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Environmental Upgrade Finance

Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) is a long term, fixed interest, competitive loan to upgrade a building where the loan repayments are paid to the lender via Council’s quarterly rates notice.

Apply for EUF to save money for your businesses today!

Environmental Upgrade Finance is a proven way for building owners to fund building upgrades that have positive environmental outcomes such as reducing energy use.

When businesses do these kinds of upgrades it creates jobs, improves conditions for building occupants, reduces our carbon footprint and saves the business operators money.

To access Environmental Upgrade Finance, an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) between building owners, lenders and Council is put in place. Tenants can also benefit from EUAs by contributing to the repayment of the loan in return of the benefits from the upgrade works. EUAs are managed by the Sustainable Melbourne Fund.

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If building owners design their building upgrade to decrease waste or increase energy efficiency, they can access the benefits of Environmental Upgrade Finance.

Yarra Ranges Council is offering Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) to businesses that own or lease commercial, non-residential buildings in Yarra Ranges.

For more information on Environmental Upgrade Finance, please contact the team at the Sustainable Melbourne Fund on:

T: 1300 432 044



Council to power business’ green power upgrades

Healesville’s Four Pillars Gin Distillery will soon run partially on solar power, thanks to an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) with Council.

Representatives from Four Pillars, Yarra Ranges Council and Sustainable Melbourne Fund signed an EUA on Wednesday, 5 September, that will result in a 70kW solar system worth $90,000 being installed on the distillery roof. Read more

Read more on Council powering business' solar upgrades with Aurrum Aged Care in Healesville 

Business Efficiency

Find out how your business can cut costs and boost productivity by saving energy and materials, reducing and better managing waste or improving the energy efficiency of your building.

Sustainability Victoria works with businesses, commercial building owners, the construction industry and partners such as industry and regional organisations to help change inefficient practices, saving money and improving sustainability.

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