Education & Training
EnSave conducts educational seminars and workshops for a variety of audiences, including energy efficiency professionals, farm outreach specialists, policy makers, and farmers. EnSave staff are sought-after speakers for a variety of agriculture and environmental organizations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Soil & Water Conservation Society, Climate Solutions, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, and various Extension services, commodity groups, Farm Bureaus, and other groups. Our two decades of experience as the leader in agricultural energy efficiency provide us with a unique perspective, which we can share with other organizations.
Click here to download the Broiler Farm Energy Savings webinar
EnSave has trained 300 data collectors across the United States and is always seeking additional data collectors to meet the need for farm energy audits and agricultural energy management plans.
Energy Data Collector Training
Geared toward professionals who have a familiarity with agriculture and/or energy efficiency, this three-day course provides a certification for EnSave Energy Data Collection. Energy data collectors are a very important part of delivering a complete energy audit. They gather the information necessary for EnSave’s engineers to assess the energy use of the farm and complete a farm energy audit. EnSave’s data collectors also play an important role in promoting farm energy audits in their local communities.
The energy data collector training encompasses both classroom and field experience. Each trainee receives a training manual that includes a job description, a list of tools and other necessities, data collections forms, and information about the equipment EnSave generally recommends for installation.
While in the classroom, the trainees are given in-depth, detailed information about what they need to look for while visiting a farm and an overview of what equipment is recommended in an audit report. The trainees then visit at least two farms for hands-on experience. The farms visited generally reflect the dominant agricultural sector of the area, and can include dairy, swine or poultry farms, beef feedlots, grain-drying facilities, field crops and greenhouses.
At the end of the three days, trainees receive certificates and officially become a certified EnSave Energy Data Collector. EnSave calls upon trained Data Collectors to aide in the development of our farm energy audits.
Click here to see our data collector job description.