The Boosting Business Productivity energy assessment grants are open to businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy.
An energy assessment will identify potential energy efficiency improvements for your business, review pricing tariffs and suitable renewable energy options.
Two grants types are available:
Basic energy assessment grant: Up to $2000 towards the cost of a basic energy assessment and a further $3000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions. This is recommended for businesses spending between $20,000 to $50,000 on energy per annum.Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $2600, Sustainability Victoria (SV) funds $2000, the business funds $600. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $3000, SV funds the $3000 to undertake the project.
Detailed energy assessment grant: Half the cost of an assessment up to $15,000 and a further $5000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions. This is recommended for businesses spending more than $50,000 on energy per annum.Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $8200, SV funds $4100, the business funds $4100. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $5000, SV funds the $5000 to undertake the project.
As this is a non-competitive program, a Business Productivity team adviser is available to guide you through the application process. The adviser can also tell you about other support services available, such as Materials Efficiency grants, Gas Efficiency Grants and our free Sustainable Finance service.
If you are a consultant wanting to deliver energy assessments for multiple business sites please contact SV directly to discuss alternative application and contracting arrangements.
Fill in the form below to register your interest and begin the application process. A Business Productivity advisor will contact you to discuss your eligibility, selecting an assessor and scoping your assessment.
To move forward with the application you will need to select an Energy Assessor.
If you need assistance finding one you can download our guide Finding an Energy Assessor
To help them prepare the scope of works for the assessment, energy assessors should read Conducting an Energy Assessment.
To finish the application process, you will need to do the following:
Complete the application form and submit with the documents mentioned below
Submit a scope of work and value for money statement (completed by your assessor)
Submit the quote from your assessor (provided by your assessor)
Agree with the Terms of Participation in a Grants Program (read below and agree within the application form)
Review the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
NB: if you are a consultant acting on behalf of a business, Step 1 ‘Expression of Interest’ form will also need to be completed and submitted as part of the application form. Also, if you wish to deliver energy assessments for multiple business sites, please contact SV directly to discuss alternative application and contracting arrangements.
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