Affordable Housing Conservation Program

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We’ll cover up to 50% of the cost of upgrading your equipment.

Talk to us about our energy efficiency programs for affordable housing. We can help you invest wisely in your housing by taking advantage of our enhanced incentives on a variety of energy efficient equipment and upgrades. These incentives were designed with an affordable housing manager's needs in mind.

These affordable housing incentives are available to:


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Social Housing

Housing that provides accommodation to low income tenants.

Not for Profit Housing Providers

Housing owned and managed by a private, non-profit group.

Market Rate Housing Providers

Privately owned housing that’s rented to tenants at rates that are at or below the average rents specified by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). See average rents.

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Contact your local Energy Conservation Advisor for more details about our incentives for energy-saving upgrades.

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Multi-Family Residential Incentives

Building Assessments

Description Customer Incentive*
Building assessments to determine energy savings in buildings four stories or more. Receive up to $8,000 per building, with a maximum of $40,000 per housing provider per year.
Contact your local Commercial Account Manager for qualification criteria.

* Annual limits apply. Talk to your local Commercial Account Manager for details.

Space Heating Programs

Condensing Boilers

Customer Incentive

$0.10 per Lifetime m³ saved

Potential Incentives

$5,000 for equipment up to 299,000 BTU/Hr $11,000 for equipment 300,000 BTU/Hr to 999,000 BTU/Hr $32,000 for equipment over 1,000,000 BTU/Hr

Service Provider Incentive

$100 per Boiler

Energy Recovery Ventilators**

Customer Incentive

$0.10 per Lifetime m³ saved

Potential Incentives

$30,500 for equipment up to 10,000 CFM $85,000 for equipment up to 20,000 CFM

Service Provider Incentive

$100 per Unit

Heat Recovery Ventilators**

Customer Incentive

$0.10 per Lifetime m³ saved

Potential Incentives

$62,500 for equipment up to 10,000 CFM $125,000 for equipment up to 20,000 CFM

Service Provider Incentive

$100 per Unit

Condensing Make-up Air Units

Customer Incentive

$0.10 per Lifetime m³ saved

Potential Incentives

$38,200 for Improved efficiency units for multi-family commercial buildings

Service Provider Incentive

$100 per Unit

**
All ERV units installed in multi-family commercial properties are eligible. Documentation from the engineer, stating the unit isn’t required by Ontario Building Code, must be provided.
Incentives are based on the size and type of the unit.
Up to 50% of the fully installed cost of the measure. Talk to your local Commercial Account Manager for further details.

In-Suite Measures

In-suite Energy Recovery Ventilators

Customer Incentive

$300 per Unit

Eligible Equipment

No existing ERV or Not required by the code

Service Provider Incentive

5% of the total customer incentive per building
One service provider incentive payment per building

In-suite Energy Recovery Ventilators – Improved Effectiveness

(existing ERV or above code)

Customer Incentives

$100 per Unit
$200 per Unit
$300 per Unit

Eligible Equipment

≥ 65% to ≤ 74% Sensible Heat Recovery Effectiveness
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% Sensible Heat Recovery Effectiveness
≥ 85% Sensible Heat Recovery Effectiveness

Service Provider Incentive

5% of the total customer incentive per building
One service provider incentive payment per building

In-suite Heat Recovery Ventilators

Customer Incentives

$150 per Unit

Eligible Equipment

No existing HRV or Not required by the code

Service Provider Incentive

5% of the total customer incentive per building
One service provider incentive payment per building

In-suite Heat Recovery Ventilators – Improved Effectiveness

(existing HRV or above code)

Customer Incentives

$50 per Unit
$100 per Unit
$150 per Unit

Eligible Equipment

≥ 65% to ≤ 74% Sensible Heat Recovery Effectiveness
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% Sensible Heat Recovery Effectiveness
≥ 85% Sensible Heat Recovery Effectiveness

Service Provider Incentive

5% of the total customer incentive per building
One service provider incentive payment per building

Water Heating Programs

Condensing Boilers

Customer Incentive

$0.10 per Lifetime m³ saved

Potential Incentives

$7,000 for equipment up to 299,000 BTU/Hr $10,000 for equipment 300,000 BTU/Hr to 999,000 BTU/Hr $15,000 for equipment over 1,000,000 BTU/Hr

Service Provider Incentive

$100 per Boiler

Condensing Gas Water Heaters§

Customer Incentive

$0.10 per Lifetime m³ saved

Potential Incentives

$1,500 for Storage gas water heaters $1,500 for Tankless (Instantaneous) gas water heaters

Service Provider Incentive

$100 per Water Heater

Incentives are based on the size and type of the unit.
Up to 50% of the fully installed cost of the measure. Talk to your local Commercial Account Manager for further details.
§
Purchased and rented natural gas water heaters are eligible.

Custom Building Efficiency Improvements

Description Customer Incentive

Custom projects to reduce gas consumption in your building stock such as:

  • Insulation Upgrades
  • Heat Recovery
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Control Systems
Up to a maximum of 50% of the fully installed project cost.
Talk to your local Commercial Account Manager for further details on our incentives.

“Ventilation heating is one of the most controllable costs for landlords because it isn’t affected by tenant behaviour.
The savings really add up because the equipment works around the clock.”
Terry Calder Construction Manager, London & Middlesex Housing Corporation
“This methodology has proven to save significant amounts of energy required to heat incoming fresh air. The resulting savings have been instant and the...incentive was able to cut the payback in half.”
Marc Puype Technical Services Manager, Haldimand Norfolk Housing Corporation
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Private Apartment Average Rents ($) by Bedroom Type - Ontario - CMAs

Barrie

Bachelor
$848
1 Bedroom
$1,141
2 Bedroom
$1,131
3 Bedroom+
$1,472

Belleville

Bachelor
$722
1 Bedroom
$918
2 Bedroom
$1,027
3 Bedroom+
$1,272

Bracebridge T

Bachelor
$650
1 Bedroom
$857
2 Bedroom
$954
3 Bedroom+
$1,229

Brantford

Bachelor
$677
1 Bedroom
$900
2 Bedroom
$1,002
3 Bedroom+
$1,070

Brighton MU

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$752
2 Bedroom
$861
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Brockville

Bachelor
$620
1 Bedroom
$761
2 Bedroom
$879
3 Bedroom+
$886

Centre Wellington

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$852
2 Bedroom
$1,047
3 Bedroom+
$1,183

Chatham-Kent

Bachelor
$579
1 Bedroom
$705
2 Bedroom
$809
3 Bedroom+
$766

Cobourg

Bachelor
$690
1 Bedroom
$865
2 Bedroom
$1,111
3 Bedroom+
$1,341

Collingwood

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$918
2 Bedroom
$1,082
3 Bedroom+
$1,024

Cornwall

Bachelor
$610
1 Bedroom
$684
2 Bedroom
$818
3 Bedroom+
$886

Elliot Lake

Bachelor
$520
1 Bedroom
$500
2 Bedroom
$584
3 Bedroom+
$646

Essex T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$663
2 Bedroom
$769
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Gravenhurst T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$832
2 Bedroom
$980
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Greater Napanee T

Bachelor
$628
1 Bedroom
$732
2 Bedroom
$876
3 Bedroom+
$1,017

Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury

Bachelor
$641
1 Bedroom
$855
2 Bedroom
$1,052
3 Bedroom+
$1,204

Guelph

Bachelor
$755
1 Bedroom
$1,034
2 Bedroom
$1,157
3 Bedroom+
$1,264

Hamilton

Bachelor
$806
1 Bedroom
$970
2 Bedroom
$1,158
3 Bedroom+
$1,373

Hawkesbury

Bachelor
$552
1 Bedroom
$627
2 Bedroom
$760
3 Bedroom+
$942

Huntsville T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$912
2 Bedroom
$1,050
3 Bedroom+
$1,300

Ingersoll

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$816
2 Bedroom
$848
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Kawartha Lakes

Bachelor
$718
1 Bedroom
$865
2 Bedroom
$1,054
3 Bedroom+
$1,177

Kenora

Bachelor
$519
1 Bedroom
$696
2 Bedroom
$857
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Kingston

Bachelor
$745
1 Bedroom
$1,008
2 Bedroom
$1,200
3 Bedroom+
$1,998

Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo

Bachelor
$796
1 Bedroom
$1,021
2 Bedroom
$1,210
3 Bedroom+
$1,254

Leamington

Bachelor
$520
1 Bedroom
$770
2 Bedroom
$910
3 Bedroom+
$1,165

London

Bachelor
$669
1 Bedroom
$877
2 Bedroom
$1,087
3 Bedroom+
$1,240

Meaford MU

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$689
2 Bedroom
$901
3 Bedroom+
$916

Midland

Bachelor
$613
1 Bedroom
$860
2 Bedroom
$1,013
3 Bedroom+
$1,045

Norfolk

Bachelor
$565
1 Bedroom
$736
2 Bedroom
$733
3 Bedroom+
$912

North Bay

Bachelor
$600
1 Bedroom
$773
2 Bedroom
$964
3 Bedroom+
$1,177

North Perth MU

Bachelor
$619
1 Bedroom
$723
2 Bedroom
$821
3 Bedroom+
$972

Orillia

Bachelor
$669
1 Bedroom
$894
2 Bedroom
$1,053
3 Bedroom+
$1,322

Oshawa

Bachelor
$845
1 Bedroom
$1,168
2 Bedroom
$1,246
3 Bedroom+
$1,352

Owen Sound

Bachelor
$644
1 Bedroom
$786
2 Bedroom
$926
3 Bedroom+
$1,000

Pembroke

Bachelor
$598
1 Bedroom
$662
2 Bedroom
$847
3 Bedroom+
$996

Petawawa

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$755
2 Bedroom
$808
3 Bedroom+
$864

Peterborough

Bachelor
$734
1 Bedroom
$916
2 Bedroom
$1,077
3 Bedroom+
$1,322

Port Hope

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$1,100
2 Bedroom
$1,271
3 Bedroom+
$1,384

Prince Edward County CY

Bachelor
$593
1 Bedroom
$729
2 Bedroom
$875
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Sarnia

Bachelor
$689
1 Bedroom
$840
2 Bedroom
$1,017
3 Bedroom+
$1,372

Saugeen Shores T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$735
2 Bedroom
$921
3 Bedroom+
$1,053

Sault Ste. Marie

Bachelor
$603
1 Bedroom
$772
2 Bedroom
$968
3 Bedroom+
$929

St. Catharines - Niagara

Bachelor
$659
1 Bedroom
$871
2 Bedroom
$1,036
3 Bedroom+
$1,159

Stratford

Bachelor
$622
1 Bedroom
$787
2 Bedroom
$946
3 Bedroom+
$1,097

Temiskaming Shores CY

Bachelor
$553
1 Bedroom
$643
2 Bedroom
$733
3 Bedroom+
n/a

The Nation / La Nation M

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$611
2 Bedroom
$711
3 Bedroom+
$779

Thunder Bay

Bachelor
$666
1 Bedroom
$831
2 Bedroom
$1,037
3 Bedroom+
$1,296

Tillsonburg

Bachelor
$652
1 Bedroom
$750
2 Bedroom
$877
3 Bedroom+
$939

Timmins

Bachelor
$572
1 Bedroom
$769
2 Bedroom
$928
3 Bedroom+
$1,089

West Nipissing / Nipissing Ouest M

Bachelor
$531
1 Bedroom
$647
2 Bedroom
$802
3 Bedroom+
$998

Windsor

Bachelor
$600
1 Bedroom
$772
2 Bedroom
$915
3 Bedroom+
$1,090

Woodstock

Bachelor
$747
1 Bedroom
$830
2 Bedroom
$1,011
3 Bedroom+
$945