Training & Events

Training & Events

Training

The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports a range of training programs and workshops designed to raise professional standards in the sector and to assist businesses on their energy efficiency journey.

The menu bar on the left has more information on all of our available training courses. To see what's currently open for registrations just click on the program of your choice or check out our calendar here.

If there's not currently a session scheduled in your city make sure you complete the expression of interest form and we'll let you know when your preferred program becomes available.

Training tailor made for your organisation

Did you know that the Energy Efficiency Council offers bespoke training programs?

To complement our range of open courses, we also offer high quality training programs designed with your business in mind. Covering a range of policy, business and technical subjects, we have a comprehensive network of experts who continually update their knowledge and skills to offer you the best training possible.

We can deliver an off-the-shelf program tailored for your staff, or work with you to develop a program custom made to fit your organisations training needs and goals. If you have several team members looking to upskill, a bespoke course can be your most cost effective and convenient option.

Speak to us today about delivering a bespoke program for your organisation or about group discounts by contacting us at training@eec.org.au

 

Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) Training

The Energy Efficiency Council is the only Australian provider of the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s ‘Certified Measurement & Verification Professional’ training and exams, delivered in partnership with the US Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

Upcoming CMVP Training Programs

How to register:

Download and read the following documents:

Registration Guide

CMVP Information

Select your date and city below, complete the registration form and pay your booking deposit. An invoice for the full course cost, less the deposit paid, will be issued upon successful registration. Scroll down for further information on course fees.

Melbourne, 8-10 October 2019 - registrations close Tuesday 10 September

Sydney, 5-7 May 2020 - registrations open 

Melbourne, 13-15 October 2020 - registrations open in 2020 

Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.   

About measurement and verification of energy savings

Many factors 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 a repeatable methodology, known as a measurement and verification (M&V) protocol. M&V methods and processes are used to measure and verify, in a defined, transparent way, the energy savings resulting from planned changes to all or parts of a specific facility or a group of specific facilities.

Effective M&V can help you:

  • Increase energy savings
  • Reduce the cost of financing projects
  • Encourage better project engineering
  • Help demonstrate and capture the value of reduced emissions from energy efficiency and renewable investments
  • Increase public understanding of energy management as a public policy tool
  • Help national and industry organisations promote and achieve resource efficiency and environmental objectives

About CMVP

The right to use the CMVP title is granted to those who demonstrate proficiency in the M&V field by passing a 4-hour written exam and meet the required academic and practical qualifications. EVO's certification level training is offered as preparation for the exam, and as a review of basic principles for experts.

With the initials ‘CMVP’ beside your name, you are distinguishing yourself among those involved professionally in areas requiring the application of accurate and reliable measurement and verification methodologies. You will have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, and specialised knowledge within your field.

In addition to the knowledge gained from the training course, attendees will receive the following benefits:

  • A printed copy of the training course materials
  • A copy of the IPMVP
  • Other suggested prior reading
  • EVO Certificate of Attendance
  • Access to the Subscriber Section of the EVO website for one year

The CMVP Training program is 2.5 days of training, followed by a 4 hour examiniation, and is delivered in Australia by a number of international and local trainers accredited by the EVO.

Learning Objectives

Participants in the Measurement and Verification Training Course will learn:

  • how to design an M&V strategy for projects that complies with the IPMVP; and
  • how to manage the savings verification process for both internal and external reporting.

Prerequisites

Particpants are required to complete a pre-course module, which takes approximately 2-3 hours and is made available to registrants 1 month prior to the training program.

To achieve designation as a CMVP, candidates must meet minimum education and work experience requirements. For more information visit the AEE website here.

PRICING

Includes access to pre-course online training module, training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 

 Standard Fee

 EEC/EVO Member

 Student

  Full Registration

 $3,655

 $2,965

 Available˜

  Training only

 $3160

 $2,528

 Available˜

  Examination only^

 $755

 $655

 N/A

  Exam Re-sit*

 $655

 $555

 N/A


^Must have completed 2.5 day training program within last 3 years

* Must have undertaken examination within last 3 years

˜ A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. 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.

Cancellation Policy

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 received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

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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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. 

UPCOMING TRAINING PROGRAMS

Melbourne, 6 August 2019 - registrations closed

Sydney, 25 February 2020 - registrations open 

Melbourne, 24 August 2020 - registrations open in 2020 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.  

What past participants have said

'...A great mix of theory, practice, interactive activities and real life examples to bring the process to life...'

'...From a policy officer's perspective, I've always been at arms length from the energy audit process, but through this course, I gained a really useful insight into them...'

'...It was very informative and is already helping me with my work...'

'... I was impressed with the way the course addressed the fundamentals and still touched on the analysis in a meaningful way - Bruce Rowse is an excellent and knowledgeable presenter....'


'... After 5 years of conducting energy audits, finally had a formal training on Energy Auditing Standard AS/NZS 3598:2014, organised by Energy Efficiency Council, Australia.

If someone asks me, 'What makes the training so interactive?' It's the valuable insights from a class full of experienced people from wide range of consultancy firms and government departments.

I still believe there is a large gap between the industry practice and the standards. However, the responsibility lies on our shoulder to minimise the gap and produce quality audits for the clients.

Thank you Bruce Rowse for delivering the training very eloquently ...'

– Afrina Samain via LinkedIn (May 2019)

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 Bruce Rowse. Bruce has been working in energy efficiency since 2002. He founded CarbonetiX, delivering energy audits, energy efficiency upgrades and carbon accounting services. After leaving CarbonetiX at the end of 2013 he has worked internationally as an energy efficiency policy advisor and consultant.

Bruce sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014. He delivers Certified Measurement and Verification Professional Training for the Energy Efficiency Council and is the chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

Bruce is a regular casual lecturer in energy efficiency at RMIT University.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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:

REQUIREMENTS

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.

PRICING

Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 Standard Fee

 $1,290+GST

 EEC Member

 $990+GST

 Student

 Available˜

˜A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au

Current EEC members receive significant discounts on rates, but your membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate.All prices are stated in Australian dollars. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

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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OUR Energy Management Programs

The EEC and it's partners deliver a number of energy managament training programs each year. From introductory to advanced or sector specific training, you're bound to find one that's right for you.

Energy Management for Facility Managers

A one day Masterclass for facility managers looking to implement sensible energy management practices across their business, presented in partnership with the NSW Office of Environemnt and Heritage and the Facility Management Association

Introduction to Energy Management

Developed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this half day training program will seet you on the path for managing your organisations energy.

Advanced Energy Management

Developed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this multi-day workshop will teach you how to integrate energy management into your company’s strategic plan.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest. 

 

Introduction to Battery Storage

A one day Workshop on integrating new battery technologies into projects for energy users and energy efficiency professionals, presented in partneship with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

 Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.

About Introduction to Battery Storage

Batteries can be used to store energy generated from solar systems, or from the grid, and provide a way for businesses to efficiently manage their energy use. Battery storage technology is generating a huge amount of hype and market interest. The technology is central to combining a business's energy efficiency and productivity goals with clean energy.

If you’ve thought of utilising battery technologies then this Workshop is for you! You’ll learn:

  • How battery storage systems work
  • How to perform a risk and mitigation analysis
  • How to review your electrical system, usage and define your objectives and targets
  • How to utilise available tools to review the cost modelling for battery storage and establish what variables may affect viability at your site.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:

Prerequisites

Nil

2017 PRICING

Includes access to the National Energy Efficiency Conference plenary session on 20 November 2017, training session, training materials, lunch, refreshments & post training networking drinks.

 Standard fee

  $625+GST

 EEC Member fee

  $525+GST

 
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and exclude GST.

 


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Energy Measurement & Metering

Gain hands on understanding of meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection across a number of meter types in this one day work shop developed exclusively for the Energy Efficiency Council.

Upcoming Training Programs

 

Melbourne, 20 November 2019 - registrations open 

 

Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.

About Energy Measurement & Metering

With energy prices skyrocketing, more and more businesses are trying to understand how energy is consumed in their operations so they can act to bring down their bills.

That means robust measurement and metering of the way energy is used on a site is more important than ever. Whether you are trying to understand current performance, identify energy conservation measures, or verify the success of energy savings projects, reliable and relevant data is essential.

This one day, hands-on course provides introductory guidance on meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection and validation. Meter accuracy will be discussed, along with techniques for reducing the costs of measurements, and developing a metering plan in line with your customers budget.

Techniques for quickly manipulating data files will also be presented, along with guidance on data collection intervals.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course participants will learn:

  • How to meter electrical energy, thermal energy, gas energy and water flow
  • How to develop a metering plan that fits within budget constraints
  • How to select the right meter for the job
  • The application and limitations of various meter types
  • Considerations for installation
  • Data collection & validation options
  • How to analyse raw meter data.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:

Prerequisites

Nil

PRICING

Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 Standard fee

  $1290+GST

 EEC Member fee

  $990+GST

 
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. 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.

Cancellation Policy

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 received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

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. 

Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

Are you involved in developing the business case for energy efficiency projects? Do you want to learn what makes a successful business case and how to plan, develop and communicate your business case? Then this course is for you.

 Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.

About Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

Your next step to unlocking energy savings

Identifying energy efficiency projects is a key step in reducing business costs and increasing productivity. The next step is to ‘sell’ the business case within your organisation so that you get the resources you need to implement your projects. Developed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage this interactive training course helps you plan, develop and communicate your business case for energy efficiency projects.

This course consists of two half-day workshops. To get a taste of the information covered in the workshop, there is a free 30-minute online module, introduction to building the business case.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in the course will learn about: 

  • Identifying and engaging influencers
  • Financial analysis methodologies
  • Quantifying and promoting business benefits
  • Finance options
  • Communicating your business case 

PREREQUISITES

NIL

Pricing

 Standard

$1210+GST

Cancellation Policy

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 received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. 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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Capturing the Value of Demand Response

Developed exclusively for the Energy Effciency Council, join us for this one-day workshop and discover how demand response is working successfully all over the world and has the potential to effect significant change in the Australian energy market.

Upcoming Training Programs

Dates to be announced for Sydney and Melbourne, pending the AEMC determination on the proposed Demand Response mechanism.

Register your interest here and we'll contact you when dates are announced.

What past participants have said

'...A good overall workshop to create awareness and the opportunities that exist with Demand Response...'

'... The workshop was really interesting - great inputs from the participants and also great source of information provided by the presenter...'

'...Interactive - great content and well presented...'

'...A great entertaining session providing, the information valuable for me and my company...'

 

About Capturing the Value of Demand Response

As the cost of renewables comes down, and as intermittency begins to constrain the value provided by renewables, demand response - along with distributed energy - has a significant role to play in managing Australia's energy loads.

Demand response is both a way for energy users to manage costs behind the meter, and an increasingly important tool for improving the affordability and stability of Australia’s electricity system. And as Australia’s energy market transforms, the ability of energy users to rapidly adjust their energy use to adapt to changes in the energy system is only becoming more valuable.

In this practical one-day masterclass, you’ll learn about the benefits demand response for businesses and the broader energy system, different value propositions and business models for demand response, how to leverage existing and emerging technologies to facilitate demand response, and rapidly evolving opportunities to create new revenue streams for businesses by selling demand response in energy markets.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will leave the training with:

  • The knowledge of what demand is and its drivers
  • The skill to identify demand costs and calculate the financial benefit of demand reduction for an individual site:
    • Based on the site’s electricity tariff; and
    • The additional benefit that may be possible by selling DR.
  • The skill to shift and reduce demand at a site.
  • An understanding of the Australian Energy Market(s) and how to sell DR into those market, including the pros and cons of selling directly or via aggregators.
  • An understanding of the emerging opportunity for DR to help in managing the intermittency of renewables.
  • Knowledge of how to use spreadsheets to analyse demand, using by site interval data and AEMO data.
  • An understanding of the practical application of DR in Australia and around the world

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

If you are:

  • an experienced energy efficiency engineer or consultant looking to assist your customers in engaging in demand response opportunities; or
  • an energy manager with a good understanding of energy efficiency principles; or
  • a utilities employee looking to engage energy professionals and energy managers in demand response

then this program is for you!

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:

Prerequisites

Nil

PRICING

Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 Standard fee

  $1290+GST

 EEC Member fee

  $990+GST

 
All prices are in Australian dollars and exclude GST. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on rates, but your membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. All prices are stated in Australian dollars. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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 received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. 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.