There are many resources available to support actions that improve the energy efficiency of commercial, multi-unit residential, non-profit housing and industrial buildings. Owners may be eligible for rebates towards energy studies to identify cost-effective improvements (up to $20,000). Additionally, owners conducting entire building renovations may be eligible for $40-$70 per ton of GHG reduction (up to $200,000). Some measures involve fuel switching to high efficiency systems, improvements to mechanical systems and building envelopes. By improving the energy efficiency, owners will reduce long-term operation costs and negative impacts on the environment.


BC Hydro Customers

BC Hydro provides various forms of support for business owners. Through the business energy-saving incentives, BC Hydro can cover up to 75% of the cost of your project.

To determine which programs you are eligible for, go to the Business Program Eligibility Tool, all you need is your BC Hydro account number: bchydro.com/eligibility

To learn more about the rebates and support available for your business, please contact: incentives@bchydro.com or call 1-866-522-4713

FortisBC customers

There are many incentives available for commercial and industrial FortisBC customers when you improve the energy efficiency of your business.

Commercial

 Type of upgrade

 Rebates

 Description

 Kitchen equipment

 Rebates ranging from $200 to $3,500
 per appliance

 Install eligible appliances in a commercial kitchen

 Boilers

 Up to $45,000 per boiler (plus   optional right-sizing bonus up to   $1,000)

 Install a high-efficiency natural gas boiler whether building new or upgrading

 Water heaters

 Up to $15,000 per water heater

 Install a high-efficiency natural gas water heater whether building new or upgrading

 Condensing unit heater  $7.50 per MBH Install a natural gas unit heater with a thermal efficiency of 90% or more
 Single-stage and high-intensity infrared heater  $16 per MBH  Install a natural gas infrared tube heater
 Two-stage infrared heater  $18 per MBH  Install a natural gas infrared tube heater

 Rental apartment   building

 No cost

 Improve energy efficiency of rental buildings
 at no-cost to building owners and property managers

 Custom design

 Varies, contact your key account   manager or email   commercialrebates@fortisbc.com

 Funding provided for constructing high-performance buildings


Industrial

 Type of upgrade

 Rebates

 Description

 Boilers

 Up to $45,000 per boiler (plus optional right-sizing bonus up to $1,000)

 Install a high-efficiency natural gas boiler whether building new or upgrading

 Air curtain

 Up to $2,000 per door

 Install new air curtains to reduce heat waste and energy costs

 Thermal curtain  $0.35 per square foot  Install thermal curtains with minimum 40% energy-saving rating, 5 year service life and area coverage of at least 7500 square feet

 Direct contact   water heater

 Up to $50,000

 Install a high-efficiency direct contact water heater

 Condensing unit heater  $7.50 per MBH  Install a natural gas unit heater with a thermal efficiency of 90% or more
 Single-stage and high-intensity infrared heater  $16 per MBH  Install a natural gas infrared tube heater
 Two-stage infrared heater  $18 per MBH  Install a natural gas infrared tube heater

 Pipe and tank   insulation

 $4 per linear foot of pipe insulation

 $2 or $3 per square foot of tank   insulation

 Add insulation on pipes and tanks for hot
 water and steam

 Steam trap audit   and replacement

 Up to $10,000 for the audit

 $250 per failed steam trap replaced

 For auditing and replacing failed steam traps


Contact Elizabeth Manhas for specific questions about your renovation project:



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