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Custom energy-efficiency projects for new buildings

​The complex and specialized energy-efficiency requirements for constructing new commercial buildings can sometimes require a customized approach. FortisBC offers funding and incentives toward the construction of new high-performance buildings in BC.

Eligibility requirements*

  1. Proposed projects must have a minimum floor area of 85,000 square feet (7,900 square metres) or a proposed savings of at least 1,200 gigajoules of natural gas or 50,000 kWh per year.
  2. For natural gas offers, you must be a new or existing FortisBC commercial rate class natural gas customer.
  3. For electric offers, you must be a new or existing FortisBC or municipal** commercial, industrial or irrigation electricity customer.

*Additional program terms and conditions apply. Full program terms and conditions will be provided and reviewed during the preliminary meeting with you, your consultant and FortisBC.
**Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro.

Program rebates

The program provides several types of funding to help you identify and then implement cost-effective electricity and natural gas energy conservation measures in new high-performance buildings.

Energy study funding is offered to help you have an energy study to identify opportunities and quantify cost-effective electricity and natural gas savings in new high-performance buildings. Maximum funding is 50 per cent of the cost of the energy study, subject to review and approval, to a maximum of $15,000.

Capital incentive funding is offered to encourage the implementation of cost-effective electricity and natural gas energy conservation measures identified in the energy study. The funding is available to offset the cost of implementing the approved energy conservation measures over equivalent yet less efficient alternatives.

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: August 2016

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 ​416-443-8336
IB Consulting Ltd. North Vancouver 778-233-0679
Integral Group Consulting LLP Vancouver 604-687-1800
J.M. Bean & Co. Ltd. Vancouver 604-736-6724
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
Morrison Hershfield Ltd. Burnaby 604-454-9305
Panevo Services Ltd. ​Vancouver ​604-652-4680
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
Stantec Consulting Ltd. Vancouver 604-696-8390
Trane Canada ULC Vancouver 604-945-2445
Willis Energy Services Vancouver 604-685-2206
WSP Canada Inc. ​North Vancouver ​604-973-0037
ZRN Engineering Inc. Lake Country 250-766-5370


How to apply

Contact your electricity technical advisor for electric projects or key account manager for natural gas projects to get started. For natural gas projects, you’ll be required to complete a Thermal Energy Services Provider Declaration Form as part of the application process. 

Please note: you must receive written approval from an authorized FortisBC representative before commissioning or beginning the energy study, or purchasing or installing any of the proposed energy conservation measures. If you do not meet this requirement, you may not be eligible to participate in FortisBC custom programs.