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

When it comes to decarbonising our built environment, it is crucial that governments lead by example, taking advantage of the cost-effective energy management opportunities that exist in their own operations. Smart energy management can reduce energy use in facilities by 30 per cent or more, while strengthening government budgets, creating jobs, and slashing emissions.

That’s why the Energy Efficiency Council has joined forces with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC)Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and Property Council of Australia (PCA) to develop a new guide, Best practice for energy management in government operations.

This new guide profiles governments that are leading the charge, and provides guidance for all governments on how they can put in place the policies and programs that will drive systematic energy performance improvements in their own operations.

The guide will be launched by the Victorian Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Danny Pearson MP, who will speak to the importance of energy management in the Victorian Government’s own decarbonisation efforts, and the big wins that are being delivered by their Greener Government Buildings program.

The event will also feature a panel discussion with three leading public servants that have driven major energy performance projects in government departments and agencies:

  • Lucy Hastewell, Associate Director, Facilities and Operations at the National Gallery of Victoria;
  • Parag Shinde, Group Energy and Sustainability Manager at Property NSW; and
  • Tiernan Humphrys, Manager Environmental Sustainability at the Victorian Health Building Authority.

This launch will be followed by a panel discussion featuring leading public servants that have driven major energy performance projects in government departments and agencies.

What: Exclusive launch webinar: Best practice for energy management in government operations
When: Tuesday 7 December, 1:00-2:30pm AEDT
Where: Online - register here


Heat pumps are a hot topic in Australia and overseas, and no wonder. Their high efficiency levels and the opportunity they offer to power heating loads with renewable energy are both important in the journey to net zero emissions.

Join us on Thursday 16 December, 7:30-9am AEDT to get the low down on how to maximise the efficiency of heat pumps in commercial buildings from global experts including:

Register now>>


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


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.

The Hon. Matt Kean MP, NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy and Environment, will launch the 2021 edition of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: a briefing for Australian business as well as an accompanying guide Leveraging tax incentives to improve energy performance. In this session, Minister Kean and Energy Efficiency Council CEO, Luke Menzel, will discuss 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.

Introduction and 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 


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