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Below is a comprehensive list of green/energy efficiency incentives and programs offered by the Ontario Power Authority and administered by the local utility companies, government, and other delivery agencies. If you are considering a new build, retrofit or improvements to your facility, there may be incentives available.

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.

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Existing Building Commissioning

Owners of qualifying buildings can receive incentives at each stage of recommissioning projects to optimize the operational efficiency of their chilled water plants, including:

  • Developing a plan for commissioning activities
  • Procuring devices and/or software associated with commissioning activities

For more information on this program call 1-877-797-9473 or e-mail

Process and Systems / Enabling Initiatives

Valuable compensation and technical expertise are provided to large electricity consumers that are seeking to upgrade key systems and make improved energy management part of their operation.

Resources are available that will provide qualifying industrial clients with:

  • Incentives for up to $10,000 for a preliminary engineering study and $50,000 for a detailed engineering study
  • Funding for an energy manager for one year, renewable for up to four years. The energy manager is expected to develop an annual energy plan for the business, issue regular reports, and enrol in training. The incentive provides for up to $100,000 or 80% of the annual salary, in addition to expenses of up to $10,000
  • Funding of up to $75,000 per site is available for the implementation and support of monitoring and targeting systems that measure energy consumption for a process, benchmark that consumption, and monitor reductions
  • A metering and instrumantation library that allows businesses to access metering equipment to more accurately characterize their energy use
  • Training through the Accelerator Initaitive for energy managers, as well as students and junior staff

More information

For more information on SaveOnEnergy Programs, visit:

or contact:

Commercial Conservation and Demand Management
Horizon Utilities Corporation
Phone: 905-522-6611 ext. 2907