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.

To learn more, visit

Member Mixers

Throughout the year, we invite members of the Energy Efficiency Council to join EEC staff, board members and special guests for casual lunches and catch ups.

Our member mixers are opportunities to gain insight on the year in energy efficiency and hear updates on our strategy for the upcoming year.

These events are included in your membership to the EEC but spots are limited, so book quickly to ensure you don't miss out.

If you aren't a member, please get in touch via email to see what we can do for your organisation. 

Current Member Mixers

Wednesday 7 September - EEC Head of Projects Holly Taylor will be in Brisbane with EEC Board member Ryan Dillon for an intimate lunch with members and partners.

The following week - Thursday 15 September - Holly will be joined by EEC Vice President Merrily Hunter in Adelaide.

At both events, members are invited to join us for a casual lunch and catch up, where Merrily, Ryan and Holly will provide an update on the major achievements from the last financial year, the EEC's FY23-25 strategy, and the key outcomes from Luke and Holly's trip to Europe.

Register for our Brisbane Member Mixer here

Register for our Adelaide Member Mixer here
















Date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Time: 12.30 - 5.00PM AEST
Registration: free and essential



Across the globe, energy efficiency is being put to work. With the energy affordability crisis showing no sign of easing and northern hemisphere heatwaves providing stark reminders of our pressing climate concerns, Europe and the US are responding with huge new commitments to energy efficiency policy and programs. Here in Australia, it’s time to take energy efficiency out of the toolbox.

On the eve of the Federal Budget, the 2022 Energy Efficiency Summit brings government, global experts, prominent consumer advocates and our largest industry associations together for a unique, economy-wide discussion on the opportunities and challenges for Australia, and the role of energy efficiency in the response – in this moment and beyond. The summit will be delivered in person from Sydney, with a national online audience able to pose live questions to speakers and panellists.

Keynote speakers 

California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister
Global leader in clean energy policy development and implementation joining us in person for Summit.

Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Jenny McAllister
Minister charged with driving the new Albanese Government's energy efficiency agenda.

Sponsor Address

Peter Halliday
Chairman and CEO

Leaders' Panel

Luke Menzel 
Energy Efficiency Council

Innes Willox
Chief Executive
Ai Group

Ken Morrison
Chief Executive
Property Council of Australia

Edwina MacDonald
Acting CEO
Australia Council of Social Service

Expert-led Panels 

We can now reveal the panellists for our three sector-specific sessions, all featuring Australians in the vanguard of policy, research and action. The three panels will focus on scaling up ambition and action on energy efficiency in residential buildings, commercial buildings and across industry.

Efficient, electric and affordable: creating better homes

Kellie Caught (Chair)
Program Director, Climate and Energy
Australia Council of Social Service

Wendy Hayhurst
Community Housing Industry Association
Vanessa Davis
Tagentyere Council
Margot Delafoulhouze
System Lead – Cities
Climateworks Centre
Ben Milsom
Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Batteries of the nation: zero emissions commercial buildings

Frankie Muskovic (Chair)
National Policy Director
Property Council of Australia

Davina Rooney
Green Building Council of Australia

Carlos Flores

David Palin
Sustainability Manager

Heavy industry, lighter loads: competitiveness through efficiency

Tennant Reed (Chair)
Head of Climate, Energy and Evironment Policy
Ai Group

Jon Jutsen
Race for 2030

Sharon Champness
Manager HR Safety and Environment

Alison Reeve
Energy and Climate Deputy Program Director
Grattan Institute

This half-day event will elevate the crucial role of energy efficiency in Australia’s transition to a net zero economy. Please join us online by registering below.

Date: Thursday 6 October 2022
Time: 12.30 - 5.00PM AEST
Registration: free and essential

For queries, contact EEC Head of Engagement, Tim Fisher, on 0414 893 313 or

This event is made possible with the generous support of:




Supporting Partners:

and more to be announced.

Upcoming webinars

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

Embodied carbon in the built environment – Concrete outcomes for Australian industry & policymakers


In the built environment, operational carbon has been the main character. However, embodied carbon is the lesser-known sidekick lurking in the shadows. Embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with manufacturing building materials, building construction, maintenance and repair, and end of life. On Tuesday 16 August, 4-5:30pm AEST, hear from experts discuss Embodied carbon in the built environment – Concrete outcomes for Australian industry & policymakers with the Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance.

Chaired by the Council’s Senior Project Officer Julianne Tice, hear from local and global experts on the state of play of embodied carbon in Australia, what’s being done to combat it, and what industry and policymakers can do to further action right here at home:

  • Professor Greg Foliente and Professor Thomas Lützkendorf, representatives to the International Energy Agency Energy in Building Communities (IEA EBC) Programme’s Annex 72 on life cycle impacts of buildings;
  • Ivana Brown, Sector Lead – Accelerating Net Zero Buildings at NABERS;
  • and Cyril Giraud, Head of Sustainability at Holcim Australia and New Zealand.


National Energy Efficiency Council 2022 - Interview with Adrian Joyce

Data centres are at the heart of the digital transformation globally, yet ever-increasing demand is outpacing many of the gains made through energy efficiency improvements. Our recent webinar with the IEA EBC Building Energy Codes Working Group (BECWG) for the launch of the International review report on energy efficiency in data centres is now available. Watch the recording to find out what governments around the world are doing, and could be doing, to solve this emerging issue.

Our international panel of leading experts came together to discuss the current state of play of data centres around the world:

And David Nemtzow, Co-Chair of the Building Energy Codes Working Group and Senior Advisor at the Loan Programs Office within the U.S. Department of Energy, provided an overview of the work of the BECWG and the importance of building codes in decarbonising buildings. 

Watch the recording here. Fiona's slides can be found 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.

Europe has been leading the way in heat pumps in buildings, and the UK Government recently released its Heat and buildings strategy, which emphasises their role in decarbonising buildings.

And here in Australia, the Low emissions technology statement 2021 has recognised heat pumps as a key technology for achieving Australia’s emissions reduction commitments.

Join us to get the low down on this trending topic from global experts including:

And Takao Sawachi, Chair of the International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, provided an update on upcoming global research effort which will explore how to maximise the efficiency of heat pumps in commercial buildings.

A recording of the webinar can be found here.


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 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, Smart 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 was launched by the Victorian Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Danny Pearson MP, who spoke 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 also featured 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.

A recording of the launch can be found here.



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