Upgrade Your Lighting System & Get A Government Rebate To Cover Some Of The Costs
Lighting Solutions is a registered electrical contractor with ContractorCheck, at the Electrical Safety Authority and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Our insured and licensed staff can perform upgrades to your existing lighting system as well as complete installations. We offer turnkey commercial lighting services, including suggestions for energy efficiency improvement and savings, as well as supply and installation of commercial lighting fixtures, lamps ballasts, and much more. We can also handle the application process with our extensive knowledge of the requirements from the multiple incentive programs.
Governmental agencies offer Incentive Programs to encourage upgrades that will reduce energy consumption. These will help your business to gain better performance from the building with less energy consumption from our taxed power grid.
As a commercial property manager, your eligibility for these incentives depends on your location, type of property and its size. In order to qualify for the incentives most agencies in Ontario require the work to be done by licensed electricians. All incentive applications must be submitted and approved before the projects begin. Along with compiling the information required by the Ontario Power Authority, Lighting Solutions can administer the application process on your behalf to ensure you receive your applicable incentive without project delays. Your involvement will be minimal so you'll be able to focus your attention to your own business.
The BIP is offered by the Toronto Hydro-Electric System. This program offers incentives to all owners and operators of commercial lighting and industrial lighting buildings in Toronto. The incentives are $400/kW for lighting upgrades, and $800 per kilowatt (kW) for other energy saving upgrades. Projects are evaluated to ensure true kW reductions are achieved and retrofits are operational for 3 years.
This program is available for commercial properties in the City of Toronto that have over 25,000 sq. ft. The incentive for projects is either $400 per kilowatt (kW) on-peak demand reduction, or $0.05 per kilowatt hour (kWh) of annual consumption reduction up to 40% of the projects capital cost.
This program is for commercial buildings outside Toronto. Your local distribution company (LDC) delivers the ERIP program however, not all LDC participate in the program. ERIP provides a range of incentives for prescriptive applications such as exit sign upgrades, as well as offer an incentive of $0.05/kWh for custom projects. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) EcoEnergy Retrofit Incentive is the federal program available to any commercial or industrial building in Canada. The program can be combined with other provincially and municipally available incentive programs. The incentive is up to $10 per gigajoule of estimated energy savings up to 25 percent of eligible project costs or $50,000 per project.