Net Zero: How to Achieve it


At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of the fundamentals of energy management.
  • Have a plan of action for short-, medium- and long-term energy efficiency measures for your business/home.


  • How to understand your energy data and sub-metering.  If you can’t identify where, when, and how you are using energy then how can you target potential savings.
    • Where you use energy.  Clip on technology.  Much cheaper than sub-metering this technology can be installed by an onsite electrician and start the journey
    • When you use energy.  Energy costs less at night, are there any processes you can move to out of hours and reduce energy usage during peak periods
    • How you use energy.  Have you identified major energy usage equipment and optimised their usage
    • Do you have a continual energy improvement plan in place to review monthly your energy usage
  • Lighting, heating and cooling optimisation
    • Are you using LED lighting which can provide up to 50% saving and motion sensors
    • Are your heating and cooling systems optimised, what is your policy on temperature range
    • Cooling costs more than heating, in a commercial environment where cooling is used to save energy you should turn UP your thermostat
  • Spares and replacement policy
    • Instead of holding like for like spares can you upgrade to LED light fittings or Variable Speed Drives (VSD) when replacing component parts
  • Building Management Systems (BMS)
    • Is this optimised and a policy created
  • Quick wins in energy
    • PIR Lighting
    • Vending machines
    • BMS Settings

Hours for module: 5 hours
How will the module be taught: Virtual classroom
Delivery Session plan: 2 x 2.5 hrs sessions
Location: N/a – virtual tutor-led classroom delivery
Course leader: Dave Horton