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Energy Efficiency

Below is a list of energy programs and solutions offered by the City of Hamilton, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and/or the local utility. There have never been as many energy options for commercial, industrial and institutional customers as there are today.

LEED Grant Program – City of Hamilton’s Leeding the Way CIP

The intent of the LEED Grant program is to provide an economic catalyst for sustainable building and sustainable land development practices located within the LEEDING the Way Community Improvement Project Area.

The purpose of the grant program is for the City to share the incremental construction cost, consultation, energy modeling and certification fees with the applicant to achieve LEED certification. Grants are calculated on the basis of the rating of official certification under the LEED rating system by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).

The program authorizes for each approved grant application a five year grant, the amount of which is subject to Council approval, in an amount not exceeding the increase in municipal realty taxes as a direct result of the development/redevelopment of land and/or building. The grant which may be approved by Council shall be an amount which does not exceed 75% of the municipal realty tax increase during the term of the grant. For purposes of determining the eligible amount of the increase in municipal realty taxes, special charges shall be excluded from the calculation. The grant would reduce the effect of an increase in municipal (City portion only) realty taxes attributable to the differential between the pre-development assessment and the post-development assessment. The approved grant is assignable. The grant program may be applied for with other incentive programs that the City of Hamilton offers except for other Tax Incremental Financing programs.

Energy Programs and Solutions