Who we are / what we do

The Federal Buildings Initiative provides knowledge, training and expertise that helps custodial departments through the process of undertaking energy efficiency retrofit projects in their buildings. We can assist you to plan for an energy performance contract that allows major retrofits to be self-financing. No upfront capital funds are required as future energy savings pay for the investment. This low-risk, turnkey approach delivers guaranteed energy savings and leads to overall reduced operating costs.

A range of products and services are available to help you plan and implement your energy performance contract and provide you with opportunities to share your successes, including:

Whether you manage or operate a new or existing federal building, you can reduce your costs by integrating energy efficiency into your operations. The Federal Buildings Initiative has tools to help you take a strategic approach to energy management.

Working with us gets results

Since 1991, the Federal Buildings Initiative has helped the Government of Canada to lead by example, facilitating retrofits in one-third of crown-owned floor area and attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in private sector investments. These projects have resulted in an impressive 15 to 20 percent energy savings on average. Annual savings of $44 million have been reinvested into programs for Canadians while reducing the impact of government operations on the environment.

Take advantage of our knowledge, training and expertise to help with your energy retrofits. To find out more, e-mail nrcan.fbi-ibf.rncan@canada.ca.