Training & Events

Training & Events


The Energy Efficiency Council, Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response, was delighted to partner with Rx Global to produce the 2021 digital Energy Efficiency Expo conference series.

While we weren't able to meet in person again this year, thanks to the industry's support we were able to come together virtually to learn, discuss and grow our industry together. The virtual program was conducted across seven days, for seven sessions, and was free to attend. It was an outstanding encapsulation of the crucial role energy efficiency, energy management and demand management will play in decarbonising Australia and developing a net zero economy.
We would like to thank all involved including speakers, partners and attendees for making it all possible.
If you would like to revisit any of the recorded sessions, you can do so by accessing the links below.  Remember, watching Energy Efficiency Expo sessions may qualify as CPD and as a guide may attract 0.2 AEE credits. Please remember to request a certificate of attendance for any session you watch. Plus, don't forget to check out the supplier directory where you'll find details and new product releases and reviews from local and international suppliers.
We're already looking ahead to the Energy Efficiency Expo 2022, which will be taking place from 26-27 October 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Enquire now about exhibiting and please mark your calendars now and plan on attending.

We want to give special thanks to our partner, Rx Global, for all their hard work translating the planned Expo into an online format; their commitment to providing a high quality event for our industry in the face of all the challenges of COVID is deeply appreciated.

We hope to see you in 2022!

Best regards,

Luke Menzel
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Council


Plenary 1: the pathway to net zero

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

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

Ministerial Keynotes:
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

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

The Pathway to Net Zero

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

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


The next frontier for commercial buildings

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

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.

This session explores 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.

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


Supporting industry to thrive in a net zero economy

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

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 surveys 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.

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


Plenary 2: The energy system transition and the technology that is evolving to support this

Recorded: Tuesday, 26 October | 10:00am - 11:30am AEDT

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

Keynote: Daniel Westerman, CEO, Australian Energy Market Operator

Panel Chair: Rachel Watson, CEO, Pacific Hydro Australia

Richard Lowe, CEO, Lumea
Stan Krpan, CEO, Solar Victoria
Anna Collyer, Chair, Australian Energy Market Commission 
Lisa Zembrodt, Director, Operations – Energy Markets, Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric


Enabling healthy, comfortable homes

Recorded: Wednesday, 27 October | 10:00am - 11:30am AEDT

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.

This session surveys the policy landscape for new and existing homes, dives into the health benefits into increasing home efficiency and looks at how to support consumers through the transition.

Chair: Anna Crabb, CEO, Australian Energy Foundation

Toby Cumming, Team Leader Research, Sustainability Victoria
Richard Lovell, Head of Debt Markets, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Jodie Pipkorn, Residential Energy Efficiency Branch, Residential Buildings and NatHERS Policy Team, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Rob McLeod, Renew


Flexibility and the 21st century energy market

Recorded: Thursday, 28 October | 10:00am - 11:30am AEDT

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 unpacks 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.

Chair: Liz Fletcher, Managing Director, birdwood business energy

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


Business update: Australia's dynamic energy landscape in 2021

Recorded: Wednesday, 10 November | 2:00pm - 3:30pm AEDT

Australia’s energy landscape is transforming, and the picture has become even more complex as local and global energy markets have been buffeted by the impacts of COVID-19.

In the launch of the 2021 edition of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: a briefing for Australian businesses, this high-impact panel discusses what trends are currently playing out in the Australian energy markets, what businesses can do to confidently navigate this dynamic landscape and how they can take control of their energy position.

Chair: Luke Menzel, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Council

Sally Townsend, Head of Sustainability, Blackmores Group
Wei Sue, System Lead - Sustainable Corporates, ClimateWorks Australia
Holly Taylor, Head of Projects, Energy Efficiency Council