Professional development & certification
As Australia’s leading body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management, the Energy Efficiency Council plays a key role in providing training, education and professional development opportunities for EEC members and the broader energy efficiency industry.
Current programs the Council delivers focus on Measurement and Verification (M&V) through the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s ‘Certified Measurement & Verification Professional’ (CMVP) program of training and exams and professional accreditation of individuals who specialise in leading Integrated Energy Building Retrofits (IBERs) through the Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme.
A number of additional training programs and opportunities are currently under development and will be announced later this year.
Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme
The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme provides professional certification for individuals who lead and manage comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings.
Certification is available to professionals who deliver focused, integrated projects that deliver better energy efficiency outcomes for customers.
- identifies industry leaders in the delivery of comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings;
- provides a benchmark for aspiring energy efficiency professionals who wish to develop their skills;
- allows commercial building owners and managers to identify industry professionals with the right expertise.
The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme is operated by the Energy Efficiency Council on behalf of the broader Australian energy efficiency sector. It has been designed under the supervision of an independent Steering Committee made up of experts that work in industry, government and the property sector. This Steering Committee continues to oversee the operation of the Scheme.
Assessment criteria have been developed by senior professionals from across the industry with significant experience implementing energy retrofits of commercial buildings.
Further information on the Scheme, including details on how to apply for certification and information on subsidies available, is available at www.EfficiencyCertification.org.au
MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAMS
The Energy Efficiency Council works in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®) and the US Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) to deliver a number of Measurement & Verification training programs and workshops in Australia.
The verification of energy savings is an important aspect of energy management initiatives, and has a direct impact on project financing, greenhouse gas emission credit trading, and energy performance contracting. The most widely accepted protocol worldwide for savings verification is the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP).
ABOUT THE EVO
The EVO is an international non-profit organisation that offers products and services which aid in:
- The measurement and verification (M&V) of energy and water savings resulting from energy/water efficiency projects
- Financial risk management of energy savings performance contracts
- Quantifying carbon emissions reductions from energy efficiency projects
- Promoting sustainable and green construction through cost-effective and accurate accounting of energy and water savings
EVO provides training workshops for M&V professionals in order to raise the standards in M&V. Using its international expertise, the organisation develops special workshops and training programs tailored to the needs of specific regions.
Starting in the 1990s, standardised approaches to energy efficiency M&V were developed to assist developers, owners and financiers of projects. Today, the EVO- owned International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®) is the leading international standard in M&V protocols. IPMVP has been translated into 15 languages and is used in more than 100 countries. It is now typically cited as the basis for federal, state and utility M&V protocols.
The EEC, in partnership with EVO, currently delivers two M&V training programs a number of times each year. Please click through the program title for more information on each offering.
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 follwed by a 4 hour examination for those who wich to achieve CMVP status.
The Applied Measurement & Verification Workshop is available to CMVPs who wish to deepen their exposure to the concepts, theory, mathematical analysis and tools available to perform effective M&V.