New homes built today will be in use for decades to come. CEFC finance is helping those homes have the strongest energy efficiency and deliver the smallest carbon footprint possible, across a diverse range of cleaner, greener residential options. These include finance for green home loans, community housing, build-to-rent and masterplanned communities, seniors living and student accommodation. Best-practice energy performance initiatives give property owners and managers the opportunity to unlock substantial energy savings, reduce emissions and potentially improve liveability for tenants.
The infrastructure sector accounts for a substantial portion 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.
Manufacturing is vital to the Australian economy, contributing around $100 billion to gross domestic product each year, and supporting nearly 900,000 jobs. CEFC research has identified a range of practical and proven strategies to deliver energy and cost savings across manufacturing operations. We finance clean energy equipment upgrades and renewable energy installations in the manufacturing sector through our tailored asset finance programs.
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.