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Net Zero AcceleratorStrategic Innovation Fund, Government of CanadaUp to 50 percent of project costsThe Net Zero Accelerator program is tailored to for-profit companies incorporated in Canada or networks of academic institutions, non-profit organizations and the private sector working on projects that will advance Canada's commitment towards net zero emissions by 2050 through; the decarbonisation of large GHG emitters; the development of clean technologies and industrial transformation; and the development of a Canadian batteries ecosystem.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New Builds, Funding for Large Scale or Community-wide Projects, Solutions & Funding for Business Sustainability ChallengesGHG Reductions, Zero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/00039.html
Save-on-Energy: Small Business Lighting ProgramIndependent Electricity System Operator Up to $2,000The Save-on-Energy: Small Business Lighting Program provides turn-key assessment and installation of energy efficient lighting and lighting controls.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & ConservationSmall or Medium Enterpriseshttps://saveonenergy.ca/en/For-Your-Small-Business/Programs-and-Incentives/Lighting
Save-on-Energy: Retrofit ProgramIndependent Electricity System Operator Pre-defined based on energy savings associated with projectThe Save-on-Energy: Retrofit Program offers financial incentives for equipment upgrades that reduce facility electricity consumption, including lighting, HVAC equipment and controls, variable frequency drives and more. Project must be worth a minimum incentive of $500 and must be pre-approved to be eligible.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://saveonenergy.ca//en/For-Business-and-Industry/Programs-and-incentives/Retrofit-Program
Save-on-Energy: Small & Medium Enterprise Energy Manager ProgramIndependent Electricity System Operator 75 percent of the cost of Energy Manager salary and benefits, to a maximum of $80,000 and 75 percent of the cost, up to $5,000 per building energy assessment.The Save-on-Energy: Small & Medium Enterprise Energy Manager Program provides funding for Small and Medium Enterprises to hire energy managers to identify and adopt energy-efficiency opportunities in their business. Funding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & ConservationSmall or Medium Enterpriseshttps://saveonenergy.ca/en/For-Your-Small-Business/Programs-and-Incentives/Energy-Manager-program-for-SMEs
Save-on-Energy: Large Enterprise Energy Manager ProgramIndependent Electricity System Operator Upfront payment of up to $20,000 for hiring energy manager and up to a maximum of $150,000 in totalThe Save-on-Energy: Large Enterprise Energy Manager Program provides funding for Large Enterprises to hire energy managers to identify and adopt energy-efficiency opportunities in their business. Funding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & ConservationLarge Enterprises or Energy Consumershttps://saveonenergy.ca/en/For-Business-and-Industry/Programs-and-incentives/Energy-Manager-Program
Save-on-Energy: Food Service Distributor Discount ProgramIndependent Electricity System Operator Up to $1,000 off eligible equipment purchasesThe Save-on-Energy: Food Service Distributor Discount Program provides funding to commercial businesses that purchase eligible energy-efficient foodservice equipment from participating distributors/dealers for installation in their business.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Programs-and-incentives/Foodservice-Distributor-Discount-Program
Save-on-Energy: Energy Management TrainingIndependent Electricity System Operator, Enbridge Up to 50 percent of training costsThe Save-on-Energy: Energy Management Training program provides funding for participation in energy management training courses and certification opportunitiesFunding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://saveonenergy.ca/For-Business-and-Industry/Training-and-support
Enbridge: Equipment UpgradesEnbridgeFunding amount is specific to equipment upgradeThe Enbridge: Equipment Upgrades program provides a range of funded programs and incentives to help offset the cost of upgrading to energy-efficient equipment, including but not limited to boilers and ventilation systems.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.enbridgegas.com/business-industrial/incentives-conservation/programs-and-incentives/equipment-upgrades
Enbridge: New ConstructionEnbridgeFunding amount is specific to program and projectThe Enbridge: New Construction program offers design expertise, energy modelling and financial incentives for building better than the Ontario Building CodeFunding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.enbridgegas.com/business-industrial/incentives-conservation/programs-and-incentives/new-construction
Enbridge: Retrofits & Custom ProjectsEnbridgeUp to 50 percent of project costsThe Enbridge: Retrofits & Custom Projects program provides funding to support retrofits and custom projects, including but not limited to water heating systems, heat recovery, building and process controls, and air balance.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.enbridgegas.com/business-industrial/incentives-conservation/programs-and-incentives/retrofits-custom-projects
Enbridge: Energy Audits & AssessmentsEnbridgeFunding amount is specific to program and projectThe Enbridge: Energy Audits & Assessments program provides funding to help cover the cost of identifying and measuring energy-saving opportunities in your building or facilityFunding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.enbridgegas.com/business-industrial/incentives-conservation/programs-and-incentives/audits-studies-assessments
Energy Efficiency for Industry Financial AssistanceNatural Resources Canada Up to 50 percent of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000 per facilityThe Energy Efficiency for Industry Financial Assistance program is available for industrial companies that are implementing energy management projects, including CAN/CSA-ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standards, Energy Management Information System (EMIS) projects and Process Integration and Computational Fluid Dynamics studies. Eligible facilities are those engaged in energy consuming processes that involve the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. Funding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-industry/financial-assistance-energy-efficiency-projects/20413
Canadian Renewable & Conservation ExpensesNatural Resources Canada Accelerated capital cost allowance providedThe Canadian Renewable & Conservation Expenses program provides business income tax incentives for project capital costs. Intended for projects that produce energy by using renewable energy sources or fuels from waste, or conserve energy by using fuel more efficiently.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservation, Renewable Energy Generation & Infrastructurehttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/funding-grants-incentives/tax-savings-industry/5147
Emissions Reduction FundNatural Resources Canada Up to $50 million with five year paybackThe Emissions Reduction Fund provides funding to help onshore and offshore oil and gas companies invest in green solutions to reduce GHGs and retain jobs in the sector.Funding for Large Scale or Community-wide Projects, Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsGHG Reductionshttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/current-funding-opportunities/emissions-reduction-fund/22781
Low Carbon Economy FundGovernment of Canada$1-50 million per projectThe Low Carbon Economy Fund is available for market-ready technologies that result in reductions in GHG emissions in 2030 and over the lifetime of the project. These reductions must be; to sources of emissions controlled by the applicant or project partner (direct) and/or to grid electricity emissions (acquired); beyond what is required by existing regulations, standards, or codes and ongoing work by project proponents (incremental); directly and immediately the result of activities funded by the program. Research, development, and demonstration projects are ineligible. Currently closed for applications, please check back at a later date.Funding for Large Scale or Community-wide Projects, Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New Builds, GHG Reductionshttps://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/low-carbon-economy-fund/challenge.html
Federal Incentives for Zero-Emission VehiclesGovernment of CanadaUp to $5,000 or 100 percent write off for businessThe Federal Incentives for Zero-Emission Vehicles program offers point-of-sale incentives for consumers who buy or lease a ZEV vehicle. Alternatively, businesses may choose the option of a 100 percent write-off of eligible vehicle purchase. Either point of sale or write-off can be chosen, not both.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles
Commercial Building Retrofits InitiativeCanada Infrastructure BankMinimum of $25 million per projectThe Commercial Building Retrofits Initiative provides financing for decarbonization retrofits in privately owned commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential buildings in Canada. Must consist of an investment opportunity for the Canada Infrastructure Bank of a minimum of $25?million. Open to two kinds of applicants:     1. Building owners seeking financing to retrofit one or more of their buildings     2. Third-party retrofits aggregators, including: Existing Energy Service Companies (ESCO) that form a dedicated Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV; Super ESCO models that are SPVs functioning as an intermediary between building owners and multiple ESCO providers; new entrants to the energy services market that have capabilities and capacity to either work on buildings or invest in retrofit projects; C-PACE program administrators. Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New Builds, Funding for Large Scale or Community-wide Projects, GHG Reductions, Energy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://cib-bic.ca/en/sectors/green-infrastructure/
Green Freight Assessment ProgramNatural Resources CanadaUp to $100,000The Green Freight Assessment Program helps companies lower fuel costs and emissions by supporting decision-making and investments in fleet energy assessments, retrofits and fuel switching. Includes two funded program streams: - Assessment Projects: Receive up to $10,000 for a third party fleet energy assessment and obtain tailored recommendations. - Implementation Projects: Up to $100,000 to support retrofits of equipment or purchase of lower-carbon vehiclesFunding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New Builds, Funding for System Audits Management & TrainingZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/transportation-alternative-fuels/greening-freight-programs/green-freight-assessment-program/20893#A1
SmartDriver Training SeriesNatural Resources CanadaFree Education & Training ResourcesThe SmartDriver Training Series provides free, practical training to help Canada’s commercial and institutional fleets lower their fuel consumption, operating costs and harmful vehicle emissions. Fleet energy-management training that helps truckers, transit operators, school bus and other professional drivers improve fuel efficiency by up to 35 percent.Information Resources & Guidelines, Funding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & Conservation, Zero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/transportation-alternative-fuels/greening-freight-programs/smartdriver-training-series/21048
Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Adoption StreamAgriculture and Agri-Food CanadaUp to $2 million per projectThe Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Adoption Stream supports the purchase and installation of commercially available clean technologies and processes with a priority given to those that show evidence of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and other environmental co-benefits. Eligible activities under the Adoption Stream are of the following nature and type: Green energy and energy efficiency; Precision agriculture; Bioeconomy solutionsFunding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsGHG Reductions, Clean Technology & Environmenthttps://agriculture.canada.ca/en/agricultural-programs-and-services/agricultural-clean-technology-program-adoption-stream
EMC Energy Performance AdvantageExcellence in Manufacturing ConsortiumThe EMC Energy Performance Advantage program provides support for manufacturers (all sizes and sectors) in identifying, selecting and implementing the best energy strategy that suits their specific needs. Support includes; Energy Strategy Development, Advice & Support, Tendering & Procurement Process, Ongoing ManagementFunding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.emccanada.org/emc-energy-performance-advantage
Output-Based Pricing System Proceeds Fund: Decarbonization Incentive ProgramGovernment of Canada$500,000 - $10 million per projectThe Output-Based Pricing System Proceeds Fund: Decarbonization Incentive Program provides incentives for long-term decarbonization of Canada’s industrial sectors and support Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals. The program will support single or multi-year projects to accelerate the deployment of commercially available and/or proven low-carbon technologies and processes that will further reduce GHG emissions within the following eligible provinces: Manitoba Saskatchewan Ontario New Brunswick Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsGHG Reductionshttps://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/carbon-pollution-pricing-proceeds-programming/output-based-pricing-system-proceeds-fund/decarbonization-incentive-program.html
Accelerated Investment IncentiveGovernment of CanadaWrite off the full cost of specified clean energy equipment (classes 43.1 and 43.2)Under the Accelerated Investment Incentive: Full Expensing for Clean Energy Investments measure, certain capital property (clean energy equipment) that is subject to the general CCA rules will be eligible for an enhanced first-year allowance. The property will be eligible if it is acquired after November 20, 2018, and becomes available for use before 2028.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservation, GHG Reductionshttps://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/sole-proprietorships-partnerships/report-business-income-expenses/claiming-capital-cost-allowance/accelerated-investment-incentive.html
Commercial Building Retrofit Initiative (CBRI)Efficiency Capital; Government of Canada80 percent of the capital costs on eligible projectsThe Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announced a commitment to invest of up to $50 millions into Efficiency Capital's (EC) $62.5M asset management platform for the purpose of developing, funding, and delivering private sector energy efficiency and low-carbon retrofits. The CIB's commitment to EC is part of its Commercial Building Retrofit Initiative (CBRI), which targets the reduction of building-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in pursuit of Canada's net-zero ambitions. Through a wholly-owned special purpose vehicle, EC will become a "Retrofit Aggregator" under the CBRI program.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsEnergy Efficiency & Conservation, GHG Reductionshttps://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/new-investment-partnership-with-efficiency-capital-to-deliver-low-carbon-solutions-to-businesses-and-building-owners-across-canada-803951117.html
Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program Transport CanadaUp to $200,000 per vehicleThe iMHZEV Program offers point-of-sale incentives for Canadian organizations and businesses (subject to funding availability) who buy or lease an eligible MHZEV.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles/medium-heavy-duty-zero-emission-vehicles
FoodShiftGovernment of Canada, FedDev OntarioUp to $50,000 in project-based matching fundingThe FoodShift program will provide non-repayable funding for clean net-zero technology adoption to food and beverage processors to subsidize the cost of adopting and integrating new clean technologies into their operations. The project must be conducted in collaboration with a clean technology provider.Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsClean Technology & Environment, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, GHG Reductionshttps://bioenterprise.ca/programs/foodshift-program/?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises
thriveFORWARDGovernment of Canada, FedDev Ontario50% reimbursement of eligible and approved costs up to $100,000thriveFORWARD will provide Eligible projects include the commercialization of innovation or the adoption of an innovation by a startup or SME, prioritizing critical sectors, diverse organizations and equity-deserving entrepreneurs that are investing in clean inclusive growth. Funding for Building & Equipment Retrofits Purchases & New BuildsClean Technology & Environment, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, GHG ReductionsSmall or Medium Enterprises, Early Stage or Scale Uphttps://ncfdc.ca/thriveforward/?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises
Enbridge Incentives & Conservation ProgramsEnbridgeFunding amoun is specific to programEnbridge Incentives & Conservation Programs website provides access information and advice, including access to advisors, on energy efficiency assessments, solutions and incentive programsInformation Resources & Guidelines, Funding for System Audits Management & TrainingEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://www.enbridgegas.com/business-industrial/incentives-conservation
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