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Apply for rebates for energy efficient upgrades to your commercial, institutional and community buildings

  • Energy efficiency upgrades
  • Get a bonus 15% rebate with the 40 for 50 Challenge
  • Complete a commercial-grade energy audit

The Good Energy Program offers rebates for energy efficient upgrades done in commercial, institutional, and community buildings.


  1. Energy efficiency upgrades

    Eligibility

    Eligible buildings

    • Existing commercial, institutional, and community buildings
    • New commercial, institutional, and community buildings

    We consider a new building to be under 5 years old. A building that is 5 years or older is considered an existing building.

    Eligible applicants

    Eligible building owners and tenants, including:

    • businesses;
    • non-profit or non-government organizations including condominium corporations and religious organizations;
    • municipal governments; and 
    • First Nation governments. 

    Eligible energy upgrades

    You can choose to install 1 or more of the standard upgrade measures from the energy upgrades measures list. These measures must reduce your energy use or carbon emissions.

    The standard upgrade measures include:

    • smart thermostats;
    • boilers and furnaces;
    • heat pumps;
    • biomass heating systems;
    • air conditioning;
    • motors, pumps and fans;
    • variable frequency drives;
    • heat-recovery ventilators (HRV);
    • windows;
    • air sealing and insulation;
    • building and system audits;
    • refrigerators and clothes washers;
    • advanced power strips;
    • LED lighting upgrades; and
    • Solar photovoltaic (PV) and renewable energy systems.

    These standard energy upgrades must be installed in existing buildings to qualify for the rebate.

    For new buildings, you can only install solar photovoltaic and renewable heating systems to qualify for the rebate.

    If your proposed upgrade measures are not listed on our energy upgrades measures list, talk with us. We'll review and approve the proposed measure on a case-by-case basis. Email the Energy Branch energy@yukon.ca or phone 867-393-7063.

    We recommend getting a commercial-grade energy audit of your building if your upgrade project:

    • is complex;
    • is expensive;
    • includes recommissioning of building control systems;
    • includes heating and ventilation systems, and controls upgrades; and
    • includes multiple upgrades measures.

    The energy audit provides you with a customized set of upgrade measures to consider.

    Eligible project costs

    Eligible costs for implementing energy upgrades in an existing building include:

    • purchase cost of eligible equipment;
    • costs of labour for contractors and professionals employed for project and for the installation of the eligible equipment;
    • costs to dispose of or decommission the replaced equipment;
    • costs of required inspections of the project;
    • costs for shipping, delivery, duties and other applicable methods in getting eligible equipment delivered the facility;
    • GST (except when applicant is GST exempt); and
    • costs of commercial-grade energy audits, provided the recommended eligible measures are implemented.

    Eligible costs for implementing renewable energy generating or renewable heating systems in a new building are limited to:

    • costs of purchasing eligible system only; and
    • costs of installing eligible system only. 

    Other project costs may not be eligible for this rebate. Refer to the commercial and institutional upgrades and retrofits guidebook for details.

    Rebate amount

    The rebates cover a percentage of eligible project costs.

    • 25% rebate for businesses.
    • 40% for non-profit organizations, or non-government organizations.
    • 75% for municipal governments.
    • 75% for First Nations governments.

    Upgrades must result in a reduction in energy use or carbon emissions. To calculate the reduction, we need your building’s bills for:

    • electricity; and
    • fuel.

    If your proposed retrofit project’s rebate value is equal to or greater than $5,000, we must review and approve your proposed upgrades before you start. Email energy@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-7063.

    Apply for your rebate

    1. Review the Good Energy energy upgrades measures list.
    2. Email the Energy Branch at energy@yukon.ca or phone 867-393-7063 to set up a meeting to:
      • meet the senior energy advisor assigned to your project;
      • discuss your measure selection; and
      • sign a release form to participate in the Good Energy Program for Commercial Buildings.
    3. Email 3 years of fuel and electrical bills to your senior energy advisor.
    4. Optional step: we can benchmark your building’s energy use against similar buildings in Canada. We can work with you to help you save money, and reduce your carbon emissions by:
      • selecting upgrade measures; and
      • developing an energy-upgrade action plan.
    5. Collect project quotes from suppliers or contractors.
    6. If your rebate value will be equal to or greater than $5,000, email your quotes to your senior energy advisor. They'll provide you with:
      • a rebate valuation; and
      • a payment agreement for you to sign.
    7. Complete the project.
    8. Gather the required documentation:
      • supporting receipts;
      • invoices; and
      • technical documents for upgrade measures.
    9. Submit your documents to your senior energy advisor.
    10. You'll receive a rebate within 12 weeks.

    This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund.


  2. Get a bonus 15% rebate with the 40 for 50 Challenge

    Our 40 for 50 Challenge offers you a chance to get a bonus 15% rebate on eligible costs when you:

    • complete a deep retrofit on an existing commercial building; or
    • install a heat pump in a new or existing building.

    Energy-efficiency bonus

    We are offering an additional rebate of 15% of qualifying project costs for deep retrofits for commercial buildings.  

    Eligibility

    • Existing commercial buildings. A building that is 5 years or older is considered an existing building.
    • The retrofit project decreases an existing building’s expected energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions by 50% or more.
    • A commercial-grade energy audit of the building is mandatory and must be completed to qualify for the bonus rebate.
    • We must review and approve your retrofit project before work starts.
    • The addition of renewable heating or renewable energy generation is not included in the calculation for the reduction target.

    Rebate amount

    A bonus rebate of 15% on eligible project costs for deep retrofits for commercial buildings. The bonus rebate is added on top of the basic 25% rebate offer. This additional rebate brings the total rebate to 40% of eligible project costs.

    The funds available for this top-up are limited. We will distribute them on a 1st-come-1st-served basis.

    You do not need to apply for your bonus rebate

    You do not need to do an additional application. If you qualify for the bonus rebate, we will automatically add it when processing your initial rebate application.

    Renewable-heating bonus

    We are offering an additional rebate of 15% of qualifying project costs for installing a renewable heating systems on existing or new buildings.

    Eligibility

    • Existing or new commercial buildings. We consider a new building to be under 5 years old. A building that is 5 years or older is considered an existing building.
    • Replace or supplement an existing heating system with a qualifying biomass or heat pump heating system.
    • The Energy Branch must review and approve the heating retrofits before work starts.

    Rebate amount

    A bonus rebate of 15% on eligible costs of purchasing and installing qualifying heating systems. The bonus rebate is added on top of the basic 25% rebate offer. This brings the total rebate to 40% on eligible project costs.

    You do not need to apply for your bonus rebate

    You do not need to do an additional application. If you qualify for the bonus rebate, we will automatically add it when processing your initial rebate application.


  3. Complete a commercial-grade energy audit

    We reccomend a commercial-grade audit if your upgrade project:

    • is complex;
    • is expensive;
    • includes recommissioning of the building's control systems;
    • includes heating and ventilation system and control upgrades; or
    • includes multiple upgrade measures.

    Eligibility

    The commercial-grade energy audit is only mandatory if you are applying for the 40 for 50  Challenge bonus rebate.

    The Energy Branch must approve all audit measures before the work starts.

    Rebate amount

    The cost of the audit is an eligible expense for this rebate if you complete 1 or more of the measures identified in the audit.

    Complete a commercial-grade energy audit

    1. Email the Energy Branch at energy@yukon.ca or phone 867-393-7063 to set up a meeting to:
      • meet the senior energy advisor assigned to your project;
      • review the process for completing an audit; and
      • pick up and complete the commercial rebate program registration form.
    2. Complete the audit.
    3. Email your senior energy advisor to discuss audit results and to:
      • review audit recommendations;
      • determine rebate valuation for selected audit measures
      • sign a payment agreement for the rebate amount; and
      • receive a checklist of required technical documentation for audit measures.

    Apply for your rebate

    1. Complete 1 or more of the upgrade measures identified in the audit.
    2. Gather the required documents:
      • supporting receipts;
      • invoices; and
      • technical documentats for upgrade measures.
    3. Submit your application package to your senior energy advisor.
    4. You'll receive a rebate within 12 weeks.

    This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund.