Best Practice Guides

The Energy Efficiency Council has best practice guides available for free to help companies improve their energy efficiency.   Best Practice Guide to Combined Heat and Power - Workshop Report on Best Practice and Emissions Allocation ProtocolThe Energy Efficiency Council undertook a workshop mid 2013 on best practice cogeneration and the development of an emissions allocation protocol.  The Energy Efficiency Council was supported to develop this document and delivering the workshop associated with the document by the Australian Government's Enterprise Connect through the Clean Technology Focus for Supply Chain program. Download the CHP Best Practice and Emissions Allocation Protocol Workshop Report.   Best Practice Guide to Energy Efficiency in Government Operations Governments can save millions of dollars by reducing their energy use. However, global and local experience shows that governments need to have a clear, whole-of-government process to make substantial improvements in energy efficiency. In 2011 the Government Property Group (GPG) and the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) jointly developed a guidance paper that sets out the principles for successful programs to drive energy efficiency in government operations.   Download the Guidance Paper: Integrated Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Energy Performance Contracting   Best Practice Guide to Energy Performance Contracts This guide helps businesses through the process of Energy Performance Contracts, including:
  • An overview of Energy Performance Contracting
  • A tool to determine whether  Energy Performance Contracting is the best way for your organisation to improve its energy efficiency
  • A step-by-step process for setting your goals, hiring an Energy Service Company, scoping your project and setting up a contract
  • A plain English guide to understanding and using:
    • The Standard Detailed Facility Study Agreement
    • The National Standard Energy Performance Contract
  Download the Best Practice Guide to Energy Performance Contracts   Best Practice Guide to Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings Many factors can influence how much energy a facility uses, such as technology, weather and the number of staff using a site. As a result, working out how much energy an energy efficiency upgrade is saving requires more than just metering. Energy professionals need to use accurate measurement and repeatable methodology, known as a measurement and verification protocol. This Guide presents a basic framework and methodologies for measurement and verification, to help energy efficiency service providers and customers understand the key issues for determining how successful a project has been.   Download the Best Practice Guide to Measurement and Verification of Energy Savings The New South Wales Government has developed a detailed Measurement & Verification Operational Guide.  For further information visit here: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/climateChange/MVOperationGde.htm   The Energy Efficiency Council advises that individuals interested in becoming measurement and verification professionals will require additional specialist knowledge, skills and experience.