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Energy Upgrade Agreements

Rather, the Council acts as an intermediary and is responsible for offsetting loan repayments by property owners and the lender. In the event of a credit default, the Council is not liable for the outstanding debt. The Local Government Act 2020 expressly provides that municipal councils are not liable for the inability of an owner or user to pay an environmental improvement loan. It also requires an agreement on the FEU stipulating that the lending institution must repay the Council when the contract is terminated prematurely and that the Council has repaid all excess repayments received by the owner or user. Under an ITA, a lender provides loans for the retrofitting of commercial buildings to improve the building`s energy efficiency and the City Council will recover loan repayments through the interest system. Homeowners receive tailor-made advice on the most effective energy solutions when it comes to their home and their goals. Victorian homeowners and businesses can upgrade their buildings in a more energy-efficient, sustainable and climate-resilient way through advice-based loans called Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) (also known as Environmental Upgrade Agreements). If your building is located in an area eligible for the EUF or BUF, we present it as a financing option in the proposal/feasibility study of your energy efficiency retrofit. The government`s Residual Efficiency Scorecard is an energy efficiency assessment that helps homeowners understand, compare and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Environmental upgrade agreements provide owners or managers with access to loans for the retrofit of a commercial building to maximize the building`s energy efficiency. The tenant will enjoy the first day of his environmental improvements. The EUF and BUF are Victorian and NSW-based financing mechanisms, which enable building owners, tenants and investors to secure better long-term access to finance for environmental improvement, including LED lighting and solar energy, existing commercial and non-residential buildings on attractive terms and pay for them through municipal tariffs. .

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