MAC Energy Efficiency Group provides energy efficiency compliance advice, support and training to energy retailers and contractors. 

We work with businesses that have obligations or contracts related to State Government energy efficiency schemes and deliver best practice compliance recommendations, training and processes so that they can achieve 100% compliance ratings on their activities.

A member of the Energy Efficiency Council and a Carbon Neutral Adelaide Founding Partner.

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MAC Energy Efficiency Group was founded on the belief that core training and compliance were critical to the success of any energy efficiency program.

The team at MAC believes in ‘getting it right, from the start’; this philosophy is cornerstone to the business and the services it provides to clients. Our team have worked in the energy industry specialising in energy efficiency regulations, certificate creation and training since 2007.

MAC is a holistic energy efficiency quality assurance business that offers customised training, coaching, consulting, certificate creation and auditing services in the following Schemes:

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)

SA Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES)

NSW Energy Saving Scheme (ESS)

Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET)

ACT Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS)

 

Give your business the edge by implementing strong compliance practices and training processes.

 

Your business could also benefit from:  

Savings

Reduced costs by outsourcing training and certificate creation services.

Lower Risk

by implementing compliance audits and field checks on your contractors.

Opportunities

Improved competitiveness in the energy efficiency market. Expand to new markets by having MAC manage your Accreditation/Compliance plans, allowing your business to operate in energy efficiency programs.

Clarity

In-depth analysis of your contractors operations to identify improvement opportunities.

Efficiency

Flexible and tailored end to end solutions for your individual business needs.

 
 

MAC Energy Efficiency Group has supported its clients in achieving and planning for their 2015, 2016 and 2017 targets under both the VIC and SA Schemes.

 

Our team

  Merrily Hunter  Managing Director   Merrily is a Founding Director of the MAC Energy Efficiency Group with over 10 years experience in the Energy industry and energy reduction programs. Merrily’s career, prior to founding MAC, had her managing the energy efficiency Regulations and certificate generation for one of the largest privately owned renewable energy companies in Australia. She has a proven track record of business development for her clients and in the delivery of innovative and immersive training programs to translate technical compliance data into basic business principles.

Merrily Hunter
Managing Director

Merrily is a Founding Director of the MAC Energy Efficiency Group with over 10 years experience in the Energy industry and energy reduction programs. Merrily’s career, prior to founding MAC, had her managing the energy efficiency Regulations and certificate generation for one of the largest privately owned renewable energy companies in Australia. She has a proven track record of business development for her clients and in the delivery of innovative and immersive training programs to translate technical compliance data into basic business principles.

  Brice Lonie  Field Auditor   Brice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our business from his many years as a trades assistant in the family hot water and heating business. Brice specialises in Building Code Regulations relating to electrical and gas installations, more recently Brice has worked with technicians training them on Commercial Lighting compliance and manages the online platform for installer documentation. Brice is the head field auditor for the MAC Group and spends his time inspecting electrical and gas installations carried out under REES to assess the compliance of the installation works with the Code of all State based Regulations.

Brice Lonie
Field Auditor

Brice brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our business from his many years as a trades assistant in the family hot water and heating business. Brice specialises in Building Code Regulations relating to electrical and gas installations, more recently Brice has worked with technicians training them on Commercial Lighting compliance and manages the online platform for installer documentation. Brice is the head field auditor for the MAC Group and spends his time inspecting electrical and gas installations carried out under REES to assess the compliance of the installation works with the Code of all State based Regulations.

  Poornima Khare  Policy Research Analyst -  BEng; MES    Poornima is currently pursuing a Masters in Environment specialising in Energy Efficiency modelling and implementation with the University of Melbourne. She comes from a multidisciplinary foundation based on core engineering skills and scientific trainings. Poornima has years of experience in the IT industry and is currently the administrator of the MAC online training portal, EEIQ. Poornima provides the MAC team with insightful analysis on complex issues related to energy efficiency compliance and policy development under the Schemes.

Poornima Khare
Policy Research Analyst - BEng; MES

Poornima is currently pursuing a Masters in Environment specialising in Energy Efficiency modelling and implementation with the University of Melbourne. She comes from a multidisciplinary foundation based on core engineering skills and scientific trainings. Poornima has years of experience in the IT industry and is currently the administrator of the MAC online training portal, EEIQ. Poornima provides the MAC team with insightful analysis on complex issues related to energy efficiency compliance and policy development under the Schemes.

  Chris Giannaras  Project Manager -  BMiEng    Chris started his working career designing hardware & control systems after graduating as a Microelectronics Engineer in 2001. Progressing through hardware design, testing and software development he also spend many years in a project management and business development role. In 2007, Chris began work with a multinational energy efficiency automation company where he was a key account manager for power, automation & control for organisations in the manufacturing, mining and energy industries. Chris joins the MAC team with 15 years of professional engineering and business experience, also owning and operating his own business

Chris Giannaras
Project Manager - BMiEng

Chris started his working career designing hardware & control systems after graduating as a Microelectronics Engineer in 2001. Progressing through hardware design, testing and software development he also spend many years in a project management and business development role. In 2007, Chris began work with a multinational energy efficiency automation company where he was a key account manager for power, automation & control for organisations in the manufacturing, mining and energy industries. Chris joins the MAC team with 15 years of professional engineering and business experience, also owning and operating his own business

  Tracey Silva  Senior Consultant -  BBM    With more than 7 years experience in the disruptive technologies and the energy efficiency space, Tracey has successfully managed the deployment of call centre services, campaign & marketing plans, stock management and certification quality processes to support an array of energy efficiency activities. These activities include conventional to new emerging technology products that have been made readily available to consumers in Victoria and South Australia participating in state based Energy Efficiency Schemes.

Tracey Silva
Senior Consultant - BBM

With more than 7 years experience in the disruptive technologies and the energy efficiency space, Tracey has successfully managed the deployment of call centre services, campaign & marketing plans, stock management and certification quality processes to support an array of energy efficiency activities. These activities include conventional to new emerging technology products that have been made readily available to consumers in Victoria and South Australia participating in state based Energy Efficiency Schemes.

  Kelly Naisbitt  Operations Manager   Kelly has over 12 years experience working in the solar, energy and gas industry. She has dedicated much of this time in managing trades related administration training and installations of hot water, heating/cooling, solar power and energy efficient appliances.    She brings a wealth of industry and distributor knowledge to the MAC team. As Operations Manager of the VIC and SA branches, Kelly specialises in MAC energy efficiency reporting, data analysis, compliance support and managing client services.

Kelly Naisbitt
Operations Manager

Kelly has over 12 years experience working in the solar, energy and gas industry. She has dedicated much of this time in managing trades related administration training and installations of hot water, heating/cooling, solar power and energy efficient appliances.

She brings a wealth of industry and distributor knowledge to the MAC team. As Operations Manager of the VIC and SA branches, Kelly specialises in MAC energy efficiency reporting, data analysis, compliance support and managing client services.

  Sara Willemse  Compliance Officer -  BEnv    Sara’s background in Environmental Policy and Management has seen her coordinate and implement projects related to compliance, finance and waste management for the public and private sectors. Sara has extensive experience managing compliance and quality assurance inspections for commercial lighting projects carried out under the VEET, ESS and the REES initiatives. Sara is well known for her meticulous approach to desktop auditing and applying critical attention to detail

Sara Willemse
Compliance Officer - BEnv

Sara’s background in Environmental Policy and Management has seen her coordinate and implement projects related to compliance, finance and waste management for the public and private sectors. Sara has extensive experience managing compliance and quality assurance inspections for commercial lighting projects carried out under the VEET, ESS and the REES initiatives. Sara is well known for her meticulous approach to desktop auditing and applying critical attention to detail

  Lida Tracey  Energy Efficiency Consultant -  BBM    Lida has accrued more than 9 years experience working in the energy efficiency industry for a tier 1 energy retailer and more recently managing commercial lighting compliance for a VEET aggregator. Lida has worked across multiple energy efficiency schemes including VEET, REES and MRET managing generation teams and specialising in data control and compliance. She offers a unique blend of business development skills and hard hitting compliance enforcement to help our clients grow their business within a secure and risk controlled framework.

Lida Tracey
Energy Efficiency Consultant - BBM

Lida has accrued more than 9 years experience working in the energy efficiency industry for a tier 1 energy retailer and more recently managing commercial lighting compliance for a VEET aggregator. Lida has worked across multiple energy efficiency schemes including VEET, REES and MRET managing generation teams and specialising in data control and compliance. She offers a unique blend of business development skills and hard hitting compliance enforcement to help our clients grow their business within a secure and risk controlled framework.

  Rob Hunter  Field Auditor   Rob Hunter comes directly to the MAC audit team from a twenty year stint with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Rob previously managed a technical team advising in business and superannuation compliance, this public sector experience complemented his own in-field experience as a director of a small company operating in training and the building industry. Rob specialises in Workplace Health and Safety, his keen eye for detail and hands on experience with trades, helps to ensure our clients receive in depth reports of field installations and safety measures implemented by employed Contractors.

Rob Hunter
Field Auditor

Rob Hunter comes directly to the MAC audit team from a twenty year stint with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Rob previously managed a technical team advising in business and superannuation compliance, this public sector experience complemented his own in-field experience as a director of a small company operating in training and the building industry. Rob specialises in Workplace Health and Safety, his keen eye for detail and hands on experience with trades, helps to ensure our clients receive in depth reports of field installations and safety measures implemented by employed Contractors.

  Andrew Shaw  Compliance Auditor -  BEnvSci; BBM    Andrew joins the MAC team as the Lead Auditor under the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) in NSW. Over the last four years, Andrew has established cross-disciplinary skills in environmental chemistry and business management that has led to a developed knowledge of strategic environmental management and environmental processes. Coupled with an intrinsic attention to detail and an aptitude for customer service, Andrew aims to maintain the integrity of energy efficiency schemes whilst providing the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Andrew Shaw
Compliance Auditor - BEnvSci; BBM

Andrew joins the MAC team as the Lead Auditor under the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) in NSW. Over the last four years, Andrew has established cross-disciplinary skills in environmental chemistry and business management that has led to a developed knowledge of strategic environmental management and environmental processes. Coupled with an intrinsic attention to detail and an aptitude for customer service, Andrew aims to maintain the integrity of energy efficiency schemes whilst providing the best possible outcomes for our clients.

I have engaged multitudes of consulting firms over the years and the work Tracey completed is up there with the best of them in terms of value and quality.
We found the report to be very thorough and its value is not only about recommendations for change but it also helps contribute to the development of a road map in achieving those recommendations.
— Ecovantage, South Australia