Retrofit : Volume 3 Issue 2 2014
retrofit australia • volume 3 number 2 | 2014 • 45 Certification | Certifying retrofit professionals The Scheme identifies Australia’s leading experts in energy retrofits, helping building owners and managers to find professionals that they can trust to refurbish their buildings for energy efficiency purposes. It also provides a benchmark for energy efficiency professionals, allowing them to develop their knowledge and skills over time. T he Energy Efficiency Council has announced the names of the first candidates awarded certification under the Scheme. Certificates conferring the status of Certified Energy Efficiency Specialist (CEES), which indicates a professional with the knowledge but limited experience, and Certified Energy Efficiency Leader (CEEL), which denotes a highly experienced and knowledgeable retrofit professional, were awarded at certification ceremonies in Sydney and Melbourne in June this year. ‘The Energy Efficiency Certification Scheme is now fully operational, recognising genuine professionals in the energy efficiency sector and helping building owners and managers find quality providers,’ says Luke Menzel, Manager, Sector Development at the Energy Efficiency Council. ‘By being certified, this first group of successful candidates has demonstrated that they are on the leading edge of professionalism in the delivery of commercial building retrofits in Australia.’ The Energy Efficiency Council has also launched a new Scheme website. The website includes a directory of certified professionals, and information on comprehensive retrofits for building owners and managers. ‘Certified professionals are listed on the Scheme website. This means that building owners and managers now have a straightforward way to find and contact a project leader with the knowledge and skills to manage a comprehensive energy retrofit of their building from start to finish,’ says Menzel. The Energy Efficiency Council is now preparing for the second round of assessments and certifications. Interested professionals can register their interest in round two by visiting the Scheme website at www.efficiencycertification.org.au. Retrofit Australia spoke with three certified professionals about the Scheme.
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