Making businesses more energy efficient

Making businesses more energy efficient

11 Oct 2017, 10:50 AM - 12:10 PM

Theatre 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
English (Australia)

Chairperson: Bede Doherty, Business Development & e-Mobility Manager, Alphabet Australia a division of BMW Australia Finance Ltd 


Demonstrating the value proposition and business buy in for environmental sustainability within your organization.

Kaushik Sridhar, Manager, Corporate Citizenship, KPMG


Why is energy efficiency so lucrative, but so hard to do? How to start unlocking its value

Rachel Ollivier, Group Manager Property, Environment and Sustainability, Glen Eira City Council


Planning for Upgrades: Project-based activities in the Victorian Energy 

Kathryn Lucas-Healey , Senior Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Victorian Energy Upgrades, formerly known as the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), is a white certificate scheme that obligates energy retailers to acquire energy efficiency certificates each year towards an annual target, thereby creating a market for upgrades. The scheme is being strengthened, and a key component of this is the introduction of project-based activities. While the scheme was originally devised to incentivise small scale, large volume upgrades, it is now opening up new ways to calculate incentives on a per-project basis, geared towards complex upgrades for the business sector, deeper whole-building retrofits and aggregated calculation techniques. The Measurement and Verification (M&V) method is the first project-based activity in the scheme and is the focus of this presentation. The M&V method creates opportunities for businesses to earn incentives for a wide range of custom energy efficiency upgrades, using an industry-standard approach to measure and verify the impact of the upgrade on energy consumption. The method describes how the incentives – the number of certificates created – are calculated.

This presentation will provide a short introduction to the Victorian Energy Upgrades and an overview of the new class of project-based activities. It will describe how M&V is integrated into the scheme, and give a detailed technical discussion of how the method works, from pre-planning, implementing the upgrade and calculating the impact and incentives. There are many different options under the method, in terms of both the  technology that can be used in the upgrade and the calculation approach. The presentation will provide illustrative examples of the many ways in which the M&V method can support businesses to be more productive and lower their greenhouse gas emissions.  It will also outline how the Victorian Government is supporting businesses and service providers to build their capacity to participate and deliver these more complex methods.


  • Bede Doherty


    Business Development & e-Mobility Manager

    Alphabet Australia a division of BMW Australia Finance Ltd

    Bede Doherty is a renewable energy engineer, who has specialised in reducing vehicle emissions. Vehicles often contribute significant proportion of...

  • Kaushik Sridhar


    Manager, Corporate Citizenship


    Dr. Kaushik Sridhar is the Corporate Citizenship Manager for KPMG Australia, Board Member at Bioregional Australia, and Adjunct Lecturer at the...

  • Rachel Ollivier


    Group Manager Property, Environment and Sustainability

    Glen Eira City Council

    Rachel currently leads high profile strategic and operational functions in local government as a Group Manager. Her portfolio includes around 300...

  • Kathryn Lucas-Healey


    Senior Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency Energy, Environment and Climate Change

    Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    Kat Lucas-Healey is a Senior Policy Officer in Energy Efficiency at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, working on...

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