Membership

Membership

Membership categories

Industry and Government membership categories have several tiers of membership, with eligibility dependent upon the member’s level of collaboration with the Council.

Council members are energy management leaders that collaborate with the Council to drive the national debate around demand side opportunities, leading the conversation with businesses, government and the broader community.

Industry members

The Energy Efficiency Council’s industry members are frontline energy management product and service providers supporting businesses and households through Australia’s energy transition. Industry members provide advice, finance projects, manufacture products and implement energy solutions. Industry members are Australia’s leading providers of energy management products, services and expertise in commercial and residential buildings, manufacturing, resources, agribusiness, transport and government operations. 

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University partners

The Energy Efficiency Council’s University Partner members are on the frontline of Australia’s energy transition. University Partners have a deep commitment to building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services. University Partners illustrate this commitment by:

  • Undertaking cutting-edge research in smart energy management;
  • Educating future energy management professionals;
  • Raising the sophistication of Australian businesses by delivering executive education on energy strategy and energy management; and
  • Leading by example through implementation of smart energy management solutions in their facilities.

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Government members

The Energy Efficiency Council’s government members are on the frontline of Australia’s energy transition. Government members have a deep commitment to building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services. Government members illustrate this commitment by:

  • Supporting businesses and households with adopting smart energy management in their communities;
  • Working collaboratively with other leading local councils, government agencies and the wider community to deliver national smart energy management programs; and
  • Leading by example through implementation of smart energy solutions in their facilities.

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NGO Partners

The Energy Efficiency Council’s NGO Partner members are on the frontline of Australia’s energy transition. NGO Partners have a deep commitment to building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services. NGO Partners illustrate this commitment by supporting businesses, households and communities with navigating Australia’s dynamic energy landscape by managing the risks – and capturing the opportunities – of the energy transition.

NGO Partnership is by invitation only, and, where appropriate, the Council holds reciprocal complimentary membership with the NGO Partner.

Industry membership

The Energy Efficiency Council’s industry members are frontline energy management product and service providers supporting businesses and households through Australia’s energy transition. Industry members provide advice, finance projects, manufacture products and implement energy solutions that deliver:

  • Healthy, comfortable buildings;
  • Productive, competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.

Industry members are Australia’s leading providers of energy management products, services and expertise in commercial and residential buildings, manufacturing, resources, agribusiness, transport and government operations.

Council members are energy management leaders that collaborate with the Council to drive the national debate around demand side opportunities, leading the conversation with businesses, governments and the broader community.

Industry membership tiers

The Council has four tiers available to industry:

  • Industry Leader;
  • Corporate;
  • Associate; and
  • Network.

Industry membership benefits

All industry members receive the Council’s core membership benefits across:

  • Policy and advocacy;
  • Business growth; and
  • Professional development.

The Council’s industry membership tiers have a range of benefits and fees, with eligibility dependent upon a company’s annual turnover and its level of collaboration with the Council.

The Council’s senior industry members – Industry Leader and Corporate members – receive additional membership benefits.

Any industry member can elect to apply for a higher membership tier.

Corporate membership benefits

Account management

Corporate members have dedicated account managers that work directly with them to facilitate collaboration with the Council for mutual benefit.

Policy and advocacy

Corporate members lead the development of Council policy and advocacy positions by chairing Task Groups and participating in bi-monthly policy teleconferences.

Task Groups are focussed on particular policy priorities. They give members the opportunity to develop the Council’s policy and advocacy position on key areas, as well as to shape market transformation priorities.

Bi-monthlypolicy teleconferences give Corporate and other senior members a regular opportunity to discuss the latest developments in energy management policy and practice.

Business growth

Corporate members also build their profile by having logo recognition in key Council presentations. Moreover, Corporate members’ profiles are enhanced on the Council’s website, and they have priority access to event and project partnership opportunities.

Professional development

Corporate members receive priority invitations to boardroom-style Leaders’ Lunches with Ministers and other exclusive events.

Industry Leader membership benefits

Industry Leader members receive all of the membership benefits of Corporate members, with the addition of the following benefits.

Account management

Industry Leader members have a Senior Council Executive act as their dedicated account manager. The Council develops annual partnership plans with its Industry Leader members that include dedicated collaboration activities that align with the strategic priorities of the Council. The Council’s three strategic priorities are:

  1. Driving ambitious government policy;
  2. Supporting business decision making and growth; and
  3. Ensuring quality with standards and professional development.

Collaboration with industry, academia and government

Industry Leader members are invited to take part in the Council’s Executive Advisory Group. The Executive Advisory Group is made up of senior executives from the Council’s most senior members, including leading non-governmental organisations. The Executive Advisory Group provides industry guidance on the Council’s strategy and priorities.

Business growth

Industry Leader members have first priority access to event and project partnership opportunities. They are recognised in key Council publications, such as flagship policy reports. They also receive the highest level of recognition on the Council’s website and during public presentations.

Professional development

Industry Leader members are the first to be invited to boardroom-style Leaders’ Lunches,unique opportunities like participation in COAG Energy Council stakeholder forums, and other exclusive events.

Association fees and eligibility for industry members

Association fees and turnover thresholds are set annually by the Energy Efficiency Council’s Board, and are correct for FY2020. All dollar values are exclusive of GST. Click here to review the fee schedule.

Designed for Australia’s most influential and well respected energy management businesses, Industry Leader members operate at the top tier of the industry, sharing the Council's ambitious aspirations for the energy management sector and are integral to the development of innovative practice and an informed policy debate. Industry Leader membership is open to any company that wishes to lead the debate around energy management in Australia.

Corporate members are prominent business with a significant investment in energy management; demonstrably committed to quality and innovation and the continued development and promotion of the sector, they are leaders in their field, well respected by industry and government. Any company that supplies energy management products or services that generated annual turnover that equalled or exceeded $10 million in the last financial year must be a Corporate member, unless the company elects to apply for Industry Leader membership.

Associate members are businesses that have a key interest in the energy management sector, providing high quality products or services to clients. Any company that supplies energy management products or services that generated annual turnover between $1.5 and $10 million in the last financial year must be an Associate member, unless the company elects to apply for Industry Leader or Corporate membership.

Network members are businesses that have a key interest in the energy management sector, providing high quality products or services to clients. Any company that supplies energy management products or services that generated annual turnover up to the value of $1.5 million in the last financial year must be a Network member, unless the company elects to apply for Industry Leader, Corporate or Associate membership.

Click here to join online as a Industry member now.

University Partner membership

The Energy Efficiency Council’s University Partner members are on the frontline of Australia’s energy transition. University Partners have a deep commitment to building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:

  • Healthy and comfortable buildings;
  • Productive and competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.

University Partners illustrate this commitment by:

  • Undertaking cutting-edge research in smart energy management;
  • Educating future energy management professionals;
  • Raising the sophistication of Australian businesses by delivering executive education on energy strategy and energy management; and
  • Leading by example through implementation of smart energy management solutions in their facilities.

Council members are energy management leaders that collaborate with the Council to drive the national debate around demand side opportunities, leading the conversation with businesses, government and the broader community.

University Partner membership benefits

All University Partners receive the Council’s core membership benefits across:

  • Policy and advocacy;
  • Business growth; and
  • Professional development.

As senior members, University Partner members also receive additional membership benefits.

Account management

University Partners have dedicated account managers that work directly with them to facilitate collaboration with the Council for mutual benefit.

Collaboration with industry, academia and government

University Partners are invited to take part in the Council’s Executive Advisory Group. The Executive Advisory Group is made up of senior executives from the Council’s most senior members, including leading businesses, local councils, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

The Executive Advisory Group provides industry guidance on the Council’s strategy and priorities, and meets over dinner twice each year – once in Melbourne, and once in Sydney.

These dinners offer Executive Advisory Group members the opportunity to discuss topical issues that are affecting their organisations, and hear from a local or global leader with a relevant perspective on an aspect of Australia’s energy transition.

University Partners work with the Council to develop research proposals and seek joint funding for research projects from government, philanthropic and industry sources.

The Council produces an annual Energy Management Research Agenda. This is a regular, exclusive report expanding on the Council’s publicly available Policy Priorities. It collates the major policy and technical questions facing energy management in Australia, and offers researchers industry-relevant research questions.

On campus student and staff briefings, by Council directors, executives and members, offer students and researchers the opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders.

Policy and advocacy

University Partners are invited to appoint a Senior Advisor. Senior Advisors support the Council’s Head of Policy by advising on policy and technical matters for key advocacy documents like the Australian Energy Efficiency Policy Handbook. They are recognised on the Council’s website alongside Council Board members.

University Partners lead the development of Council policy and advocacy positions by chairing Task Groups and participating in bi-monthly policy teleconferences.

Task Groups are focussed on particular policy priorities. They give members the opportunity to develop the Council’s policy and advocacy position on key areas, as well as to shape market transformation priorities.

Bi-monthlypolicy teleconferences give University Partner and other senior members a regular opportunity to discuss the latest developments in energy management policy and practice.

Business growth

University Partners also build their profile by having logo recognition in key Council presentations and publications, such as flagship policy reports. Moreover, University Partners’ profiles are enhanced on the Council’s website, and they have priority access to event and project partnership opportunities.

The Council also works with University Partners on other events and communications campaigns, showcasing universities’ leading research and projects to the Council’s network of members, partners and stakeholders.

Professional development

University Partners receive priority invitations to boardroom-style Leaders’ Lunches with Ministers and other exclusive events.

University Partners’ researchers, facilities managers and students are invited to participate in dedicated sessions at the National Energy Efficiency Conference, where they can present research to industry and government, and build sector networks.

The Council works with University Partners to promote internship programs to Council members, encouraging internships within the Council and its members.

Annual association fee and eligibility for University Partners

University Partner membership is open to any Australiasion university or higher eductaion establishment that supports the mission and objectives of the Council.

Association fees and turnover thresholds are set annually by the Energy Efficiency Council’s Board, and are correct for FY2020. All dollar values are exclusive of GST.

 

Click here to join online as a University Partner now.

 

Government membership

The Energy Efficiency Council’s government members are on the frontline of Australia’s energy transition. Government members have a deep commitment to building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:

  • Healthy and comfortable buildings;
  • Productive and competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.

Government members illustrate this commitment by:

  • Supporting businesses and households with adopting smart energy management in their communities;
  • Working collaboratively with other leading local councils, government agencies and the wider community to deliver national smart energy management programs; and
  • Leading by example through implementation of smart energy solutions in their facilities.

Council members are energy management leaders that collaborate with the Council to drive the national debate around demand side opportunities, leading the conversation with businesses, governments and the broader community.

Government membership tiers

The Council has two different tiers available to local councils and government agencies:

  • Government Leader; and
  • Government Associate.

Government membership benefits

Both Government Leader and Government Associate members receive the Council’s core membership benefits across:

  • Policy and advocacy;
  • Business growth; and
  • Professional development.

The Council’s government membership tiers have different benefits and fees, with eligibility dependent upon a local council or government agency’s level of collaboration with the Council. Government Leader members receive additional membership benefits. Any government member can elect to apply for a higher membership tier.

Government Leader membership benefits

Account management

Government Leader members have dedicated account managers that work directly with them to facilitate collaboration with the Energy Efficiency Council for mutual benefit.

Collaboration with industry, academia and government

Government Leader members are invited to take part in the Council’s Executive Advisory Group. The Executive Advisory Group is made up of senior executives from the Council’s most senior members, including leading businesses, universities and non-governmental organisations.

The Executive Advisory Group provides industry guidance on the Council’s strategy and priorities, and meets over dinner twice each year – once in Melbourne, and once in Sydney.

Policy and advocacy

Government Leader members lead the development of Council policy and advocacy positions by chairing Task Groups and participating in bi-monthly policy teleconferences.

Task Groups are focussed on particular policy priorities. They give members the opportunity to develop the Council’s policy and advocacy position on key areas, as well as to shape market transformation priorities.

Bi-monthlypolicy teleconferences give Government Leader and other senior members a regular opportunity to discuss the latest developments in energy management policy and practice.

Business growth

Government Leader members also build their profile by having logo recognition in key Council presentations and publications, such as flagship policy reports. Moreover, Government Leader members’ profiles are enhanced on the Council’s website, and they have priority access to event and project partnership opportunities.

The Council also works with Government Leader members on other events and communications campaigns, showcasing local councils and government agencies’ energy management leadership to the Council’s network of members, partners and stakeholders.

Professional development

Government Leader members receive priority invitations to boardroom-style Leaders’ Lunches with Ministers and other exclusive events.

Government Leader members staff are invited to participate in dedicated sessions at the National Energy Efficiency Conference, where they can illustrate best practice programs to industry and government, and build sector networks.

Annual associate fees and eligibility for government members

Goverment membership is available to local, state or federal government departments or bodies that are committed to driving the energy management sector forward, playing a leadership role by developing forward-looking policy and implementing innovative and effective practice.

Association fees and turnover thresholds are set annually by the Energy Efficiency Council’s Board, and are correct for FY2020. All dollar values are exclusive of GST.

Government Leader membership = $6,500

Designed for Australia’s most influential and well respected local councils and government agencies. Government Leader members lead the public sector's push for putting smart energy management at the heart of our economy.

Government Associate membership = $3,500

Government Associate members are local councils and government agencies that have a key interest in the energy management sector, and building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services. 

 

Click here to join online as a Government member now.