Stay up to date with EEC webinars and training 07 October 2021

October is shaping up to be a busy month at the Energy Efficiency Council. In addition to the packed virtual program just released for the Energy Efficiency Expo, taking place across six days from 19-28 October, you can catch EEC staff as they present at a number of public webinars. Also, there are plenty of training and professional development opportunities coming up before we wrap up the year.

Upcoming webinars featuring EEC staff

Energy Action webinar: Building the case for change - how you can lead your business to net zero at least cost

Technology and finance are no longer the main barriers businesses have to overcome in order to achieve carbon neutrality. In order to instigate change, businesses need a solid strategic approach.

EEC member Energy Action is a leading energy management consultancy firm committed to bringing innovation to energy management and delivering positive environmental and financial outcomes for their clients.

On Thursday 7 October at 11am AEDT, Energy Action is hosting a free webinar to help businesses build the case for change to achieve net zero at least cost. Energy Action's National Manager, Tim Smith, will be joined by the EEC's Head of Projects, Holly Taylor, as they step businesses through how to take a practical and holistic approach towards getting their net zero plans across the line.

What: Building the case for change - how you can lead your business to net zero at least cost
When: Thursday, 7 October 11am AEDT
Where: Online

Click here to learn more and to register.


Further, faster, together 2.0: Collaboration on energy efficiency in buildings

Next week, the Energy Efficiency Council, the German-Australian Chamber of Industry & Commerce and adelphi will be unpacking the recently released report, Further, faster, together: Opportunities for collaboration between Germany and Australia on energy efficiency in buildings.

This research, conducted under the auspices of Australia-Germany Energy Working Group, found that:

  • Australia has the opportunity to learn from Germany’s impressive track record on providing finance to support energy efficiency upgrades of homes through its KfW Bank; and
  • Germany can leverage insights from the success of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) to drive big improvements Germany’s commercial building stock.

This report has already spurred an exciting new work program in both nations – join us to learn about its key findings, and what's next for this big bilateral effort on energy efficiency.

The webinar will consist of a brief overview of the key takeaways from the report, followed by insightful panel discussions with energy efficiency financing experts from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) as well as experts on commercial buildings from National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) and the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF).

Panelists will include:

  • Bettina Dorendorf of the German Development Bank (KfW);
  • Grace Tam of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC);
  • Henning Ellermann of the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF); and
  • Carlos Flores of the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS).

The webinar will be hosted by Franziska Teichmann of adelphi, Christoph von Spesshardt of the German Chamber, and myself, and will include a briefing from EEC Senior Project Officer Julianne Tice.

What: Further, faster, together 2.0: Collaboration on energy efficiency in buildings
When: Tuesday 12 October 5:00-6:30pm AEDT
Where: Online - register here


EEC Training

As we approach the end of the year, we still have plenty of training and professional development opportunities on the calendar, and we hope you choose to take advantage of some of these opportunities before the end of 2021. 

Coming up first in November is the Energy management systems (EnMS) advisor training, running across three days from 15-17 November.

At the end of November, we are running the always popular Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP) training for the third and final time this year. This training runs across four days from 29 November – 2 December, and we encourage you to register soon if you are interested as this course often fills up.

To round out the year, we have very limited places left in our Energy auditing to Australian Standard 3598 masterclass running on 7-8 December – register now to avoid missing out!

We are in the process of developing our training calendar for January – June 2022, so don’t hesitate to express your interest by registering an EOI here.

This article was originally published in the October edition of Efficiency Insight.