Schneider Electric is offering training and support to help improve awareness of energy efficiency. The company advises this is to encourage business growth and for greener practise.

While budgets for training may still be limited for many organisations and individuals, there are plenty of resources for electrical professionals interested in training and personal development opportunities, which don’t cost a thing.  Energy University by Schneider Electric is one example of a free online educational community.  The company advises this e-learning resource provides latest information and professional CPD approved training on energy efficiency concepts and best practice, to help electrical professionals keep up with key industry trends.

The site is easy to use and accessible 24-7, offering courses that are self-paced and available on demand to fit in in around your schedule.

In 2013, nearly 60,000 people worldwide signed up to the Energy University, choosing to study one or more of the 186 courses on offer on energy efficiency and data centre topics.  In the UK, 1,400 new members joined in 2013 and 1,500 online courses were completed, as interest in the Energy University continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.  To date, the most popular topics accessed through the online site are Understanding Energy Efficiency Fundamentals, Introduction to Lighting Basics and Energy Audits.

Jixing Shen, energy efficiency marketing from Schneider Electric said: “Amid growing legislation, a constant stream of new technologies and, of course, the pressure to adopt greener practices, there is a lot for the modern electrical professionals to consider. It is therefore crucial to stay on top of industry changes with regular training. 

“For those without the time or resource for work-based training, the Energy University provides an ideal alternative. The courses are flexible enough to do at your own pace and in your own home, and are all provided by a global leader in energy management, to ensure the courses offer up to the minute advice. Thousands of people are joining every year and we hope that in 2014 more electrical professionals will make it their new year’s resolution to boost their energy efficiency knowledge.”