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We are currently in the process of redeveloping our online information session program, and revitalising it to better accommodate stakeholder needs. This includes a review and re-assessment of which sessions are most useful and how they are delivered. 

As part of the redevelopment process, we are interested in which of the previously delivered information sessions (or topics within these sessions) you found most useful.  A table identifying the previous sessions is provided below.

When emailing, please also provide the following information:

Topic(s) of interest or reference to previous online information session

  • Your company name
  • Contact details
  • Type of organisation (auditor/applicant/ACP/Scheme Participant/other), and
  • Any further information to identify your company’s needs.

Feedback can be emailed to ess@ipart.nsw.gov.au.

In the meantime, sessions will be held on demand.  You can email us at ess@ipart.nsw.gov.au to identify your organisation’s needs. Where a new session is scheduled, it will be announced to our newsletter subscriber list and registration made available on this website.


Overview of past Information Sessions

TYPE    DESCRIPTION   
Introduction to the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS
This session provides an overview of the ESS, how it operates; and explains who participates. It covers how certificates are created and valued, and gives a basic overview of the Registry and Portal functions. 
The Accreditation Application Process 
This session assists potential applicants to understand application and participation requirements. It aims to help with application preparation and steps through the application forms. It also covers the costs involved and obligations placed on ACPs. 
The Commercial Lighting Energy Savings Formula (Commercial Lighting) method 
This session assists stakeholders to understand Commercial Lighting method and requirements, including what is required of an application under this method. Topics include eligible activities and products, evidence requirements, certificate calculation and creation, minimum installer requirements, emerging lighting technologies and annual operating hours. It also includes case studies and a demonstration of the Commercial Lighting Calculation Tool. 
The Project Impact Assessment with Measurement & Verification (PIAM&V) method 
This session assists stakeholders to understand PIAM&V method and requirements. Topics include eligible activities and products, evidence requirements, examples, certificate calculation and creation. 
The Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits (HEER) Method and Power Factor Correction (PFC) methods 
This session assists stakeholders to understand HEER method and PFC method requirements. Topics include eligible activities and products, evidence requirements, case studies, certificate calculation and creation under each method. 
Accredited Certificate Providers (ACP
This session provides stakeholders with an overview of obligations and compliance requirements placed on ACPs, including how we monitor and manage compliance. The session also covers how to prepare for an audit and reviews record keeping systems, evidence and ESS requirements. 
The Audit Process 
This session provides an overview of audit requirements and procedures.  This session is intended only for members of the ESS Audit Services Panel (the Panel) or those intending to apply to be a member of the applicants to the Panel. It outlines how to prepare for an audit of an ACP, typical audit procedures, tips on report preparation and submission, and provides an overview of common audit issues.