Levels of certification
The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme offers two levels of certification for energy efficiency implementation professionals.
The two levels of certification recognise industry professionals with different levels of knowledge and experience in the implementation of Integrated Building Energy Retrofits.
Certified Energy Efficiency Specialist
Certification as a CEES is available to individuals who have experience working as part of project teams that implement energy efficiency retrofits of commercial buildings.
Certification as a CEES demonstrates:
- the ability to contribute to effective IBERs as part of a project team, and;
- the knowledge necessary to lead and manage Integrated Building Energy Retrofits.
Certified Energy Efficiency Leader
Certification as a CEEL is available to seasoned energy efficiency professionals that have more knowledge and experience than a CEES, including direct experience leading all stages of an IBER.
Certification as a CEEL demonstrates:
- the knowledge, capabilities and practical experience necessary to lead and manage complex Integrated Building Energy Retrofits.
IBERs deliver a total building retrofit, integrating a range of technologies to deliver substantial energy savings. This means IBERs are often complicated, and require managing the services of a number of technical professionals from various construction and energy efficiency fields.
The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme does not certify these technical professionals. Rather, certification recognises individuals that have developed the knowledge and capabilities that allow them to lead and manage an entire IBER project.
Even those individuals that achieve the highest level of certification possible under the scheme will not be experts in every area involved in an IBER; the range of technical knowledge is too broad. Rather, they are experts in effectively leading and managing the breadth of activities that are required to deliver an IBER, including scoping the project, business case development, overseeing implementation, verification of energy savings and ongoing project maintenance. This enables them to drive the agreed energy efficiency objectives through each project stage, and ensures that the client, building manager and tenant have a single point of contact throughout the project.