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Intro to Sustainable Energy Provision and Demand Management (Part A)

  • Sun 9th - Sat 15th Sept 2018.
    Course starts at 6pm and ends at 2pm on the last day.
    Course fee including full board accommodation:-
    Waged £770, Low Waged / Concessions £695.

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

This seven day course is the first part of a two part introduction module to CAT’s new degree course Sustainability in Energy Provision and Demand Management, a solutions focussed degree where a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how we are effected by and how we affect our environment is key to enabling us to make future ethical decisions on an individual, community and global level.

You will learn how to discern the wider implications of environmental change and the need for a sustainable approach to energy use, demand, supply and management and its influence on social structures, environment, economics, resource management and governance through a critical analysis and appreciation of the interconnectedness of the factors involved.

You will be introduced to the broad concept of sustainability and its implications.

Lecture topics include:

• Environmental change, IPCC processes, and analysis of Mitigation challenges in energy generation and use in buildings, appliances and equipment, transport etc.
• International and national approaches to energy provision and demand management.
• UK and international markets, policy and support for renewable energy.
• Introduction to policy and program evaluation.
• Stock level analysis of buildings and equipment, Potential studies and scenario analysis (building on and supporting Zero Carbon Britain).
• AC and DC electrical theory, grid connection issues for renewables.
• Energy storage, smart grids and meters.
• Ecosystem services, biodiversity, land use and water security.
• Atmospheric carbon reduction.
• Mechanisms of environmental change.
• Health and well-being implications of environmental change.
• Economic fundamentals and non-growth economic systems.
• Transportation.
• Adaptations needed for climatic changes and weather extremes.

The second half (Part B) of the module focussing on energy generation, supply and demand in cities is in November.

Studying this module as a short course enables the participant to become part of the wider network others working in the field of sustainability. The networking opportunities are excellent.

This course is developed and led by tutors from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment.

Things you need to know


Due to the nature of this course some practical work will be done outside. We strongly advise you to bring waterproof clothing and steel toe-cap boots are mandatory.

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on a course, please choose one of the following options:

• Book Online- the “Book online” button is either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.

Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due 28 days before the start of the course.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) The £100 deposit and 1 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) For courses of 2 days or more when you give us this notice of cancellation:
• 28 days or more – refund minus your £100 deposit.
• 8 to 27 days notice – refund minus your £100 deposit for sales of £200 or under. On sales over £200 - 50% refund.
• 7 days notice or under – no refund.
c) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

Course Fees.

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or phone 01654 704 966

There are spaces available on this course.

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