Energy savings and resource efficiency


Financing your project

Undertaking energy efficient upgrades or installing renewable energy makes good business sense and helps offset rising electricity and gas prices.

Choosing the right finance for projects can sometimes be challenging. The Energy Efficiency and Renewables Finance Guide will help you understand the different financial options available as well as providing step-by-step guidance in selecting the best finance for your business.

Finance guide disclaimer

This guide has been prepared based on information available at the date of publishing being November 2014. The information contained in this guide is of general character only and while the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and its consultants (Energetics and BDO) in the development of this guide have endeavoured to ensure that information in this guide is accurate and based on reliable sources, no warranty is made as to accuracy, reliability or completeness.

The case studies in Appendix B are accompanied online by the cash flow models. These models are designed to help you to identify the best financial options for projects from a cash flow impact perspective. However, these cash flow models are not business case development tools and should not be relied on as such.

To the extent that this guide or the accompanying cash flow models contain prospective financial information, that information has been based on current expectations about future events as at the date above and is subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations described in such prospective financial information. Past financial performance is not indicative of future financial performance.

This guide and the accompanying cash flow models have been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of you or your organisation. For this reason, OEH, Energetics and BDO in the development of this guide do not endorse or recommend any investment decisions based on information provided in this guide or as a result of use of the cash flow models.

You should independently verify and check the accuracy, completeness, reliability and suitability of the information contained within it and seek independent professional advice on how it will affect your specific situation. This guide may be subject to revision without notice and you should ensure you are using the latest version. OEH, Energetics and BDO accept no responsibility for errors or omissions in the guide or accompanying cash flow models, or for any loss or damage arising from the use of the guide or cash flow tools.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, OEH, Energetics and BDO expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied. In no event will OEH, Energetics and BDO be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, tort, economic or consequential damage or damages for negligence for any loss of profit, whether arising out of the use or inability to use the guide and cash flow tools, any outcome produced by the guide or cash flow tools or any reliance thereon, or otherwise.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2015