Building Automation: Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program, Commercial Custom Retrofit Program, and Industrial Custom Engineering Program

By mmuise
Description:

The Building Automation program provides funding for building automation systems (BAS). BAS is an efficient way to increase a building’s flexibility to respond to a variety of operating conditions. Monitoring, managing and adjusting key energy systems from a single touchpoint is an effective way to optimize energy use automatically. Building owners and energy managers need to reassess control of indoor spaces as there are challenges on fluctuating occupancy levels, increased ventilation requirements and tighter budgets whether they run a large office building or affordable housing.
This program offers incentives through the following:
1. Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program;
2. Commercial Custom Retrofit Program;
3. Industrial Custom Engineering Program.


Comments on Funding:

Incentives vary per program:
- up to 50% of project costs, to a maximum of $100,000 per project.(Commercial Custom Retrofit Program);
- up to a maximum of $200,000 or 50% of the fully installed project cost, whichever is lowest (Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program);
- up to 50% of the incremental project cost, to a maximum of $100,000 (Industrial Custom Engineering Program).

Deadline: Rolling deadline
Eligibility:

Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program - Applicants must:

  • be social and municipal housing providers;
  • be shelters;
  • be co-ops;
  • be market-rate multi-family buildings which:
    a) need to demonstrate either at least 30 percent of units are rented at less than 80 percent of the median market rent;
    b) are determined by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, based on the information gathered during rent roll review by Enbridge Gas; or
    c) have participated in a federal, provincial, or municipal affordable housing funding program in the last 5 years.
  • have Enbridge Gas account in good standing.

    Commercial Custom Retrofit Program - Applicants must:
  • have eligible projects, including:
    a. commercial building;
    b. located in the Enbridge Gas service area, including areas previously served by Union Gas.
  • be customers where Enbridge Gas energy efficiency offer(s) have impacted the customer’s decision to proceed with the improvement(s);
  • be Enbridge Gas Inc. customers with accounts in good standing;
    All Commercial Custom Retrofit projects must be pre-approved by Enbridge Gas to qualify for incentives.

    Industrial Custom Engineering Program - Applicants must:
  • be an Enbridge Gas customer;
  • be using natural gas for key equipment and processes.
  • have pre-approved projects by Enbridge Gas.
    Accounts served under Rates 125, 200 and 300 are excluded.
Application Steps:

Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program - Applicants must:

1. contact Enbridge Gas Inc. to confirm their eligibility;

2. contact an Energy Solutions Advisor for free expertise and technical support to identify energy-saving opportunities for their building;

3. implement the recommendations by Energy Solutions Advisor;

4. have the on-site work completed at their building;

5. submit their completed incentive application form.



Commercial Custom Retrofit Program - Applicants must:

1. contact an Energy Solutions Advisor for help identifying energy-efficient retrofit projects suited to their business;

2. work with the Energy Solutions Advisor and the service provider to calculate or verify estimated savings and payback with incentives



Industrial Custom Engineering Program - Applicants must:

1. contact an Energy Solutions Advisor for help identifying energy-efficiency opportunities in their facility;

2. work with Energy Solutions Advisor and their service provider to calculate or verify estimated savings and incentives; and

3. implement the energy-efficiency project.

Documentation Needed:

Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program - Applicants must:
1. provide proof of purchase matched to installation address.
2. provide all forms and proof of purchase to Enbridge Gas no later than Nov. 30, 2023.

Commercial Custom Retrofit Program - Applicants must:
1. submit the completed 2023 Commercial Custom Application Form; and
2. provide a proof of purchase matched to installation address to Enbridge Gas.

Other Things to Note:

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About the author
mmuise