Affordable Housing Conservation Program

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

Talk to Union Gas 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 Union Gas Commercial Account Manager 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 Commercial Account Manager for qualification criteria.

* Annual limits apply. Talk to your Union Gas 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 Union Gas 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 Union Gas 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 Union Gas 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
$766
1 Bedroom
$1,035
2 Bedroom
$1,198
3 Bedroom+
$1,418

Belleville

Bachelor
$697
1 Bedroom
$874
2 Bedroom
$997
3 Bedroom+
$1,155

Bracebridge T

Bachelor
$650
1 Bedroom
$796
2 Bedroom
$986
3 Bedroom+
$1,229

Brantford

Bachelor
$636
1 Bedroom
$867
2 Bedroom
$963
3 Bedroom+
$1,196

Brighton MU

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$659
2 Bedroom
$846
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Brockville

Bachelor
$608
1 Bedroom
$744
2 Bedroom
$857
3 Bedroom+
$923

Centre Wellington

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$814
2 Bedroom
$1,004
3 Bedroom+
$1,162

Chatham-Kent

Bachelor
$553
1 Bedroom
$677
2 Bedroom
$770
3 Bedroom+
$752

Cobourg

Bachelor
$690
1 Bedroom
$884
2 Bedroom
$1,079
3 Bedroom+
$1,402

Collingwood

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$898
2 Bedroom
$1,063
3 Bedroom+
$1,024

Cornwall

Bachelor
$615
1 Bedroom
$691
2 Bedroom
$833
3 Bedroom+
$911

Elliot Lake

Bachelor
$520
1 Bedroom
$550
2 Bedroom
$617
3 Bedroom+
$719

Essex T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$663
2 Bedroom
$727
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Gravenhurst T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$807
2 Bedroom
$929
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Greater Napanee T

Bachelor
$572
1 Bedroom
$719
2 Bedroom
$863
3 Bedroom+
$984

Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury

Bachelor
$659
1 Bedroom
$848
2 Bedroom
$1,058
3 Bedroom+
$1,110

Guelph

Bachelor
$750
1 Bedroom
$980
2 Bedroom
$1,128
3 Bedroom+
$1,305

Hamilton

Bachelor
$651
1 Bedroom
$905
2 Bedroom
$1,109
3 Bedroom+
$1,306

Hawkesbury

Bachelor
$523
1 Bedroom
$602
2 Bedroom
$703
3 Bedroom+
$812

Huntsville T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$923
2 Bedroom
$1,029
3 Bedroom+
$1,300

Ingersoll

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$794
2 Bedroom
$834
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Kawartha Lakes

Bachelor
$700
1 Bedroom
$871
2 Bedroom
$1,083
3 Bedroom+
$1,255

Kenora

Bachelor
$510
1 Bedroom
$718
2 Bedroom
$875
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Kingston

Bachelor
$729
1 Bedroom
$975
2 Bedroom
$1,155
3 Bedroom+
$1,612

Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo

Bachelor
$734
1 Bedroom
$916
2 Bedroom
$1,087
3 Bedroom+
$1,258

Leamington

Bachelor
$520
1 Bedroom
$719
2 Bedroom
$879
3 Bedroom+
$1,048

London

Bachelor
$655
1 Bedroom
$841
2 Bedroom
$1,037
3 Bedroom+
$1,177

Meaford MU

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$706
2 Bedroom
$849
3 Bedroom+
$916

Midland

Bachelor
$555
1 Bedroom
$779
2 Bedroom
$928
3 Bedroom+
$880

Norfolk

Bachelor
$546
1 Bedroom
$674
2 Bedroom
$748
3 Bedroom+
n/a

North Bay

Bachelor
$578
1 Bedroom
$758
2 Bedroom
$921
3 Bedroom+
$1,048

North Perth MU

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$639
2 Bedroom
$746
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Orillia

Bachelor
$706
1 Bedroom
$863
2 Bedroom
$1,009
3 Bedroom+
$1,103

Oshawa

Bachelor
$817
1 Bedroom
$1,037
2 Bedroom
$1,182
3 Bedroom+
$1,326

Owen Sound

Bachelor
$599
1 Bedroom
$733
2 Bedroom
$883
3 Bedroom+
$941

Pembroke

Bachelor
$572
1 Bedroom
$657
2 Bedroom
$812
3 Bedroom+
$996

Petawawa

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$653
2 Bedroom
$777
3 Bedroom+
$1,005

Peterborough

Bachelor
$700
1 Bedroom
$846
2 Bedroom
$987
3 Bedroom+
$1,154

Port Hope

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$1,000
2 Bedroom
$1,109
3 Bedroom+
$1,315

Prince Edward County CY

Bachelor
$577
1 Bedroom
$776
2 Bedroom
$888
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Sarnia

Bachelor
$653
1 Bedroom
$800
2 Bedroom
$993
3 Bedroom+
$1,091

Saugeen Shores T

Bachelor
n/a
1 Bedroom
$684
2 Bedroom
$852
3 Bedroom+
$948

Sault Ste. Marie

Bachelor
$590
1 Bedroom
$736
2 Bedroom
$909
3 Bedroom+
$887

St. Catharines - Niagara

Bachelor
$642
1 Bedroom
$822
2 Bedroom
$992
3 Bedroom+
$1,141

Stratford

Bachelor
$594
1 Bedroom
$749
2 Bedroom
$904
3 Bedroom+
$1,070

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
$622
1 Bedroom
$779
2 Bedroom
$957
3 Bedroom+
$1,147

Tillsonburg

Bachelor
$592
1 Bedroom
$731
2 Bedroom
$880
3 Bedroom+
n/a

Timmins

Bachelor
$551
1 Bedroom
$774
2 Bedroom
$938
3 Bedroom+
$1,042

West Nipissing / Nipissing Ouest M

Bachelor
$502
1 Bedroom
$636
2 Bedroom
$824
3 Bedroom+
$947

Windsor

Bachelor
$557
1 Bedroom
$719
2 Bedroom
$868
3 Bedroom+
$1,043

Woodstock

Bachelor
$606
1 Bedroom
$969
2 Bedroom
$1,240
3 Bedroom+
$941