However you look at it, energy management is good for business, good for the environment, and good for the bottom line. It’s not surprising that more and more businesses are getting serious about it. But, do they have the know-how and experience to get the best results from their investment and effort?
 
If you’re responsible for energy management in your organisation, EMANZ can help you. We offer New Zealand’s leading energy management industry training for building/facilities managers and for engineers and technicians.
 
We can also put you in touch with EMANZ accredited EnergyMasters specialists who can work with you to develop, run and evaluate your energy management programme.
 
Successful energy management relies on a logical sequence of events we call the Energy Management Cycle. It’s a commonsense approach, but it’s not a trivial undertaking. Here’s an outline of what’s involved, the questions you need to answer, and the help you can get from EMANZ.

Company Commitment

Actions Where you might need help

What EMANZ offers

1. Sign up the Board and senior management

2. Allocate resources - human and financial

3. Write an Energy Policy

- How do you convince the board and senior management of the value of energy management?

- How do you negotiate a budget and human resource allocation – what’s reasonable and what’s the expected return?

- How much time is it going to take? How many people hours should you plan for?

- How do you write an energy policy that everyone understands and takes seriously?

1. Training courses
Suitable for anyone involved in energy management, covering:

- Energy management fundamentals

- Strategic energy management

- Advanced training in building services, building management systems, energy efficient fit-out.

Our courses run on a regular schedule, and we also offer customised training, tailored to businesses needs.

Learn more about EMANZ energy management training

2. Certification

Energy Mark certrification is for businesses looking to demonstrate they perform energy management to internationally recognised Standards. See here for more information.

Other information:
EECA’s Energy Management Guide Part 1: Setting up an energy management  programme.

Understanding Energy Use

Measure and evaluate the energy use and spend

- Depending on the size and complexity of the business, clearly understanding your energy use can be a huge undertaking. It needs to be thorough and accurate as it’s the foundation of your plan. 
 
- How do you evaluate the use of electricity, gas, transport fuel, and any other fuel/energy used, in all parts of the operation, and in all locations?
 
- How do you analyse historic data, trends – daily and seasonal cycles? The more you know  the better. 

Training courses

Get the skills you need to select the right energy management information system for your organisation.

Learn more about EMANZ Facilities Management training

Planning and Organisation

1. Target areas for reduction and savings

2.Get staff involved

3. Write and circulate the action plan

 

- Once you know your spend, how do you target areas for reductions and savings. What’s possible? What’s reasonable and achievable?

- How do you identify energy efficiency projects and write convincing business cases for them?

- How do you get staff interested, contributing ideas, and staying involved?

- How do you write an action plan that everyone understands and takes seriously?

 

Energy audit services:
 A comprehensive and systematic investigation to identify and quantify energy waste, and set a baseline for improvements. More about energy audits

Contact an accredited EnergyMasters Auditor

Service providers:
EMANZ Accredited professionals can help with the technical and detailed aspects of your plan. Find an EnergyMasters specialist

Other information:

EECA’s Staff Awareness and Motivation Guide

EMANZ 5-year energy action plan template.

Implementation

Launch your Energy Management Programme

- Have you set baselines for your energy use?

- Do you know how to accurately measure all the benefits outlined in your action plan?

- Have you considered certification in energy management?
 
- What internal or external reporting requirements do you need for your investments in energy upgrades?

Training course:
Commercial Building Energy Specialist
Optimal energy performance for engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction and maintenance of commercial buildings. Learn more about this course

Consider getting your organisation ISO 50001 certified

Other Information:
EECA’s Energy Management Guide Part 2: Key aspects of implementing an energy management programme

Verification, Monitoring and Reporting

1. Measure and report the results

2. Celebrate successes

3. Keep looking for new ways to manage and save energy

- How do you accurately measure and report results?

- How can you build on your achievements and get even better results? 

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional Training and Certification

EMANZ is delivering CMVP certification in NZ. See more details here >>

Other Information:

CMVP training with EVO and AEE >>

EECA's Monitoring and Targeting Guide >>