Approximately 200 corporations have now conducted energy efficiency assessments and reported publicly on the outcomes of those assessments under the EEO program. This year's EEO workshops provided a forum in which the experiences and lessons learnt by industry practitioners could be collectively shared and discussed.
Presentations by industry representatives were supported with policy updates from senior government officials to ensure participants are better able to plan for and implement an integrated business response to Energy Efficiency Opportunities, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
At the 2008 EEO workshops, industry representatives spoke about undertaking energy efficiency opportunity assessments and optimising a business's response to energy efficiency. To read a selection of their views, please download the following Industry Insights article [PDF, 837KB].
Day 1 Maintaining the Momentum on Energy Efficiency
Agenda Day 1 [PDF, 38KB]
Day 1 of the workshops was designed for senior/corporate management responsible for coordinating and reporting on assessments.
- Policy updates– Energy, Energy Efficiency Opportunities, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting System and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
- Lessons from Industry – Company speakers outline the outcomes and lessons from assessments to date in light of broader economic and environmental challenges facing their businesses
- Government review of first reports – Initial assessment results, leading practice examples and common errors identified in the first EEO reports
- Investor perspectives - How the investment industry factors energy efficiency into its investment evaluation
- Verification – An update on the rollout of the EEO verification program.
Day 2 Sharing lessons from first assessments
Agenda Day 2 [PDF, 38KB]
Day Two was designed for operational and technical staff, and energy service providers responsible for undertaking energy assessments, identifying and implementing energy efficiency opportunities and tracking energy savings.
The workshop was designed to be highly interactive. Company speakers and workshop attendees were asked to:
- share their experiences on their assessments and provide insights into how they conducted assessments
- the specific actions they have taken to meet the key requirements of the EEO assessment framework
- what has been effective from the standpoint of identifying energy efficiency opportunities, making the business case and maintaining the momentum to implement
- the outstanding challenges they face and what they need to do next.
Industry case study presentations and interactive group discussions focused around the following topics:
- Leadership, people and communication
- Data analysis & opportunity identification
- Making the business case for implementation
- Building on first assessments – the next steps to implementing opportunities and maintaining the momentum
- Tapping into government assistance
Additional information on the outcomes of the workshops and online versions of the workshop presentations will be available soon. For more information, please ring the EEO Hotline on 1300 799 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.