Learn about the cold room activity able to be undertaken by accredited persons under the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program.
Cold room activity
Cold room activity eligibility
Eligible upgrade scenarios for a cold room activity include the installation and commissioning of:
- an electronic expansion valve and superheat controller into a refrigeration system (activity scenario 43A)
- a refrigeration system that includes at least three of the parts specified for activity 43B(ii) under Part 43 of the VEU Specifications (activity scenario 43B(i))
- a refrigeration system that includes the five parts specified under Part 43 of the VEU specifications (activity scenario 43B(ii).
To be eligible, the upgrade must be undertaken in a business/non-residential premises. The upgrade must be for a room or structure where goods are stored at temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius. It must not be for a room or structure which is:
- a refrigerated cabinet
- equipment or a product used exclusively for medical, scientific, or research purposes; or
- a portable or mobile cold room or refrigerated container.
If you are interested in undertaking cold room upgrades, you can either:
- work with an accredited person who is accredited to undertake the cold room activity
- apply for accreditation or, if you are already an accredited person, apply for additional activity approval.
An important part of the certificate creation process is the valid assignment of the right to create VEECs from the consumer to an accredited person. A VEEC assignment form must be completed for accredited persons to create VEECs and demonstrate compliance with the legislation.