Better Building Finance is a shared service provider for Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) & Building Upgrade Finance (BUF). We work with local governments to help them offer this innovative form of finance, creating more sustainable businesses across Australia.

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Environmental Upgrade Finance

Who we are

Better Building Finance is an expert shared service provider of Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) & Building Upgrade Finance (BUF).

We work with Australian councils to help them join this program and administer the process for them, from application to final payoff.

By providing access to better finance, we make it easy to upgrade buildings to be better for staff, the community, and for the environment.

Our purpose is to create more sustainable businesses across Australia.

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Better Building Finance received funding from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program. The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.

For the purpose of promoting the uptake of Environmental Upgrade Finance to local government, property owners and service providers, Sustainability Victoria (SV) endorses the content (including downloadable) of This endorsement does not extend to nor does it preference any particular lender or service provider listed on this website.

Better Building Finance is a program of the Sustainable Australia Fund, Australia's leading provider of Upgrade Finance.

Low cost business finance

This unique form of finance, known as Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) or Building Upgrade Finance (BUF) enables businesses and commercial building owners to borrow money with very favourable terms so they can upgrade their buildings to save on energy, water and waste. It involves an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) between the building owner, financier, and local council. It's a new and growing form of finance designed to make existing buildings better.

How does it work?

The benefits of this form of finance are:

  1. No upfront capital or security
  2. Fixed rate, long-term loan terms with low annual repayments
  3. Option to share costs between owners and tenants
  4. Repayments are collected through council rates
  5. Every loan is legislated to deliver a positive environmental outcome

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Which councils offer EUF?

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