Promoting energy efficiency with positive perks
Helping Canadians to develop the habit of buying energy-efficient products involves a market-wide effort. Consumer education is very important and, sometimes, cost incentives add a needed boost to purchase decisions. This is especially true to help us make the move to newer technologies and/or to high-efficiency products.
See below for current rebates and incentives for select ENERGY STAR® qualified products in Canada.
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BC Hydro Power Smart's spring appliance rebate program offer up to $100 on purchases of ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers or refrigerators. Complete qualifying product list and rebate application details can be found on the Web site.
FortisBC offers all its customers an incentive for energy efficient air-source heat pumps through the PowerSense Air Source Heat Pump Program. For qualifying models, the financial incentives will consist of either a rebate or financing of up to $6,500 over 10 years at 4.9% fixed rate.
FortisBC’s rebates include $300 on EnerChoice® fireplaces; up to $1,000 on ENERGY STAR qualified water heaters; $800 on ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces; and $1,000 rebate for switching to natural gas with an ENERGY STAR qualified heating system. FortisBC rebates also extend to high-efficiency commercial products, including lighting, HVAC systems, food service appliances and refrigeration. FortisBC PowerSense offers other incentives for energy efficient upgrades for new or existing homes. For further information, call 1-866-436-7847 or visit the Web site.
For commercial customers, SaskEnergy and SaskPower are offering price incentives on high-efficiency condensing gas boilers (maximum $42,600) as well as other high-efficiency HVAC equipment, including ENERGY STAR qualified products such as gas furnaces with brushless DC motors, boilers, rooftop units, unit heaters and radiant heaters in new and retrofit applications. SaskPower’s commercial lighting incentive offers discount pricing on ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs and light fixtures.
Government of Saskatchewan
Homeowners also benefit from a PST exemption when purchasing a new qualifying ENERGY STAR rated furnace, boiler, ground & air source heat pump [PDF - 36 KB]. Qualifying ENERGY STAR electrical refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and clothes washers are also exempt from PST [PDF - 26 KB].
Manitoba Hydro offers savings, rebates & loans for homes, ranging from a $40 rebate to retire an old refrigerator to a $20,000 loan for an energy-saving geothermal heat pump system.
Manitoba Hydro's Commercial Kitchen Appliance Program offers rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified steamers and fryers for restaurants and foodservice establishments: $2,500 per steamer, $1,250 per fryer. Complete details on eligibility and qualified models can be found on the Website.
Enbridge Gas Distribution
Enbridge Gas Distribution provides various rebates and incentive programs, including up to $2,000 for home energy audit and upgrade costs, such as a high-efficiency gas boiler, furnace or water heater. Businesses can qualify for commercial, retrofit rebates for installing efficient appliances and systems in existing buildings, and special incentives for social housing are available in 2014 that would apply to hot water and space heating boilers.
HydroOne helps consumers save energy with rebates, ranging from $1-$10, on ENERGY STAR certified LED and CFL light bulbs, indoor light fixtures and ceiling fans as well as on light controls, heavy-duty outdoor timers, advanced power bars with auto-shutoff—and clotheslines! Consumers can get $250 off a new high-efficiency furnace and up to $400 off a new high-efficiency air conditioner. Businesses can get up to $1,500 in free lighting upgrades and half the cost of an energy audit.
Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
The Independent Electricity System Operator’s saveONenergy program (spring and fall campaigns) offers up to $10 per coupon for ENERGY STAR certified LEDs, CFLs, lighting fixtures and ceiling fans. Rebates also apply to non-ENERGY STAR products such as lighting control products, weather-stripping, hot water pipe wrap, electric water heater blanket, heavy duty outdoor timers, advanced power bars, clotheslines and baseboard programmable thermostats. Consumers can even print out coupons on the IESO web site.
Ontario Electricity Support Program
The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) is a new proposed initiative that would provide assistance directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers following the conclusion of the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB) on December 31, 2015. The proposed implementation of the Ontario Electricity Support Program would coincide with the removal of the Debt Retirement Charge for all residential consumers at the end of 2015, which will also result in savings.
Toronto Hydro's residential new construction incentive offers builders who install ENERGY STAR certified fixtures in new residential buildings an incentive of $15 per fixture. This applies to new Toronto high or low rise residential buildings. Builders can learn more and complete an application at torontohydro.com/construction.
In Québec, Gaz Métro gives its residential customers whose primary heat source is natural gas a financial incentive for new high energy efficient ENERGY STAR qualified windows and patio doors, according to their residing climate zone.
The Energy Efficiency Fund will offer owners of residences supplied by Gaz Métro for heating purposes a $5 per square feet rebate with the purchase of high energy efficiency ENERGY STAR windows and sliding doors, up to maximum of $500.
GazMétro has residential rebates of $200 for replacing a warm air heating system and $900 on an ENERGY STAR qualified boiler; $900 for converting to a gas warm-air heating system, $1,100 for a hot water heating system and $1,800 for an ENERGY STAR qualified boiler; as well as $200-$500 on gas appliances. Businesses can save up to 25 percent on equipment purchases and installation costs.
Hydro-Québec offers financial incentives in the amount of $10 for the purchase of ENERGY STAR qualified LED fixtures. The offer is part of the Residential Lighting consumer program which promotes energy efficient technologies. Visit the Website for the list of participating retailers.
Efficiency NB, a crown corporate of the Government of New Brunswick, promotes ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and products in its public education initiatives as well as providing an ENERGY STAR Package Incentive Bonus as a component of its New Homes Program.
Énergie NB Power
Énergie NB Power, under its Save Twice! campaign, offered rebates and discounts on energy-efficient products such as $10-$15 each for electronic thermostats and programmable thermostats for electric baseboard heaters; $3-$15 on ENERGY STAR qualified LED and CFL light bulbs; and $75 on 2013 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient refrigerators and clothes washers.
Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation
Efficiency Nova Scotia, an independent non-profit organization operated by EfficiencyOne, has programs designed to help Nova Scotians use energy better. As the go-to place for energy saving programs and services, Efficiency Nova Scotia has programs for residential, business, commercial, industrial and not-for-profits. For more information call 1 877 999 6035 to talk with an Energy Solutions Advisor or visit www.efficiencyns.ca.
The Government of the Northwest Territories
The Energy Efficiency Incentive Program helps consumers to purchase more energy efficient products. The purchase of a new ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator (larger than 7.5 cubic feet) or a new ENERGY STAR qualified front-loading clothes washer qualifies for a $400 rebate for customers with diesel or natural gas generated electricity or a $50 rebate for customers with hydro. Visit the Arctic Energy Alliance Web site for more information. The NTW also offers various rebates for the purchase and installation of ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces or boilers,water heaters or high efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified heat recovery ventilators. Full details are available on the Web site.
Visit Natural Resources Canada’s Financial Assistance page for a full directory of energy efficiency and alternative energy programs in Canada, from simple product cost rebates to large infrastructure programs.
The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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