This methodology determination (method) provides the rules for crediting 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 Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) Scheme.
Using the method
To use this method and participate in the ACCU Scheme, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting of emissions reductions for projects under the ACCU Scheme.
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
Read the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC)’s advice to the Minister on making the method in 2015 [370KB PDF].
A minor variation to the method was made in 2016.