High efficiency commercial appliances

Closed 19 Nov 2015

Opened 19 Nov 2015

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Finalised method determination

Method Determination made. The Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - High Efficiency Commercial Appliances) Methodology Determination 2015 was made on 19 November 2015.

Project applications to implement the Methodology Determination may be made to the Clean Energy Regulator.

About this method

This Determination would apply to projects that install high efficiency commercial appliances in commercial operations, with or without replacing existing appliances. For example, a project could involve installing new appliances to replace or supplement existing appliances, or simply to service a new facility or function.

Supporting documentation

This method requires the use of default efficiency factors to determine whether an individual appliance is eligible and to calculate emissions reductions. These factors are set out in the Efficiency Factor Document.

Development of this method

Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) advice

The ERAC's advice to the Minister regarding the suitability of the Determination to be made is published here, in accordance with Section 106(11) (C) of the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Act 2011.

Public consultation

The consultation period for the draft High Efficiency Commercial Appliances method closed on 15 April 2015.

Draft determination and explanatory statement

Note: A draft method determination that is open for public comment should not be relied upon for planning an ERF project. Draft method determinations may be modified following public consultation and are not final until made by the Minister for the Environment.


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