Funded by state and federal governments, and backed by participating councils, we help businesses and commercial building owners to undertake environmental upgrades to existing premises – making them more energy and water efficient, and cutting waste.
We do this by facilitating access to Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) through partner organisations. Each of our partners offer favourable terms, enabled by legislation. See who we partner with.
In operation since 2010, already, we’ve enabled small and medium businesses to make upgrades worth $16.5 million, saving 150,000 tonnes of carbon. Read their stories.
We’re here to help you every step of the way – from application to full repayment – so you can spend more time focusing on your business, and start saving sooner. Find out more.
These participating councils are now offering affordable finance to businesses who want better buildings in their municipality. If your council is interested in offering environmental finance too, talk to us.
What participating councils say about us – and the benefits of Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) for local businesses.
“The Mornington Peninsula Shire was keen to participate in the roll out of EUFs across Victoria. Last financial year, we had four businesses sign up for EUF; this was the highest number for any local government in 2016/17. These businesses have all invested in solar power, with a total annual saving of $29,821 and combined saving 8219 tonnes CO2 – equivalent over the life of these projects. With the clear environmental and economic benefits shown by these fore runner businesses, we expect many others to take advantage of this opportunity.”
- Mayor Bev Colomb, Mornington Peninsula Councillor.
“Wyndham City is proud to be one of the first Councils in Victoria to use Environmental Upgrade Finance. This is an innovative approach that will help improve the efficiency and environmental performance of local businesses.”
– Kate Roffey, Wyndham City Acting CEO.