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RETROFIT PROGRAM

  Rebates speed up payback 
 
  • Incentives up to 50% of project costs
  • Wide range of upgrade projects
  • We’ll help you apply
 
 
  Apply now 
Retrofit Program

QUICK LINKS
Download your RETROFIT PROGRAM documents, then contact us to get started
Download Program Sheet  Download the checklist  Download Worksheets  Download the application
 

 
  WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR? 
  Any business type can benefit 
 

The RETROFIT PROGRAM is for owners and managers of commercial buildings, institutional buildings, industrial facilities, agribusinesses and multi-residential buildings. Incentives are available for replacing inefficient equipment with high-efficiency equipment. The amount of the incentive is based on the difference between the amount of electricity the equipment currently uses and the amount that the new equipment will use. Typically, retrofit projects also help reduce maintenance costs.

 
 
  Eligibility criteria 
 
  WHAT TYPES OF PROJECTS QUALIFY?  
  Upgrades to these technologies and more qualify  
 
  • Lighting upgrades to LED and T8s
  • Controls for occupancy, CO monitoring, ventilation
  • Air conditioning units from 3 to 63 tons or greater
  • Variable frequency drives for fans, pumps, HVAC
  • Refrigeration, both retail  and industrial
 
  • Monitoring & Targeting information systems
  • Compressed air systems upgrades or replacements
  • Chiller plant upgrades or replacements
  • Building envelope improvements

 
 

 
 
 
  WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ADVANCE?  
 
Icon Get your project pre-approved before making any changes
RETROFIT PROGRAM incentives are based on your estimated energy savings. To verify these savings, we may need to do a site visit to inspect your old equipment. It’s important that you not remove or demolish any equipment that you want to be part of the project. Even before signing a purchase order, make sure your project is approved.

To qualify, all projects must be pre-approved.
Icon   Upgrade to qualifying T8 LEDs
Currently there are three types of T8 LED replacement lamps available:
  • UL Type A operate using existing fluorescent electronic ballasts
  • UL Type B require line voltage to be wired directly to the fluorescent fixtures sockets
  • UL Type C require external dedicated drivers
As of December 7th 2015, only UL Type A and Type C T8 LEDs will qualify for incentives.

All LED products must be certified for use in Canada and appear on the DLC Qualified Products List.
 
 
 

 
 
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Learn how to apply for the RETROFIT PROGRAM  
Use these tips for a successful incentive application. 
 
3M Benefits 
Learn how 3M made energy improvements in their Brockville plant  
A case study on how to get the most out of the RETROFIT PROGRAM. 
 
   
  CASE STUDIES 
 
Fowler Metal Industries
 
Fowler Metal Industries
Burford, ON
 
Upgrading to a variable frequency drive compressor saved 132,700 kWh a year and qualified for an incentive of $15,200.

PDFRead the case study
 
Husky Injection
 
HUSKY Injection
Molding Systems
Bolton, ON
Upgrading to six energy-efficient roof top air conditioning units saved 22,604 kWh a year and qualified for an incentive of $18,100.

PDF Read the case study
 
 
 
Inscape Smart Workspaces
 
Inscape Smart Workspaces
Holland Landing, ON
Investing in smarter controls for their dust collection system saved 203,622 kWh a year and qualified for an incentive of $20,362.

PDF Read the case study
 
Westmore Land Sales
 
Westmoreland Sales
Leamington, ON
Investing in 168 LED fixtures brought this pack house energy savings of 286,740 kWh and a $16,200 incentive.

PDF Read the case study
 
 

​​​Incentives are available under ​two tracks: PRESCRIPTIVE or CUSTOM
PRESCRIPTIVE CUSTOM
​Select your project from a set list of measures, each with a corresponding incentive. For upgrades to existing equipment, the incentive amount depends on the type, efficiency and quantity of equipment installe​d.​ For measures not covered under either the PRESCRIPTIVE or ENGINEERED tracks, we offer incentives based on verified energy savings.​



WHAT ARE THE INCENTIVES?
 
​There are two levels of incentives providing up to 50% of project costs (100% of the material costs for the prescriptive track).  
 

Your retrofit project could qualify for:
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  PROJECT TYPES  PRESCRIPTIVE   CUSTOM
    
  Lighting
projects
 
  Per unit incentives 
  
  The greater of either, $400/kW of demand savings or $0.05/kWh of first year electricity savings (to a maximum of 50% of project costs)
     
  Non-lighting projects 
  Per unit incentives 
  
  The greater of either, $800/kW of demand savings or $0.10/kWh of first year electricity savings (to a maximum of 50% of project costs)  
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  + HELPING YOU GET THE MOST FROM INCENTIVES 
  Consider starting with AUDIT FUNDING to uncover your greatest savings opportunities 
  Many businesses have found additional savings by first starting with the AUDIT FUNDING program, which covers up to 50% of the cost of an evaluation of your building's energy performance. A comprehensive energy audit can help you identify and prioritize your greatest energy savings opportunities.

 
 
 
  HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
Step 1 - If this is your first RETROFIT PROGRAM project, you must register for the program first. If you have already registered for the program, login with your username and password. Please do not register twice.

Step 2 - Gather the required project information and complete the relevant worksheet(s).

Step 3 - Login to your newly created account and click ‘Get Started.’ Enter the project data and submit the application and worksheet(s).

 


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  CAN I GET HELP WITH THIS?
Need help with your RETROFIT PROGRAM application?

We have a team of qualified applicant representatives to guide you, help you complete your RETROFIT PROGRAM application and get the incentive you were expecting – at no cost to you. Call 1-866-650-4709 to learn more.

 
 
 
 
Download Program Sheet  Download the checklist  Download Worksheets  Download the application
   

 

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