SEDAC Energy Management tracks government programs that offer rebates and discounts on energy efficiency upgrades for businesses.
Grants for manufacturers
NEW SOUTH WALES
NSW Energy Savings Scheme
SEDAC now has several partners that can assist in providing Energy Saving Certificates for completed site works. http://www.ess.nsw.gov.au/Overview_of_the_scheme
NSW Schools and community groups can now apply for government funding for projects until 17 May http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/schools.htm
NSW Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs)
Under this agreement, a finance provider lends funds to a building owner for water, energy and other environmental upgrades, and this low-risk loan is repaid through a local council charge on the land. http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainbus/eua.htm
EUAs are currently available for non-strata commercial buildings in these local council areas:
- City of Sydney – 02 9246 7843 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parramatta City Council – 02 9806 5755 or email email@example.com
- North Sydney Council – 02 9936 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lake Macquarie City Council – 02 4921 0333 or email email@example.com
- The City of Newcastle – 02 4974 2214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Penrith City Council – 02 4732 7803 or email email@example.com
- Wollongong City Council – 02 4227 7266
Councils planning for EUAs
NSW state funding for businesses wanting to conduct energy audits of sites: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainbus/energyauditing.htm
Sustainability Victoria: Resource Assessment and Planning for Implementation
Applications can be submitted ongoing basis until 1 August 2014 for funding for site reviews.
1200 Buildings in Melbourne
The City of Melbourne is still offering financing through the Sustainable Melbourne Fund for energy efficiency works for commercial buildings in Melbourne.
Ergon Energy, Queensland
Ergon is no longer accepting applications for funding for peak demand reduction.
Commercial and Industrial Program
The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) program offers eligible businesses within South East Queensland funding to improve the payback of implementing projects that lower energy usage during peak demand periods.
The ACTSmart Business Energy and Water Program aims to assist small businesses in the ACT to reduce energy and water use, while lowering operating costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The program offers a subsidised energy and water assessment conducted by a qualified assessor which will result in a tailored energy and water action report for the business. Businesses can claim 50% of costs of upgrades recommended in the report, up to a maximum of $5,000. For more information on the program please visit the ACTSmart website.