The Home Energy Eﬃciency Retroﬁts (HEER) method may be used to calculate energy savings from a range of household and small business energy efficiency upgrades. In this method, the term ‘energy’ may refer to electricity, gas or both.
The method requires a minimum customer co-payment of $30 (excl GST) which cannot be reimbursed.
The HEER method provides a range of low cost and higher cost activities that can be conducted at a property. Eligible activities are listed in Schedules D and E of the ESS Rule.
A site assessment of a home or small business is required to be carried out prior to the upgrade taking place. The upgrade must then result in a minimum number of energy saving certificates (ESCs) as specified in clause 9.8 of the ESS Rule.
Lighting equipment installed under the following activities of the HEER Method must be accepted by the Scheme Administrator as meeting the equipment requirements.
Further information on these requirements can be found on the HEER method lighting requirements page.