Events and conferences

All-Energy Australia exhibition and conference

All-Energy Australia, in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, is holding an exhibition and conference on October 25–26 on advancing Australia’s transition to a clean energy future. A highly anticipated event in the clean energy sector calendar, the free event provides delegates with access to the latest technology, information and trends relevant to those working or […]


Measuring health benefits of energy efficiency

Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston University, and Oregon State University have devised a new methodology that calculates the health and climate benefits from saving energy in buildings. The research is part of a four-year project called Co-benefits of the Built Environment (CoBE), which originally focused on calculating the health and […]


ASHRAE awarded major grant for energy code training

US engineering body ASHRAE has earned a US$2.85 million (AUD$4.17 million) grant from the US Department of Energy Building Technologies Office for Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI). The program invests $225 million over five years, to “enable sustained cost-effective implementation of updated building energy codes.” The award will fund the “Energy Code Official – […]

Legislation Updates News

Victoria delays energy efficiency provisions

The Victorian government has confirmed that it will delay the adoption of key provisions in the National Construction Code until May 2024. Victoria has extended the transitional arrangements for updated energy efficiency, condensation mitigation requirements, and liveable housing requirements. This includes the lifting of minimum energy efficiency requirements for new homes from 6 to 7 […]


Federal funding for community energy upgrades

The federal government has announced $100 million in funding to deliver energy upgrades for community facilities such as local pools, sporting clubs and community centres. The assistance is aimed at helping councils cut their emissions and reduce their energy bills. “The new $100 million Community Energy Upgrades Fund will co-fund upgrades with councils and has […]


Governments eye crucial decade for energy efficiency

Australia is among 45 countries to have endorsed the goal of doubling the average global rate of energy efficiency improvements by 2030. In a ministerial statement released after the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 8th Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Versailles, France, governments from across Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe highlighted the critical role […]


Getting to grips with the energy-efficiency workforce

Australia is in a better position to evaluate its energy-efficiency workforce thanks to a new report that provides definitions of energy efficiency work. Energy efficiency definitions for the Australian Energy Employment Report was developed by the RACE for 2030, alongside the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) and the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC). […]