Retrofits & Custom Projects: Affordable Multi-Family Housing Program, Commercial Custom Retrofit Program, and Industrial Custom Engineering Program

By mmuise
Description:

Enbridge Gas offers a range of programs and incentives for retrofit projects that deliver energy savings—from straightforward upgrades to custom projects in commercial, multi-residential, affordable multi-family housing and industrial buildings. An incentive for every retrofit is provided through the following programs:
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; and

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; and

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:

Incentive offers are available between Jan. 1, 2023 and Nov. 30, 2023.

About the author
mmuise