Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP)
EREP is an innovative regulatory program to help Victorian businesses meet climate change and resource scarcity challenges. Through EREP, industry can realise the business opportunities presented by resource efficiency by implementing actions that achieve environmental benefits and direct cost savings in a short timeframe.
Commercial and industrial sites in Victoria that use more than 100 TJ of energy and/or 120 ML of water per year need to participate in EREP. Participating businesses need to register with EPA, prepare and implement a plan that identifies actions to reduce energy and water use, and waste generation.
Importantly, businesses must then implement those actions that pay for themselves within three years.
More information is available at: www.epa.vic.gov.au/bus/erep