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High Performance New Construction 

Get up to $10,000 for modelling costs and $800 for every kW saved

The HIGH PERFORMANCE NEW CONSTRUCTION (HPNC) program offers incentives to building owners and design decision-makers (architects, engineers, consultants, etc.) to build beyond Ontario Building Code requirements.

Get incentives for new buildings and major renovation projects in:  

  • Office buildings
  • Retail spaces
  • Multi-residential buildings
  • Housing complexes
  • Colleges, universities, schools
  • Hospitals, long-term care facilities
  • Industrial buildings
  • Hotels and motels

 View eligibility criteria >>

 

 

Built for profit, built to last

When you build to higher standards, you benefit from lower long-term operating costs. That improves the marketability of the building and often results in enhanced occupant comfort. And generally, it is more effective to design energy efficiency into the building than to retrofit later.

 

 

New technologies get you above code quickly

There are many technologies that can help you build significantly above the code requirements. Get more information on:

 

Apply for up to $10,000 for modelling costs

For building owners, HPNC pays up to 100% of the cost of modelling a building, up to $10,000. Modelling helps uncover opportunities to build above code, and is required for projects that follow the CUSTOM track.

 

   

Choose one of three tracks, get up to $800/kW saved

The PRESCRIPTIVE track

This approach encourages the incorporation of the pre-approved measures and is based on standard efficiency levels calculated using worksheets for technologies such as lighting, motors, unitary AC, variable frequency drives and multi-residential in-suite appliances.  

Incentives:

Lighting  up to $400 for every kilowatt saved
Non-lighting  up to $800 for every kilowatt saved
Appliance  up to $75 per appliance

 See HPNC worksheets here.

 

The ENGINEERED track

Here, a series of preset calculation worksheets help you estimate reductions in peak demand and/or electricity consumption that apply to the installation of more energy-efficient equipment or solutions.

Incentives:

Lighting up to $400 for every kilowatt saved, or $0.05/kWh of energy savings
Non-lighting up to $800 for every kilowatt saved, or $0.10/kWh of energy saved

The worksheets will calculate the incentive amount based on the reductions in peak demand and/or electricity consumption.

 

The CUSTOM track

This approach bases incentives on modelled energy performance. For building owners, it provides:

  • $400 for every verified kilowatt saved, or $0.05/kWh of energy saved up to 25% above code;
  • $600 for every verified kilowatt saved, or $0.75/kWh of energy saved between 25% to 50% above code; and
  • $800 for every verified kilowatt saved, or $0.10/kWh of energy saved for greater than 50% above code.   

For design decision-makers, it provides:

  • $50 for every verified kilowatt saved, or $0.00625/kWh of energy saved up to 25% above code;
  • $100 for every verified kilowatt saved, or $0.0125/kWh of energy saved between 25% to 50% above code; and
  • $150 for every verified kilowatt saved, or $0.01875/kWh of energy saved for greater than 50% above code.

A CUSTOM project must be eligible for a minimum of $5,000 in incentives.

Download worksheets here

 

   

For builders of single-family homes

Please note that for builders of single-family homes, we offer the NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION program which offers incentives to build above Ontario Building Code requirements.

 

   

Additional Information

Program Info Sheet >

Relevant Documents >

   

 

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