Energy Audit Course Hosted At University Of Gibraltar

8th December 2015

The Department of the Environment & Climate Change recently organised a five day intensive training course for 18 individuals at the University of Gibraltar on energy auditing and management.  The course covered topics such as energy fundamentals and an understanding of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), chiller and boiler systems, renewable energies, economic analysis of energy savings opportunities, energy data analysis and how to write effective energy reports. It finished with a four hour open book exam

Delivered by Target Energy, the course was part sponsored by the European Social Fund (ESF). The ESF invests in people, with a focus on improving employment and education opportunities across the European Union.

The course also covered the basics of the energy management standard – known as ISO50001 –and how this standard can be implemented within an organisation.

The new Certified Energy Auditors will be registered with both the Association of Energy Engineers and the Gibraltar Government as accredited assessors.

A Certified Energy Audit involves calculating the total energy consumption, including energy consumed by buildings, industrial processes and transport. The auditor will then identify areas of significant energy consumption and suggest possible energy saving opportunities before preparing a report.