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Custom energy-efficiency projects for existing buildings

​Our Commercial Performance Program for Existing Buildings provides several types of funding to help you identify and then implement cost-effective natural gas energy conservation measures in your building.

For a limited time, additional incentives are available through the province’s EfficiencyBC program.  EfficiencyBC is funded by the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada and administered by FortisBC. Contact your FortisBC key account manager for more information.

Standard energy-efficiency measures are not always sufficient for the complex and specialized requirements of commercial buildings. Through this program, you can take a direct role in developing custom, energy-efficiency solutions that may reduce your overall energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, improve the performance of your facility, increase occupant comfort and save you money by reducing operating costs. 

Are you eligible?*

  1. You must be a FortisBC commercial rate class natural gas customer.
  2. You must be an owner or long-term leaseholder of an existing medium to large commercial, institutional, multi-unit residential, light industrial or agricultural building or facility.
  3. You must select a consultant included in FortisBC’s list of approved consultants to perform a detailed energy study.
  4. Your project must have the potential to save a minimum 1,200 gigajoules (GJ) of natural gas annually.

*You can find a complete list of requirements under the terms and conditions.

Program incentives

This program provides several types of funding* to help you identify and then implement cost-effective natural gas conservation measures in your buildings, including:

Energy study funding is offered to help you have a detailed engineering analysis of your facility performed to identify opportunities for cost-effective natural gas projects. The maximum amount of funding available for the energy study is 50 per cent of the cost of the energy study, subject to review and approval, to a maximum of $25,000.

Capital incentive funding is offered to encourage the implementation of cost-effective natural gas energy-efficiency measures identified in the energy study. The maximum amount of funding available per eligible measure is the additional cost of implementing the approved energy conservation measure over and above the cost of an otherwise equivalent yet less efficient alternative (e.g. the incremental cost), less the value of one year’s worth of natural gas savings.*

Implementation bonus funding is offered as an added bonus if you successfully implement one or more approved energy conservation measures. You are then eligible for implementation bonus funding equal to the preceding approved energy study funding amount, to a maximum of $25,000.

* You must notify FortisBC if you receive funding towards the completion of the energy study or the implementation of an approved energy conservation measure through financial incentive programs from other organizations. You may be required to repay all or a portion of the incentive.
**Tools, clothing, scaffolding, equipment rentals, travel, insurance and all other miscellaneous or incidental costs that may be required by the consultant or participant to implement the energy conservation measures are NOT eligible for an incentive. Additional terms and conditions apply.

How to get started

  1. Contact your FortisBC key account manager to discuss your project. You'll be required to complete a thermal energy services provider declaration form as part of the application process.
  2. We’ll then schedule a project kick-off meeting between you, your consultant and FortisBC.
  3. You must receive approval in writing from an authorized FortisBC representative before commissioning or beginning the energy study, or purchasing or installing any of the proposed energy conservation measures.

Program deadlines

  1. Any approved energy conservation measures must be installed and operational within 18 months of Capital Incentive Funding approval.
  2. You must operate the energy conservation measures for at least 36 months after installation.

List of approved consultants

To participate in this program, you’re required to work with a consultant from this list of FortisBC-approved consultants.

List of approved consultants

To participate in this program, you’re required to work with a consultant from this list of FortisBC-approved consultants.

Updated: November 2018

Please note, the following companies may have multiple locations

​Company ​Location ​Phone
Altum Engineering Ltd. Merville 250-337-5257
AME Consulting Group Vancouver 604-684-5995
Ameresco Canada Inc. Vancouver 778-724-1502
Arborus Consulting ​Ottawa 613-234-7178
Associated Engineering BC Ltd. Vancouver 604-293-1411
Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd. Victoria 250-384-4128
BES - Building Energy Solutions Ltd. Vancouver 778-288-9385
C.E.S Analytics Ltd. Coquitlam 604-831-8675
C.E.S Engineering Ltd. Burnaby 604-221-8715
Clean Energy Consulting ​Prince George / Vancouver ​250-564-7910 / 604-301-3060
Clearlead Consulting Limited North Vancouver 604-229-6159
​DIALOG BC ​Vancouver ​604-909-1629
Douglas Spratt & Associates Ltd. North Vancouver 604-990-0083
E-Factor Engineering Inc. Vancouver 604-708-4140
Enerficiency Consulting Gibsons 604-243-9458
Enersolv Design Build Ltd. Vancouver 604-684-7244
​Fisher Resource Efficiency Solution Company Ltd. ​Victoria ​778-783-0315
​Flow Consulting Group Inc. ​Vancouver ​604-609-0500
FWD Systems Design Ltd. North Vancouver 604-904-2039
Geoclima Mechanical Engineering Ltd. ​Burnaby ​604-375-9756
HiH Energy ​Vancouver 778-233-7978
​H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd. ​Toronto ​416-443-8200
IB Consulting Ltd. North Vancouver 778-233-0679
Integral Group Consulting LLP Vancouver 604-687-1800
​Interior Mechanical Consultants ​Kelowna ​250-801-2526
J.M. Bean & Co. Ltd. Vancouver 604-736-6724
​JRS Engineering Ltd. Burnaby 604-320-1999
Kane Consulting Partnership North Vancouver 604-924-0094
​Laporte Engineering Inc. ​Vancouver ​604-568-0180
Levelton Consultants Ltd. ​Richmond ​250-475-1000
Light House Sustainability Building Centre Vancouver 604-677-3619
McCuaig & Associates Engineering Ltd. ​Vancouver ​604-255-0992
​MCW Consulting Ltd. Vancouver ​604-687-1821
Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Burnaby 604-454-9305
Panevo Services Ltd. ​Vancouver ​604-652-4680
Pinchin Ltd. Richmond 604-238-2931
Prism Engineering Ltd. Burnaby 604-205-5500
RDH Building Engineering Ltd. Vancouver 604-802-5205
REDE Energy Solutions Ltd. Bowen Island 778-237-6851
Ripple Rock Engineering Ltd. Victoria 250-721-5586
Rocky Point Engineering Ltd. Nanaimo 250-585-0222
SES Consulting Inc. Vancouver 604-568-1800
Stage 3 Renewables ​Mission ​604-318-7105
Stantec Consulting Ltd. Vancouver 604-696-8390
Trane Canada ULC Vancouver 604-945-2445
Williams Engineering Canada Inc. ​Vancouver ​778-484-2981
Willis Energy Services Vancouver 604-685-2206
WSP Canada Inc. ​North Vancouver ​604-973-0037
ZRN Engineering Inc. Lake Country 250-766-5370

Questions?

Contact your key account manager, call us at 1-866-884-8833 or email customdesign@fortisbc.com.