Environmental Schemes

Australian Energy Efficiency Schemes Summary

Australia is fortunate to have several state government mandated incentive schemes that reward homeowners and businesses for adopting Energy Efficient practices and installing Energy Efficient Products.
Emerald Planet is uniquely situated to design, import, register and supply a wide range of Energy Efficient Products to our extensive network of accredited businesses operating within these programs. For instance Emerald Planet has imported and sold many millions of energy efficient CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), Solar PV systems, LED tubes, Standby Saving Powerboards/Energy Saving Powerboards, weather sealing products and LED downlights all supported by these incentive schemes. A summary of current schemes can be found below:

Victoria

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme (VEET)

  • Households and businesses are rewarded for having accredited businesses install energy efficient products. Certificates (VEECs) are created for these activities and usually the homeowners or businesses sign over these certificates in exchange for having these products installed for free. These certificates are then traded on the open market and bought by Energy Retailers in order to meet mandatory targets each year.
  • Emerald Planet currently supplies products specifically approved for the following activities within the VEET scheme;
    • Replacement of a range of inefficient commercial and industrial lighting with efficient LED lighting
    • Replacement of incandescent lamps with LED A-Bulbs,
    • Replacement of halogen downlights with LED downlights,
    • Replacement of T8 fluoro tubes with LED tubes and LED troffers
    • Installation of weather sealing Door Seals,
    • Installation of weather sealing Chimney Balloons,

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NSW

Energy Saving Scheme (ESS)

  • Households and businesses are rewarded for having accredited businesses install energy efficient products. Certificates (Energy Saving Certificates, or "ESCys") are created for these activities and usually the homeowners or businesses sign over these certificates in exchange for having these products installed. These certificates are then traded on the open market and bought by Energy Retailers in order to meet mandatory targets each year.
  • Emerald Planet currently supplies products specifically for the following activities within the ESS scheme:
    • Replacement of halogen downlights with LED downlights (revised residential HEERS program for LEDs scheduled for 2nd half 2016)
    • Replacement of T8 fluoro tubes with LED panels and troffers
    • Replacement of a range of inefficient commercial and industrial lighting with efficient LED lighting

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Australian Capital Territory

  • The Energy Efficiency Incentive Scheme (EEIS) provides a framework for homes and businesses to implement a range of energy efficient technologies including: lighting, space heating and cooling, appliances, weather sealing and efficient hot water. 

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South Australia

Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES)

  • Households are rewarded for having accredited businesses install energy efficient products on behalf of energy retailers. Each activity is given a deemed value for the amount of energy saved, usually the homeowners sign over these savings in exchange for having these products installed for free. These savings are then reported by the Energy Retailers in order to meet mandatory targets each year.
  • Emerald Planet currently supplies products specifically for the following activities within the REES scheme;
    • Replacement of a range of inefficient commercial and industrial lighting with efficient LED lighting
    • Replacement of incandescent lamps with CFLs
    • Installation of Standby Saving Powerboards/Energy saving Powerboards
    • Replacement of halogen downlights with LED downlights
    • Installation of Draught Proofing Door Seals
    • Installation of Draught Proofing Chimney Balloons

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Queensland

ecoBiz

  • Eligible Queensland businesses can measure their current energy, water and waste use as well as identify and implement efficent business practices with the assistance of tools, education and resources under the ecoBiz program.

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Western Australia

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.


 

Northern Territory

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.


 

Tasmania

No Energy Efficiency Schemes at this time.

Emerald Planet has been working at the forefront of the environmental market since 2006. Emerald Planet was originally founded with the vision to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by utilising energy efficient products. Emerald Planet was involved with the NSW greenhouse Gas Abatement scheme (GGAS) from 2006 and partnered in the giveaway and installation of over 15 million CFL globes across NSW to December 2008.

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