2021 Online Courses on Sustainability at Home

Gain an understanding of household energy use and how to use solar power at home.

Introduction to Saving Energy at Home

Introduction to Saving Energy at Home

Next course starts:

12 May 2021 (Duration: 1.5 hours)

Reducing energy consumption at home can be as simple as unplugging a device or turning off lights but to truly reduce costs, it’s important to gain an understanding of how appliances use energy and which gadgets use the most electricity.

Save energy at home:

Learn the basics of energy use in the home such as how to read your electricity bill, which appliances are your main energy users, how to reduce energy use, and how to calculate the amount of money you will save by implementing any energy-saving recommendations.

Is this course for you?

The actionable skills taught in this course requires no prior knowledge of residential energy consumption and can be implemented in any residential space. Reserve your seat for the next course if you’d like to power your home wisely.

About the course provider:

Urban Earth is a sustainability consultancy with over ten years of experience in supporting sustainability action in South Africa.

Introduction into Solar PV Systems in the home

Next course starts:

3 June 2021 (Duration: 1.5 hours)

Renewable energy sources such as solar power are becoming more affordable for homeowners. Installing a Solar PV system helps homeowners manage their own energy supply and protect them from load shedding and power outages. Solar PV also reduces the carbon footprint of your home and will reduce your long-term energy costs.

Renewable energy at home:

Learn about how Solar PV (Photovoltaic) works and how to install it at home, calculate the amount of energy you need to power appliances every day, and which size Solar PV system is best for your energy requirements.

Is this course for you?

Are you thinking of installing Solar PV but don’t know where to start, wondering what the maintenance requirements are, and which size Solar PV System is the right fit for your home? Are you unsure of whether the system will meet your needs and save you money in the long run? Would you like to learn how to link a Solar PV to your electrical system? If you’ve answered yes to more than one of these questions, this course is for you.

Understanding Solar PV for the home

Frequently Asked Questions


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How much does a training course cost?

R300 per ticket

How are the training courses conducted?

The training courses are facilitated in a Zoom webinar and participants have access to our interactive presentation tool. The interactive presentation tool allows you to follow along with the presented course content, while participating in real-time activities with other attendees. We believe that interacting with other participants helps create an ideal learning environment where ideas can be exchanged and discussed.

Are there any discount codes or bulk ticket purchase deals?

We often offer discount codes that can be used to decrease the cost of tickets. Keep an eye on our monthly newsletter to take advantage of these. Additionally, use the code “Buddy” when purchasing 2 or more tickets to recieve a 20% discount.

What do I receive when completing a training course?

In addition to a certificate of participation, we will also send you an Excel tool that will assist with implementing some of the concepts and ideas that were discussed during the course.

Do the training courses contribute to CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points?

At this stage our courses don’t contribute to CPD points.

Are there any training courses designed for large businesses?

We will be offering commercially focussed training courses in the near future that will be ideal for improving sustainability related knowledge and skills for employees. Sign up here for our training course newsletter to get updates on future training courses.

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