GIZ, the German Society for International Cooperation, wanted to develop a training programme to support the development of new and existing energy consultants in Mexico. This programme had the aim of increasing the quality of support available to small and medium sized businesses in the country, strengthening the pool of consultants participating in the SME Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the country, and helping them to take advantage of the cost and carbon reduction opportunities in energy efficiency.
To achieve GIZ’s aims the Carbon Trust developed a training programme teaching a best practice approach to energy auditing. This programme is to be made available to a number of Mexican institutions, including universities and training centres.
The Carbon Trust’s in-house team of highly experienced Chartered Engineers developed the technical training modules. The initial phase of the programme includes the delivery of a five day training course to the first delegation of consultants in Mexico.
The programme provides a training approach for future energy consultants, as well as additional or refresher training for existing consultants. This will ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform high standard energy audits for Mexican small and medium size businesses.
The Carbon Trust developed the programme based on the experience gained through a long track record of delivering high quality and impactful energy audits to businesses in the UK and overseas. To date the Carbon Trust has delivered over 35,000 energy audits to businesses leading to energy savings of over £5.5 billion.