Energy managers power up efficiency credentials 21 September 2015

A new workshop designed to assist energy managers make the case for energy efficiency projects in their business has been organised by the Energy Efficiency Council and ClimateWorks Australia.

The workshop “Energy Manager Masterclass: Making the case for energy efficiency in your business” will be held at Pullman Melbourne on the Park on Wednesday 18 November 2015.

Energy Efficiency Council CEO, Luke Menzel said the workshop was specifically targeted at energy, building and sustainability managers in the commercial, industrial and government sectors interested in getting new energy efficiency projects over the line. 

“We know that energy efficiency delivers huge benefits for business. It cuts energy bills, boosts productivity, extends the life of equipment and improves the comfort of staff and customers,” he said.

“Despite this, sensible, cost effective energy efficiency projects often do not get across the line. This new masterclass will support energy managers who recognise the benefits, but can face internal hurdles when communicating the business value of improved energy performance.”

ClimateWorks’ Project Manager Eli Court said the workshop was based on the latest research on energy efficiency and its benefits for businesses.

“This hands-on workshop will give participants the tools they need to communicate the real cost saving potential of efficiency projects in their business,” he said.

“We'll also discuss common challenges and opportunities for improving energy performance, giving participants the opportunity to share their experiences with a network of peers.”

The Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has supported the delivery of the masterclass.

Dr Sharn Enzinger, Director, Energy Efficiency said:“Businesses with higher energy productivity are more profitable and competitive and, in turn, create jobs across the economy. That’s why it’s vital that professionals working on the frontline of commercial and industrial energy and building management have the knowledge they need to secure investment in efficiency projects.”

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The masterclass is co-located with day two of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015, Australia’s leading event for energy efficiency experts, policy makers and energy users.