Commercial, institutional, multi-residential or industrial buildings covered under the Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 3.
Buildings with a minimum of 50,000 square feet. This could mean the combined square footage of smaller identically designed buildings that are all built within the program time requirement.
Your building(s) must be in the design phase or earlier.
Your development must be in the former Union Gas service area to qualify. If the project has multiple sites with the same design, only the buildings that are in our area can be incented under this program. Enbridge also offers the program in their franchise area.
To receive your energy performance incentive of $15,000, you must complete and submit a pre-construction updated energy model that demonstrates that the building will be built above code. This incentive is paid when construction is complete.
To receive this additional incentive of $15,000, you must submit a post-construction "as-built" energy model showing that your project meets the energy performance requirements, together with the final certified commissioning report, within one year of construction completion.
Participants in other incentive programs, like High Performance New Construction (HPNC), may still apply to Commercial Savings by Design and collect incentives from both programs, as long as they meet the requirements for each.
No. Our program looks at net energy savings, which include all non-renewable energy sources, including electricity, natural gas and other fuels.