Envirowise, IEMA and the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM), with support from ENWORKS, have developed a new, accredited Resource Efficiency Course for environmental professionals. A course to improve the consistency and level of competence of environmental professionals when undertaking resource efficiency reviews. The course also contributes to the continuing professional development of both IEMA and CIWM members.

The course is intended for environmental professionals, especially those who have experience of basic environmental auditing and who conduct environmental reviews. By the end of the 2 day course a delegate will be able to:

conduct a site review
identify appropriate sources of existing information
opportunities for resource efficiency activities
potential liabilities (e.g. legal/ financial)
assess review findings (quantitatively and qualitatively)
categorise the opportunities identified (i.e. by cost-benefit, legal requirements, business opportunities)
prepare an action plan
communicate review findings effectively, in writing and verbally
communicate business benefits of resource efficiency to the client
The course has been piloted by IEMA approved training course providers SEQM, Woodland Grange and Atkins, who also contributed towards the course syllabi and development of the accompanying Envirowise guide (GG477).

For further information about this course please contact the IEMA Professional Standards Department on 01522 540069 or email professional.standards@iema.net

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