There are compelling reasons to improve the energy profile of Australia’s built environment. Energy efficient buildings using proven clean energy technologies reduce stress on the electricity network, lower electricity consumption, and support a least-cost pathway to net zero emissions, improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses. Our property-related investment commitments include ‘demonstration’ projects with the ability to deliver best-in-class performance around energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energy into new and existing buildings.
The CEFC is providing tailored long-term finance for energy efficient community developments, to deliver the benefits of clean energy to owners and tenants, as well as tackle household emissions. Our finance is supporting the construction of new market-leading energy efficient community housing, as well as energy efficiency retrofits to existing homes. Clean energy solutions can include rooftop solar, battery installations, heat pumps, additional insulation, double glazing, smart meters, LED lighting and energy efficient white goods.
The infrastructure sector accounts for almost half of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions, driven largely by fossil fuel consumption in energy generation and passenger and freight transport. As institutional investors increasingly consider environmental, social and governance factors in their investment decisions, infrastructure owners face new challenges in the way they manage the energy profile of their assets. CEFC finance supports best practice and market leading design, construction and operations