Course: Office Eco Manager

Dates: 5 – 6 September 2013
Course title: Office Eco Manager
Organisation:  Terra Firma Academy
Venue: River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory
City: Cape Town
Country:  South Africa
Register/website: Office Eco Manager

Terra Firma Academy courses

Description: This course is aimed at sustainability team members and consultants that want to offer a comprehensive environmental service to offices and their managers. Key focus areas include energy efficiency, waste management, water efficiency, elimination of contaminants, responsible purchasing, assessing new technologies and on-going monitoring and training requirements. Key skills that the learner will absorb include greenhouse gas emissions calculations, cost-savings analysis, planning, strategising, assessing recommendations, correct maintenance practices and green retrofits. The course focuses on teaching learners how to systematically assess problem areas within a commercial environment and to recommend appropriate solutions (technology & behaviour). Learners will be able to conduct financial assessments of solutions recommended and will get a strong understanding on those solutions that maximise return on investment.

Benefits of doing the course
  • Obtain the know-how to turn any office into an efficient, low-impact and cost effective environment
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of an environmentally friendly office
  • Increase staff morale as a green office can retain and attract good quality staff
  • Reduce operating costs by improving operating efficiencies
  • Improve productivity
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Positive marketing: Forms the basis of the green marketing of your services
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Differentiation
  • Brand enhancement
  • Ability to analyse costs versus savings for green and retrofit technology
Who should do this course?
  • Small to medium business owners (office based)
  • Office managers
  • Green champions or green teams
  • Sustainability team
  • Institute owners with offices
  • Green-minded staff members
  • New career seeker
  • Members of school administrations
  • Renovators, interior decorators