Minimize waste, maximize efficiency

Relieve budget pressure with energy upgrades.   Is your building “making do” with antiquated systems? High operating costs often make that a false economy. Even if equipment is still functioning, it’s often worth upgrading to take advantage of energy savings.

Investments in lighting, HVAC, controls and pumps Investments in lighting, HVAC, controls and pumps can pay back quickly and then deliver ongoing energy savings. You’ll also likely benefit from reduced maintenance costs and enjoy a more comfortable environment. Talk to Toronto Hydro’s Energy Experts about electricity conservation and rebate programs.

These technologies are proven savers View all high-efficiency technologies >

Cut the cost of long lighting hours

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A lighting upgrade should be at the top of your list. It’s a relatively easy and straightforward job and LEDs achieve energy savings up to 75 per cent.

Incentives pay up to 50% of lighting upgrades >

Magnify lighting savings with controls

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MASH buildings often have rooms that aren’t occupied, yet the lights are on. Occupancy controls auto-save for you with paybacks as fast as one year.

Make controls part of your lighting upgrade >

Fans running in an empty space?

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Demand control ventilation (DCV) matches fresh air requirements to room occupancy. CO2 monitors are the secret to performance optimization.

Look for 20% – 30% HVAC savings with DCV >

Uncover hidden savings in your water pumps

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Don’t overlook your water system pumps for savings. Optimize with variable frequency drives to reduce electricity costs up to 50 per cent.

Fast paybacks and lower maintenance costs too >

Want to save energy? Go to the garage

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From ventilation fans and lighting, to CO and occupancy sensors, your garage is brimming with energy-saving opportunities that can help you trim costs.

See all garage upgrades >

Turn waste into watts with CHP

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If your facility requires both electricity and thermal energy, a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system can reduce electricity costs and eliminate the need for a backup power source.

Find out if CHP is right for your facility >

Energy Experts

Contact our MASH sector Energy Experts today

Call Toronto Hydro first. We’ve helped many managers of public sector buildings find big savings. We’ll take care of the incentive paperwork for you too.

Dean Anderson

Dean Anderson

Lead, CDM Business Development (MASH)

Jana Jedlovska

Jana Jedlovska

CDM Key Account Consultant

Municipal, Academic, Social and Health Care Case Studies View all case studies >

HVAC Retrofit: North York General Hospital

North York General Hospital building
Electricity Savings: $110,929/year
Incentive: $92,441
Payback: 2.4 years

An on-site Energy Manager provided by Toronto Hydro helped North York General Hospital identify and implement HVAC upgrades for significant savings.

Read the full case study >

Demand Control Ventilation: University Health Network

University Health Network
Electricity Savings: 2,186,527 kWh/year
Cost savings: $262,383/year

UHN's biomedical research labs need a constant supply of fresh air – a very expensive operation. Applying new ventilation technologies helped them achieve lower energy costs and increased lab safety.

Read the full case study >

5 energy-saving tips

Upgrade to LEDs


With lights on often 24/7, lighting can account for a big piece of your energy dollar. LEDs cut energy use by up to 75 per cent. They're ideal for many applications, indoors and out, including exit signs, parking garages and lots.

Install Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)


Add VFDs to HVAC fans and water pumps to reduce energy use and to increase equipment lifespan and reliability.

Light rooms only when they are in use


Install occupancy controls to cut costs up to 70 per cent in hallways, restrooms, stairwells and supply rooms.

Improve air quality with controlled ventilation


Demand Control Ventilation uses sensors to automatically adjust ventilation based on occupancy. This saves energy and improves occupant comfort.

Old AC? Get funding to replace it


Reduce energy and ongoing maintenance costs when you upgrade to high-efficiency units. Incentives start at $1,000 per unit.

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