Save on Energy’s Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) program is designed to help owners, operators and managers of commercial and institutional buildings in Ontario improve their energy management. Implementing building management best practices will help reduce energy waste, enhance occupant comfort and increase profitability.
To qualify for this program, you must be the owner, operator, or manager of a commercial or institutional building and meet the following requirements.
Your facility/facilities must:
And your project must include one of the following measures:
Source: Continuous Optimization Program offered by BC Hydro and FortisBC in British Columbia.
Please refer to the Program Requirements below for the full list of program eligibility requirements and program measures. All measures are subject to review and approval by the IESO. We also recommend that you speak to your commissioning provider for technical assistance.
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The EBCx program offers financial incentives to commercial building owners to hire qualified commissioning providers to undertake building recommissioning at their facilities, helping them realize energy savings from improved facility operations and maintenance (O&M) business practices.
The building commissioning process is carried out by an accredited building commissioning provider who will identify potential energy conservation measures and work with the participant to implement recommended building improvements.
The program also provides pay-for-performance incentives for savings achieved through implementation of these practices. The commissioning provider will train participants to engage in ongoing commissioning and to integrate this process into their standard management practices.
By participating in this program, you can:
Increase profitability and property value
Reduce your operating costs and prolong equipment life for higher profits and property value.
Reduce environmental impact
A commissioning provider can help you identify ways to reduce your energy use and achieve a lower carbon footprint.
Develop a continuous improvement mindset
The program provides training on how to improve your building management practices and implement a continuous improvement process, making savings likely to persist over time.
Enhance occupant comfort
From better indoor air quality and thermal comfort to reduced noise, your occupants and their productivity will benefit from improved building management practices.
The EBCx program has three phases and incentives are available to participants who complete each one.
Hire a CP to investigate your facility, prepare a report and draft a commissioning plan.
Implement energy-efficiency measures identified in the commissioning plan.
Receive training from your CP to maintain and monitor systems for one year.
To find a qualified commissioner provider near you, click on the links in your area for their contact information.
Download the full list of authorized commissioning providers for the EBCx program.