Overview & Incentives

Get the most out of your next building

Our program is designed to guide, assist and reward you, as you improve energy efficiency and environmental performance – to the target of 15 per cent above the Ontario Building Code (OBC) Part 3 requirements – in your new construction or major renovation projects.

A value of up to $60,000 available to you

We can help you optimize your design plan early in the design phase, implement upgrades during construction and take advantage of cash incentives for achieving energy performance above OBC requirements.

Integrated Design Process

We cover all costs - up to a $30,000 value - of the Integrated Design Process including:

  • Visioning session and report
  • IDP session and report
  • Professional fees charged by design team experts
  • Energy performance modelling

Energy Performance Incentive – $15,000

Participants may qualify for a $15,000 incentive if the pre-construction energy model meets the specified energy performance target.

Commissioning Incentive - $15,000

You may qualify for an additional $15,000 once the final as-constructed energy model, along with the final Commissioning Report have been submitted and approved.

Other Programs and Incentives

By completing our Savings by Design program, you may also be eligible for incentives through other conservation programs, such as the High Performance New Construction (HPNC) program.

Beyond Incentives - Program Benefits

You’ll walk away with more than just cash incentives. Through our program, you’ll also gain experience you can apply to future projects. These include:

  • Identifying clear and cost-effective strategies to achieve sustainability goals.
  • Getting exclusive access to Canadian green building experts through an Integrated Design Process.
  • Increasing your team's capacity and awareness of green building innovation and implementation.
  • Reinforcing your corporate brand and the building's identity as a Commercial Savings by Design Project.
  • Addressing key challenges that may stop or delay development approval.
  • Providing energy savings and long-term efficiency for building occupants

Let's get started

Download, complete and submit your application.

For more information or to apply for this program, contact your energy solutions advisor or send us an email.