Incentives

Our New Buildings Program provides an energy modelling assistance incentive along with additional financial incentives for participating in the program’s Performance Path.

Energy modelling assistance incentive

An incentive of up to $10,000 is available to eligible customers who submit a completed design energy modelling report to us before their project is tendered.

Design energy modelling reports will be reviewed for program compliance. We will collaborate with the project’s energy modeller, when possible, to discuss potential energy efficiency opportunities, such as lighting, and building design enhancements.

Failure to qualify for the energy modelling assistance incentive does not affect eligibility for the remaining New Buildings Program’s financial incentives or official Power Smart designation.

Performance path incentive

The New Buildings Program Performance Path offers a financial incentive ranging between $0.50/sq. ft. to $2.00/sq. ft. of your building’s eligible floor space as determined by the project’s final energy model. Your building qualifies for financial incentives if the final energy model demonstrates whole-building energy savings of at least 5 per cent better than MECB.

Your building can only be officially designated Power Smart if your whole-building energy savings are 10 per cent or better.

This incentive is paid to you upon completion of the project and once all program deliverables have been submitted and approved.

You must meet all eligibility criteria to qualify for financial incentives. For program guidelines and policies, customer eligibility criteria, review our program guide (PDF, 573 KB).

Building energy target
(% better than MECB)
Incentive factor
($/sq. ft)
5 0.50
6 0.60
7 0.70
8 0.80
9 0.90
Power Smart designation levels (10 to 20%)
10 1.00
11 1.10
12 1.20
13 1.30
14 1.40
15 1.50
16 1.60
17 1.70
18 1.80
19 1.90
20 2.00