PD Snapshot - February 2022 2021

Dear reader,

Welcome to the first Snapshot for 2022! We are excited to run another full and engaging training and professional development program this year and hope that you are looking forward to participating. We've had excellent feedback in the last year or two about the high quality of our online classroom training style, especially in relation to the interactivity and opportunities for collaboration with classmates that our small class sizes and excellent trainers facilitate. Thanks for your support as we've all worked through the significant changes of the last couple of years, and we hope you will join us again.

Registrations now open - Energy Management System (EnMS) advisor training

We're excited to be launching a new certification framework in 2022, kicking off with the Energy Management System (EnMS) advisor certification. Register now for the March EnMS advisor training course for the opportunity to be part of the first certified cohort later this year. A reminder that anyone who has previously completed the EnMS advisor course will also have an opportunity to be part of the first certified cohort.

CPD opportunity - National Energy Efficiency Conference 2022

Running in-person in Melbourne 25-26 May and themed 'The first fuel for net zero', the Conference will focus on the critical role of energy management as our energy system transitions to net zero. Take advantage of early bird pricing and register now.

CPD opportunity - EEC election specials: First Fuel Live

With a federal election due in the first half of this year, climate and energy are once shaping up as key election issues and we are speaking directly to the major players.

  • On Thursday, 10 November, the EEC's CEO, Luke Menzel, will be catching up with Tim Wilson MP, Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction for a live recording, and we encourage you register here to join the conversation.
  • Last week Luke spoke with Chris Bowen MP, the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy. You can view the recording of this live event here.

As with all First Fuel episodes that you view, you should request a certificate of attendance to add to your CPD collection.

2022 CMVP and CEM certification renewals - coming soon

Speaking of CPD: heads up that if your renewal is due in 2022, we will soon be in touch to encourage you to begin gathering your CPD supporting evidence and start filling gaps. To see if this includes you, please check AEE's Certified Professional Directory for your certification expiry date.

If you are yet to renew your certification that was due to expire in 2021, you are encouraged to renew directly with AEE as soon as possible to avoid your certification lapsing.

As always, if you have any queries about any of our training and professional development courses, or suggestions for courses you would like to see the Council deliver, please get in touch.

The EEC wishes you a safe and happy start to the year, and we look forward to engaging with you in 2022.

Kind regards,

Katie Bartrop
Head of Operations
Energy Efficiency Council

Connect with Katie on LinkedIn.



Conference 23 - 24 March | additional breakouts 25 March - 6 April

The Green Building Council of Australia’s 4th annual TRANSFORM conference is the industry-leading event driving progress in the sustainable built environment. TRANSFORM 2022 will be delivered as a hybrid event which will combine a full in-person, two-day conference with livestreaming, and additional online content over the following weeks – so you can access TRANSFORM wherever and however suits you best.

The Residential Efficiency Scorecard

The Residential Efficiency Scorecard (the Scorecard) is a unique program that provides an energy star rating for a home. In the same way as a fridge or washing machine has a star rating, a Scorecard rating shows how much energy is used throughout the home. The Scorecard star rating program is the first of its kind in Australia, is endorsed by the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) and is available nationally.

A range of new business opportunities are available to Scorecard assessors. Some financiers now offer lower interest loans based on Scorecard assessments.  Councils, community groups and government programs can use Scorecard assessments to select home upgrades. Assessments are ideal for householders looking to reduce their energy bills, reduce emissions and improve comfort levels. For details on how to apply click here. Scorecard training is available throughout the year.