Environmental Certificates

Northmore Gordon, formerly Wattly is one of the largest Environment Certificate creator across all Australian programs. Over 5 Million certificates from energy efficiency, renewable, and carbon projects in more than 40,000 Commercial, Industrial and Residential sites.

We help businesses unlock funding for energy and carbon projects from government schemes. Sometimes we work directly with a customer, and at other times we work via our Partners in the supply chain who own the customer relationship. In all cases, we aim to make it easier for the Customer and our Partners to comply with scheme requirements and be rewarded for their effort.

Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs)

Program: Emissions Reduction Fund

Environmental value: Each ACCU represents a saving of 1 Tonne of CO2-e

Location: Australia wide

Indicative trading price range: $10-18*
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Administrator: Clean Energy Regulator

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: Offsets for carbon emissions in Australia, or funding for your carbon reduction project

Technologies: Fuel switching, Industrial equipment upgrades, Lighting upgrades, Waste Treatment

Applicable Offset Standards: Climate Active, Net Zero

Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCS)

Program: Federal Renewable Energy Target

Environmental value: Each LGC represents 1 MWh of renewable energy generation

Location: Australia wide

Indicative trading price range: $20-35*
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Administrator: Clean Energy Regulator

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: Funding for large scale renewable energy systems. Offsets for electricity use

Technologies: Biofuels, Solar PV, Wind

Applicable Offset Standards: Net Zero, Science-Based Targets, Climate Active

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

Program: Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme

Environmental value: An STC is 1 MWh of renewable electricity generated

Location: Australia wide

Indicative trading price range: $35-39*
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Administrator: Clean Energy Regulator

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: funding for installing your small-scale renewable energy system

Technologies: Heat Pump Hot Water Systems, Small-scale Solar PV, Solar Hot Water Systems

Applicable Offset Standards: N/A

International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs)

Program: Voluntary offsets

Environmental value: 1 MWh of renewable electricity

Location: Global

Indicative trading price range: US$2-25+ depending on location of project

Administrator: International REC Standard Foundation (non-profit) based in the Netherlands

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: Create value from renewable energy projects in countries that don’t have a regulated renewable energy market. Demonstrate renewable energy purchases.

Technologies: Biofuels, Geothermal, Hydro, Solar, Wind

Applicable Offset Standards: I-REC Code

Tradable Instrument for Global Renewables (TIGRs)

Program: Voluntary offsets

Environmental value: 1 MWh of renewable electricity

Location: Anywhere outside North America

Indicative trading price range: US$2-25+ depending on location of project

Administrator: APX – US company that provides infrastructure for environmental markets around the world

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: Create value from renewable energy projects in countries that don’t have a regulated renewable energy market. Demonstrate renewable energy purchases.

Technologies: Biofuels, Geothermal, Green Hydrogen, Hydro, Solar, Waste-to-Energy, Wind

Applicable Offset Standards: TIGR Registry Documents

Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs)

Program: Victorian Energy Upgrades

Environmental value: Each VEEC represents a saving of 1 tonne of CO2-e

Location: Victoria, Australia

Indicative trading price range: $29-60*
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Administrator: VIC Essential Services Commission

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: Funding support for efficiency activities in Victoria

Technologies: Boilers, Commercial lighting, Displays, Mid Scale Solar, Measurement & Verification, Public lighting,  Refrigeration 

Applicable Offset Standards: N/A 

Relevant case studies: Metro Trains on Track to Energy Efficiency, Van Wyk Flowers Watch Energy Savings Bloom

Energy Savings Certificates (ESCs)

Program: NSW Energy Savings Scheme

Environmental value: Each ESC represents a saving of 1 MWh of energy

Location: New South Wales, Australia

Indicative trading price range: $23-30*
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Administrator: NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

Best Use / Best ways to use this program: Funding support for efficiency activities in New South Wales

Technologies: Boilers, Commercial lighting, Mid Scale Solar, Measurement & Verification, Public lightingRDCS 

Applicable Offset Standards: N/A

Relevant case studies: Kimberly Clark Cleans Up With Energy Savings, Borg Manufacturing Modernise Plant

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