Speed up payback on equipment upgrades

Whether you’re replacing end-of-life equipment or planning to buy new, the Fixed Incentive Program makes it easy to offset the cost of upgrading to energy-efficient natural gas technology.

Contact an Energy Solutions Advisor for help to find the right equipment for your business.

A fast and effective way to save energy

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    Reduce energy and operating costs.

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    Boost energy performance.

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    Improve comfort in your building or facility.

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    Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


How the program works

One

Work with an Energy Solutions Advisor to identify energy-efficient upgrades suited to your facility. Or, take an online energy assessment.

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Once eligibility is confirmed, make arrangements to purchase and install your energy-efficient equipment.

Three

Work with your business partner or Energy Solutions Advisor to complete the application form and submit all supporting documents needed.

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Upon receipt of your completed application, we will process your application and you will receive your incentive by mail in 10 – 12 weeks.


Eligible equipment and incentives

Air curtains

Use a wall of forced air to stop air—and dollars—from escaping. Learn how air curtains work.

Air curtain incentives
Incentive
Pedestrian doors (no vestibule) | For double doors, double incentive
3' x 7' $300
6' x 7' $400
6' x 8' $500
Pedestrian doors (with vestibule) | For double doors, double incentive
3' x 7' $200
6' x 7' $300
6' x 8' $400
Shipping doors (dock-in)
8' x 8', 8' x 9', 8' x 10' $3,250
10' x 10' $4,000
Shipping doors (drive-in)
10' x 10' $4,000
12' x 12' $6,750
14' x 14', 16' x 16', 18' x 18', 20' x 20' $8,750
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Pedestrian single and double doors and shipping/receiving doors in existing and new buildings are eligible.

The space adjacent to the door must be heated during the heating season by natural gas fuelled equipment.

Equipment installed must be tested by a third-party performance standard (ANSI/AMCA 220-05 or similar) and installed as per manufacturer specifications.

Replacement of existing air curtains is not eligible. New construction applications where the air curtains have been installed on pedestrian doors in lieu of a vestibule are not eligible.

Heated air curtains are not eligible.

Shipping/Receiving doors include doors classified as dock-in (truck trailers dock at the doorway and doorway is typically 4 ft. off the ground) or drive-in (door opens and closes to allow traffic to pass through doorway and doorway is typically located at ground level).

Air curtains are not eligible on dock doors where other mechanisms that combat infiltration at the shipping/receiving door are present, such as dock door seals.

Shipping/Receiving doors with vestibules are not eligible.

Other door sizes not listed may be eligible.

Condensing make-up air (MUA)

For buildings with greater ventilation requirements, condensing MUAs can improve air quality, provide greater comfort and create a healthier environment. Learn how condensing MUAs work.

Condensing MUA incentives
Incentive
Constant speed $0.50/CFM
2 speed or VFD $1.00/CFM
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Minimum $750 to maximum $14,000 per unit.

Incentive applies to gas-fired condensing units with air flow rate at least 1,500 CFM but less than or equal to 14,000 CFM with thermal efficiency ≥ 90 percent for equipment with constant speed, 2-speed or variable frequency drive (VFD).

Buildings with demand control ventilation (DCV) are not eligible. Air handling units (AHU) with return, reheat and cooling are also not eligible.

Only condensing make-up air units installed in commercial, multi-residential or long-term care facilities are eligible for the incentive. Retail segment is not eligible for the incentive.

Dock door seals

Reduce the infiltration losses during loading and unloading operations, by sealing the gaps. Learn how dock door seals work.

Dock door seal incentives
Incentive
Compression seal
8' x 8', 8' x 9', 8' x 10' $950
9' x 10', 9' x 11', 9.5' x 10.5', 10' x 10' $1,650
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Only replacement of existing deteriorated seals or the addition of new seals to an existing building with shipping/receiving dock doors that do not have any type of seal in place are eligible.

For all Industrial customers, replacement of existing deteriorated seal projects are only eligible if the incentive application is approved by an Enbridge Gas Representative.

New construction is not eligible for this offer.

If other mechanisms that combat infiltration at the shipping/receiving door are present, such as air curtains, it is not eligible.

The space adjacent to the door must be heated during the heating season by natural gas fueled equipment. Two types of seals (compression and shelter) are eligible based on door size. Compression seals (this is a foam pad that is wide and fixed to the door, with a min. of 40 oz. vinyl cover) on 8' x 8', 8' x 9' and 8' x 10' doors.

Shelter type seals (this is a curtain-like seal with a minimum of 40 oz. vinyl cover with shelter frame that is made of steel with foam pad or foam core that compresses against the sides and top of the trailer box on 9.5' x 10.5' or 10' x 10' doors. Other door sizes not listed may be eligible but must be reviewed and approved prior to application.

Existing deteriorated seals are only eligible if the incentive application is approved by an Enbridge Gas representative and if the existing seal has a minimum average 2-inch gap based on a 6-point measurement outlined below. To qualify existing Dock Door Seals as "deteriorated" and consider them as eligible for the Enbridge Gas incentive, a measurement form (with six points of measurement) must be completed for each door, and each seal must have a minimum average gap of 2 inches. This measurement must be taken and provided with the application form to be eligible.

If a measurement form is not provided with the application, then it is not eligible.

The existing deteriorated seal must have a minimum average gap of 2 inches along the seal’s side-profile projection, from where it begins at the wall to where the side-profile projection ends, determined by a 6-point measurement.

Average = [gap1+ gap2+ gap3+ gap4+ gap5+ gap6] / 6

Average = average deteriorated seal gap (inches)

If average ≥ 2 in. = deteriorated seal, eligible
If average < 2 in. = not deteriorated seal, not eligible

Please note that you are measuring “absence” of the seal (physical hole or gap) that was in place before but that is now torn.

Destratification fans

High warehouse ceilings? Destratification fans can help you save on heating costs with improved heat distribution from floor to ceiling. Learn how destratification fans work.

Destratification fan incentives
Incentive
≥ 20 ft. $1,000 per unit
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Space must be heated by ceiling-mounted natural gas forced air heating systems, including unit heaters, and the temperature should be controlled thermostatically at floor level. Only high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fans with minimum diameter of 20 ft. for use in warehousing type buildings with a minimum of 25 ft. ceilings are eligible. Not eligible where other equipment that combats destratification such as radiant heaters and/or high velocity vertical throw unit heaters is present. The number of fans eligible to receive an incentive is based on facility size through square footage, as determined by calculation below.

*The number of fans eligible for utility incentive should not exceed:

20 ft. diameter fan (whichever is less):

  • Max. number of fans installed for heating mode, or
  • Building length (ft.) x building width (ft.) *0.77/7,854

24 ft. diameter fan (whichever is less):

  • Max. number of fans installed for heating mode, or
  • Building length (ft.) x building width (ft.) *0.77/11,310

Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) and energy recovery ventilator (ERV)

Save energy by keeping the heat in while moving stale air out. Learn how ERVs and HRVs work.

HRV incentives
Incentive
No existing HRV and not required by code
≥ 55% to ≤ 64% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.50/CFM
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.75/CFM
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.00/CFM
≥ 85% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.25/CFM
Improved effectiveness
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.25/CFM
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.50/CFM
≥ 85% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.75/CFM
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Minimum $200 to maximum $5,000 per unit.

ERV incentives
Incentive
No existing ERV and not required by code
≥ 55% to ≤ 64% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.00/CFM
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.25/CFM
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.50/CFM
≥ 85% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.75/CFM
Improved effectiveness
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.50/CFM
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $0.75/CFM
≥ 85% sensible heat recovery effectiveness $1.15/CFM
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Minimum $200 to maximum $8,000 per unit.

Eligible equipment is ERV/HRV with a minimum sensible effectiveness of 55 percent at 32 F for spaces with no ERV/HRV or for spaces were ERV/HRV is not required by code (OBC, SB 10, SB 12) and ERV/HRV with a minimum sensible effectiveness of 65 percent at 32 F for spaces were ERV/HRV is required by code.

Incentive paid is based on the operating CFM of the ERV/HRV and to qualify for an incentive, the sensible effectiveness used to validate the above criteria must be at the operating CFM level.

This offer is not eligible in areas where: the operating CFM sensible effectiveness level is below the minimum requirements above; systems where DCV or scheduled setbacks are used during operated hours; spaces where 100% of the exhaust air must be evacuated from the building in order to avoid cross contamination (100% fresh air is required such as described in OBC section 1.1.1.4. spaces where no recirculation is allowed by codes or standards, for instance, any limitations as per CSA Z317.2_10 Special Requirements for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in Health Care Facilities); and areas where contaminants (gases and vapors) may be present and the ERV/HRV may bring them back into the breathing zone.

In-suite installations may be eligible at a different incentive level.

Demand control kitchen ventilation (DCKV)

DCKV uses advanced sensors to detect and adjust airflow so exhaust fans only run when they’re needed. This reduces energy use and saves money. Learn how DCKV works.

DCKV incentives
Incentive
Retrofit
Up to 5,000 CFM $2,700
5,001 to 10,000 CFM $6,000
10,001 to 15,000 CFM $8,800
New construction
Up to 5,000 CFM $1,200
5,001 to 10,000 CFM $3,000
10,001 to 15,000 CFM $4,400
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Commercial kitchen demand-controlled ventilation system with rated capacity not greater than 15,000 CFM, consisting of sensor(s) that determine the level of contaminant in the exhaust air stream, a controller that processes inputs from the sensor(s), and variable frequency drives that receive a signal from the controller and modulate the exhaust and make-up air fans to optimize flow rates are eligible.

For retrofit, must replace existing constant volume kitchen exhaust hood.

Demand control ventilation (DCV)

A DCV system uses sensors to detect CO2 levels and supply fresh, outdoor air as needed. This can substantially reduce heating and cooling costs. Learn how DCV works.

DCV incentives
Incentive
DCV with CO2 sensor $500
Business partner incentive $50 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

This offer is intended for DCV equipped with self-calibrating sensors or other types of sensors whose calibration warranty period by the manufacturer is 15 years or more.

Incentive applies to the installation of DCV with CO2 sensors to single-zone constant volume ventilations system. Qualifying spaces include retail, office, primary/secondary school gymnasiums, post-secondary school classrooms, community centre meeting spaces, exercise centres/sports arenas, senior/nursing/long-term care facility’s common areas, cinemas and performing arts, and hotel conference rooms. Other spaces may qualify, please contact an Enbridge Gas Energy Solutions Advisor.

Mall common areas, office break rooms and telephone/data entry facilities with zones larger than 500 sq. ft. are not eligible. Spaces with energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recovery ventilator (HRV), multi-zone systems or variable air volume (VAV) are not eligible.

Qualifying spaces must be heated during heating season by natural gas fuelled equipment. For new construction applications, this equipment is not eligible to buildings/spaces where demand control ventilation is required by current building code.

Applications with free cooling economizers are eligible for this prescriptive equipment.

Ozone laundry

Reduce hot water consumption by 85 percent, along with chemical requirements. Learn how ozone laundry works.

Ozone laundry incentives
Incentive
Based on weight of laundry processed annually $0.04/lb.
Business partner incentive $100 per unit
Distributor incentive $50 per unit

Maximum $15,000 per ozone system.

Only commercial laundry equipment using water heated by natural gas equipment is eligible. Washers dedicated to cleaning heavily soiled laundry are not eligible for this offer.

Multi-unit residential buildings must have commercial extraction or tunnel washers.

Maximum incentive amount of 50 percent of total project cost or $15,000 per ozone system, not per washer. Incentive is based on annual pounds of laundry as calculated by the ozone laundry vendor for system installed.

Delivery and agreement fees are not eligible costs.

In-suite units are not eligible.

Rental ozone laundry systems are eligible, but a 10-year minimum rental agreement is required. Leased units whereas the lease term is shorter than 10 years are not eligible, and incentive is not applicable.


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All incentive offers are available to Enbridge Gas customers. Incentives are only made available to customers where Enbridge Gas incentive offer(s) have impacted the customer’s decision to proceed with the improvement(s). The customer must be the owner of the applicable energy-efficient equipment. Incentive offers are available between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. To receive an incentive, a completed 2021 Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Fixed Incentive Application Form and proof of purchase (invoice preferred) matched to the installation address must be provided to Enbridge Gas at the time of application and no later than Dec. 31, 2021. Replacements of existing energy-efficient equipment do not qualify. Enbridge Gas is not responsible for lost mail or mail disruptions. Allow 10 to 12 weeks for delivery of payment. All Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Fixed Incentives are paid on a per unit basis to customers and business partners unless otherwise indicated. Total customer incentive cannot exceed 50% of the total project cost to a maximum of $100,000 per project and high-volume projects (10 units or more) will be reviewed on a per-project basis for customer and business partner incentive approval. Food service incentives apply to commercial food preparation or processing. Multi-unit residential incentives apply to buildings exceeding 600 m2 in building area or exceeding three storeys in building height and used for major occupancies classified as residential occupancies. As described in Division A of the Ontario Building Code (per section 1.1.2.2. Application of part 3, 4, 5 and 6). Programs and incentives may be subject to change or cancellation without notice at any time.