Level Two - Champion

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nBS EMQ Champion’s Training course overview

Who should attend

The Champions training is designed for all those staff who have an interest in or may have some influence on energy usage within the company. 

The Champion’s training is a 1 day course.

Examples of staff would include; 

  • Site facilities teams
  • Energy Champions
  • Energy Advocates
  • Real Estate teams
  • Staff with limited access to  building heating and cooling equipment

What will they learn

  • What Energy Management is and why it’s needed
  • Where the data can come from and how it can be used
  • Some of the legislation and regulations around Energy
  • Some of the standards applied to Energy Management
  • Some easy energy savings ideas for work and home
  • How to communicate with peers and other staff the importance of Energy management, at home as well as in the office.

At the end of the course the participants will have an understanding of energy management, why it's important and how to communicate this with peers and customers at a high level.

Course contents and/or prerequisites

Completion of nBS EMQ Foundation E-Learning course or equivalent.

Employees or contractors that have interest in or input to or control over low level energy usage.

nBS EMQ Champion Training Content and timetable

  • H&S Briefing on the room and building.
  • Introduction by trainer of themselves
    • History
    • Experience in Energy etc.
  • Introduction of the delegates.
    • From (company)
    • Role/Job profile
    • Interest in Energy Management
  • Confirm all undertaken prerequisite learning/online courses
  • Breakdown of the days training
    • 9.00 Coffee/registration
    • 9.15 Introductions (could slip dependant on no. delegates)
    • 9.30   What is Energy Management? (1 hour)
    • 10.30 Coffee break
    • 10.45 Where does the data come from? (45 minutes),
    • 11.30 Some easy energy saving tips (1 hour)
    • 12.30 Lunch   
    • 13.30 Getting the message across at home and work 3 (1 Hour)
    • 14.30 Coffee break
    • 14.45 Legislation and compliance (45 minutes)
    • 15.30 NEMS Level 2 Multiple choice Assessment
    • 16.30 Finish

 Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

The learner will:

  1. Understand where energy comes from and how energy equates to carbon dioxide emissions.


The learner will learn:

  • How electricity is generated
  • How generated electricity moves around the Grid
  • How generation relates directly to carbon dioxide emissions
  • How carbon emissions factors are calculated each year
  • Causal link between carbon emissions and energy inefficient equipment
  1. Understand what an energy manager is.
  • The definition of an energy manager
  • How everyone manages their own energy without knowing they doing it
  • Examples of home energy management
  1. Understand why energy management is important
  • The relationship between energy usage and cost
  • The relationship between energy usage and carbon emissions
  • The potential scale of cost and emissions in an office environment
  • Some potential savings by implementing good energy management at home
  1. Understand where the data used by energy managers come from
  • The different sources of energy production that needs data
  • The different types of data collection
  • What the data collected can be used for
  1. Understand some of the basics of data interpretation
  • How to view data in different formats
  • How to spot obvious areas of high usage
  • Some of the reasons behind high energy usages and waste
  1. Understand at a very basic level how data can help forecast energy usage
  • What they need to be able to forecast usage
  • How the forecasting data can be used to reduce costs through energy efficiency methods
  • How forecasting data can be used to reduce costs through alternative procurement processes
  1. Understand some basic energy saving techniques
  • Various areas of energy usage in the work place to review for quick wins in energy efficiency and reduction
  • Various areas of energy usage in the home to review for quick wins in energy efficiency and reduction
  • How Building Management Systems can be used to reduce energy usage
  • Some basic technological equipment available to help reduce energy usage
  1. Understand some techniques for communicating energy efficiency
  • Different learning styles that can be used to communicate;
    • Verbal
    • Visual
    • Financial
  • Use of the different learning styles to communicate at home and in the work place
  • Examples of communications campaigns to reduce energy usage and waste disposal to landfill
  1. Understand, at a high level, some of the legislation applicable to businesses in the UK
  • The cost and impact around
    • ESOS
    • EU ETS
    • CRC EE Scheme
    • CCA
    • GHG Reporting
  1. Understand some of the voluntary standards available in energy and waste management
  • The difference between ISO and BS EN standards
  • How many standards work together such as;
    • ISO 90001
    • ISO 140001
    • BS EN 16001
    • BS EN 16247
    • ISO 18001
    • ISO 50001
  • A basic understanding of what each standard covers and why or when a company should look to implement or adopt some, all or none of them

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