This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by installing certain high efficiency commercial appliances in commercial operations, with or without replacing existing appliances. This method uses default efficiency factors to determine whether an appliance is eligible, and to calculate emission reductions for crediting under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
Using the method
To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting of emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
Visit the Regulator’s website for:
- information on the method and how to use it
- project planning guidance, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Calculating the abatement
Project proponents must use the default efficiency factors to determine whether an individual appliance is eligible and to calculate emissions reductions.
Consultation on the method
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.
A minor variation to the method was made in 2016. ERAC advice is not required on minor variations.
Read about the Emissions Reduction Fund, including our department’s role.