will have an understanding of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and South African National Standards (SANS) 50010:2010, as well as how to correctly create M&V reports.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Be able to perform complete M&V studies for energy projects
  • Be able to create accurate and complete energy baselines for plants and companies
  • Understand and work with the applicable M&V standards: SANS 50010:2010 and IPMVP
  • Be able to perform energy adjustments on data for M&V purposes
  • Be able to compile all the necessary M&V documents and documentation
  • Be familiar with South African tax incentives for energy efficiency and the corresponding M&V requirements

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Engineers and project managers who are involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Sustainability managers and consultants
  • Job searchers looking to enter the growing M&V field
  • Metering companies, so as to understand the metering requirements for M&V
Mar
6
Tue
Johannesburg Environmental Strategy @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day
Johannesburg Environmental Strategy @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The Environmental Strategy course has been designed to give managers and executives the processes, knowledge and tools required to develop a world class environmental policy and strategy for their organisation.

This highly practical course is a result of ongoing demand from clients and is constructed from Terra Firma Solutions’ own experience developing successful Environmental Policies and Strategies for JSE listed companies over the past few years.

Define a clear process for developing an environmental policy and strategy. Learn important tools required to an environmental policy and strategy.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Understand how to help your company build an environmental strategy that gives you a real business edge and integrate environmental strategy into its core business strategy
  • Build a company-wide Environmental Policy & Strategy that communicates clearly and in a unified way to your employees, customers and investors
  • Identify way to find new ways to increase efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Identify and plan for environmental risks and opportunities for the organisation
  • Learn important tools that can be used in the Environmental Strategy development process
  • Develop a new service for your environmental consultancy and differentiate your business
  • Increase the services you can use to add value to your customers
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market with this new skill

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Sustainability Executives and Managers who want to create and integrate an environmental strategy into their company
  • All business executives wanting to better understand the importance of environmental strategy for their business and how to action the development of a strategy
  • Environmental professionals that would like to offer a new high value service to clients and want to understand the process for Environmental Policy and Strategy development
  • Employees wanting to change careers or up-skill and move into this exciting new area.
Mar
13
Tue
Johannesburg Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Mar 13 – Mar 14 all-day
Johannesburg Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House course is an important course for every household. It teaches learners the knowledge and skills required to take immediate steps aimed at living a greener lifestyle while saving your family and your business money in the process.

We teach learners how to run a green household or guest house without compromising existing lifestyle needs. You will learn how to effectively target inefficiencies, wastage of resources and how to select new technology, retrofit technology and change behaviour.

Focus areas include energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, elimination of domestic contaminants and introduction to renewable energy.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Save water
  • Save electricity
  • Save money on your running costs
  • Hedge yourself against future rises in tariffs
  • Know how to invest in your own home and enjoy a return of up to 40% (better than any bank!)
  • Differentiate yourself from other guest houses
  • Have a healthier home
  • Enjoy a warm home in winter
  • Enjoy a cool home in summer
  • Save greenhouse gases
  • Be sustainable
  • Be eco-friendly
  • Have as small a footprint as you can
  • Prepare your house for energy alternatives such as solar and wind
  • Be assured of sound investments in sustainability and efficiency
Johannesburg Residential Eco Consultant @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Mar 13 – Mar 15 all-day
Johannesburg Residential Eco Consultant @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This Residential Eco Consultant course thoroughly explores the residential environment of a home and teaches the learner how to assess and identify solutions across all areas.

The course outlines recommendations for behavioural changes, correct maintenance practices and efficient retrofits to green a home. Filled with practical exercises, videos, examples and in-depth case studies, this course is ideal for those wanting to consult to the residential sector. Focus areas include energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, elimination of domestic contaminants and introduction to renewable energy.

This course also teaches learners how to make detailed assessments of payback periods and return on investments helping you to effectively make the best recommendations to your clients.

The course is aimed at consultants looking for a career as a Residential Eco Consultant as well as existing residential consultants looking to enhance their offerings.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Be assured of sound investments in green retrofit technology
  • Learn how to save money on utility bills
  • Obtain the skills to turn any home into an efficient, low-impact, cost-effective household
  • Begin a new career in the green industry by becoming a Residential Eco Consultant
  • Learn skills that give you specialist knowledge in the Eco industry
  • Gain competitive advantage as a general residential consultant
  • Forms the basis for your green marketing strategy of your residential business
  • Generate extra income with a green career
  • Work in your neighbourhood
  • Do more than spreading awareness: make a tangible difference to the world we live in
Mar
14
Wed
Johannesburg Residential Energy Assessor @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
Johannesburg Residential Energy Assessor @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at consultants who want to build a career advising households on how to reduce their energy consumption. The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problem areas within a residential environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to recommend solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment. Learners will leave this course with a real skill that can be offered to customers immediately. Homeowners and guest house owners will also gain significant benefit from this course.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Begin a new career in the green industry
  • Start a career that allows you to be your own boss
  • Learn skills that give you specialist knowledge in the Eco-Industry
  • Residential consultants who want to differentiate themselves and gain competitive advantage
  • Generate extra income with a green career
  • Work in your neighbourhood
  • Make a tangible difference and help preserve the environment
  • Be assured of sound investment decisions for green retrofits
  • Learn how to save money on energy bills

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Consultants wanting to become green professionals
  • Residential service providers wanting to add a competitive advantage to their services (electricians, handymen, interior designers, renovators, builders)
  • Hotel and guesthouse owners looking to be more profitable by reducing energy bills
  • Property managers looking for ways to reduce costs
  • New job seekers that want to start a green career
  • Anyone wanting to add news skills to their career and open new opportunities in the green industries
Apr
16
Mon
Johannesburg Water Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Johannesburg Water Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to build a career advising businesses on how to measure and reduce their water consumption immediately, and for those who want to extend their immediate skill sets in order to be able to implement an in-house water management strategy.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess water usage within all types of organisations and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Get competency in this field through SETA accredited training.
  • Add this valuable skill to your career growth opportunities
  • Take charge of your organisation’s water efficiency strategy
  • Develop a new service for your environmental consultancy and differentiate yourself
  • Increase the services you can use to add value to your customers
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market with this new skill
May
21
Mon
Johannesburg Energy Management Fundamentals @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
May 21 – May 22 all-day
Johannesburg Energy Management Fundamentals @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at individuals who want to understand the fundamentals of electrical energy and energy efficiency.

Concepts such as electricity and work, in a Newtonian sense, are covered in secondary education, but the application of these concepts to energy efficiency is ambiguous.

The course content applies the scientific concepts of electricity and energy to conventional processes and businesses, and allows the participant to relate and understand the electrical properties of various systems.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Gain a solid understanding of electrical energy and energy efficiency
  • Obtain a good grasp of technical energy terms and concepts
  • Understand different types and applications of energy
  • Understand electricity and energy costs and how they are charged
  • Apply energy efficiency to economic terms and opportunities
  • Ability to continue learning with advanced energy management courses
  • Understand energy and energy efficiency in your specific place of work
May
23
Wed
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
May 23 – May 25 all-day
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This Energy SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to understand energy efficiency and advise businesses on how to measure and reduce energy consumption immediately.

* Please add R2,200 excl. VAT to the course fee for the optional SETA assessment and accreditation process.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problematic energy areas within a small to medium business environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to assess solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment.

Areas of focus in this course include bill & tariff assessment, power factor & voltage assessment, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning & cooling (HVAC), office and IT equipment, water heating and energy monitoring.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Gain competency in this field through SETA accredited training
  • Gain an understanding of energy management opportunities (EMO’s)
  • Get knowledge on individual energy using devices and how they can be made more efficient
  • Advise organisations on how to measure and reduce energy consumption
  • Understand the entire process of conducting an energy efficiency assessment for a site
  • Build the skills to conduct financial assessments of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Use your skills immediately to offer services to customers
  • Find a job in the growing energy efficiency sector

COURSE ACCREDITATION

This course has been accredited by SA Institute of Electrical Engineers as per Engineering Council SA CPD policy, granted with 3 CPD credits under Validation No SAIEE-1106-V.

The SAIEE’s reviewer has noted this to be “a very well presented and valuable course.”

May
28
Mon
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
May 28 – May 30 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Learn about the important steps to make a decision on the viability of a solar PV project.

The rising costs of electricity supplied by Eskom and Local Municipalities is making renewable energy investments, particularly solar photovoltaic’s increasingly attractive investments. The engineering behind such projects is often costly and complicated leading to reluctance for initial feasibility studies.

WHY IS A SOLAR PV ASSESSMENT IMPORTANT?

By first conducting feasibility study into solar projects, much of the mystery is removed and attractive investments are often found. This course is a hands on practical course that shows how to conduct a feasibility study for these technologies, including how to get an initial cost, energy yield and financial model using modelling software and climate data.

The Terra Firma Solutions Renewable Energy Engineers have created this course based on their international experience and training in solar energy to give participants the knowledge to be able to advise on project feasibility from energy yield and system cost perspectives.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Understand solar PV systems
  • Learn about the current and potential future legislative frameworks
  • Understand the complex financial incentives and financing options for renewable energy projects
  • Understand solar PV costing
  • Learn about renewable energy resources and system modelling using sophisticated software
  • Be able to conduct a feasibility study based on costs and energy yields of solar PV power systems
  • Help your friends to green their homes
May
31
Thu
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
May 31 – Jun 1 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The course will cover all the steps involved in an installation including the pitfalls to consider before and during the installation.

Terra Firma Solutions’ experts have developed this course based on their extensive experience in the field.

For anyone who is interested in becoming a Solar PV Installer, this comprehensive and professional course will take you through all the necessary steps, from receiving the engineering design, to the final commissioning stage.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Learn the step by step process of a Solar PV Installation.
  • Learn from experienced professionals in the industry.
  • Understand typical pitfalls of an installation and how they can be avoided.
  • Gain Solar PV installation skills that can be applied immediately in the field.
  • Understand how to maintain a safe working environment during the installation process of a Solar PV plant.
  • Gain an understanding of the typical tests to perform when commissioning a Solar PV plant.
  • Understand which tasks and documents need to be completed before handing over a functioning site.
Jun
11
Mon
Johannesburg Sustainable and Efficient Facility Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day
Johannesburg Sustainable and Efficient Facility Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at Facilities Managers, Building Efficiency Champions and their team members who are keen to enhance their facilities’ environmental, social and financial performance.

Often the simplest and easiest way to implement solutions can have the most positive impact on the environment. We will share a process to systematically assess potential areas for improvement and how to develop and implement appropriate and feasible upgrades.

The course is packed with practical and easy to understand examples which can be implemented immediately.

Key focus areas in addition to energy and water efficiency are waste management, healthy work environments, sustainable procurement, project management and stakeholder management.

Participants will also learn how to conduct financial assessments of recommended solutions and will get a good understanding of how to quantify the return on investment (ROI) of each solution.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

    • Identify savings while you make your building a better place to work for everyone
    • Reduce operating costs and thereby reduce risks (waste, water & electricity costs)
    • Easy to follow process to turn your facility into an efficient, low-impact and cost effective environment
    • Filled with practical examples to easily apply the learning
    • Learn new valuable skills which address the bottom line
    • Learn ways how to enhance your facility’s and organization’s brand and customer satisfaction
    • Increase staff morale, performance & productivity
    • Complete the course with a detailed case study
    • Training cost can be claimed under BBBEE Skills Development spend
Jul
10
Tue
Johannesburg Carbon Footprint Analyst Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
Johannesburg Carbon Footprint Analyst Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Increasingly companies around the world are undertaking assessments of their carbon footprints. The reasons for this include the growth of carbon tax legislation, voluntary compliance (CDP, GRI, and SRI) or just the realisation that it’s good for business.

A carbon footprint can also be an excellent way to focus your team on reducing organisational costs. This course teaches learners how to conduct a carbon footprint assessment in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064 with a focus on clearly explaining each step required when conducting a world class carbon footprint for an organisation. Often the most complex part of conducting a carbon footprint is data gathering and in the course, we teach important tools to overcome these hurdles.

KEY AREAS INCLUDE

  • Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Data gathering tools
  • Setting boundaries
  • Data assessment
  • Data quality control
  • Importance of verification and creating a report
  • How to sell the carbon footprint to your management or customer
  • In-depth case studies and practical examples

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Conduct your own company’s carbon footprint and prepare for South African carbon tax in 2017/18
  • The Only IEMA Certified Carbon Course in Africa
  • Conduct an internationally accepted carbon footprint assessment
  • Certify and work internationally
  • Add a valuable skill that all companies will need
  • Add to your career growth opportunities
  • Grow your existing consultancy with new services
  • Begin a new career in carbon consulting
Jul
31
Tue
Johannesburg Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Jul 31 – Aug 1 all-day
Johannesburg Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House course is an important course for every household. It teaches learners the knowledge and skills required to take immediate steps aimed at living a greener lifestyle while saving your family and your business money in the process.

We teach learners how to run a green household or guest house without compromising existing lifestyle needs. You will learn how to effectively target inefficiencies, wastage of resources and how to select new technology, retrofit technology and change behaviour.

Focus areas include energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, elimination of domestic contaminants and introduction to renewable energy.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Save water
  • Save electricity
  • Save money on your running costs
  • Hedge yourself against future rises in tariffs
  • Know how to invest in your own home and enjoy a return of up to 40% (better than any bank!)
  • Differentiate yourself from other guest houses
  • Have a healthier home
  • Enjoy a warm home in winter
  • Enjoy a cool home in summer
  • Save greenhouse gases
  • Be sustainable
  • Be eco-friendly
  • Have as small a footprint as you can
  • Prepare your house for energy alternatives such as solar and wind
  • Be assured of sound investments in sustainability and efficiency
Johannesburg Residential Eco Consultant @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
Johannesburg Residential Eco Consultant @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This Residential Eco Consultant course thoroughly explores the residential environment of a home and teaches the learner how to assess and identify solutions across all areas.

The course outlines recommendations for behavioural changes, correct maintenance practices and efficient retrofits to green a home. Filled with practical exercises, videos, examples and in-depth case studies, this course is ideal for those wanting to consult to the residential sector. Focus areas include energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, elimination of domestic contaminants and introduction to renewable energy.

This course also teaches learners how to make detailed assessments of payback periods and return on investments helping you to effectively make the best recommendations to your clients.

The course is aimed at consultants looking for a career as a Residential Eco Consultant as well as existing residential consultants looking to enhance their offerings.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Be assured of sound investments in green retrofit technology
  • Learn how to save money on utility bills
  • Obtain the skills to turn any home into an efficient, low-impact, cost-effective household
  • Begin a new career in the green industry by becoming a Residential Eco Consultant
  • Learn skills that give you specialist knowledge in the Eco industry
  • Gain competitive advantage as a general residential consultant
  • Forms the basis for your green marketing strategy of your residential business
  • Generate extra income with a green career
  • Work in your neighbourhood
  • Do more than spreading awareness: make a tangible difference to the world we live in
Aug
1
Wed
Johannesburg Residential Energy Assessor @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Johannesburg Residential Energy Assessor @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at consultants who want to build a career advising households on how to reduce their energy consumption. The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problem areas within a residential environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to recommend solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment. Learners will leave this course with a real skill that can be offered to customers immediately. Homeowners and guest house owners will also gain significant benefit from this course.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Begin a new career in the green industry
  • Start a career that allows you to be your own boss
  • Learn skills that give you specialist knowledge in the Eco-Industry
  • Residential consultants who want to differentiate themselves and gain competitive advantage
  • Generate extra income with a green career
  • Work in your neighbourhood
  • Make a tangible difference and help preserve the environment
  • Be assured of sound investment decisions for green retrofits
  • Learn how to save money on energy bills

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Consultants wanting to become green professionals
  • Residential service providers wanting to add a competitive advantage to their services (electricians, handymen, interior designers, renovators, builders)
  • Hotel and guesthouse owners looking to be more profitable by reducing energy bills
  • Property managers looking for ways to reduce costs
  • New job seekers that want to start a green career
  • Anyone wanting to add news skills to their career and open new opportunities in the green industries
Aug
20
Mon
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This Energy SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to understand energy efficiency and advise businesses on how to measure and reduce energy consumption immediately.

* Please add R2,200 excl. VAT to the course fee for the optional SETA assessment and accreditation process.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problematic energy areas within a small to medium business environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to assess solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment.

Areas of focus in this course include bill & tariff assessment, power factor & voltage assessment, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning & cooling (HVAC), office and IT equipment, water heating and energy monitoring.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Gain competency in this field through SETA accredited training
  • Gain an understanding of energy management opportunities (EMO’s)
  • Get knowledge on individual energy using devices and how they can be made more efficient
  • Advise organisations on how to measure and reduce energy consumption
  • Understand the entire process of conducting an energy efficiency assessment for a site
  • Build the skills to conduct financial assessments of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Use your skills immediately to offer services to customers
  • Find a job in the growing energy efficiency sector

COURSE ACCREDITATION

This course has been accredited by SA Institute of Electrical Engineers as per Engineering Council SA CPD policy, granted with 3 CPD credits under Validation No SAIEE-1106-V.

The SAIEE’s reviewer has noted this to be “a very well presented and valuable course.”

Aug
27
Mon
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Aug 27 – Aug 29 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Learn about the important steps to make a decision on the viability of a solar PV project.

The rising costs of electricity supplied by Eskom and Local Municipalities is making renewable energy investments, particularly solar photovoltaic’s increasingly attractive investments. The engineering behind such projects is often costly and complicated leading to reluctance for initial feasibility studies.

WHY IS A SOLAR PV ASSESSMENT IMPORTANT?

By first conducting feasibility study into solar projects, much of the mystery is removed and attractive investments are often found. This course is a hands on practical course that shows how to conduct a feasibility study for these technologies, including how to get an initial cost, energy yield and financial model using modelling software and climate data.

The Terra Firma Solutions Renewable Energy Engineers have created this course based on their international experience and training in solar energy to give participants the knowledge to be able to advise on project feasibility from energy yield and system cost perspectives.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Understand solar PV systems
  • Learn about the current and potential future legislative frameworks
  • Understand the complex financial incentives and financing options for renewable energy projects
  • Understand solar PV costing
  • Learn about renewable energy resources and system modelling using sophisticated software
  • Be able to conduct a feasibility study based on costs and energy yields of solar PV power systems
  • Help your friends to green their homes
Aug
30
Thu
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The course will cover all the steps involved in an installation including the pitfalls to consider before and during the installation.

Terra Firma Solutions’ experts have developed this course based on their extensive experience in the field.

For anyone who is interested in becoming a Solar PV Installer, this comprehensive and professional course will take you through all the necessary steps, from receiving the engineering design, to the final commissioning stage.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Learn the step by step process of a Solar PV Installation.
  • Learn from experienced professionals in the industry.
  • Understand typical pitfalls of an installation and how they can be avoided.
  • Gain Solar PV installation skills that can be applied immediately in the field.
  • Understand how to maintain a safe working environment during the installation process of a Solar PV plant.
  • Gain an understanding of the typical tests to perform when commissioning a Solar PV plant.
  • Understand which tasks and documents need to be completed before handing over a functioning site.
Sep
5
Wed
Johannesburg Carbon Projects and Markets @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Sep 5 all-day
Johannesburg Carbon Projects and Markets @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Increasingly companies around the world are undertaking assessments of their carbon footprints. The reasons for this include the growth of carbon tax legislation, voluntary compliance (CDP, GRI, and SRI) or just the realisation that it’s good for business.

A carbon footprint can also be an excellent way to focus your team on reducing organisational costs. This course teaches learners how to conduct a carbon footprint assessment in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064 with a focus on clearly explaining each step required when conducting a world class carbon footprint for an organisation. Often the most complex part of conducting a carbon footprint is data gathering and in the course we teach important tools to overcome these hurdles.

KEY AREAS INCLUDE

  • Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Data gathering tools
  • Setting boundaries
  • Data assessment
  • Data quality control
  • Importance of verification and creating a report
  • How to sell the carbon footprint to your management or customer
  • In-depth case studies and practical examples
Sep
11
Tue
Johannesburg M&V Professional @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day
Johannesburg M&V Professional @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The objective of this course is to understand how to measure and verify energy savings achieved through various energy efficiency initiatives.

Participant will be introduced to the fundamentals of measurement and verification (M&V), including the internationally recognised methodologies and protocols which are used by professionals in the energy industry.

The content of this course covers the M&V guidelines for Eskom Integrated Demand Management (IDM) projects, tax incentives and internationally approved frameworks for reporting on energy saving initiatives.

At completion of the course, the participant will have an understanding of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and South African National Standards (SANS) 50010:2010, as well as how to correctly create M&V reports.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Be able to perform complete M&V studies for energy projects
  • Be able to create accurate and complete energy baselines for plants and companies
  • Understand and work with the applicable M&V standards: SANS 50010:2010 and IPMVP
  • Be able to perform energy adjustments on data for M&V purposes
  • Be able to compile all the necessary M&V documents and documentation
  • Be familiar with South African tax incentives for energy efficiency and the corresponding M&V requirements
Oct
2
Tue
Johannesburg Carbon Footprint Analyst Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day
Johannesburg Carbon Footprint Analyst Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Increasingly companies around the world are undertaking assessments of their carbon footprints. The reasons for this include the growth of carbon tax legislation, voluntary compliance (CDP, GRI, and SRI) or just the realisation that it’s good for business.

A carbon footprint can also be an excellent way to focus your team on reducing organisational costs. This course teaches learners how to conduct a carbon footprint assessment in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064 with a focus on clearly explaining each step required when conducting a world class carbon footprint for an organisation. Often the most complex part of conducting a carbon footprint is data gathering and in the course we teach important tools to overcome these hurdles.

KEY AREAS INCLUDE

  • Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Data gathering tools
  • Setting boundaries
  • Data assessment
  • Data quality control
  • Importance of verification and creating a report
  • How to sell the carbon footprint to your management or customer
  • In-depth case studies and practical examples

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Conduct your own company’s carbon footprint and prepare for South African carbon tax in 2017/18
  • The Only IEMA Internationally Certified Carbon course in Africa
  • Conduct an internationally accepted carbon footprint assessment
  • Certify and work internationally
  • Add a valuable skill that all companies will need
  • Add to your career growth opportunities
  • Grow your existing consultancy with new services
  • Begin a new career in carbon consulting
Oct
8
Mon
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Oct 8 – Oct 10 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Feasibility Assessment Course @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

Learn about the important steps to make a decision on the viability of a solar PV project.

The rising costs of electricity supplied by Eskom and Local Municipalities is making renewable energy investments, particularly solar photovoltaic’s increasingly attractive investments. The engineering behind such projects is often costly and complicated leading to reluctance for initial feasibility studies.

WHY IS A SOLAR PV ASSESSMENT IMPORTANT?

By first conducting feasibility study into solar projects, much of the mystery is removed and attractive investments are often found. This course is a hands on practical course that shows how to conduct a feasibility study for these technologies, including how to get an initial cost, energy yield and financial model using modelling software and climate data.

The Terra Firma Solutions Renewable Energy Engineers have created this course based on their international experience and training in solar energy to give participants the knowledge to be able to advise on project feasibility from energy yield and system cost perspectives.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Understand solar PV systems
  • Learn about the current and potential future legislative frameworks
  • Understand the complex financial incentives and financing options for renewable energy projects
  • Understand solar PV costing
  • Learn about renewable energy resources and system modelling using sophisticated software
  • Be able to conduct a feasibility study based on costs and energy yields of solar PV power systems
  • Help your friends to green their homes
Oct
11
Thu
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day
Johannesburg Solar PV Installation @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The course will cover all the steps involved in an installation including the pitfalls to consider before and during the installation.

Terra Firma Solutions’ experts have developed this course based on their extensive experience in the field.

For anyone who is interested in becoming a Solar PV Installer, this comprehensive and professional course will take you through all the necessary steps, from receiving the engineering design, to the final commissioning stage.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Learn the step by step process of a Solar PV Installation.
  • Learn from experienced professionals in the industry.
  • Understand typical pitfalls of an installation and how they can be avoided.
  • Gain Solar PV installation skills that can be applied immediately in the field.
  • Understand how to maintain a safe working environment during the installation process of a Solar PV plant.
  • Gain an understanding of the typical tests to perform when commissioning a Solar PV plant.
  • Understand which tasks and documents need to be completed before handing over a functioning site.
Oct
15
Mon
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Oct 15 – Oct 17 all-day
Johannesburg Energy Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This Energy and Water SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to understand energy efficiency and advise businesses on how to measure and reduce energy consumption immediately.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problematic energy areas within a small to medium business environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to assess solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment.

Areas of focus in this course include bill & tariff assessment, power factor & voltage assessment, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning & cooling (HVAC), office and IT equipment, water heating and energy monitoring.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Gain competency in this field through SETA accredited training
  • Gain an understanding of energy management opportunities (EMO’s)
  • Get knowledge on individual energy using devices and how they can be made more efficient
  • Advise organisations on how to measure and reduce energy consumption
  • Understand the entire process of conducting an energy efficiency assessment for a site
  • Build the skills to conduct financial assessments of energy efficiency opportunities
  • Use your skills immediately to offer services to customers
  • Find a job in the growing energy efficiency sector

COURSE ACCREDITATION

This course has been accredited by SA Institute of Electrical Engineers as per Engineering Council SA CPD policy, granted with 3 CPD credits under Validation No SAIEE-1106-V.

The SAIEE’s reviewer has noted this to be “a very well presented and valuable course.”

Oct
22
Mon
Johannesburg Sustainable and Efficient Facility Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day
Johannesburg Sustainable and Efficient Facility Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at Facilities Managers, Building Efficiency Champions and their team members who are keen to enhance their facilities’ environmental, social and financial performance.

Often the simplest and easiest way to implement solutions can have the most positive impact on the environment. We will share a process to systematically assess potential areas for improvement and how to develop and implement appropriate and feasible upgrades.

The course is packed with practical and easy to understand examples which can be implemented immediately.

Key focus areas in addition to energy and water efficiency are waste management, healthy work environments, sustainable procurement, project management and stakeholder management.

Participants will also learn how to conduct financial assessments of recommended solutions and will get a good understanding of how to quantify the return on investment (ROI) of each solution.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

    • Identify savings while you make your building a better place to work for everyone
    • Reduce operating costs and thereby reduce risks (waste, water & electricity costs)
    • Easy to follow process to turn your facility into an efficient, low-impact and cost effective environment
    • Filled with practical examples to easily apply the learning
    • Learn new valuable skills which address the bottom line
    • Learn ways how to enhance your facility’s and organization’s brand and customer satisfaction
    • Increase staff morale, performance & productivity
    • Complete the course with a detailed case study
    • Training cost can be claimed under BBBEE Skills Development spend
Nov
5
Mon
Johannesburg Water Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
Johannesburg Water Efficiency Management @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This SETA accredited course is aimed at individuals who want to build a career advising businesses on how to measure and reduce their water consumption immediately, and for those who want to extend their immediate skill sets in order to be able to implement an in-house water management strategy.

The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess water usage within all types of organisations and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Get competency in this field through SETA accredited training.
  • Add this valuable skill to your career growth opportunities
  • Take charge of your organisation’s water efficiency strategy
  • Develop a new service for your environmental consultancy and differentiate yourself
  • Increase the services you can use to add value to your customers
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market with this new skill
Nov
13
Tue
Johannesburg Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
Johannesburg Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

The Green Your Home / Green Your Guest House course is an important course for every household. It teaches learners the knowledge and skills required to take immediate steps aimed at living a greener lifestyle while saving your family and your business money in the process.

We teach learners how to run a green household or guest house without compromising existing lifestyle needs. You will learn how to effectively target inefficiencies, wastage of resources and how to select new technology, retrofit technology and change behaviour.

Focus areas include energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste management, elimination of domestic contaminants and introduction to renewable energy.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Save water
  • Save electricity
  • Save money on your running costs
  • Hedge yourself against future rises in tariffs
  • Know how to invest in your own home and enjoy a return of up to 40% (better than any bank!)
  • Differentiate yourself from other guest houses
  • Have a healthier home
  • Enjoy a warm home in winter
  • Enjoy a cool home in summer
  • Save greenhouse gases
  • Be sustainable
  • Be eco-friendly
  • Have as small a footprint as you can
  • Prepare your house for energy alternatives such as solar and wind
  • Be assured of sound investments in sustainability and efficiency

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • People that own or rent a house long term; operate a guest house and who want to save on running costs or feel an obligation to live a more eco-friendly existence
  • Anyone wanting to eradicate unnecessary waste and contaminants from their lives
  • Homeowners planning alterations, extensions, refurbishments or renovations
  • New home buyers who would like to assess potential new homes in regard to their eco-status and their running costs
  • Mothers and fathers that want to create a healthier environment for their children
  • Housewives wanting to be more informed about their purchases and how to live in a more eco-friendly manner.
Nov
14
Wed
Johannesburg Residential Energy Assessor @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day
Johannesburg Residential Energy Assessor @ Building 25, Woodlands Office Park | Sandton | Gauteng | South Africa

This course is aimed at consultants who want to build a career advising households on how to reduce their energy consumption. The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problem areas within a residential environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).

Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of each solution recommended and will get a strong understanding of how to recommend solutions that maximise the customer’s return on investment. Learners will leave this course with a real skill that can be offered to customers immediately. Homeowners and guest house owners will also gain significant benefit from this course.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE COURSE

  • Begin a new career in the green industry
  • Start a career that allows you to be your own boss
  • Learn skills that give you specialist knowledge in the Eco-Industry
  • Residential consultants who want to differentiate themselves and gain competitive advantage
  • Generate extra income with a green career
  • Work in your neighbourhood
  • Make a tangible difference and help preserve the environment
  • Be assured of sound investment decisions for green retrofits
  • Learn how to save money on energy bills

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Consultants wanting to become green professionals
  • Residential service providers wanting to add a competitive advantage to their services (electricians, handymen, interior designers, renovators, builders)
  • Hotel and guesthouse owners looking to be more profitable by reducing energy bills
  • Property managers looking for ways to reduce costs
  • New job seekers that want to start a green career
  • Anyone wanting to add news skills to their career and open new opportunities in the green industries