On Friday, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced the funding for owners and tenants to make their commercial buildings more energy efficient.
Applications are now open from building owners, agents, tenants and facilities managers for the first round of the Better Commercial Buildings initiative.
A grant could improve a building’s rating under the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) by 1 star, on average, and reduce energy bills.
NABERS data shows that there is huge opportunity to improve the performance of Victoria’s commercial building sector and help significantly reduce emissions.
The grants will help participants identify and implement improvements, measure their success and facilitate access to further finance options and pre-approved service providers – taking the guess work out of choosing a supplier.
“This is a great opportunity for owners to boost the value of their building by increasing its NABERS rating,” D’Ambrosio said.
“Reducing energy costs saves money, improves productivity, and increases the health and wellbeing of workers and the environment.”
Source: Inside Waste