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Training and Professional Development Calendar

COVID-19 update: Like organisations across the country, we are monitoring health advice closely and putting sensible risk management measures in place for our staff and all our public facing activities.

Ensuring the safety of our registrants is our highest priority, and we are very closely following the official advice from the Australian Government Department of Health. All training is under constant review, including methods of delivery. We will update you if circumstances change. 
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The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports a range of accreditation, professional development and training programs and masterclasses designed to raise professional standards in the sector, support accreditations through CPD opportunities, and to assist businesses on their energy efficiency journey.

The menu bar on the left has more information on all of our available accreditation, professional development and training courses. The calendar below summarises the currently scheduled program.

Training tailor made for your organisation

Did you know that the Energy Efficiency Council offers bespoke training programs?

To complement our range of open courses, we also offer high quality training programs designed with your business in mind. Covering a range of policy, business and technical subjects, we have a comprehensive network of experts who continually update their knowledge and skills to offer you the best training possible.

We can deliver an off-the-shelf program tailored for your staff, or work with you to develop a program custom made to fit your organisations training needs and goals. If you have several team members looking to upskill, a bespoke course can be your most cost effective and convenient option.

Speak to us today about delivering a bespoke program for your organisation or about group discounts by contacting us at training@eec.org.au.

 

Accreditation: Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

The Energy Efficiency Council is the only Australian Training Partner of the ‘Certified Energy Manager (CEM)’ accreditation and exam, delivered in partnership with the US Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

The AEE Certified Professional Directory publishes the complete list of qualified Certified Energy Manager's (CEM) in Australia and across the world.   

How to register:

  • Review Who are Certified Energy Managers?;
  • Review the eligibility criteria (below);
  • Review the course and fee structure;
  • Complete the registration form and pay your booking deposit. An invoice for the full course cost, less the deposit paid, will be issued upon successful registration.

CERTIFIED ENERGY MANAGER (CEM) ACCREDITATION PROGRAM: ACCELERATED*
ONLINE CLASSROOM 12 - 16 October 2020

Registrations close: 18 September 2020
Trainer: Roger Horwood
Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 20 maximum
Schedule: 25 contact hours + 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored)
Course materials: The exam is open book and the use of electronic references is prohibited. Printed course materials will be couriered to fully-paid registrants after the closing date. 
Pre-reading: Registrants are encouraged to undertake some pre-reading to familiarise themselves with the terminology of the course. A number of resources are available here.

*The CEM acccreditation program is typically delivered in a face-to-face learning environment across five full days with an exam on the final day. Given the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face learning, the AEE has temporarily condensed the contact hours of the course to facilitate an accelerated online classroom.  

All dates and times are AEST.

Days 1 – 5 (Monday - Friday, 12-16 October 2020)

Session 1: 10.00AM-12.30PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.30-1.30PM

Session 2: 1.30-4.00PM

Exam: 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored in a two week window after course completion.

 

Course fees

  • Includes access to pre-course online program, printed course materials, trainer support and the remotely proctored exam.

Note:

  1. In order to register for the exam only, registrants must have completed the accreditation program within the last 3 years OR must have undertaken the examination within the last 3 years;
  2. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  3. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  4. Current EEC or EVO members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

About the CEM accreditation

A Certified Energy Manager is an individual who optimizes the energy performance of a facility, building, or industrial plant. The CEM is a systems integrator for electrical, mechanical, process, and building infrastructure, analysing the optimum solutions to reduce energy consumption in a cost-effective approach. CEMs are often team leaders and help to develop and implement their organisations’ energy management strategies. CEMs have gained increased recognition within the energy industry and by companies looking to strengthen their competitive position by having responsible energy strategies and sustainable operational practices.

  • Energy managers looking to validate their experience and knowledge;
  • Consultant that specialise in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and building systems;
  • Building owners or managers looking to understand how energy savings can finance their next project; and
  • Individuals involved in developing energy efficiency projects, strategies or sustainability programs for their organisation or clients.

This program helps educate and qualify individuals involved in optimising the use of energy in buildings and systems. By obtaining the CEM certification, candidates gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of energy-efficiency principles, practices, and technologies. The program raises the professional standards, both technical and ethical, of those engaged in energy efficiency and energy management.

The certification program requires fundamental knowledge across several core principles and practices specific to energy management in buildings and facilities.

Participants in the Certified Energy Manager accreditation course will learn about:

  • Codes and Standards
  • Energy Accounting and Economics
  • Energy Audits and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Power Systems and Motors
  • HVAC Systems
  • Industrial Systems
  • Building Envelope
  • CHP Systems and Renewable Energy
  • Fuel Supply and Pricing
  • Building Automation and Control Systems Thermal Energy Storage Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Boiler and Steam Systems
  • Maintenance and Commissioning
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracting and Measurement & Verification

Learning Objectives

  • To raise the professional standards of those engaged in energy management;
  • To improve the practice of energy management by encouraging energy managers in a continuing program of professional development;
  • To identify persons with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of energy management related disciplines and laws governing and affecting energy managers through completing an examination and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct; and
  • To award special recognition to those energy managers who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for energy management.

Eligibility for CEM accreditation

Every certification program offered by AEE is defined by strict standards to ensure the program maintains it’s industry-wide recognition and credibility. To that end, AEE stipulates three criteria that all CEM candidates must meet.

  1. Applicants must have relevant experience or educational credentials, which includes meeting at least one of the following eligibility criteria#;
    • Hold a 4-year engineering or architectural degree OR Professional Engineer (PE) OR Registered Architect (RA) and 3+ years related* work experience;
    • Hold a 4-year technology, environmental science, physics, or earth science degree and 4+ years related* work experience;
    • Hold a 4-year business degree and 5+ years related* work experience;
    • Hold a 2-year energy management associate degree and 6+ years related* work experience.
    • Hold a 2-year associate degree and 8+ years related* work experience.
    • Have 10+ years related* work experience
  2. Candidates must undergo a defined training program that aligns with the fundamentals knowledge base of the program, and the principles and practices of the industry as a whole; and
  3. Candidates must pass the associated exam to demonstrate their technical knowledge, proficiency, and abilities in the area of energy efficiency. 

*Related degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field and related experience in energy, building or facility management, or measurement and verification.

#If you do not meet one of the eligibility criteria above, you can still apply for the Energy Manager In-Training certification, EMIT. In order to gain the in-training certification, you must attend a CEM preparatory training seminar or obtain a degree from an approved training provider, submit the EMIT certification application under step two, and pass the CEM certification examination. The EMIT certification is valid for six years, which allows you time to meet the full CEM certification eligibility requirements.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Roger Horwood is arguably one of Australia's leading energy engineers and has conducted and managed hundreds of energy and greenhouse projects and studies, travelled overseas to train and deliver energy management diagnostics, managed several offices and assisted in business development in Australia and abroad. With his depth of experience across so many sectors of the economy, Roger facilitates training and certification in the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) accreditation within Australia. 

Maintaining AEE accreditation

AEE accreditations are re-certified on a three year cycle. At renewal time, CEMs are required to provide evidence of 10 credits of CPD undertaken in the preceeding three years. As a guide, a qualifiying course of five contact hours provides 1 x AEE credit. The Energy Efficiency Council provides a range of professional development opportunities to support AEE accreditations, however there are many PD options available.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its deiscretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 


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Accreditation: Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP)

 

The Energy Efficiency Council is the only Australian provider of the Efficiency Valuation Organization’s ‘Certified Measurement & Verification Professional’ accreditation and exam, awarded by the US Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

The AEE Certified Professional Directory publishes the complete list of qualified Certified Measurement & Verification Professional's (CMVP) in Australia and across the world.   

How to register:

CERTIFIED MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION PROFESSIONAL (CMVP) ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
ONLINE 
CLASSROOM 20 - 23 JULY 2020*

Registrations close: 30 June 2020
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 17 maximum
Mandatory pre-course work: 3-5 hours
Schedule: 20 contact hours + 4 hour exam (individually scheduled and proctored)
Course materials: The exam is open book and the use of electronic references is prohibited. Printed course materials will be couriered to fully-paid registrants after the closing date. 

*The CMVP acccreditation program is typically delivered in a face-to-face learning environment across two and a half days with an exam on the final day. Given the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face learning, this course has been temporarily modified to facilitate an online classroom.  

All dates and times are AEST.

Days 1 – 4 (Monday - Thursday, 20 - 23 July 2020)

Session 1: 10.00AM-12.30PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.30-1.30PM

Session 2: 1.30-4.00PM

Exam: 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored in a two week window after course completion.


CERTIFIED MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION PROFESSIONAL (CMVP) ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
ONLINE 
CLASSROOM 26 - 29 October 2020*

Registrations close: 2 October 2020
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 17 maximum
Mandatory pre-course work: 3-5 hours
Schedule: 20 contact hours + 4 hour exam (individually scheduled and proctored)
Course materials: The exam is open book and the use of electronic references is prohibited. Printed course materials will be couriered to fully-paid registrants after the closing date.

*The CMVP acccreditation program is typically delivered in a face-to-face learning environment across two and a half days with an exam on the final day. Given the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face learning, this course has been temporarily modified to facilitate an online classroom.  

All dates and times are AEST.

Days 1 – 4 (Monday - Thursday, 26 - 29 October 2020)

Session 1: 10.00AM-12.30PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.30-1.30PM

Session 2: 1.30-4.00PM

Exam: 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored in a two week window after course completion.

 

COURSE FEES

  • Includes access to pre-course online program, printed course materials, trainer support and the remotely proctored exam. 

Note:

  1. In order to register for the exam only, registrants must have completed the accreditation program within the last 3 years OR must have undertaken the examination within the last 3 years;
  2. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  3. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  4. Current EEC or EVO members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

About measurement and verification of energy savings

Many factors influence how much energy a facility uses, such as technology, weather and the number of staff using a site. As a result, working out how much energy an energy efficiency upgrade is saving requires more than just metering.

Energy professionals need to use accurate measurement and a repeatable methodology, known as a measurement and verification (M&V) protocol. M&V methods and processes are used to measure and verify, in a defined, transparent way, the energy savings resulting from planned changes to all or parts of a specific facility or a group of specific facilities.

Effective M&V can help you:

  • Increase energy savings
  • Reduce the cost of financing projects
  • Encourage better project engineering
  • Help demonstrate and capture the value of reduced emissions from energy efficiency and renewable investments
  • Increase public understanding of energy management as a public policy tool
  • Help national and industry organisations promote and achieve resource efficiency and environmental objectives

About CMVP

The CMVP program was established with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing and critical area of the energy industry, and to raise the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification (M&V) field. The right to use the CMVP title is granted to those who demonstrate proficiency in the M&V field by passing a 4-hour written exam and meet the required academic and practical qualifications. EVO's certification level training is offered as preparation for the exam, and as a review of basic principles for experts.

With the initials ‘CMVP’ beside your name, you are distinguishing yourself among those involved professionally in areas requiring the application of accurate and reliable measurement and verification methodologies. You will have demonstrated high levels of experience, competence, and specialised knowledge within your field.

In addition to the knowledge gained from the training course, attendees will receive the following benefits:

  • A printed copy of the training course materials;
  • A copy of the IPMVP;
  • Other suggested prior reading;
  • EVO Certificate of Attendance;
  • Access to the Subscriber Section of the EVO website for one year;

Learning Objectives

  • How to design an M&V strategy for projects that complies with the IPMVP; and
  • How to manage the savings verification process for both internal and external reporting.

CMVP exam

The examination questions are based on concepts and experiences basic to measurement and verification. The exam is open book, and the questions are a mixture of multiple choices and true or false. A minimum pass rate of 70% on the examination is required.

The written M&V examination covers such subjects as:

  • Reasons for M&V;
  • Current M&V Projects;
  • IPMVP;
  • Developing an M&V Plan;
  • Current Issues in M&V;
  • Baseline Adjustments;
  • Key Elements of Success: Theory & Examples of IPMVP Options;
  • Selecting Options: Which One Is Best Suited for My Project?; and
  • Adherence with IPMVP.

Mandatory pre-course work

Particpants are required to complete a pre-course module, which takes approximately 3-5 hours and is made available to registrants prior to the commencement of the course.

ELIGIBILITY FOR CMVP ACCREDITATION

To achieve designation as a CMVP, candidates must meet minimum education and work experience requirements in addition to passing the exam#. 

Applicants must have relevant experience or educational credentials, which includes meeting at least one of the following eligibility criteria#;

  • Currently a Certified Energy Manager® (CEM®)
  • 4-year degree from an accredited university or college in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field AND 3 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification;
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) or Registered Architect (RA) AND 3 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification;
  • 4-year non-technical degree from an accredited college or university in a field not specified above AND 5 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification;  
  • 2-year technical degree AND 5 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification; or
  • 10 years of verified experience in energy or building or facility management, or measurement and verification.

# If a trainee passes the exam but does not have the required education and/or work experience, the indvidual will receive the title CMVP-IT (CMVP in training). Applicants that do not receive certification status can request that their applications be resubmitted by the CMVP Board, if during that six-year period their exam score, education, or experience level changes. 

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2002 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

MAINTAINING AEE ACCREDITATION

AEE accreditations are re-certified on a three year cycle. At renewal time, CMVPs are required to provide evidence of 10 credits of CPD undertaken in the preceeding three years. As a guide, a qualifiying course of five contact hours provides 1 x AEE credit. The Energy Efficiency Council provides a range of professional development opportunities to support AEE accreditations, however there are many PD options available.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its deiscretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 


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Energy management system (EnMS) advisor training

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Energy management systems are crucial

Whether looking to improve their budget bottom line or committing to achieve net zero emissions, leading businesses are reviewing their energy strategy and management.

Many businesses consider opportunities for energy performance improvements in an ad hoc way. By contrast, implementing an energy management system (EnMS) unlocks continuous improvement, and the financial and other benefits that go along with it. An EnMS integrates an energy management framework into existing business systems, enabling businesses to understand their energy use and implement a strategic approach to energy management. 

An EnMS establishes a systematic approach to energy management. This includes energy strategy development, energy management planning, implementation of plans, and ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) created ISO 50001 to provide organisations with an internationally recognised framework for developing an effective EnMS. While ISO 50001 is not right for every business, all energy intensive businesses should have an EnMS that allows them to effectively manage their energy use.

Energy services professionals’ role in supporting businesses with energy management systems

Many businesses need support in the process of developing and implementing an effective EnMS. Energy services professionals that are supporting businesses on this journey need a range of competencies – knowledge, skills and experience – including:

  • Traditional business ‘soft skills’;
  • Energy strategy; and
  • Technical energy expertise.

To facilitate the development or refinement of these competencies, the Energy Efficiency Council and the NSW Government have developed a new professional development course for energy services professionals. The aim of this is to ensure that there is a sufficient number of quality energy services professionals available to support businesses with implementing an EnMS, and energy performance improvements more generally.

The creation of this course supports the NSW Government’s goal of reducing businesses’ energy bills – particularly those of energy intensive businesses like manufacturers and agribusinesses – and improving the reliability and sustainability of electricity in the state.

Program Launch in August now sold out - taking Expressions of Interest for the next course

Register your EOI using the Register Here button below:

 

Program launch: Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 August 2020

All dates and times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainers: Bruce Rowse & Peter Martin
Participants: 16 class members (max)
CPD: 18 contact hours (approx 3.6 AEE credits); the certificate of completion will be emailed after the course
Registrations close: 14 August 2020 (or when the class is at capacity)
Payment: By credit card at the time of registration (Visa and Mastercard only)

Days 1 to 3 - Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 August 2020

Session 1: 10.00AM - 1.00PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 1.00PM - 2.00PM

Session 2: 2.00PM - 5.00PM

Schedule

Refer to the learning objectives for further module detail.

Day 1 - Monday 24 August 2020

Session 1: Modules 1 and 2

Session 2: Module 3

Day 2 - Tuesday 25 August 2020

Session 1 and Session 2: Module 4

Day 3 - Wednesday 26 August 2020

Session 1: Remainder of Module 4 and Module 5

Session 2: Remainder of Module 5 and course review

COURSE FEES

Note:

  1. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in the program's introductory delivery only to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  3. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the standard fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate.

For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

About Energy management system advisor training

The Energy Efficiency Council and the NSW Government have worked with an energy specialist and a business ‘soft skills’ specialist to develop a two-and-a-half-day training program for Energy Management System (EnMS) advisors. The program encompasses both the technical and ‘soft skills’ necessary to support businesses through an effective EnMS process. 

The course modules are structured as follows:

  1. Energy as a business issue;
  2. Effective program delivery;
  3. Strategic planning and management;
  4. Engaging and influencing; and
  5. Business writing.

After completing the EnMS advisor training program there is a short test to assess competency. The assessment will be undertaken remotely following the completion of modules one – five.

While the course has been designed to be delivered over two and a half days in person, in the context of COVID-19 the course will be delivered online over three days.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Become familiar with, and be able to, present the case for energy – and energy management – as a business issue, expressed in a way that is likely to resonate with energy management ’laggards’, with a particular emphasis at the executive and director level of a business
  • Understand what makes up an EnMS
  • Know how to guide an organisation to develop its own EnMS
  • Understand the art and science of engaging and influencing, and being able to put this into practice when supporting an organisation with implementing an EnMS
  • Develop a suite of business writing skills that allow you to professionally communicate the business case for implementing an EnMS, and to support an organisation with developing the required documentation for maintaining one

Read the detailed learning objectives here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The EnMS advisor training program is targeted at energy services professionals who have been involved in energy auditing, measurement and verification, and/or energy management, and are looking to:

  • Increase their ability to work with businesses to develop and implement an EnMS that meets business needs; and/or
  • Increase their ability to influence business leaders (executives and directors) around implementing energy performance improvements and systemic energy management.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:

PREREQUISITES

Nil

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2002 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

Peter Martin has partnered with clients to design, develop and deliver a range of customised enterprise-wide solutions for executives to first-line leaders, focusing on sales enablement, leadership, change management, strategy alignment and skill-building. Peter has had the privilege of working with over 100 clients in 28+ countries on hundreds of projects and client engagements, and brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to this course. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au.

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 

Online Masterclass: Capturing the value of demand response

As we enter a new decade of Australia's energy transition, training and professional development in the energy management sector have never been more important. The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has released its final determination on a Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism (WDRM), which has determined to introduce a WDRM that will start operating on 24 October 2021.

This reform will help support the development of more demand response capacity in the National Electricity Market (NEM), which will help to ensure that Australia has enough capacity to meet demand during periods of peak demand days or when generators or interconnectors aren’t functioning.

Developed exclusively for the Energy Efficiency Council, there is no better time to undertake this masterclass and discover how demand response is working successfully all over the world and has the potential to effect significant change in the Australian energy market.

Delivered in an online classroom over two half-days, this course enables us to provide attendees with a timely update on the business opportunities opened up by the proposed wholesale demand response rule change, and to invite local and international subject matter exerts to talk to the class out their DR experience, and to inform the class of lessons learned for the future trajectory of demand response here in Australia.

Get ahead of the changes and be ready to capture the opportunities presented by demand response - register now for this timely training.

Online masterclass: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August 2020

Next online masterclass: Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 September 2020

All dates and times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Participants: 17 class members (max)
CPD: 8 contact hours (approx 1.6 AEE credits); the certificate of completion will be emailed after the course.
Registrations close: 11 September 2020 (or when the class is at capacity)
Payment: By credit card at the time of registration (Visa and Mastercard only)

Day 1 - Tuesday 15 September 2020

Session 1: 10.00-12.00PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.00-12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30-2.30PM
Includes a presentation from the Council's Head of Policy, Rob Murray-Leach

Day 2 - Wednesday 16 September 2020

Session 1: 10.00-12.00PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)
Includes a presentation from subject matter expert Michael Zammit

Break: 12.00-12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30-2.30PM

COURSE FEES

Note:

  1. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  3. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

About Masterclass: Capturing the value of demand response

Demand response enables energy users to manage costs behind the meter, while also being an increasingly important tool for improving the affordability and reliability of Australia’s electricity system. And as Australia’s energy market transforms, the ability of energy users to rapidly adjust their energy use to adapt to changes in the energy system is only becoming more valuable.

In this practical masterclass, you’ll learn about:

  • The benefits of demand response for businesses and the broader energy system;
  • Different value propositions and business models for demand response;
  • How to leverage existing and emerging technologies to facilitate demand response; and
  • Rapidly evolving opportunities to create new revenue streams for businesses by selling demand response in energy markets.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • The knowledge of what demand is and its drivers;
  • The skill to identify demand costs and calculate the financial benefit of demand reduction for an individual site based on the site’s electricity tariff;
  • The additional benefit that may be possible by selling demand response;
  • The skill to shift and reduce demand at a site;
  • An understanding of the Australian energy markets and how to sell demand response into those markets, including the pros and cons of selling directly or via aggregators;
  • An understanding of the emerging opportunity for demand response to help in managing the intermittency of renewables;
  • Knowledge of how to use spreadsheets to analyse demand, using by site interval data and Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) data; and
  • An understanding of the practical application of demand response in Australia and around the world.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • An experienced energy efficiency engineer or a consultant looking to assist their customers in engaging in demand response opportunities;
  • An energy manager with a good understanding of energy efficiency principles; and
  • A utilities employee looking to engage energy professionals and energy managers in demand response.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:

Prerequisites

Nil

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2002 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

What past participants have said:

'...A good overall workshop to create awareness and the opportunities that exist with Demand Response...'

'... The workshop was really interesting - great inputs from the participants and also great source of information provided by the presenter...'

'...Interactive - great content and well presented...'

'...A great entertaining session providing, the information valuable for me and my company...'

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 

 

Energy Auditing to Australian Standard 3598

As we enter a new decade of Australia's energy transition, training and professional development in the energy management sector have never been more important.

Presented in partnership with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), the Energy Efficiency Council's Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard masterclass gives energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet Australian Standard 3598:2014.

Quick Reference Guide to Energy Auditing

In 2014, Standards Australia released a new series of standards for energy AS/NZS 3598. This standard is more rigorous, outcomes-based and focused on providing clients with actionable energy savings measures. To support the implementation of the standard across the industry, the EEC worked with DPIE to develop a Quick Reference Guide to Energy Auditing, focused on commercial and industrial audits.

Download the Quick Reference Guide to Energy Auditing.

Online Masterclass: 11 and 12 August 2020

Next online Masterclass: 8 and 9 December 2020

All dates and times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Videoconference: Zoom
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Participants: 17 class members (max)
CPD: 8 contact hours; (approx 1.6 AEE credits) the certificate of completion will be emailed after the course
Registrations close: 3 December 2020
Payment: By credit card at the time of registration (Visa and Mastercard only)

Day 1 - Tuesday 8 December 2020

Session 1: 10.00-11.30AM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 11.30-12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30-2.00PM

Day 2 - Wednesday 9 December 2020

Session 1: 10.00-11.30AM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 11.30-12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30-2.00PM

COURSE FEES

The purchase of restricted versions of AS3598.1 and AS3598.2 is available at the time of registation for $129.36 inc GST each; purchase of the standards is not included in the masterclass fee.

Note:

  1. A limited number of discounted places are availaible in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  3. Current EEC members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

ABOUT THE STANDARD

Accurate and consistent energy auditing is critical to the uptake and quality of energy efficiency projects as it is often used as the basis for business case justification, project design and as a baseline to measure post-upgrade savings.

In 2014, Standards Australia released the new standard for energy auditing: AS/NZS 3598:2014, which sets out minimum requirements for commissioning and conducting three prescribed types of audits that identify opportunities for cost effective investments to improve energy performance.

Unlike the previous standard, the new standard is actually a series of standards focused on particular economic sectors:

  • 3598.1 Energy audits – Commercial buildings
  • 3598.2 Energy audits – Industrial and related activities
  • 3598.3 Energy audits – Transport related activities

The new series of standards are a significant revision to the previous standard, AS/NZS 3598:2000. They are more rigorous, are outcomes-based and are focused on providing audit customers with actionable energy conservation measures. 

By providing your clients with Standard-compliant energy audits, you’ll give them the confidence to increase both the quantity and quality of their energy efficiency projects. Your clients will be better positioned to identify opportunities, develop powerful business cases, design innovative projects and to effectively measure post-upgrade savings.

ABOUT THE ONLINE TRAINING

This 2 x half-day online training program will give energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet Australian Standard 3598:2014. 

Please note that the content of the course relates to audit process rather than being an instruction on energy saving techniques and technologies.

The program is practical and hands-on, using workshops and group exercises to lead participants through the process of delivering an Australian Standard compliant energy audit relating to:

  • 3598.1 Energy Audits - Commercial buildings; and
  • 3598.2 Energy Audits - Industrial and related activities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will leave the training with:

  • A broad awareness of energy audit basics;
  • An understanding of the differences between AS 3598:2014 and AS 3598:2000;
  • An understanding of the different audit types defined in the Australian Standard;
  • The ability to apply the Australian Standard's energy audit parameters; and
  • Knowledge on best practice energy audit reporting.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2002 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s training committee.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This program offers CPD points toward the following certifications and accreditiations:

REQUIREMENTS

Course participants are required to have access to both AS/NZS 3598.1:2014 and AS/NZS 3598.2:2014.

Participants have the opportunity to purchase a restricted version of the Standards at a significant discount off the retail rate during the registration process. This version is provided by the Energy Efficiency Council in pdf format for personal use, and may be printed by the purchaser once only. If you did not purchase these at the time of registration, they can be purchased now here.

Alternately, SAI Global has copies of the Standards available for purchase in various formats on their webshop.

What past participants have said

'...A great mix of theory, practice, interactive activities and real life examples to bring the process to life...'

'...From a policy officer's perspective, I've always been at arms length from the energy audit process, but through this course, I gained a really useful insight into them...'

'...It was very informative and is already helping me with my work...'

'... I was impressed with the way the course addressed the fundamentals and still touched on the analysis in a meaningful way - Bruce Rowse is an excellent and knowledgeable presenter....'

'... After 5 years of conducting energy audits, finally had a formal training on Energy Auditing Standard AS/NZS 3598:2014, organised by Energy Efficiency Council, Australia.

If someone asks me, 'What makes the training so interactive?' It's the valuable insights from a class full of experienced people from wide range of consultancy firms and government departments. I still believe there is a large gap between the industry practice and the standards. However, the responsibility lies on our shoulders to minimise the gap and produce quality audits for the clients.

Thank you Bruce Rowse for delivering the training very eloquently ...'

– Afrina Samain via LinkedIn (May 2019)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its deiscretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees. 

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