What is this course about?
This course is designed to define the main aims of sustainability and the need for energy efficiency and how renewable technology is used. With this basic introduction and knowledge you will be able to make a fundamental assessment of the suitability of a particular renewable technology and use that knowledge to be able to investigate it further and dispel some of the common myths.
Who is it for & why is it important to me?
This course particularly appeals to M & E Contractors, Owners, Directors, Sole traders, Managers, Facilities and Building Managers, Building Services Engineers, Engineers of Building Services companies and those who require a basic understanding of the renewable technologies currently available in the UK.
It is designed for anyone who has an interest in renewables and wants to gain an overview and more knowledge of the sustainable industry and energy efficiency. By the end of the course you will feel confident to be able to start thinking about installing/specifying a particular renewable technology and be able to discuss the project with renewable technology manufacturers/suppliers without fear of being ‘railroaded’ into a technology which may not be wholly appropriate.
How long is the course and what is included?
2 days in total. The cost of the course includes a free lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
What does the course cover?
The course covers renewable energy, what it means and why it is important, as follows:
– Energy basics
– What is renewable energy and why is it important
– Covers the basic form of each of the following technologies:
i. Photovoltaic’s (solar generated electricity)
ii. Solar water heating (solar thermal) & thermal mass storage
iii. Air, water and ground source heat pumps
iv. Biomass & wood fuel heating
v. Small & medium scale wind generator’s
vi. Combining renewable technologies – integration & controls
Â· For each of the above main technologies, the following will be covered:
i. Principle of operation
ii. Energy application (heat/electricity/motion etc.)
iii. Basic design & integration (an overview)
iv. Site requirements (positioning/head of water/ground conditions etc.)
v. Energy effectiveness of each (payback and £’s spent offset against carbon output)
vi. Relative efficiencies of each (if a client is determined to install a renewable technology which will be best for a given situation) – The hierarchy of energy applications in sustainability.
- Case studies to demonstrate, for each of the above, the benefits and drawbacks for each system
- Summary of most effective systems, Q & A.
- Knowledge based assessment (MCOQ)
How will I learn and be assessed?
The course entails both classroom and practical training, finishing with an assessment at the end of the day. During the course candidates will have the opportunity to see a fully functioning plant room encompassing a number of integrated renewable technologies.
What do I need to bring to the course?
All course material is provided and will be available for collection upon registration on the day.
Who is the certification body for this course?
Logic Certification. You should receive your certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion.
What can this qualification lead on to?
- Domestic Solar photovoltaic’s Installer 3 day course
- Domestic Solar Thermal Installer 2 day course
- Hot Water Systems & Safety 1 day course
- Domestic Heatpump Installer 3 day course
- Woody Biomass Installer Course
- MCS Made Easy 1 day course
- Domestic Energy Assessor