International partnership to supercharge discussion at National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016 05 May 2016

Today the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) announced that the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016, Australia’s premier event dedicated to energy efficiency, distributed generation and demand management, will be delivered in collaboration with the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (EBC).

As one of the IEA’s international technology collaboration programmes, the EBC carries out research and development focusing on the integration of energy efficient and sustainable technologies into healthy buildings and communities.

EBC will hold its Executive Committee meeting in Sydney alongside the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016. Several of EBC’s international efficiency experts will feature in the two-day conference program.

Luke Menzel, EEC CEO said “Our collaboration with EBC will bring a truly global perspective to the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016. With so many international experts in Sydney at the same time, this year's conference will be a unique opportunity for Australian energy efficiency professionals, policymakers and energy users to engage with cutting-edge practice from around the world.”

Andreas Eckmanns, Chair of the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme said 'EBC works to share innovation, expertise and resources to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards much more energy efficient and sustainable buildings and communities. Our collaboration on this year's National Energy Efficiency Conference is a fantastic way of sharing the latest outcomes from our worldwide research network, and learning about the innovative work on energy efficiency taking place in Australia.'

International Keynote Speaker Announced

Dr Brian Motherway, Head of Energy Efficiency at the International Energy Agency, is the first international keynote speaker to be announced for this year's event. Dr Motherway joined the IEA in early 2016 after four years as the CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

Luke Menzel said ‘Brian's visit to Australia for the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016 is timely, as energy users, providers and policy makers grapple with the waves of new technology transforming Australia's energy sector. Brian will share his insights into the rapid transformation taking place in energy systems around the world, and the critical role energy efficiency is playing in this transition.'

The International Energy Agency is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative statistics and analysis on critical energy issues, including energy efficiency.

Sponsor and exhibition opportunities now available

Over 350 delegates will attend the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016. A range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities have been released, providing an ideal opportunity for organisations seeking to connect face to face with Australia’s leading energy efficiency professionals, policy makers and innovative energy users and to demonstrate their leadership of the energy efficiency sector. The sponsorship prospectus can be downloaded by clicking here.

The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016 takes place at Australian Technology Park, Sydney, on 15-16 November 2016. For more information, visit