Training & Events

Training & Events

Delivering quality energy efficiency training and workshops for business and industry

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. Below you'll find a calendar of currently scheduled programs that are open for registration. The menu bar on the left will provide you with information on all of our programs. If there's not currently a session scheduled in your city make you sure complete the expression of interest form and we'll let you know when your preferred program becomes available.

Training tailor made for your organisation

Do you have a number of staff you'd like to put through one of our programs? We can customise our programs to suit your training needs - speak to us today about delivering a bespoke program for your organisation or about group discounts by contacting us at training@eec.org.au

2017/18 Training Calendar

You can use the search bar to find training programs by subject, location, key word or date. Alternately browse our currently scheduled programs below.

 

OUR Measurement & Verification PROGRAMS

The EEC, in partnership with EVO, currently delivers a number of M&V training programs each year. Please click through the program title for more information on each offering.

Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) - Training and Examination

The CMVP program consists of a 2.5 day Measurement & Verification Fundamentals workshop, designed to introduce M&V practitioners to the application of the IPMVP. The workshop is followed by a 4 hour examination for those who wish to achieve CMVP status.

Advanced M&V

Applied Measurement & Verification Workshop

The Applied Measurement & Verification Workshop is available to CMVPs who wish to deepen their exposure to the tools available to perform effective M&V.

Statistics for Energy Audits and Measurement & Verification

New program coming soon!

Reducing the Cost of Measurement & Verification - Interval Data & Option C

New program coming soon!

Option D Workshop

New program coming soon!

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

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 

Register now for these upcoming programs 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Want to be informed next time this program is available? Would you like to see this training in your city? Click below to register your interest.

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.

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.

2017/18 PRICING

Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 Standard Fee

 $1,210+GST

 EEC Member

 $970+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 recieved 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 Managaement 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 and delivered in collaboration with Sustainability Victoria, this half day training program will seet you on the path for managing your organisations energy.

Advanced Energy Management

New training program coming soon

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click below 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

Upcoming battery storage programs

Melbourne, 20 November 2017 in conjunction with the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017

Please register via the National Energy Efficiency Conference website by clicking the link below.

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, callibration and data collection across a number of meter types in this one day work shop developed exclusively for the Energy Efficiency Council.

Register now for these upcoming programs

    

Expressions of Interest

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

The 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.

This one day, “touch and feel” training electricity, gas, flow and thermal metering and measurement. Participants will get to examine and inspect meters as part of the training.

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

2017 PRICING

Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 Standard fee

  $1270+GST

 EEC Member fee

  $970+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 recieved 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 below to register your interest. 

About Building the Business Case for Energy Effciency

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 and delivered in collabortion with Sustainability Victoria, 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 Building a Business Case for Energy Efficiency Course will learn about: 

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

PREREQUISITES

NIL

2017 PRICING

Includes access to online training module, 2 x workshops, training materials, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments.

 

Ticket type

Full fee

With SV Subsidy

 Introduction to Energy Management

 Standard

$890 +gst 

$590 +gst 

 EEC Member

$590 +gst 

$390 +gst 

 Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

 Standard

$1,210 +gst 

$910 +gst 

 EEC Member

$970 +gst 

$670 +gst 

 Introduction to Energy Management +             Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency^

 Standard

$1,950 +gst 

$1,350 +gst 

 EEC Member

$1,410 +gst 

$910 +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.

*Reduced fees are made available on specified courses through the support of Sustainability Victoria.

^Please email us at training@eec.org.au if you would like to register for both of these programs

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 recieved 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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Fundamentals of Gas Efficiency

A one day Workshop for efficiency professionals working with businesses to bring down their gas costs through maintenance, tuning, plant upgrades and fuel switching.

Upcoming gas efficiency programs

Melbourne, 21 November 2017 in conjunction with the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017

Please register via the National Energy Efficiency Conference website by clicking the link below.

About Fundamentals of Gas Efficiency

Recent, rapid and significant increases in gas prices mean more businesses are seeking to manage their energy costs through gas efficiency and fuel switching than ever before. Position your business to meet this emerging market demand by attending this one day Workshop where you'll learn:

  • The ins and outs of gas tariffs, procurement and contracting
  • How to develop a business case for gas efficiency projects
  • Where the common upgrade opportunities are, including:
    • Gas steam and hot water boiler efficiency
    • Direct gas heating efficiency
    • Fuel switching
  • How to tune systems to improve gas efficiency
  • How system maintenance can result in quick savings

 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 Concerence plenary session on 21 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.

 


 In collaboration with: