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Audit Funding

Your first step towards saving. Receive up to 50% of project costs to perform energy audits that will help you identify the costs and benefits of implementing energy-efficiency measures and prioritize energy management projects for your business.

Incentive Options

Building Operators

Building Operators

Get up to 50% for an electricity survey and analysis. We’ll help you evaluate and prioritize your best energy-saving opportunities for an investment grade audit and cover up to a maximum of $25,000.

Training and Support

Detailed Analysis for Capital Projects

Get additional funding – up to $10,000. For buildings with more than 50,000 square feet, we cover up to 50% for detailed project costs and deeper savings calculations for capital-intensive projects identified by the electricity survey and analysis.

Training and Support

Detailed Analysis for Non-Capital Projects

Get up to $5,000. Provides recommendations and simple payback calculations for non-capital intensive projects. Often, these savings can be achieved by improvements to non-lighting equipment, including: fans, pumps, domestic water.

Training and Support


Get up to $7,500 available. If you rent an office or retail space, we’ll cover up to 50% for audits of lighting, office equipment and plug loads, up to a maximum of $7,500.

Auditor Eligibility

Your auditor must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • A professional engineer (P.Eng.)
  • A certified engineering technologist (CET)
  • A certified energy manager (CEM)
  • A certified measurement and verification professional with at least three years of relevant experience evaluating energy systems in buildings
  • An engineer-in-training under the supervision of a P.Eng. or CET, only if the audit report is signed by the qualified professional

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