Various energy efficiency activities can be undertaken under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program to create Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs).
Overview of VEU activities
Victorian energy efficiency certificates (VEECs) can be created through new installations or projects that deliver energy savings, when carried out by an accredited person. Each certificate represents one tonne of greenhouse gas emissions reduction (CO2-e).
The various installation and project-based activities that create VEECs under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program are listed in the table below.
|Category||Part #||Activity||Eligible for residential||Eligible for non-residential|
|Water heating||1||Installing an efficient water heater and decommissioning an electric resistance water heater||Yes||Yes|
|3||Installing an efficient gas or LPG boosted solar water heater and decommissioning an inefficient gas or LPG water heater||Yes||Yes|
|44||Installing an air source heat pump water heater for commercial (including multi-residential) and industrial applications||No||Yes|
|Space heating and cooling||5||Installing a ducted gas heater||Yes||Yes|
|7||Installing a ducted air to air heat pump||Yes||Yes|
|9||Installing a gas or LPG room heater||Yes||Yes|
|10||Installing an air to air heat pump (other than a ducted air to air heat pump)||Yes||Yes|
|23||Installing a ducted evaporative cooler and decommissioning a refrigerative air conditioner||Yes||Yes|
|28||Upgrade of gas heating ductwork||Yes||Yes|
|Space conditioning||12||Underfloor insulation*||Yes||Yes|
|Shower rose||17||Installing a water efficient shower rose and decommissioning a water inefficient shower rose||Yes||Yes|
|Lighting replacement||21||Replacing energy inefficient lamps with efficient lamps||Yes||Yes|
|Refrigerators and freezer|
|22||Purchase of high efficiency refrigerators or freezers||Yes||Yes|
|Television||24||Purchase of high efficiency televisions||Yes||Yes|
|Clothes dryer||25||Purchase of energy efficient clothes dryers||Yes||Yes|
|Pool pump||26||Installation of high efficiency pool pumps||Yes||Yes|
|Public lighting upgrade||27||Upgrade of public lighting||Yes||Yes|
|In-home display unit||30||Installation of in-home display units||Yes||No|
|High efficiency motor||31||Installation of high efficiency motors||No||Yes|
|Refrigerated display cabinet||32||Installation of high efficiency refrigerated display cabinet||No||Yes|
|Refrigeration fan motor||33||Installation of high efficiency refrigeration fan motor||No||Yes|
|Building based lighting upgrade||34||Undertaking a lighting upgrade in certain buildings, structures or areas||No||Yes|
|Non building based lighting upgrade||35||Undertaking a lighting upgrade in an area not attached to a building or structure||No||Yes|
|Pre-rinse spray valve||36||Installation of efficient pre-rinse spray valves||No||Yes|
|Gas-fired steam boiler||37||Installing an energy efficient gas-fired steam boiler replacing an inefficient gas-fired steam boiler||No||Yes|
|Gas-fired water boilers or heater||38||Installing an energy efficient gas-fired water boiler or heater replacing an inefficient gas-fired water boiler or heater||No||Yes|
|Electronic gas/air ratio control||39||Installing a gas/air ratio control system into a boiler||No||Yes|
|Combustion trim system||40||Installing a combustion trim system into a boiler||No||Yes|
|Gas-fired burner||41||Installing energy efficient gas-fired burners into a boiler||No||Yes|
|Economizer||42||Installing an economizer into a boiler||No||Yes|
|Cold room||43||Upgrading or installing refrigeration systems for cold rooms||No||Yes|
|Project based activities||-||Measurement and verification activities for custom projects||No||Yes|
|-||Benchmarking activities for custom projects***||No||Yes|
* Underfloor insulation is currently under administrative review and certificates cannot be created for this activity.
Residential sector activities
For an activity to be eligible within the residential sector, the activity must be carried out in a residential premises classified under Part A3 of the Building Code of Australia as a class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building.
Non-residential sector activities
For an activity to be eligible within the non-residential sector, the premises:
- must not be a residential premises
- must not be a scheduled activity premises as defined in the Principal Regulations, unless the occupier of the premises has met the opt-in provisions.
To be eligible for certificates, activities must be carried out in accordance with the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target regulatory framework. For more information about an activity's specific requirements, view the following pages: