Apply for an energy rebate for your commercial and institutional buildings

  • Standard energy upgrades
  • Energy audit measures
  • Get an additional 15% rebate with the 40 for 50 commercial challenge
  • Benchmark the energy performance of your building

The Good Energy Program's commercial and institutional building 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 carbon emissions.

  1. Standard energy upgrades

    You can choose to install 1 or more of the standard upgrade measures from the commercial and institutional buildings energy upgrades measures list. These measures must reduce your carbon emissions. To calculate the reduction of carbon emissions for your building, we need your bills for:

    • electricity; and
    • fuel.

    Standard upgrade measures

    • Refrigerators, freezers and clothes washers.
    • Advanced power strips.
    • LED lighting upgrades.
    • Windows.
    • Smart thermostats.
    • Boilers and furnaces.
    • Heat pumps.
    • Air conditioning.
    • Motors, pumps and fans.
    • Variable frequency drives.
    • Heat-recovery ventilators (HRV).
    • Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

    Most upgrades must be installed in existing buildings. Only solar photovoltaic upgrades may be installed on new buildings.

    If your proposed measures are not listed on our energy upgrades measures list, come and talk with us. We will evaluate the measure on a case-by-case basis. Email the Energy Branch energy@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-393-7063.

    Apply for your rebate

    1. Review the Good Energy commercial and institutional buildings energy upgrades measures list.
    2. Email the Energy Branch at energy@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-393-7063 to set up a meeting to:
      • be assigned a senior energy advisor;
      • 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. Collect project quotes from suppliers or contractors.
    5. If your rebate value will be greater than $5,000, email your quotes to your senior energy advisor. They will provide you with:
      • a rebate valuation; and
      • a payment agreement for you to sign.
    6. Complete the project.
    7. Gather the required documentation:
      • supporting receipts;
      • invoices; and
      • technical documentation for upgrade measures.
    8. Submit your documentation to your senior energy advisor.
    9. We will mail your rebate cheque to you within 8 weeks.

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

  2. Energy audit measures

    You need a commercial grade audit if you're planning upgrades that are

    • complex; or
    • expensive.

      
    The audit will provide you with a customized set of upgrade measures to consider. Some upgrades that need an audit include:

    • recommissioning of building control systems;
    • heating and ventilation systems, and controls upgrades; and
    • energy retrofits that include multiple upgrade measures.

      
    The Energy Branch must approve all audit measures. The cost of the audit is an eligible expense if you complete measures identified in the audit.

    Complete a commercial grade audit

    1. Email the Energy Branch at energy@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-393-7063 to set up a meeting to:
      • be assigned a senior energy advisor;
      • 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 measures;
      • 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 the audit measure upgrades.
    2. Gather the required documentation:
      • supporting receipts;
      • invoices; and
      • technical documentation for upgrade measures.
    3. Submit your application package to your senior energy advisor.
    4. We will mail your rebate cheque to you within 8 weeks.

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

  3. Get an additional 15% rebate with the 40 for 50 commercial challenge

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

    What is a deep energy retrofit

    • This retrofit decreases a building’s expected energy consumption by 50% or more.
    • This additional rebate brings the total rebate to 40% of eligible project costs.

      
    We use energy modelling to figure out the percent improvement. We do not include contributions from renewable energy in the modelling.

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

    To qualify for this rebate, the Energy Branch must review your retrofit before work starts.

  4. Benchmark the energy performance of your building

    We can review your electrical and fuel bills. Using that information, 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.

    Schedule a benchmark meeting

    Contact the Energy Branch to arrange a meeting. Email energy@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-393-7063.

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