Incentive Programs

Incentives for Customized Monitoring and Targeting (M&T)

There are two funding streams under the Save On Energy Program to assist business in improving their energy efficiency by utilizing customized Monitoring and Targeting (M&T); the Retrofit Program and Process and Systems Program. A summary of incentives available for the implementation of customized Monitoring and Targeting system can be found in our blog article Incentives for Customized Monitoring and Targeting (M&T)

Ontario SMART Green Program

Launched in October 2016, the SMART Green Program, administered by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in partnership with Ontario’s Green Investment Fund initiative, provides non-repayable grants for Ontario small and medium sized manufacturers to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The program funds eligible investments to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for manufacturers with annual emissions under 25,000 tonnes. For a description of the program and eligibility guidelines visit SMART Green Program website.

Global Building Energy Efficiency Policies Database

Interactive tool from the International Energy Agency (IEA) which lists the energy efficiency policies in place for the selected country along with energy efficiency building codes, labels and incentives for each jurisdiction. https://goo.gl/evyXhq

Energy Strategy for the C-Suite

Article from Harvard Business Review Magazine on how an effective energy strategy which includes big data energy analytics could become a competitive advantage for many companies.
Full source article is found here

“Behind the Meter” Energy Management

Article from North America Clean Energy Magazine on the rising importance of advanced electricity submetering and energy analytics in a cost effective energy management strategy in a variety of sectors.
NACE_JulyAug2016.pdf

Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation

Outline of Natural Resources Canada’s program dedicated to helping your organization cut costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce industrial greenhouse gases.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/industry/cipec/5161

Energy Benchmarking

Natural Resources Canada website on the basics of energy benchmarking and NRCAN’s national building energy benchmarking initiative.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/buildings/energy-benchmarking/building/18260#details-panel20

Energy Management Best Practices Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings

National Resources Canada guide providing information and tools for improving energy management practices.
https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/oee/files/pdf/publications/commercial/best_practices_e.pdf

Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS)

Natural Resources Canada’s website explaining EMIS and tools available to assist organizations in implementing an energy management information system.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/industry/cipec/5223

Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS)

Natural Resources Canada’s website explaining EMIS and tools available to assist organizations in implementing an energy management information system.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/industry/cipec/5223

Real Time Energy Management

Joint webinar with Bruce Power Direct and CircuitMeter on leveraging data to reduce energy consumption and take control of energy costs.
http://brucepowerdirect.com/items/taking-control-energy-costs/

Smart Energy Analytics (SEA) Campaign

The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is a program led by the U.S. Department of Energy that encourages the use of a wide variety of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance for the long run.
https://smart-energy-analytics.org/

Top Energy Efficiency Measures for Industrial Businesses

Sustainable Plant’s top five energy efficiency measures for industrial businesses.
http://www.sustainableplant.com/2013/03/the-top-five-energy-efficiency-measures-for-industrial-businesses/

Value of Submetering

CircuitMeter’s blog on the evolution of submetering technology and use. Substantial Reductions in Energy Use Possible

Regulation & Policy

ISO 50001: the backbone of successful energy performance

The international energy management standard draws on global best practice from more than 50 countries. Evidence shows that ISO 50001 accredited organisations are achieving energy performance improvements of 10 per cent or more, often through low and no-cost measures.
http://http://www.inprovaenergy.com/blog/iso-50001-the-backbone-of-successful-energy-performance

What is ISO 50001 — Energy Management Standard

Using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS).
http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso50001.htm

LEED Points Available for Energy Metering

US Green Build Council’s guide to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points available for Energy Metering.
http://www.usgbc.org/credits/ea31

NYSERDA Commercial Real Time Energy Management Program

New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) has recently developed a program which offers cost-shared incentives for Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) technologies to collect data about a building, and use that data to optimize the building’s energy usage.
http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Real-Time-Energy-Management

New York City Local Law 88 (LL88) – Lighting Upgrades and Submetering

LL88 requires large non-residential buildings to upgrade lighting to meet current New York City Energy Conservation Code standards, and to install electrical sub-meters for each large non-residential tenant space and provide monthly energy statements.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/gbee/html/plan/ll88.shtml

Ontario Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario’s five year plan to fight climate change, reduce greenhouse gas pollution and transition to a low-carbon economy, released June 2016.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/climate-change-action-plan<

Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Canada’s declaration on clean growth and climate change, as agreed to at First Ministers’ meeting in Vancouver, March 2016. http://www.scics.gc.ca/english/Conferences.asp?a=viewdocument&id=2401