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Building Upgrade Services Directory

All successful building upgrades, from tuning a HVAC system to undertaking a comprehensive whole building retrofit, have one thing in common – they are undertaken by professionals and companies that are reputable and have appropriate levels of expertise in their area.

The Building Upgrade Services Directory is designed to give owners and managers of commercial buildings and multi-unit residential dwellings information that assists them to identify service providers they can trust.

The Directory does not list individuals or companies. Instead, it identifies the key industry bodies, professional associations and certifications whose membership includes experts in building upgrades. The Directory lists these organisations by technology or service, helping building owners and managers to

  • click through to the relevant organisation's website, and review service providers that have been certified or accepted as members;
  • understand the significance of being a member of a particular organisation, or achieving a particular certification; and,
  • query service providers on whether they are members of a relevant organisation, or hold a relevant certification.

The Directory has sections on various building upgrade services and technologies. Each section provides details on the relevant organisations or certifications, and provides a link to each organisation's website where you can find out more.

Energy Efficiency Retrofit Specialists

Clean Energy Supply Specialists

Technology specialists

Associated Services

 

The Building Upgrade Services directory was developed by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the City of Sydney.



 

Building Upgrade Services Directory: Energy Efficiency Retrofit Specialists

Commercial Building Upgrade Professionals

Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme

The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme (EECS) certifies professionals that can lead comprehensive energy retrofits of commercial buildings. Certification is available to professionals that deliver focused, integrated projects that deliver better energy efficiency outcomes for customers.

The Scheme offers two levels of Certification: Certified Energy Efficiency Specialist (CEES) and Certified Energy Efficiency Leader (CEEL).

A list of Certified Professionals can be found at www.efficiencycertification.org.au/find-a-certified-professional

Measurement & Verification Specialists

Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVPs) are experts in monitoring the success of energy efficiency upgrades. CMVPs can measure and verify energy and water savings, and quantify carbon emissions reductions from energy efficiency projects.

CMVPs have undertaken training, passed an exam and demonstrated an appropriate level of experience in their field. CMVP-ITs (in training) have undertaken training and passed an exam, but are still acquiring the necessary experience.

A list of Australian CMVPs  can be found on the Association of Energy Engineers website.

Energy Efficiency Providers

Clean Energy Council

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) represents Australia’s clean energy sector. Its members operate in a diverse range of areas, including bioenergy, cogeneration, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydro, solar, solar hot water, marine energy and wind. All CEC Members are bound by a code of conduct.

A listing of Current CEC members can be found at: www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/membership/current-members

Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is Australia's peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. The Council is comprised of member companies with extensive commercial and technical experience in energy efficiency and associated disciplines. All EEC members are bound by a code of ethics.

A list of member organisations can be found at http://www.eec.org.au/members

Sustainable Energy Association of Australia

The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA) is the peak body for the sustainable energy industry.

The SEA promotes the development and adoption of sustainable energy technologies and services that minimise the use of energy through sustainable energy practice, and maximises the use of energy from sustainable sources.

White Certificate Suppliers

Accredited Certificate Providers for the NSW Energy Savings Scheme

The Energy Savings Scheme is an initiative of the NSW government which provides financial incentives to implement energy efficiency projects.  One Energy Saving Certificate is generated for each tonne of greenhouse gas saved.

Each year, the Energy Savings Scheme helps deliver substantial savings on power bills to medium and large business throughout New South Wales.

Companies accredited to generate Energy Savings Certificates can be found at http://acpdirectory.environment.nsw.gov.au

Accredited Certificate Providers for the Victorian Energy Saver Incentive

The Victorian Government's Energy Saver Incentive offers financial incentives to implement energy efficiency measures in residential and commercial spaces. One Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate (VEEC) is generated for each tonne of greenhouse gas saved.

Companies accredited to generate VEECs can be found at http://switchon.vic.gov.au/more-ways-to-save/energy-saver-incentive

Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association

The Energy Efficiency Certificate Creators Association (EECCA) has been established to represent and self-regulate the activities of businesses creating and trading energy efficiency certificates. These activities underpin the Victorian, NSW, SA and ACT Energy Efficiency Schemes which facilitate the installation of energy efficient products and services to households and businesses.

Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is Australia's peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. The EEC has a number of members with expertise in white certificates. All EEC members are bound by a code of ethics.

A list of EEC members with expertise in certificate creation can be found here.

Energy Auditors and Assessors

AIRAH Accredited Energy Auditors

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) manages a register of accredited energy auditors.

Green Building Council of Australia

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is a not for profit organisation committed to driving the adoption of sustainable building practices.

The GBCA runs the Green Star Continuing Professional Development Program with two qualification options, Green Star Associate and Green Star Accredited Professionals (GSAP).

The Directory of Green Star Accredited Professionals can be found at http://www.gbca.org.au/people/

NABERS Accredited Assessors

National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is a performance-based rating system for existing buildings. NABERS rates a building on the basis of its measured operational impacts on the environment, and provides a simple indication of how well these environmental impacts are managed compared with peers and neighbours.

NABERS Accredited Assessors are trained and accredited to undertake NABERS ratings. Assessors can be found online here.

 

The Building Upgrade Services directory was developed by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the City of Sydney.



 

Building Upgrade Services Directory: Clean Energy Supply Specialists

Solar PV / Thermal experts

Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) provides a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installers Accreditation program known as the Solar Accreditation Scheme. This accreditation is a qualification that demonstrates that Installers are competent in the design and installation of stand-alone and grid connected solar PV systems. Accredited installers are eligible for government incentives and rebates.

Installers can be found at http://www.solaraccreditation.com.au/consumers/find-an-installer.html

Australian Solar Council

The Australian Solar Council administers the SolarGold certification. SolarGold offers professional development, training and recognition for installers who commit to best practice sales, PV design & installation.

Accredited installers can be found at http://solargold.com.au/

Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the peak industry body for the solar energy sector, whose members include: installers; manufacturers and importers of panels, inverters and batteries; retailers; researchers; and lobbyists.

A listing or SEIA member organisations can be found at http://www.seia.org.au/index.php/members

Cogeneration and Trigeneration providers

Clean Energy Council

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) represents Australia’s clean energy sector. Its members operate in a diverse range of areas, including bioenergy, cogeneration, energy efficiency, geothermal, hydro, solar, solar hot water, marine energy and wind. All CEC Members are bound by a code of conduct.

A listing of current CEC members, including cogeneration and trigeneration providers, can be found at http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/membership/current-members.html

Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is Australia's peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. The EEC has a number of members with expertise in both cogeneration and trigeneration. All EEC members are bound by a code of ethics.

A listing of current EEC members providing cogeneration and trigeneration services can be found at www.eec.org.au/members

Sustainable Energy Association of Australia

The Sustainable Energy Association of Australia (SEA) is the peak business body for the sustainable energy industry and enterprises supporting sustainable energy.

SEA promotes the development and adoption of sustainable energy technologies and services that minimise the use of energy through sustainable energy practice, and maximises the use of energy from sustainable sources.

Small Scale Technology Certificates (STC) Providers

STC Registered Agents

Small scale Technology Certificates (STCs) are generated through the installation of renewable energy systems including solar panels, solar water heaters and heat pumps. The number of certificates issued relates to the amount of electricity generated by solar panels, wind or hydro systems or electricity displaced by a solar water heater or heat pump.

A registered Agent assists owners in the purchase and installation of eligible small scale technologies in exchange for the right to generate certificates. The agent can then sell the certificates on the STC Open Market or the STC clearing house.

Registered Agents can be found at http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/Solar-Panels/Find-a-Registered-Agent/find

 

The Building Upgrade Services directory was developed by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the City of Sydney.



 

Building Upgrade Services Directory: Technology specialists

HVAC companies and professionals

Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) is a nation-wide trade association serving companies that operate in the commercial / industrial sector of the HVAC industry.

Membership is open to contractors and business owners, refrigeration mechanics, plumbers, engineers, draftspersons and those involved in marketing and research and development.

Australian Institute for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating

The Australian Institute for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) provides leadership, promotion, representation and support to the air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and related services industry. AIRAH's members include experts in commissioning, energy auditing, building services, fire and smoke detection, engineering (hospitals and hotels), solar heating and chilling and maintenance.

Membership is available for companies and individuals. Individuals have a range of membership grades and are required to follow a Code of Ethics. Company membership requires AIRAH Board approval.

Australian Refrigeration Association

The ARA delivers solutions and assistance relevant to participants in the refrigeration and air conditioning supply chain including design & assessment, training, commercialisation, installation, operation & maintenance, and disposal.

ARA members are experts in refrigeration and air-conditioning and can be found at http://www.ausref.org.au/index.php/about-ara/our-members/founding-members

Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is Australia's peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. The EEC has a number of members with expertise Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), chillers and boilers. All EEC members are bound by a code of ethics.

A list of EEC members with expertise in HVAC can be found online here.

Plumbers

Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia

The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia (MPMSAA) includes plumbers specialising in Heating and Cooling. Members are bound by a Code of Ethics, are licensed, registered and insured for 6 years.

Lighting Designers, Installers and Upgrade Companies

Australian Lighting Industry Association

The Australian Lighting Industry Association is a not for profit association made up of lighting and associated professionals designed to promote the design, manufacture, installation and operation of lighting facilities.

Membership is made up of companies and individuals that work or have a professional interest in the lighting sector.

Energy Efficiency Council

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is Australia's peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. The EEC has a number of members who specialise in lighting and lighting controls. All EEC members are bound by a code of ethics.

A list of EEC members with expertise in lighting can be found online here.

IES: The Lighting Society

The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ), known as IES: The Lighting Society aims to promote the art and science of illumination. The Society includes engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers, designers and students. Membership is open to individuals at Associate, Technician, Member and Fellow levels. Corporate membership is also available.

Lighting Council of Australia

The Australia Lighting Council is an advocate for the lighting industry encouraging the use of appropriately designed and manufactured high quality lighting systems.

Membership is made up of companies involved in the industry and can be found at http://www.lightingcouncil.com.au/site/members.php

Electricians

EcoSmart Electricians

The EcoSmart Electricians Program is a national training and accreditation program for electricians, specialising in energy efficiency. It provides training in energy management, lighting, pumps, fans and motors, solar generation systems and heating and cooling.

Master Electricians Australia

Master Electricians Australia is a national trade association for Electrical Contractors. It offers a general membership program.

National Electrical Communications Association

The National Electrical Communications Association (NECA) is the peak industry body representing electrical and communications contractors throughout Australia.

Power Factor Correction, Solar Thermal Hot Water Services, Heat Pumps and Variable Speed Drive and CO Sensor Controls

There are no industry bodies which deal exclusively with each of these technologies. However the Energy Efficiency Council does identify companies which specialise in each of these areas through their member listing. All EEC members are bound by a code of ethics.

EEC members can be found at www.eec.org.au/members

EcoSmart Electricians

The EcoSmart Electricians Program is a national training and accreditation program for electricians, specialising in energy efficiency. It provides training in energy management, lighting, pumps, fans and motors, solar generation systems and heating and cooling.

 

The Building Upgrade Services directory was developed by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the City of Sydney.



 

Building Upgrade Services Directory: Associated Services

Facility Managers

Facility Managers Association of Australia

The Facility Managers Association of Australia (FMA) represents professionals working in the strategic and operational management of facilities for public and private sector organisations. Membership categories for individuals include general, supporter, affiliate, student and international.

Design Specialists

Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia. The Institute aims to improve the built environment by promoting quality, responsible sustainable design and provides professional support and advice. Membership is available to companies and different levels of membership may include selected staff or all staff.

 

The Building Upgrade Services directory was developed by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the City of Sydney.