Incentive programs can assist organizations with funding to implement energy management solutions.

Learn about these programs by visiting the links below.


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.

Conducting an Energy Audit

Energy Management Best Practices Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings

National Resources Canada guide providing information and tools for improving energy management practices.

Commercial Best Practices.pdf

Incentives in Ontario for Customized Monitoring and Targeting (M&T)

The IESO Save On Energy Retrofit Program is available to assist Ontario business to improve the energy efficiency in buildings by upgrading equipment and optimizing operations. A summary of the Retrofit Program can be found in our blog article Incentives for Customized Monitoring and Targeting (M&T)

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.

Performance Management System

Better Buildings

Better Buildings is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) driving leadership in energy innovation. Through Better Buildings, DOE partners with leaders in the public and private sectors to make homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants in the United States more energy efficient through the acceleration of investment and sharing of best practices.

Better Buildings Initiative

Better Plants

Better Plants is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program with a goal to improve energy efficiency and competitiveness in the industrial sector while saving money in the process. Through Better Plants, leading manufacturers and water and wastewater treatment facilities voluntarily set a goal to reduce energy intensity by 25% over a 10-year period across all their U.S. operations.

Better Plants Initiative

50001 Ready

The U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready program recognizes facilities and organizations that practice ISO 50001-based energy management. The program is a self-guided approach for facilities to establish an energy management system and self-attest to the structure of ISO 50001, leading to sustained energy savings. No external audits nor certifications required.

Learn more: ISO-50001 Ready


New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers objective information analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) continuously monitors real-time, granular level data from the cloud and transforms it into actionable information for building owners, managers, and operators to maximize energy performance, prevent operational stray, improve equipment/building optimization and more clearly define capital investment recommendations for NY State buildings. Incentives are offered to offset the cost of implementation of a RTEM system and NYSERDA will cost share up to 30% of overall RTEM expenses. Ongoing support is provided for NY business to reap the benefits of optimized building performance including reduced energy consumption and related costs.

This one page fact sheet outlines the multiple benefits of Real Time Energy Management and includes a link to obtain a listing of NYSERDA-qualified vendors under this program.

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.

Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)

Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) are voluntary agreements made by UK industry and the Environment Agency to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In return, operators receive a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax added to electricity and fuel bills. The Environment Agency administers the CCA scheme on behalf of the entire United Kingdom and available for a wide cross section of industry from energy-intensive chemical processing to farming.

Climate-change Levy Application Rates and Exemptions