Free energy workshops for business

Monday, 14 October, 2019

Free energy workshops for business

The Energy Efficiency Council and Sustainability Victoria have announced their joint free-to-attend energy management workshops, which will run across both days of the inaugural Energy Efficiency Expo (23–24 October at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre).

Running concurrently to Energy Efficiency Expo's conference and exhibition, these two half-day energy management workshops are focused on providing business with the skills, knowledge and insights to increase their competitive advantage through improving energy management. Each workshop will include two online learning modules, while offering practical, collaborative and 'hands-on' learning for participants.

Day 1's workshop is titled 'Introduction to Energy Management' and will focus on helping business understand energy consumption, assess energy bills, interpret energy data, identify costs savings and build an energy management action plan.

Day 2's workshop, titled 'Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency', will offer participants the strategies and tools to 'sell' the business case within their organisation to ensure they get the resources to implement energy efficiency projects. Specific focuses of the session include:

  • Identifying the key internal stakeholders that will impact proposals and gaining support
  • Selecting and applying effective fiscal methodologies
  • Quantifying and promoting the business benefits
  • Accessing innovative energy financing options

"Energy Efficiency Expo is all about giving businesses practical information on how to take control of their energy costs," said Luke Menzel, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Efficiency Council. "That's why I'm really excited we’re running two free energy management workshops at the expo. It means you can get inspired by the leading businesses that feature in the conference program, then roll up your sleeves and learn more about energy management in a practical, hands-on workshop that can help translate ideas into action."

"As the cost of doing business continues to rise, Victorian businesses are spending 20–30% more energy than they need to," said Rowan Moorey, Project Lead – Sustainable Finance & Sustainable Buildings, Sustainability Victoria. "Businesses are now looking to energy efficiency as a way to improve productivity and running costs."

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