Updates made to Save On Energy Retrofit Program

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

As of August 12th 2019, the Save On Energy Retrofit Program has added new incentives.

New lighting and updated compressed air measures are now available under the Retrofit program, while some older lighting measures have been reduced or removed.

The updates enable businesses to take advantage of new technologies and products to help reduce energy costs and improve the overall operation of buildings and facilities.

Click HERE to see the full list of incentives


Retrofit incentives are available to owners or lessees* of:

  • Commercial spaces or buildings, such as offices, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and warehouses

  • Industrial facilities in sectors such as food and beverage, automotive, plastics and packaging industriesInstitutional buildings, including hospitals, universities, municipal halls and arenas

  • Multi-family buildings, such as apartments (including low-income and social housing) or condominiums

  • Agricultural facilities, including dairy, swine or poultry farms, greenhouses and nurseries

*If you lease, you must have the owner’s consent or authorization.

What kinds of projects are eligible?

Overall, projects that are eligible under the Retrofit program are those that provide sustainable, measurable and verifiable reductions in peak electricity demand and electricity consumption.

Examples include:

-Lighting retrofits

-Lighting controls

-HVAC redesign

-Chiller replacement

-Variable-speed drives

-Improvement of a building envelope's thermal performance through measures such as:

  • increased insulation, and installation of high-performance windows and frames

  • low-emissivity window glazing

  • low-emissivity roof barriers

implementation of new operating procedures required either to obtain or increase the effectiveness of an energy management system or building automation system, including the installation of equipment such as:

  • an energy management system

  • building automation systems

  • sensors

  • control equipment

  • metering equipment

  • related communication systems

Click the link below to stay up to date with the latest funding incentives and programs:


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