The LEC initiative has been introduced by the Energy Managers Association (EMA). The aim of the initiative is to reduce the energy consumption of organisations operating within the UK, by strategically embedding energy efficiency training within organisational practices and establishing it as a nationwide standard across all industries.
Low Energy Company (LEC) is an organisation which has at least 30% of its employees trained in energy efficiency management.
There are three different levels of accreditation for organisations dependent upon the percentage of staff trained and the skillsets they attain. Accreditation includes Bronze, Silver and Gold Award LEC Status.
LEC training will equip individuals with the skills and knowledge required to reduce their personal energy consumption within the workplace. There are four different stages of LEC training standards:
STAGE 1 – RAISING EMPLOYEE AWARENESS ABOUT ENERGY USE
STAGE 2 – REDUCING EMPLOYEE ENERGY USAGE
STAGE 3 – ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE (Recognised Energy Manager status)
STAGE 4 – MANAGING AN ENERGY MANAGEMENT TEAM AND ENERGY USAGE IN THE WORKPLACE (Recognised Energy Manager status)
Why does it matter?
Energy prices are set to rise sharply over the next five years.The Government
is concerned about the security of our energy supply, increasing global demand and reduced domestic generating capacity*. Organisations are now acting to reduce their energy usage to avoid facing an uncertain future.We all need to work together to collectively reduce demand and ensure a sustainable energy supply for the future.
Why should your organisation think about becoming a Low Energy Company now?
– Two thirds (64%) of UK organisations spend between 5% and 10% of their turnover on energy.
– LEC training will make a positive impact on profitability.
– It will be essential to control costs and risk as projected increases in energy prices begin to bite.
– The attainment of LEC accreditation supports organisations with the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.
– It helps organisations meet the targets set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act.
– Most significantly, we anticipate that Government and major organisations will make the attainment of LEC accreditation a mandatory requirement of their procurement processes.
– The concept of LEC training feeds into the Governments agenda on climate change.
If you are interested in becoming a Low Energy Company, please e-mail email@example.com or call on 0203 1762 834. Alternatively, contact the LEC Stage 1 training course providers directly.
For more information about the Gaia Active LEC Stage 1 course, contact Chris Allen on 01572 729512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More
For more information about the npower LEC Stage 1 course, contact Dave Horton on 01905 340570 or 07989 492941, or alternatively on Dave.Horton@rwenpower.comLearn More
For more information about the ELS LEC Stage 1 course, contact Giles Rigby on 07929 616 757 or email@example.comLearn More