Training & Events

Training & Events

Training and Events

The Energy Efficiency Council collaborates with its members and partners to deliver training and events that support the Council’s mission to build a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:

  • Healthy, comfortable buildings;
  • Productive, competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.


The Council’s events program:

  • Drives ambitious government policy;
  • Supports business decision making and growth; and
  • Ensures quality with standards and professional development.

The Council works with its members, partners and stakeholders to deliver a number of events, including the annual:

The Council also hosts bespoke National Energy Efficiency Forums, boardroom-style Leaders’ Lunches with Ministers and industry experts, and other events.

Council events are designed to bring industry leaders, energy management experts, policy makers and energy users together to share best practice, and learn about the latest trends and technologies in smart energy management.

The Council works with members and partners to deliver bespoke events. If you would like to learn more about Council events please email

Training and professional development

The Council’s training and professional development program:

  • Meets the current and future skills needs of energy management service providers;
  • Enhances the capabilities of individuals with energy management responsibilities; and
  • Contributes to the growth of the energy management sector.

The Council works with its members, partners and stakeholders to deliver a robust training and professional development program, which includes:

  • Capturing the Value of Demand Response;
  • Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard; and
  • Energy Measurement and Metering.

As well as accreditation programs:

  • The Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP); and
  • The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme (EECS).

Download our Training & Professional Development flyer.


The Energy Efficiency Council collaborates with industry partners to deliver high quality business engagement events, designed to support Australian businesses with managing the risks - and capturing the opportunities - of the energy transition.

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Upcoming webinars featuring EEC representatives

This panel will take a deep dive into climate and decarbonisation in the lead-up to COP26 – Australia’s contribution and the opportunities electrifying the economy will create.

Tuesday, 19 October | 9:30am - 11:30am AEDT

Introduction and Chair: Kane Thornton, CEO, Clean Energy Council

Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government

Hon Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy

Darren Miller, CEO, Australian Renewable Energy National Agency (ARENA)

Panel Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO, Energy Efficiency Council

John Connor, CEO, Carbon Market Institute
Anna Malos, Country Lead - Australia, ClimateWorks
Gretta Stephens, Chief Executive Climate Change, Bluescope
Zoe Whitton, Executive Director, Pollination

Register here

Australia’s office buildings lead the world on energy performance; the challenge of the 2020s is to extend those benefits to all commercial buildings, optimise energy management for renewable energy system, and chart a course to full decarbonisation.

In this session we’ll explore how National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy rating is evolving, the opportunity for load shaping and demand response in commercial buildings, and the least cost pathway for eliminating operational emissions and meeting the sector’s ambitious net zero goals.

Wednesday, 20 October | 10:00am - 11:30am AEDT

Panel Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO, Energy Efficiency Council

Monique Alfris, Head of Operations and Standards, NABERS
Philip Harrington, Principal, Strategy. Policy. Research
Dale O’Toole, National Manager, Building Performance, GPT Group

Register here


Energy and carbon management in Australian industry is a hot topic, with multiple efforts getting off the ground or already underway to support industry as Australia decarbonises. This session will survey the latest insights from governments, business coalitions and not-for-profits all working to unlock the big global opportunities for Aussie industry in a prosperous, net zero economy

Thursday, 21 October | 10:00am - 11:30am AEDT

Panel Chair: Holly Taylor, Head of Projects, Energy Efficiency Council

Rob Kelly, Industry Lead, ClimateWorks
Ross Tunmer, Senior Manager, Energy & Climate Change, Point Advisory
Bruce Rowse, Principal Consultant, 8020 Green
Alison Reeve, Climate Change and Energy Deputy Program Director, Grattan Institute

Register here


The energy system transistion and the technology that is evoloving to support this.


Tuesday, 26 October | 9:30am - 11:30am AEDT

Introduction and Chair: Rob Murray-Leach, Head of Policy, Energy Efficiency Council

Keynote: Daniel Westerman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Panel Chair: Rachel Watson, Clean Energy Council Board Chair

Richard Lowe, CEO, Lumea
Stan Krpan, CEO, Solar Victoria
Lisa Zembrodt, Director, Operations – Energy Markets, Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric

Register here

Minimum energy efficiency standards for housing haven’t increased for over a decade, but are finally on the table with proposed changes to the National Construction Code. Meanwhile the push for a new, national energy performance disclosure framework is building momentum, and there is a fresh effort to support retrofits with tailored finance options for landlords and householders.

Wednesday, 27 October | 9:30am - 11:30am AEDT

This session will survey the policy landscape for new and existing homes and how to support consumers through the transition.

Chair: Anna Crabb, CEO, AEF

Toby Cumming, Team Leader Research, Sustainability Victoria
Richard Lovell, Head of Debt Markets, CEFC
Jodie Pipkorn, Manager, Energy Division, Residential Energy Efficiency Branch, Residential Buildings and NatHERS Policy Team, Department of Industry
Rob McLeod, Renew

Register here

Our electricity market is transforming, and in this rapidly changing landscape demand side resources like load shaping and demand response are becoming increasingly crucial for affordability, reliability and security.

Just a few days after the long awaited launch of the Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism , this panel will unpack what the new mechanism will means for the market and for customers, the flexibility opportunities that are yet to be realised, and what business can do now smarten up their interactions with the electricity market.

Thursday, 28 October | 9:30am - 11:30am AEDT

Chair: Liz Fletcher, Board member, Energy Efficiency Council

Grant Hatamosa, General Manager, Zen Ecosystems
Kedem Levy, C&I Demand Response Manager, AGL
Marija Petkovic, Founder and Managing Director, Energy Synapse
Claire Richards, Manager of Industry Engagement and Regulatory Affairs, Enel X

Register here



First Fuel

The Energy Efficiency Council's podcast, First Fuel, brings you the latest perspectives on energy efficiency, energy management and demand response from Australia and around the world.

The First Fuel podcast is often broadcast live as a webinar, and always shared later as a podcast.

Please see the First Fuel podcast to subscribe to the podcast, register for upcoming live webinars, or watch previous recordings.

CPD Opportunity

Did you know that watching EEC webinars or listening to First Fuel may qualify as CPD and as a guide may attract 0.2 AEE credits? Viewers and listeners may request a certificate of attendanceRead more about all Energy Efficiency Council CPD opportunities.

Past Energy Efficiency Council webinars

Farmers share big wins in smart energy management


Heat pumps: realising low cost abatement in buildings and industry


Improving energy performance in existing buildings: An international review of trends in energy codes and performance standards



Public launch: A research report to support an industry-led roadmap for healthy, comfortable buildings


RACE for Business: Flexible Demand project launch


Greener Government Buildings 2.0: Victoria's Assistant Treasurer on the revamped GGB program


Further, faster, together: Australian-German collaboration on energy efficiency in buildings


Energy management leaders: sector spotlight on office-based business


Minimum energy performance in buildings


Navigating a dynamic energy landscape


Energy management leaders: sector spotlight on manufacturers


First Fuel live webinar recording: Driving global collaboration on high performance buidlings


National Summit: Energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery - Part 1


National Summit: Energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery - Part 2


National Summit: Energy efficiency and Australia's economic recovery - Part 3