Training & Events

Training & Events

Training and Professional Development

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.

At this stage we are proceeding with smaller events such as training. However, a full credit (for use at future Council training or events) will be provided to any person unable to attend as a result of feeling unwell and needing to self-isolate in accordance with the latest public health guidelines.

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 training programs and workshops designed to raise professional standards in the sector and to assist businesses on their energy efficiency journey.

The menu bar on the left has more information on all of our available training courses.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.  

Fee Structure

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

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.

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.

 


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. 

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.

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.

FEE STRUCTURE

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

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.

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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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.

Next online masterclass: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August 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 (1.6 AEE credits); the certificate of completion will be emailed to you after the course.
Registrations close: 31 July 2020
Standard: $490 + GST
EEC Member: $360 + GST
Payment: By credit card at the time of registration

Day 1 - Tuesday 4 August 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 5 August 2020

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

Break: 12.00-12.30PM

Session 2: 12.30-2.30PM

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...'

FEE SCHEDULE

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.

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.

Next online Masterclass: 11 and 12 August 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; (1.6 AEE credits) the certificate of completion will be emailed to you after the course
Registrations close: 7 August 2020
Standard: $890 + GST (excludes purchase of the standard)
EEC Member: $630 + GST (excludes purchase of the standard)
Payment: By credit card at the time of registration

The purchase of restricted versions of AS3598.1 and AS3598.2 is available at the time of registation for $129.36 inc GST each.

Day 1 - Tuesday 11 August 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 12 August 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

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 will be 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.

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)

FEE SCHEDULE

Please note that copies of the standard are available for purchase at the time of registration, but are not included in the basic registration 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.

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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Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

Are you involved in developing the business case for energy efficiency projects? Do you want to learn what makes a successful business case and how to plan, develop and communicate your business case? Then this course is for you.

 Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.

About Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency

Your next step to unlocking energy savings

Identifying energy efficiency projects is a key step in reducing business costs and increasing productivity. The next step is to ‘sell’ the business case within your organisation so that you get the resources you need to implement your projects. Developed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage this interactive training course helps you plan, develop and communicate your business case for energy efficiency projects.

This course consists of two half-day workshops. To get a taste of the information covered in the workshop, there is a free 30-minute online module, introduction to building the business case.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in the course will learn about: 

  • Identifying and engaging influencers
  • Financial analysis methodologies
  • Quantifying and promoting business benefits
  • Finance options
  • Communicating your business case 

PREREQUISITES

NIL

Pricing

 Standard

$1210+GST

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. 

 


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OUR Energy Management Programs

The EEC and it's partners deliver a number of energy managament training programs each year. From introductory to advanced or sector specific training, you're bound to find one that's right for you.

Energy Management for Facility Managers

A one day Masterclass for facility managers looking to implement sensible energy management practices across their business, presented in partnership with the NSW Office of Environemnt and Heritage and the Facility Management Association

Introduction to Energy Management

Developed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this half day training program will seet you on the path for managing your organisations energy.

Advanced Energy Management

Developed by the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this multi-day workshop will teach you how to integrate energy management into your company’s strategic plan.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest. 

 

Energy Measurement & Metering

Gain hands on understanding of meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection across a number of meter types in this one day work shop developed exclusively for the Energy Efficiency Council.

Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.

About Energy Measurement & Metering

With energy prices skyrocketing, more and more businesses are trying to understand how energy is consumed in their operations so they can act to bring down their bills.

That means robust measurement and metering of the way energy is used on a site is more important than ever. Whether you are trying to understand current performance, identify energy conservation measures, or verify the success of energy savings projects, reliable and relevant data is essential.

This one day, hands-on course provides introductory guidance on meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection and validation. Meter accuracy will be discussed, along with techniques for reducing the costs of measurements, and developing a metering plan in line with your customers budget.

Techniques for quickly manipulating data files will also be presented, along with guidance on data collection intervals.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course participants will learn:

  • How to meter electrical energy, thermal energy, gas energy and water flow
  • How to develop a metering plan that fits within budget constraints
  • How to select the right meter for the job
  • The application and limitations of various meter types
  • Considerations for installation
  • Data collection & validation options
  • How to analyse raw meter data.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Prerequisites

Nil

PRICING

Includes training session, training materials, lunch and refreshments. 

 Standard fee

  $1290+GST

 EEC Member fee

  $990+GST

 
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST.

Current EEC members receive significant discounts on rates, but your membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate.

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. 

Introduction to Battery Storage

A one day Workshop on integrating new battery technologies into projects for energy users and energy efficiency professionals, presented in partneship with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

 Expressions of Interest

Want to be notified of upcoming sessions? Would you like to see this program in your city? Click here to register your interest.

About Introduction to Battery Storage

Batteries can be used to store energy generated from solar systems, or from the grid, and provide a way for businesses to efficiently manage their energy use. Battery storage technology is generating a huge amount of hype and market interest. The technology is central to combining a business's energy efficiency and productivity goals with clean energy.

If you’ve thought of utilising battery technologies then this Workshop is for you! You’ll learn:

  • How battery storage systems work
  • How to perform a risk and mitigation analysis
  • How to review your electrical system, usage and define your objectives and targets
  • How to utilise available tools to review the cost modelling for battery storage and establish what variables may affect viability at your site.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

Prerequisites

Nil

2017 PRICING

Includes access to the National Energy Efficiency Conference plenary session on 20 November 2017, training session, training materials, lunch, refreshments & post training networking drinks.

 Standard fee

  $625+GST

 EEC Member fee

  $525+GST

 
All prices are stated in Australian dollars and exclude GST.

 


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