Where we invest

A better built environment

The CEFC invests across the built environment to help reduce Australia's emissions, improve energy efficiency and lower operating costs.

This includes infrastructure and transport; property, manufacturing and industry; governments and not-for-profits, including universities and community and social housing:

Business energy efficiency 

Businesses and the not-for-profit sector across Australia are capitalising on the benefits of energy efficient technologies, using tailored CEFC finance to kick start their projects. Learn more

Community Housing

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has created a major new program to help drive the construction of market-leading energy efficient community housing in 2016. The program will deliver lower energy costs for low income families and residents while helping improve Australia's cities and built environment and lowering Australia's carbon footprint. Learn more

Local Government

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is offering Australian councils access to tailored finance to help them invest in a range of clean energy technologies which will reduce energy costs while lowering emissions. The program is targeting major investment projects with the potential to make a significant difference to a council's energy consumption. Learn more  


Buildings contribute more than 20 per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. CEFC finance is supporting energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, helping reduce energy costs and emissions. We see strong potential for energy efficiency improvements in commercial office buildings, community housing and aged care and student accommodation. CEFC finance is supporting the development of Investa's 60 Martin Place, as a landmark energy efficient building, pushing the boundaries of energy efficiency in commercial property.  We are also supporting the construction of 1 Malop St in Geelong,the first multi-storey commercial office building outside Melbourne to achieve a 5.5 star NABERS energy rating. Learn more


Low emission, electric and hydrogen technologies all offer alternatives to fossil fuel transport. Through our co-financing arrangements, the CEFC is providing asset finance at favourable interest rates to corporate, government and not-for-profit fleet buyers to encourage them to choose eligible lower emissions passenger and light commercial vehicles, as well as electric vehicles. We also provide finance for lower emissions agricultural equipment with a goal of reducing on-farm fuel costs and emissions. Find out more.


Universities are big energy consumers, with large campuses and high energy needs. CEFC finance, structured over the longer term, can support energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies for Universities. This can play an important role in bringing down energy costs and reaching sustainability goals. Read how the CEFC is working with the University of Melbourne on its sustainability goals