Be energy efficient from the start!

Receive incentives and assistance for new building and major renovation projects that exceed Ontario Building Code electricity-efficiency specifications. Create environmental benefits by building beyond the standard code and achieve ongoing savings from lower long-term operating costs.

Incentives

 

There are 3 incentive tiers offered within the Custom Track:

Project Incentives:

Project incentives will be based on the lesser of:

  • 30% of the Eligible Costs; and
  • the applicable Tier and corresponding Demand or Energy Savings incentive (whichever is greater) in the Table below:
Tier For Building Permit Applications prior to
January 1, 2017
For Building Permit Applications on or after
January 1, 2017
Custom Incentive
Tier 1 Above Base Case Energy Savings are ≤25 per cent Above Base Case Energy Savings are ≤10 per cent $400/kW of verified Demand Savings or $0.05/kWh verified Energy Savings
Tier 2 Above Base Case Energy Savings are > 25 per cent and ≤ 50 per cent Above Base Case Energy Savings are> 10 per cent and ≤25 per cent $600/ kW of verified Demand Savings or $0.075/kWh verified Energy Savings
Tier 3 Above Base Case Energy Savings are> 50 per cent Above Base Case Energy Savings are > 25 per cent $800/ kW of verified Demand Savings or $0.1/kWh verified Energy Savings

 

Modeling Incentives:

Modeling costs are eligible for an incentive amount of up to $10,000. Modeling can be completed by the participant, design decision maker or can be outsourced to a third party.

Design Decision-Maker Incentives:

A design decision maker can be eligible for an incentive based on the applicable Tier and corresponding Demand or Energy Savings incentive (whichever is greater) in the Table below:

Tier For Building Permit Applications prior to
January 1, 2017
For Building Permit Applications on or after
January 1, 2017
Design Decision-Maker Incentive
Tier 1 Above Base Case Energy Savings are ≤25 per cent Above Base Case Energy Savings are ≤10 per cent $50/kW of verified Demand Savings or $0.00625/kWh verified Energy Savings
Tier 2 Above Base Case Energy Savings are > 25 per cent  and ≤ 50 per cent Above Base Case Energy Savings are> 10 per cent and ≤25 per cent $100/ kW of verified Demand Savings or $0.0125/kWh verified Energy Savings
Tier 3 Above Base Case Energy Savings are> 50 per cent Above Base Case Energy Savings are > 25 per cent $150/ kW of verified Demand Savings or $0.01875/kWh verified Energy Savings

 

Eligibility

Owners of new buildings or major renovation projects in commercial, industrial and multi-unit buildings, public institutions, long-term care facilities and hostels and motels.