This course is aimed at staff and key members of an office environment. It introduces concepts of energy efficiency, waste management, water efficiency, elimination of contaminants, responsible purchasing, introducing new technologies, and training requirements.
New skills that the learner will absorb include understanding the environmental impact of all areas in an office environment, correct maintenance practices and green retrofits. The course focuses on teaching learners how to identify problem areas within their commercial environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour).
The course provides the know-how to effectively manage environmental impact and how to manage valuable resources.
Filled with practical exercises, images, videos and examples, this course is an ideal eye-opener for an office based company’s manager green-minded staff member or the whole sustainability team.
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
- Retain and attract good quality staff
- Reduce operating costs
- Improve operating efficiencies
- Improve productivity
- Lower absenteeism
- Positive marketing: Forms the basis of the green marketing of your services
- Customer satisfaction
- Brand enhancement
Who should attend?
- Any office staff member
- Business owners (office-based)
- Office managers
- Green champions or green teams
- Sustainability team
- Personal assistants
- Institute owners with offices
Did you know?
Terra Firma Academy courses are developed by the experts at Terra Firma Solutions.
Terra Firma Solutions is a leading energy engineering solution provider who deliver a start-to-end solution, beginning with strategy development, leading to project implementation, support and maintenance.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Louise Dowie, Environmental Scientist at WESSA
I now have a better understanding of the process behind developing an environmental policy & strategy for a corporate company. The course was well worth my time & money and I look forward to putting into practice what I've learnt.
Karlien de Bruin , GraySwan Investments
The Carbon Footprint Analyst course was one of the best courses I have ever attended. The course was really practical and after the course you should be able to apply what was learnt. The lecturer also shared his knowledge and experience that he picked up while working in the field which added extra weight to the course material.
Steve Hearder - Product Development Officer, Eskom
I would just like to thank Terra Firma for a great Measurement and Verification course, this was possibly the best course that I have done.
Lebogang Malatsi - Environmental Reporting Dept, Tiger Brands
Great course which was well presented. Group discussions were insightful and the lecturer knew her subject very well.
Edwin Makushu - Senior Ecopreneur, Food & Trees for Africa
This course should be added as one of the core modules in high institutions' environmental qualifications. I plan to use the skills I learned to calculate and report on Carbon footprints of big industries in South Africa. Seeing that the carbon tax will be phased as from January 2016, every company will need a detailed report of its footprint.
Isabella Daly - Environmental Manager, Canon SA
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The facilitator was very knowledgeable and approachable. I would recommend this course to anybody interested in the subject.
Tony Laugton - EHS / Sustainability Manager, Glaxo Smith Kline
The course objectives were fully met. It was easy to follow, although some of the other students had difficulties with the detail of math, but the facilitator was very helpful and approachable to overcome these difficulties.
Peter Harris - Ex Head of Sustainability, AFGRI
Don’t waste time. Do the course and gain very valuable knowledge about energy efficiency.
Shepherd Nkosi - Energy Manager, Transnet Port Terminals – HQ
I attended the Energy Efficiency Management course through the NBI EELN programme. It was very enjoyable and of perfect duration. The facilitator knew is subject and I would definitely recommend it to others.
Derik Dreyer - Energy Efficiency Champion, Anglo American
Very good introduction to the intermediate calculations in energy management. Very interactive and good tools for managing energy for the future.
Mahomed Banoo, EHS Manager at Cell C
I attended the Environmental Strategy course facilitated by Dave Bonellie, who was very knowledgeable and approachable. The course brings light into the complex development of a comprehensive, realistic and feasible corporate Environmental Strategy. It offers a tool, which can be applied to any strategy development.
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