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1 OEE Programs Auto Smart. 2 Office of Energy Efficiency Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) created the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)

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1 1 OEE Programs Auto Smart

2 2 Office of Energy Efficiency Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) created the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) on April 1, 1998. OEE’s objective is to increase energy efficiency and the use of alternative transportation fuels in Canada to reduce GHG emissions and improve the Canadian economy OEE currently offers 17 programs

3 3 Energy Innovators Initiative (EII) Program Goals To encourage the owners of existing buildings in the commercial, institutional and municipal sectors to reduce operating costs and energy use through cost-effective investments in energy efficiency retrofits. lower costs reduce energy consumption improve productivity Reduce GHG emissions

4 4 Hospitality (hotels and restaurants) Commercial office buildings Retail Shopping centres Multi-unit residential and social housing Target Sectors and Organizations 5 Commercial and 8 Institutional sub-sectors: Health care Schools Colleges Universities Municipalities Not-for-profit Provincial Churches

5 5 Capital Cost $1 MM Operating and Maintenance Cost $9 MM Capital increases 10% O & M decreases 30% $1.10 MM $6.30 MM $7.40 MM Savings of 26% New Total $10 MM = With EM Concepts Built In…

6 6 EII Services Financial Incentives Sector Specific workshops and seminars Technical information, including fact sheets, benchmarking and best practices guides Newsletters, case studies and other publications National recognition awards

7 7 Financial Incentive Eligibility Must be an Energy Innovator A project is not eligible if the organization has applied for, or received funding for, the same project under the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) or Renewable Energy Deployment Incentive (REDI). Organizations must disclose sources of funding from federal departments and other governments. Must be a new project for which no work has been started or contracted.

8 8 Energy Retrofit Assistance – Retrofit Planning (ERA P) Organizations can receive up to 50 percent of eligible costs for energy retrofit planning – up to $25,000. An organization may reapply for further projects, up to a maximum total of $250,000 in incentives. The objective is to provide organizations with tools to overcome barriers associated with implementing an energy saving retrofit project.

9 9 Eligible Services Project Development Audits Feasibility Studies/Engineering Audits Energy Management Plan Monitoring and Tracking Systems Other Services and Expenditures Program Eligibility Requirements NRCan must approve Service Delivery Agent

10 10 Payment Process the service has been delivered the organization has submitted all supporting documentation validating service costs a final report documenting the results has been submitted An invoice for payment has been submitted by the organization A payment will be made when the following actions are completed and/or submitted:

11 11 Measures that apply to Proposed Project Project Development and Management Lighting and Electrical Systems Energy Management Systems and Controls Motors and Drives Water Heating HVAC Systems Building Envelope Monitoring and Tracking Systems Staff Training Employee Communication and Awarness Proposed Retrofit Measures NRCan must approve Service Delivery Agent

12 12 Energy Retrofit Assistance – Building Implementation (ERA 3) The ERA (3) offers incentives to organizations that have buildings that they own, lease or manage. The project must be completed within 12 months. (This now can be extended for more complex projects) EII will contribute up to 25% of eligible costs to a maximum of $250,000 based on estimated energy savings. (currently total eligibility of $500,000 per client)

13 13 For example: NRCan Incentive $7.5 per energy savings (GJ) of the project Estimated savings of the project are 10 000 GJ Total pilot project costs are $800,000 Then Incentive = $7.5/GJ x 10,000 GJ = $75,000 which is less than either 25% of project costs or $250,000 Determination of NRCan contribution

14 14 For example: Estimated savings of the project are 40,000 GJ Total pilot project costs are $4,800,000 Then Incentive = $7.5/GJ x 33,333 GJ = $250,000 (Max) which is less than either 25% of project costs or $300,000 ($7.5 X 40,000GJ = $300,000) Pre-Evaluation Determination of NRCan contribution cont’d

15 15 Issuing Payments First Payment NRCan issues the first payment, amounting to 50% of the incentive, after the energy retrofit work has started. Final Payment Final 50% will be paid to the client one year after completing the project when the final report has been received and the energy savings have been verified.

16 16 Dollars to $ense Energy Master Plan Energy Monitoring and Tracking Spot the Energy Saving Opportunities Energy Management Workshops Learn how to: Spot low-cost opportunities for reducing energy consumption Monitor and record energy savings and losses Design and execute an energy action plan Take advantage of programs offered by NRCan

17 17 Commercial Building Incentive Program Michel Lamanque

18 18 What types of buildings are eligible for assistance? New and existing buildings in the following sectors: -Commercial -Institutional -Municipal and provincial -Multiple unit residential buildings

19 19 CBIP Eligibility Criteria Building permit issued between April 1998 and March 2007 Buildings must comply with all of the MNECB’s mandatory provisions Energy efficiency at least 25% better than the MNECB

20 20 CBIP financial assistance Double the estimated energy savings Up to a maximum of $60,000 per building Up to 6 projects per organization or a maximum of $250,000 In 2 installments (80% upon acceptance and 20% when the project ends)

21 21 NRCan’s Renewable Energy Deployment Initiative (REDI)  Financial support for: solar air heating systems solar water heating systems, and biomass combustion systems  Up to $80,000 or 25% of system cost per application to a corporate maximum of $250,000 Solar and biomass combustion equipment providing industrial process heat, and eligible for CCA Class 43.1 accelerated write off, is now eligible for the REDI Incentive!

22 22 Exciting New REDI Pilot Offering for Ontario Utilities’ Conservation Efforts  REDI Production Incentive Pilot Project: will support utilities as “Solar Energy Providers”, which sell solar thermal energy to end-users  See RFP on REDI website:

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24 24 Thank You Thank You

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