Business & Investment

Better Commercial Buildings

City of Kingston

The Better Commercial Buildings grants program supports owners of commercial buildings (including offices, hotels, retail, and data centres) in Victoria to identify and implement energy efficiency upgrades that lead to an improvement in building performance.

Improved building performance can lead to savings in energy costs, increased tenant satisfaction and lower vacancy rates.

The program will provide grants to commercial building owners to:

  • Conduct energy audits via a panel of pre-approved service providers
  • Implement energy efficiency upgrades of their choice
  • Measure and verify building efficiency improvement.

The program will also provide access to third-party finance to assist with upgrades.


The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) data has revealed that there are significant energy efficiency opportunities in Victoria's commercial building sector.

The Better Commercial Buildings program aims to help owners improve their building’s NABERS rating by 1 star, on average, and save on their energy bills.

How to apply

If you are the owner or agent for a commercial building, applications are open now.

If you are interested in becoming a Service Provider for the program, register below.