City of Toronto

Energy Retrofit Loans

Program offers eligible Toronto community-based or not-for-profit organizations a low-interest loan to support up to 100% of their energy retrofit project costs.

Typical retrofit measures include:

– Lighting retrofits
– Equipment replacement including chillers and HVAC
– Building envelope improvements
– Building automation systems and controls
– Renewable energy projects
– Energy storage
– Others measures/technologies on case-by-case basis

Funding Available – The City offers financing for up to 100% of project costs, at a rate equal to the City’s cost of borrowing, with repayment terms up to 20 years.

Eligibility – All buildings located in Toronto are eligible, including:

– Commercial, Retail and Industrial
– Multi-Family Residential
– Condominium buildings (common areas only, not individual units)
– Hospitals and Long-Term Care
– Schools, Colleges and Universities
– Not-for-profit
– Social Housing
– Hospitality

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Enbridge Gas Inc.

Affordable Housing Program

Program helps offset the costs of retrofits and provides ongoing energy efficiency savings that reduce the payback time. Enbridge will guide participants through their energy management project(s) from start to finish and help with project costs.

Funding Available – Affordable housing providers are provided with up to $100,000 in available incentives. Visit the website for funding details.

Eligibility – Offers available to qualified participants only. Contact Enbridge Gas to confirm your eligibility. Additional terms and conditions may apply to specific offers. Enbridge Gas account must be in good standing. Eligibility may differ between offered incentives; visit the website for eligibility details.

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Commercial Retrofit Program

An Enbridge Gas Energy Solutions Consultant will work with you, free of charge, to identify energy efficiency opportunities that save natural gas and in return save you money.

Through the Commercial Custom Retrofit Program, financial incentives are rewarded for investing in capital projects that save natural gas. Examples of common projects include upgrading to energy efficient boilers and water heaters, installing make-up air units, or implementing building controls.

Funding Available – Implemented recommendations will offer financial incentives to cover up to 50% of the project costs to a maximum of $100,000 per project.

The incentive offer comes in tiers:

– Tier 1: for the first up to 20% of gas savings, $0.15 per cube meter
– Tier 2: for remaining gas savings above 20%, $0.30 per cube meter

Eligibility – Eligible measures include higher efficiency boilers, higher efficiency combination water and space heating systems, better building controls, water conservation and efficient make-up air and ventilation (including ENERGY STAR certified models).

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Comprehensive Energy Management Program

Through this program, participants will gain a better understanding of key energy drivers so they can shape their energy goals and set the right strategy. The focus and financial support are on five main components:

– Senior management sponsorship
– Creation of an energy policy
– Assigning an energy champion
– Development of an energy model
– Taking action towards continuous energy improvement

Funding Available – Participants can qualify for very attractive financial incentives:

– Energy Management Information System (EMIS) installation and updates – 80% of the cost to a maximum of $50,000 per project
– Financial assistance for CEM certification training – up to $2,500 annually
– Thermal energy audits-up to 50% of the cost with opportunity for an one-time top-up to 50% of the cost
– Implementation of thermal energy efficiency projects-up to 50% of the cost to a maximum of $250,000 customer annually
– Funded employee engagement events and activities

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Custom Solutions and Incentives

Program provides financial incentives to assist customers with costs related to energy assessment, measurement and efficiency implementation initiatives.

Funding Available – Customers are eligible for incentives based on consumption savings up to a maximum of the greater of 50% of the cost of implementation or $100,000 per project. Visit the website for funding details.

Eligibility – Eligibility may vary for each type of incentive. Visit the website for eligibility details.

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Fixed Incentives – Condensing Boilers

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a condensing boiler. These boilers achieve high efficiency (typically greater than 90%) by condensing water vapour in exhaust gases and recovering vaporized heat, which would have otherwise been wasted.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– Up to 299 MBH, AFUE of 90% or greater
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $1000
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– AFUE of 90% or greater
– Not applicable for new construction buildings

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Fixed Incentives – Condensing Furnaces

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a condensing furnace. These highly efficient furnaces feature insulated combustion chambers, high-efficiency burners and multiple heat exchanges that recover waste heat from flue gases.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– Up to 225 KBTU/hr
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $200
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Standalone furnaces only under 225 KBTU
– AFUE of 95% or greater

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Fixed Incentives – Condensing Make-up Air Units

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a condensing make-up air unit. These units provide high quality air while improving the efficiency of the heating and cooling system.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– Single speed up to 14,000 CFM, All Sectors
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $0.30/CFM
– Contractor Incentive: $100

– Two speed up to 14,000 CFM, All Sectors
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $0.60/CFM
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Constant speed motors and minimum combustion efficiency of 80%
– Direct fired self-contained units using 100% outside air
– Minimum combustion efficiency of 90% or greater
– Incentive cannot exceed 50 percent of the total project cost

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Fixed Incentives – Condensing Storage and Tankless Water Heaters

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a condensing storage or tankless water heater. These water heaters use combustion gases to heat water rather than venting it outside. They also produce lower temperature exhaust than traditional water heaters, making it possible to use a less costly venting system.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– Condensing Storage Water Heaters, All Sectors
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $450
– Contractor Incentive: $100

– Condensing Tankless Water Heaters, All Sectors
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $450
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Condensing Storage Water Heaters must be replacing an existing storage water heater. Applicable units must be 75 MBH or greater and have a thermal efficiency of 94.5% or greater.
– Condensing Tankless Water Heaters must be 75 KBTU or greater and have a thermal efficiency of 92% or greater.

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Fixed Incentives – Condensing Unit Heaters

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a condensing unit heater. These heaters can operate at as much as 93% efficiency. They feature a secondary heat exchanger that recovers waste heat generated by gas combustion to reduce energy requirements and associated costs.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– 30 to 300 KBTU/hr
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $750
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Must have thermal efficiency of 90% or greater
– Applicable to units up to 300 KBTU

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Fixed Incentives – Demand Control Ventilation

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of Demand Control Ventilation. This product optimizes the efficiency of the ventilation system by moderating the exchange of outside air to reduce air heating or cooling requirements, resulting in energy and cost savings.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– Single Zone
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $500
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Single zone buildings
– Also includes: Primary/Secondary School Gymnasium, Post-Secondary School Classroom, Community Center Meeting Space, Exercise Center/Sports Arena, Senior/Nursing/Long-Term Care Facility (Common Areas), Cinemas and Performing Arts, Hotel Conference Rooms.
– Non-partitioned open areas, with dedicated intake and exhaust and exhausted outdoors. All other single zone and multi-zone buildings require custom calculations.
The system outdoor air volume shall be controlled in response to the zone CO2 levels and the system shall be designed and operated such that the zone is ventilated in compliance with ASHRAE Standard 62.1.
– Sensors measuring the concentration of CO2 in the zone must be of solid state type and self-calibrating. The measured carbon dioxide levels shall be used by the controller to reset outdoor air volume as zone population changes.
– The carbon dioxide sensor appropriately located to provide reasonable average reading for the zone. Square footage for incentive purposes are only for the conditioned space monitored by the carbon dioxide sensors. Systems with ERV or HRV are not eligible.
– Incentive cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost.

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Fixed Incentives – Destratification Fans

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a destratification fan. These fans are designed to redistribute the heated air from the unoccupied ceiling space back to the floor level, reducing excess strain on the heating system.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– 20 feet
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $1000
– Contractor Incentive: $100

– 24 feet
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $1000
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Space must be heated by ceiling mounted natural gas forced air heating systems, including unit heaters and have floor level thermostat temperature controls. Only high-velocity low-speed (HVLS) fans with minimum diameter of 20 feet for use in warehousing type buildings with a minimum of 25-foot ceilings. Not eligible where other equipment that combat destratification such as radiant heaters and/or high velocity vertical throw unit heaters are present.

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Fixed Incentives – ENERGY STAR® Certified Equipment

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase of new ENERGY STAR® certified dishwashers, gas fryers, steam cookers and broilers to save energy and associated costs.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

Visit the website for funding details on each purchased product.

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Rental units are eligible for dishwashers

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Fixed Incentives – Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a heat recovery ventilator (designed to keep heat in while moving stale air out) and/or energy recovery ventilator (take advantage of the humidity levels in the airflow).

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

Visit the website for funding details on each purchased ventilator.

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Incentive applies for ventilators used for space conditioning applications in common areas only.
– Replacement ventilators must be replacing an existing ERV/HRV with 55% energy recovery effectiveness as per Ontario Building Code 2017
– Must have a sensible heat recovery effectiveness of 65%, 75% or 85% respectively and total energy recovery effectiveness of 63%, 73% or 83% respectively for ERVs at 32 degrees F.
– Must not be used where 100% fresh air is required, no recirculation is allowed by codes or standards.
– Frost control must be used for an ERV where winter design temperature is below 2 degrees F.
– For installations that have an electric humidification, the HRV incentive will apply.
– Incentive cannot exceed 50 percent of the total project cost.

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Fixed Incentives – High Efficiency Boilers

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of a new high efficiency boiler.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

Visit the website for funding details on each purchased high efficiency boiler.

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Applies to the replacement of atmospheric boilers operating in a continuous loop.
– Replacement boilers must be non-atmospheric hydronic boilers.
– Rental units are eligible. Not applicable for New Construction Buildings.
– Boilers under 300 MBH must have an AFUE of 85% or greater
– Boilers 300 MBH to 2,000 MBH must have a thermal efficiency of 85% to 88%
– High Efficiency Boilers for School Boards – applies to the replacement of atmospheric boilers operating in a continuous loop used solely for space heating in elementary and high schools only. Replacement boilers must be non-atmospheric hydronic boilers between 300 to 2,000 MBH with 85% to 88% thermal efficiency.

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Fixed Incentives – Infrared Heaters

Program offers an incentive to customers and contractors towards the purchase and installation of an infrared heater. Infrared heaters are ideal for providing heat to localized areas thereby reducing the energy and associated costs required to heat space that is unutilized.

Funding Available – Customer and Contractor Incentives:

– Single stage up to 300,000 BTUs
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $300
– Contractor Incentive: $100

– Two stage up to 300,000 BTUs
– Customer/Builder Incentive: $400
– Contractor Incentive: $100

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit to a maximum of $500 per project

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Applies to the replacement of unit heaters only.

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Greenhouse Program

This program provides a flexible incentive structure that can be customized to meet a plant’s particular needs.

Financial incentives are provided for:
– Audits, assessments and engineering analysis to identify and quantify thermal energy efficiency opportunities
– The purchase and installation of thermal energy-efficient equipment and technologies
– The implementation of operational improvements that reduce thermal energy requirements

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Run-it-Right Program

Program enhances an existing building’s systems to find energy efficiencies. It analyzes the building’s energy performance to identify, implement and monitor low- and no-cost operational improvements that can lead to five per cent energy savings. Enbridge will provide training for operation managers.

Funding Available – Once the consultant has identified areas for operation improvements, Enbridge will provide a financial incentive of up to $10,000 for the implementation of multiple measures.

Eligibility – Your Commercial building may qualify to participate in Run-it-Right if:

– The building consumes natural gas on an annual basis. The building has been occupied with the present use for at least one year prior to participation in RunitRight.
– The building has an Enbridge MetreTek meter, can be upgraded to a MetreTek meter or has a 3rd party automatic meter reader (AMR) that allows direct access to the building’s interval data during the monitoring term.
– No major capital upgrades that impact natural gas consumption are planned for the monitoring term.
– Emergency and unplanned equipment replacements that need to take place during monitoring period should be reported to Enbridge.
– The occupancy and building use is not expected to substantively change during the 12-month monitoring period.
– Buildings/accounts that have participated in RunitRight within the past five years must undergo a qualification review.

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RunitRight Program for Business Partners

RunitRight Efficiency Partners’ customers can qualify for financial incentives to cover up to 100% of the costs associated with investigating, implementing and monitoring operational efficiency solutions. Plus, partners will also qualify for $250 in financial incentives for each customer that completes the program.

Funding Available – Our incentives can help your customers pay up to 100% of the investigation, implementation and monitoring costs:

– $1,000 towards facility investigation.
– Up to $8,000 towards implementation of efficiency measures
– $1,000 towards a third party EMIS, or a FREE EMIS provided by Enbridge Gas Distribution For Efficiency Partners
– A $250 incentive is awarded to the Efficiency Partners for each customer who completes all three steps of the RunitRight program (Investigate, Implement and Monitor)

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Savings by Design for Commercial Builders

Program supports commercial builders with expertise and performance incentives by designing sustainability into new commercial construction projects.

Eligibility – The program is available to Ontario builders in the Enbridge Gas franchise area. There’s no cost to participate. Smaller projects can now qualify – the minimum threshold is now 50,000sq.

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Showerhead Rebate Program

Rebates are available for each standard showerhead of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater replaced with an energy efficient showerhead of 1.5 gpm or less. This simple change will help lower your energy and water costs and reduce complaints from building occupants about insufficient hot water.

Funding Available – Program offers commercial multi-residential customers a rebate for each standard showerhead of 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or greater that is replaced with an energy-efficient showerhead of 1.5 gpm or less. The customer incentive amounts to $6 per showerhead.

Eligibility – Equipment Eligibility:

– Replacement of standard showerheads (with a flow rate of 2.5 GPM or greater) in existing multi-family residential buildings that use natural gas for water heating.
– Replacement low-flow showerheads must have a flow rate of 1.5 GPM or less.
– Existing showerhead flow rate testing is required for a minimum of 10% of the total

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SAVE ON ENERGY – AUDIT FUNDING

Program offers financial incentives to businesses towards the cost of various energy audits, which identify the costs and benefits of implementing energy-efficient measures.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – The four kinds of eligible audits to receive incentives from are:

1. Electricity survey and analysis for owners
2. Detailed analysis of capital-intensive modifications
3. Building systems audit incentive
4. Electricity survey and analysis for eligible tenants

Visit the website for more funding details.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – ENERGY MANAGERS

Through the Energy Manager Initiative, facilities can gain access to experienced Energy Managers on a full-time basis. Energy Managers can help a facility develop an energy management strategy and identify and implement energy efficiency projects.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – Incentives are available for multi-site and transmission-connected customers. Visit the website for funding details for each type of customer.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES FOR MULTI-SITE BUSINESSES

Program encourages whole building energy performance improvements through incentives. This pay-for-performance model encourages participants who are able to make behavioural and operational changes alongside capital investment projects to achieve and grow energy savings over multiple years. It provides multi-site customers with a single program point of contact.

Funding Available – Incentives are provided at four cents per kilowatt hour ($0.04/kWh) of savings per year, for up to four years.

On top of the performance payments, customers are entitled to receive a Modelling Incentive of $1,500 for each participating facility, up to a maximum of $15,000 for 10 approved facilities.

Eligibility – To participate, companies must:

– enroll two or more buildings located in two or more local hydro company service areas;
– commit buildings to participate for at least two years and plan to realize at least five per cent energy savings per building;
– have hourly meter data available for their building for at least 12 months; and
– have a minimum annual consumption of 1,500,000 kWh per building (or group of up to five buildings aggregated into a single baseline energy model).

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SAVE ON ENERGY – EXISTING BUILDING COMMISSIONING

Program encourages whole building energy performance improvements through incentives. This pay-for-performance model encourages participants who are able to make behavioural and operational changes alongside capital investment projects to achieve and grow energy savings over multiple years. It provides multi-site customers with a single program point of contact.

Funding Available – Incentives are provided at four cents per kilowatt hour ($0.04/kWh) of savings per year, for up to four years.

On top of the performance payments, customers are entitled to receive a Modelling Incentive of $1,500 for each participating facility, up to a maximum of $15,000 for 10 approved facilities.

Eligibility – To participate, companies must:

– enroll two or more buildings located in two or more local hydro company service areas;
– commit buildings to participate for at least two years and plan to realize at least five per cent energy savings per building;
– have hourly meter data available for their building for at least 12 months; and
– have a minimum annual consumption of 1,500,000 kWh per building (or group of up to five buildings aggregated into a single baseline energy model).

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SAVE ON ENERGY – EXISTING BUILDING COMMISSIONING

Program provides incentives to owners or lessees of chilled water systems located in commercial, institutional or multi-family buildings, in order to help cover the costs to:

– hire an expert to analyze the chilled water system and recommend measures to help increase its energy efficiency
– buy and install metering and monitoring equipment, and
– implement the recommended measures.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – Incentives ranging from $2,500 to $30,000.

Eligibility – Visit the website for eligibility details for buildings, chilled water systems, and costs.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – HIGH PERFORMANCE NEW CONSTRUCTION

Program provides design assistance and incentives for facilities who exceed typical electricity efficiency standards, ensuring energy efficiency is built into their new construction and major renovation project.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – Visit the website for funding details for project incentives, modelling incentives, and design decision-maker incentives.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – PROCESS & SYSTEMS

This Initiative is designed to help organizations with complex systems and processes IDENTIFY, IMPLEMENT, and VALIDATE energy efficiency projects from start to finish. The program provides financial incentives to encourage investment in innovative process changes and equipment retrofits. In exchange, participants contractually commit to delivering specific conservation targets within a set period of time and to maintaining them over the expected life of the project.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – Visit the website for funding details for project incentive comparison.

Eligibility – To be eligible for project incentives, your organization must operate a single facility that is connected to a local hydro company distribution network. The proposed project must be in service before December 31, 2020 and provide annualized electricity savings of more than 300 MWh.

Please note that the following projects do not qualify for project incentives unless otherwise approved in writing by the local hydro company: lighting, demand response or fuel-switching projects.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – RESIDENTIAL NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

Program provides funding for homebuilders and renovators to make their projects more energy efficient, right from the start. There are three kinds of incentives: prescriptive, performance-based and custom.

Funding Available – Visit the website for funding details for prescriptive incentives, performance-based incentives, and custom incentives.

Eligibility – Newly constructed dwellings must comply with Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code, which specifies:

– they are three or fewer storeys;
– the area does not exceed 600 square meters; and
– they are classified as residential occupancies.

Ineligible houses include:

– manufactured homes with a chassis;
– residential buildings with four or more floors; or
– homes with a footprint larger than 600 square meters.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – RETROFIT PROGRAM

Program provides businesses with financial incentives for implementing energy-efficient measures in their facilities. Prescriptive, engineered and custom track applications are available to suit the intended retrofit project.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – Incentives include:

– up to $400 for every kilowatt saved for lighting measures and
– up to $800 for every kilowatt saved for non-lighting projects

Eligibility – Retrofit incentives are available to owners or lessees of:

– Commercial spaces or buildings, such as offices, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and warehouses
– Industrial facilities in sectors such as food and beverage, automotive, plastics and packaging industries
– Institutional buildings, including hospitals, universities, municipal halls and arenas
– Multi-family buildings, such as apartments (including low-income and social housing) or condominiums
– Agricultural facilities, including dairy, swine or poultry farms, greenhouses and nurseries

If you lease, you must have the owner’s consent or authorization.

Visit the website for project eligibility details.

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SAVE ON ENERGY – SMALL BUSINESS LIGHTING PROGRAM

Program provides financial incentives for energy-efficient lighting upgrades, including a wide range of ENERGY STAR® certified LED lighting products, to qualifying businesses. An authorized electrical contractor is available to complete the retrofit. The program provides licensed electrical contractors, a no-risk assessment and clean-up, which includes recycling and proper disposal.

The saveONenergy programs are offered through local electric utilities and funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Funding Available – Incentives up to $2,000 worth of the upgrades.

Eligibility
– Businesses with an average annual demand of less than 100kW.
– Previous participants of the Power Saving Blitz program (2008-2010) or Direct Install Lighting program (2011-2015) — also known as Small Business Lighting — are eligible to participate in the new Small Business Lighting program.

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