Value of certification
The introduction of professional certification for energy efficiency implementation professionals has benefits across the sector.
Building owners and managers
A successful building energy upgrade needs a multi-disciplinary team with a “can-do” attitude, and strong management and leadership to ensure that the different technical disciplines work together in an integrated way to deliver the best possible outcome. Integration is the key to excellent long-term outcomes.
Whether you are looking to undertake a building tune-up, a targeted retrofit or an Integrated Building Energy Retrofit, partner with a professional certified under the Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme (EECS) and you can be sure you’re working with someone who has the knowledge, capabilities and practical experience necessary to lead and manage your project from beginning to end.
A certified professional is the first person to call. They can help guide you through the early stages to make sure the scope of your project makes sense for your objectives and your building.
Realise the best energy efficiency outcome for your building and visit http://www.efficiencycertification.org.au/find-a-certified-professional to locate a certified professional near you.
Energy efficiency professionals
Certification as a CEES or CEEL gives current energy efficiency implementation professionals independent recognition of their knowledge and skills. The Scheme communicates the importance of this role to customers, government and other stakeholders, ensuring that certified professionals are recognised as leaders in the development and delivery of building retrofit projects.
In addition, certified professionals become part be part of a community working to improve standards and practices in the delivery of Integrated Building Energy Retrofit projects, consolidating the reputation of the industry as a whole.
Energy efficiency providers
The Scheme is designed to build confidence in the sector among commercial building owners and managers, opening up opportunities for the industry as a whole.
The Scheme provides a framework for professional development programs, by defining the essential knowledge, skills and experience that aspiring professionals need to develop. Furthermore, the independent recognition that comes with certification verifies the rigour of internal training, and acts as a driver for improving these programs over time.
Importantly, companies that wish to begin providing comprehensive commercial building retrofits now have an industry benchmark that allows them to identify skills gaps within their staff, and develop a pathway for increasing staff capacity.