Efficiency Insight - February 2021

Efficiency Insight is the Energy Efficiency Council's monthly energy management update for members, partners and stakeholders.


Welcome to our first installment of Efficiency Insight for 2021, which is already shaping up as another massive year for energy efficiency, energy management and demand response.

In this month's short video update I look at what is on the agenda this year – and there is quite a bit! Rest assured we'll be staying on top of this quickly changing landscape, as well as providing crucial support for our members as we continue to navigate the 'new normal' post-2020.

Read on for Rob's policy and budget update, an overview of the landmark insulation we released this month in partnership with the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council report and an introduction to Ulrika, the Council's new Senior Manager, Projects.

Kind regards,

Luke Menzel
Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Council

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February has already been a busy month at the Energy Efficiency Council, with three webinars already in the books:

In case you missed them live, you can catch up on these and other videos at EEC's YouTube channel, including December's webinar Further, faster, together: Australian-German collaboration on energy efficiency in buildings.