Author: Kristine Chompff

Skills for Australian’s new to Energy Efficiency

8020Green is pleased to announce its appointment by the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) to develop 21 introductory training modules on topics related to energy management and energy efficiency. As decarbonisation becomes critical in Australia, the EEC and Clean Energy Council forecast that there is a need for 2 million new workers to meet emissions reduction

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Industrial Energy Efficiency Skills in Brazil

Brazil’s is now undergoing a massive investment in energy efficiency skills. I was recently hosted by SENAI, the national industrial training organization, at its Institute of Innovation in Electrical Power Systems (SENAI ISI) in São Paulo. SENAI was established in 1942 and is funded by a 2% payroll tax on industrial companies. It provides training

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Sustainability Perspectives

Here are three interesting sustainability perspectives, from the Sustainability Education Academy. Neeta Ramnath: Sustainability – From Compliance to Value Driver. Sustainability is clearly at the center of the agenda for the corporate world. But has it really taken center stage? If one follows the career discussions in Sustainability, the focus has remained largely around compliance

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Energy Conservation, Google Ads, COVID19 and The Lorax

The streets have been deserted for weeks during the latest COVID lockdown. So why aren’t commercial and industrial facilities acting to conserve energy while it’s quiet? It may be because energy is viewed as a fixed cost, rather than a variable one you have direct control over. How can we make energy conservation easier? Data

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4 Sustainability Career Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Do any of these sustainability career challenges resonate with you? Stuck on the “solar coaster” Being the token “green” person Your good advice is unheeded Nowhere to go. If they do, spend a couple of moments reflecting on what you can do about it. The suggestions below may help, whether you an employee or run

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EOFY energy training

Would you like to learn how you can inexpensively cut energy usage and cost in your buildings? This EOFY training, delivered virtually in a live session, could be just for you! Pay now, attend the training in early July Course Name Description Cost When (AEST) Save Energy using Interval Data Learn how to use interval

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What is the Importance of Energy Efficiency in the COVID-19 Recovery?

It’s probably more than you realise, easier than you think and provides ongoing benfits in ways you’ve perhaps never considered… Energy efficiency was born in the economic crisis of skyrocketing oil prices in the 1970s, and as we face another crisis from COVID-19 once again it can play a role in the recovery. Energy efficiency – born

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Energy Efficient or Energy Efficiency? 28 Term Definitions

Using the term energy efficiency (noun) or energy efficient (adjective) can mean many different things! Energy Efficiency Energy efficiency = rooftop solar. Yep. When I tell people I work in energy efficiency often the response is, “oh, so you work with solar systems.” Energy efficiency = the first fuel. A term used by those frustrated

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Energy Efficiency Grants – 5 tips to get the most from these grants

Energy efficiency grants are sometimes made available by governments. For example, through the Australian governments energy efficiency community grants program. Are you considering applying for one? Perhaps to fund an energy audit or energy efficiency assessment, or to move ahead with implementing energy saving measures. Maybe you have already received the grant. Here are 5

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