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Energy Management Certificate - Level 1

Course Type: PLC and Further Education
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Course Locations: Dublin City Centre
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

The Energy Management Level 1 programme is aimed at technicians, engineers, facilities managers and others who wish to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of energy management. The programme will provide the learner with a general introduction to energy, its generation, distrubution, usage and management and to provide basic technical foundations in engergy management.  Learners will focus on conducting audits, creating energy costings and budgets and devising energy awareness programmes.

Aims of the Programme

This programme seeks to build a foundation of knowledge and understanding on the fundamentals of energy management as follows:
•Gain an understanding of the impact of population growth, how this relates to global warming and the use of energy resources as the key fundamentals of energy management.
•Interpreting the forms of energy and grasping important efficiency calculations bringing the participant to the point of recognising the organisational energy environment he operates in.
•The ability to understand energy generating systems such as steam systems, boilers, compressors, etc is critical to the energy management professional.
•Identifying the use of energy measuring equipment gives the participant the knowledge to finally learn how to plan and implement an energy audit and prepare an energy management plan, with confidence for their own organisation.


Energy Management  – Level 1
This programme is accredited by Engineers Ireland for CPD for their members.

Course Structure

This can be studied as a part time programme; 1 evening per week, start date as per below, or

This programme can be studied via Distance Learning and E-learning - start date commences upon registration, please contact for details.

•Module 1: Introduction to Energy Management
•Module 2: Fundamentals of Energy Management
•Module 3: The Energy Environment of the Organsiation
•Module 4: Energy Management Planning


1 assignment per module must be submitted.

Entry Requirements

Basic knowledge of maths and chemistry and a background in Facilities Management is desirable but not essential.

Further Studies

Participants may progress from this programme onto the level 2 programme..There are also opportunities for participants to follow a career in sustainability by undertaking programmes in facilities and/or waste management.

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