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.

Upcoming events

Launching the third edition of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for Australian businesses

DATE: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

TIME: 11:00am – 12:30pm AEDT

Launching a new sector spotlight - Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for manfuacturers

DATE: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:15pm AEDT

Launching a new sector spotlight - Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for office tenancies

DATE: Tuesday, 27 October 2020

TIME: 11:00am – 12:15pm AEDT


To learn more about each of these sessions, visit




Lunchtime business forum: Australia's energy outlook and strategy with Alan Kohler AM

On Thursday 11 July 2019, the Energy Efficiency Council launched the second edition of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for Australian businesses at a lunchtime forum featuring a keynote address by Alan Kohler AM and a panel discussion.

Designed for directors and senior executives, the briefing is a practical, approachable briefing on the drivers for transformation in Australia’s energy markets, how those drivers play out in business energy bills, and the options businesses have to take control of their energy position.

In Alan’s keynote address, he noted that businesses are reliant on "people, capital and energy." Yet while businesses have sophisticated approaches to managing people and capital, energy management is often an afterthought.

Alan was particularly forthright on the need for business to get across demand response: "If you can't make good money from demand response, then you're not trying, and your competitors will."

In the panel discussion with Alan, David Abela, Executive General Manager at Visy Global Procurement, Dr Vikas Ahuja, Head of Energy at Coles, and Anna Skarbek, CEO of ClimateWorks, the speakers discussed how business is responding to a transforming energy market, and the strategies that they are employing to take control.

Read the full post-event wrap here.

Download the energy briefing (July 2019) here.

Download Demand response 101 here.

This event is delivered in partnership with Enel X.

Upcoming Energy Efficiency Council webinars

The Energy Efficiency Council has two webinar series: 

  1. First Fuel, a public podcast that's broadcast live as a webinar; and
  2. Demand Profile, a member-only webinar series.

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 will be broadcast live as a webinar, and 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.

Demand Profile

The Energy Efficiency Council’s exclusive webinar series for members, Demand Profile, covers the latest developments from the demand side, including technology, policy and general nerdery.

Demand Profile is broadcast live as a webinar, with recordings shared exclusively with members in the Weekly news roundup and on the Energy Efficiency Council members LinkedIn group.

Upcoming Demand Profile webinars


Previous Demand Profile webinars

  • Strategic issues facing EE schemes in Australia with Rod Woolley - Thursday 28 May 2020
  • NABERS responds to COVID-19 with Carlos Flores - Friday 24 April 2020


Past Council webinars 


14 November 2019

Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO

On Thursday 14 November 2019 the Energy Efficiency Council, in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA), held a webinar on the IEA's Energy Efficiency 2019 Market Report.

Jeremy Sung and Kathleen Gaffney from the IEA delivered an informative review of the report, and provided great responses to live questions from the webinar audience.

For those of you that were unable to attend, please find the IEA's slides here, and the webinar recording here.


The World's First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems 

4 July 2019

Chair: Rob Murray-Leach, Head of Policy

Major global economies, including China, Germany, India, Japan and the United States, are making huge strides to improve their energy efficiency and adjust when they use energy.

In June 2019, the EEC released its latest flagship report, The World’s First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems. The report examines the energy efficiency policies that global leaders have introduced, and what the key lessons are for Australia. 

In the webinar, we heard from Joe Ritchie from the International Energy Agency, who presented the latest global data on energy and energy efficiency, and Rob Murray-Leach, the EEC’s Head of Policy, who talked through the findings from The World’s First Fuel.

Click here to watch the webinar recording

Download Joe Ritchie's presentation here



4 July 2018

Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its biennial International Energy Efficiency Scorecard in June 2018. The report examines the energy efficiency policies and performance of the world’s 25 largest energy-consuming countries, and provides a valuable, independent benchmark for how Australia is faring relative to our international competitors.

The Energy Efficiency Council partnered with the ACEEE to unpack Australia’s results in a 1-hour webinar for EEC members, partners and interested experts. The EEC's CEO, Luke Menzel, was joined on the webinar by:

  • Steve Nadel, Executive Director, ACEEE
  • Shruti Vaidyanathan, Senior Advisor for Research, ACEEE

The audio recording and slides are available below.

Save energy and money with accelerated depreciation for small business

13 June 2018

Chair: Shauna Coffey, Head of Projects