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Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Past Program Participant


Save energy. Save more.

  • Save on energy costs.
  • Save on maintenance.
  • Increase comfort and safety.
  • Decrease your carbon footprint.


Get up to $100,000 towards energy efficient upgrades!

The Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program has been designed to help owners and operators of commercial buildings reduce energy consumption, increase competitiveness, and create healthier, safer, and more comfortable workspaces for both their teams and customers.

We provide financial incentives of up to $3,300 towards an energy audit of your building, and up to $100,000 towards an efficiency retrofitting project! Get started today.

Learn more about what incentives you might qualify for below:

The Commercial Building Retrofit Program has funding available for both electric and non-electric saving opportunities. Non-electric funding will expire on February 28, 2022.



Projects Reducing Electricity

Retrofit Incentive (based on estimated annual energy savings determined by energy audit) $30/GJ saved (up to a maximum of $100,000)

Projects Reducing Non-Electric Fuels (propane, natural gas, oil, etc.)

Retrofit Incentive

Incentives start at 25% of project costs. Please contact program staff to determine project eligibility.


Class 1 (Small)
Up to 15,000 square feet or 1,394 square metres

Class II (Medium)
15,000 to 75,000 square feet or 1,394 to 6,968 square meters

Class III (Large)
75,000 square feet and larger or 6,968 square meters and larger

50% of energy audit cost up to $1,100

50% of energy audit cost up to $2,200

50% of energy audit cost up to $3,300

A gigajoule (GJ) is a metric term used for measuring energy use. For example, 1 GJ is equivalent to the amount of energy available from 277.8 kWh of electricity.