ENERGee WATCH Curriculum and Learning Materials

The 4 handbooks, one per learning course, present the context of the project, a description of the mentors and an overview of the content of each course.

To support the learning programme and to attract participants, mentors of the ENERGee WATCH developed a series of handbooks, one per learning course, presenting the reader (and potential mentee) with the context of the project, a description of who will be delivering the course and an overview of what will be taught.

A brief description of each course is available below and the 4 handbooks are available for download in the “Downloads” section on the right.

Courses Overview

Data collection (acquisition and treatment)

The course Data collection is dedicated to understanding the importance of systematic, timely and periodic gathering of energy data. Data collection and management is crucial for identifying trends, defining and monitoring strategies and prioritizing energy efficiency improvements.

Data monitoring and validation

The course on “Monitoring, revision and verification of data” will address the following topics:

  • Development of internal administrative structures for the successful implementation and monitoring of sustainable energy action plans (roles, support, prioritization, budgeting, and tools)
  • Process to verify energy data
  • Data quality improvement
  • Development of business plans, feasibility, and environmental analysis for sustainable energy projects.

Indicators for adaptation to climate change

The module dedicated to adaptation aims to clarify the concept, provide keys to understanding this discipline and shed light on the methodologies, systems and tools to support public actors. The aim of the exercise is to guide participants in building their own roadmap to ensure that adaptation to climate change is fully integrated into energy-climate action plans. To this end, the adaptation module will be organised in three sessions:

  • Session 1: Setting the basics: climate change adaptation and assessment
  • Session 2: Establishing the diagnosis: methods and data
  • Session 3: Drawing up a strategy and action plan: methods and roles of indicators

Data display, dissemination, and validation by local authorities

This course will provide a sound knowledge base and understanding of the principles and best practices of data communication and presentation. It will cover how to:

  • identify the key factors that determine how to disseminate data (regulations, targets, usage, etc.)
  • identify the key recipients and stakeholders, identifying their needs and expectations, collecting data and getting it into the required format, some methods and tools to represent and illustrate data patterns and messages in data (graphs, Sankey diagrams, maps etc.) and finally
  • efficiently disseminate this data and the subsequent messages (technical reports, newsletters, online tools, etc.)