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High efficiency commercial appliances method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by installing certain high efficiency commercial appliances in commercial operations, with or without replacing existing appliances. This method uses default efficiency factors to determine whether an appliance is eligible, and to calculate emission reductions for crediting under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative - High Efficiency Commercial Appliances) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

The department develops the methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.

The Clean Energy Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting of emissions reductions for projects under the ERF. To use this method in your project and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator.

View eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Clean Energy Regulator website.

Calculating the abatement

Project proponents must use the default efficiency factors to determine whether an individual appliance is eligible and to calculate emissions reductions.

Read the Efficiency Factor Document (PDF 192KB)(DOCX 38KB)

Developing the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Public consultation, drafting of the method, and the ERAC’s advice to the Minister is on the department’s Consultation Hub.

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Last updated: 27 September 2021

Content ID: 67385