environmental upgrade agreements

A roadmap to energy performance contracts

Energy performance contracts might sound like the new kid on the block. They’re not. They’ve got a very mixed track record. Better for big institutions such as RMIT and the…

Victorian government gives EUAs a boost

Victoria’s commercial buildings will get a boost to their sustainability potential following the announcement of a new collaboration between the state government and the Sustainable Melbourne Fund. The program involves…

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WA industry in push for building upgrade finance

Vacancy rates are hitting Western Australia hard so the City of Perth and Property Council are pushing for changes to the state’s Local Government Act to enable building upgrade finance (BUF), in a move designed to improve underperforming stock.

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Sustainable Australia Fund launches next generation environmental upgrade loans

Loans for environmental upgrades have come a long way in the past 10 years. Owners can now enjoy one of three tailored products, including the Capital Fund, which becomes part of a developer’s capital stack, reduces cost and provides a greater return on equity.