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Improving Residential Energy Efficiency International Conference

It is with great pleasure that we were able to facilitate the inaugural international conference on Improving Residential Energy Efficiency (IREE). This conference brought together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines, government organisations and industry partners who are active in all aspects of energy efficiency for residential buildings. IREE 2017 guests were stakeholders in the housing and residential building sectors with interests in energy efficiency and related issues such as health co-benefits, cost-effectiveness, etc. 

IREE 2017 was held at the University of Wollongong, Australia, 16-17 February 2017 and was brought to you by the Group of Energy Efficiency Researchers (GEER) Australia, the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), with support from the Australian Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.


SBRC Professional Development Short Courses

Professional Development Courses in Sustainable Buildings and Energy Efficiency Training

The SBRC is offering a new approach to energy efficiency training for professionals working in the sustainable buildings and energy efficiency industries, with a focus on four key educational demand areas and skills gaps:

  1. Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment.
  2. Energy Efficiency in Electrical Systems.
  3. Energy Efficiency Enhancements in Industry.
  4. Changing User Perceptions and Day-to-Day Behaviours.

To meet these educational needs, the SBRC is offering professional development short courses for a wide range of professionals and other interested participants.  

All courses are designed to provide valuable overview for those new to a given topic, whilst providing a strong technical foundation and in-depth details on particular issues. Courses are up-to-date and have great relevance to industry through our many expert guest speakers from industry and government, and the inclusion of in-depth, real world case studies. 

Each short course is designed to be delivered over one or two days, with a significant component dedicated to hands-on, interactive, or discussion-based activities. Courses are offered on a stand-alone basis, while also remaining complementary to the overall program. 

Companies and institutions interested in the 'in-house' delivery of these, or bespoke, courses should contact our Education Program Coordinator, Dr Duane Robinson

SBRC Short Course Images 1 - All courses
Short courses are held at the SBRC facility in North Wollongong.

Read on for the short courses previously offered. 

Previous Courses 

Retrofitting of Commercial Buildings for Energy Efficiency

March 2015

This course provided delegates with knowledge and capabilities to enhance energy efficiency of commercial buildings through retrofits, and the measurement and evaluation of actual energy performance in commercial buildings. This course was of benefit to those wishing to reduce energy consumption in buildings, and engineers wishing to develop their skills in this area.

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SBRC Symposium

October 2014

This one-day symposium brought together leading designers, practitioners and policy makers to showcase some of Australia's most inspiring and sustainable building projects.

A wide range of experts from the Australian Sustainable Buildings sector presented and discussed current trends and future developments in the field of sustainable buildings. This event provided the opportunity for participants to learn from, and interact with, some of the leading designers, policy makers and implementers of advanced sustainable buildings.

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Renewable and Distributed Generation

July 2014

This course provided delegates with a practical understanding of the principles, practices and problems associated with renewable and distributed resources, the operation, control and protection of generation, rich electricity distribution networks, network planning, power quality, and reliability aspects for facilitating integration. This course covered solar and wind powered integration, and energy storage applications. 

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The following courses are not currently scheduled, but may be offered in future:

  • Energy Efficiency Enhancement in Domestic Buildings
  • Energy Efficiency in Electrical Energy Utilisation
  • Smart Metering and Demand Side Management
  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Industrial Processes


Please contact us for further details or questions.

Last reviewed: 30 May, 2017