Training & Events
The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports a range of events designed to bring industry leaders, efficiency experts, policy makers and energy users together to share best practice, learn about the latest trends and technologies and to raise professional standards in the sector.
The Council's flagship event, the National Energy Efficiency Conference, is Australia's leading dedicated event for energy efficiency professionals and attracts over 270 delegates. The conference is complemented by a range of targeted networking, education and training events throughout the year.
The Energy Efficiency Council is the only Australian accredited provider of the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s ‘Certified Measurement & Verification Professional’ training and exams. Additional training programs are coming soon.
The EEC also partners on and presents at a wide variety of leading industry events, exhibitions and conferences.
Check out the menu to the left for current and upcoming events and training programs.
Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard
The Energy Efficiency Council is pleased to announce a new professional development and education opportunity for energy audit professionals.
Presented in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, the EEC's Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard training program gives energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet with Australian Standard 3598:2014
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If you have any questions about the Energy Audit Standard Training, please contact us online here or call Karla Paeglis, Manager, Sector Development on 03 8327 8423.
What past participants have said
'...A great mix of theory, practice, interactive activities and real life examples to bring the process to life...'
'...Lots of useful activities that helped us engage with and scrutinise the standard...'
'...Paul is a fantastic presenter - this could have been a very dry topic, but he made it interesting from the start...'
ABOUT THE STANDARD
Accurate and consistent energy auditing is critical to the uptake and quality of energy efficiency projects as it is often used as the basis for business case justification, project design and as a baseline to measure post-upgrade savings.
In 2014, Standards Australia released the new standard for energy auditing: AS/NZS 3598:2014, which sets out minimum requirements for commissioning and conducting three prescribed types of audits that identify opportunities for cost effective investments to improve energy performance.
Unlike the previous standard, the new standard is actually a series of standards focused on particular economic sectors:
- 3598.1 Energy audits – Commercial buildings
- 3598.2 Energy audits – Industrial and related activities
- 3598.3 Energy audits – Transport related activities
The new series of standards are a significant revision to the previous standard, AS/NZS 3598:2000. They are more rigorous, are outcomes-based and are focused on providing audit customers with actionable energy conservation measures.
By providing your clients with Standard-compliant energy audits, you’ll give them the confidence to increase both the quantity and quality of their energy efficiency projects. Your clients will be better positioned to identify opportunities, develop powerful business cases, design innovative projects and to effectively measure post-upgrade savings.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
Presented in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this one day training program will give energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet with Australian Standard 3598:2014. Note that the content of the course relates to audit process rather than being an instruction on energy saving techniques and technologies.
The program is practical and hands-on, using workshops and group exercises to lead participants through the process of delivering a Standard compliant energy audit relating to:
- 3598.1 Energy Audits - Commercial buildings
- 3598.2 Energy Audits - Industrial and related activities
The training will be delivered by Dr Paul Bannister. Paul is one of the world's leading authorities in energy efficiency. Previously the Managing Director of leading specialist energy efficiency consultancy Exergy Australia, (acquired by Energy Action in 2014), Paul is now responsible for Energy Action's Projects & Advisory Services division.
Paul has played a central role in the development of major energy efficiency innovations, such as the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme (now renamed NABERS Energy). He is a founding member of the ABGR (now NABERS) Independent Energy Efficiency Design Review Panel and an author to over 100 publications in the field of energy use.
Paul was awarded National Energy Efficiency Champion at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2014.
Participants will leave the training with:
- an understanding of what the new Standard does that the old one didn’t;
- a broad awareness of energy audit basics;
- an understanding of the different audit types defined in the Standard;
- the ability to apply the energy audit parameters outlined in the Standard; and
- knowledge on best practice energy audit reporting.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:
- Certified Measurement & Verification Professional, 1.4 Credits.
- Green Star Associate and Green Star Accredited Professional, 8 Points.
- Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme, Assessment Area 2.
Course participants will be required to have access to both AS/NZS 3598.1:2014 and AS/NZS 3598.2:2014.
Participants have the opportunity to purchase a restricted version of the Standards at a significant discount off the retail rate during the registration process. This version is provided by the Energy Efficiency Council in pdf format for personal use, and may be printed by the purchaser once only.
Alternately, SAI Global has copies of the Standards available for purchase in various formats on their webshop.
Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments.
All prices are stated in Australian dollars. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST.
Current EEC members receive significant discounts on rates, but your membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate.
Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be recieved in writing and can be sent to email@example.com
The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its deiscretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees.
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Join us to discuss balancing demand and supply in the future energy system
The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is excited to announce that we are collaborating with the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) to deliver an evening event on Wednesday 28 September focused on the role of demand and supply in the future energy system.
The event will be attended by a cross-section of AIE and EEC members, and a range of other Victorian professionals with an interest in energy issues.
This event will provide an overview of the first edition of the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook and discuss the integration of energy demand, supply and climate change policy.
The public debate around energy in Australia is almost entirely focused on storage and supply-side technologies like solar and wind. However, there are also fundamental changes happening in the way that energy is used. We’re moving from a half-century where energy supply was adjusted to meet variable supply, to a period where demand can be adjusted to meet more local and intermittent supply.
Better integrating supply and demand will deliver more affordable, stable and secure energy and a much larger reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: Wednesday 28 September 2016
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Location: AURECON Offices - Level 5, 850 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC 3008
Drinks and nibbles will be provided.
Have questions regarding the event?
Please contact Daniela Vrljic, Executive, Events & Communications on 03 8327 8425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org