Get A Government Rebate To Cover The Cost Of Upgrading Your Lighting System
Incentive Programs have been developed by governmental agencies to encourage upgrades which reduce energy consumption. These measures help businesses to enjoy better overall performance from the building with less energy use from our taxed power grid.
As a property owner or 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.
This program delivered by Toronto Hydro-Electric System offers incentives to all owners and operators of commercial lighting and industrial lighting buildings in the City of Toronto. The incentives are $400/kW for lighting upgrades, and $800 per kilowatt (kW) for other energy saving upgrades. Projects are evaluated to ensure that true kW reductions are achieved and retrofits remain in operation for 3 years.
The BOMA Toronto CDM Program is available for commercial properties in the City of Toronto 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.
The Better Buildings Partnership offers a program for multi-residential properties, MASH sector properties and new construction in the City of Toronto. The Better Buildings Partnership Existing Buildings Program (BBP-EB) provides a range of incentives for prescriptive applications such as exit sign upgrades, as well as offers an incentive of $0.07/kWh for larger custom projects e.g., over 250 lighting fixtures.
The ERIP program is for commercial buildings outside the City of Toronto. ERIP is delivered through your local distribution company (LDC) 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.