An energy efficient building sounds great in theory—save energy and save money, right? In order to make your property certifiably “green,” there are certain upgrades and improvements you may need to make. These adjustments can get pricey, depending on the project. And while these investments may be worth it in the long run, sometimes businesses just don’t have the upfront money required to make them. If this is the case for you, you might be relieved to hear that the Canadian government offers an energy efficiency rebate program for residential and commercial properties that are eligible. To find out more about the rebate program and other energy rebates you may be eligible for, keep on reading.
What Is the Energy Rebate Program?
The goal of the Energy Rebate Program is to help Canadians develop the habit of buying eco-friendly products by using a market-wide effort. On their web site, they state that, “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.” As such, the rebates they offer are intended to promote new, higher efficiency technologies as they become available.
Ontario energy companies like Enbridge also have their own campaigns, offering rebates on their products and services. Their offers are usually timely, and only available for a limited amount of time. For example, building owners and operators can see an increase in rebates from Enbridge with the use of building automation controls.
How Businesses Can Get a Rebate
Certain businesses may be eligible for rebates and incentives; but how do you know which ones your company qualifies for? The Natural Resources Canada web site has a convenient Directory of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Programs in Canada that individuals can use to check their eligibility. As listed on the web site, it features programs offered by the Government of Canada, provincial governments, and various municipal governments, as well as major electric and gas utilities companies. To check out this convenient tool, head over to the online directory.
Why Choose PL Energy Services?
While the government offers a wide array of rebates and incentives for eco-friendly businesses, it can be a little tricky securing these funds. Collecting the proper documentation and finding your way through all the bureaucracy is a job of its own, but luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. PL Energy Services can help your business take advantage of all the rebates you’re eligible for, freeing up assets that you can re-allocate to continue to grow your company. Our team of specialists can complete all necessary engineering documentation and studies to maximize your incentive return. Contact us today to learn more.