Existing Building Commissioning Demonstration Projects in Canada

Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) office of energy efficiency is calling for Eligible Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) Demonstration Projects

NRCan is in search of Canadian Businesses and Organizations to implement Existing Building Commissioning Projects (recommissioning, retro or ongoing commissioning), between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. 

These pilot demonstration projects will not only support Canadian Businesses to optimize their buildings and operations but also achieve significant Energy and cost savings. Showcasing the success of these projects will be a valuable tool in raising awareness of the importance of the need for Existing Building Commissioning for buildings in the Canadian market.

Actions Required:

As a Client representative, Renteknik Group will navigate the process from start to finish. This will include:

  1. Proposal Form Submission to NRCan
  2. Project Planning
  3. Existing Building Commissioning & Real-Time Monitoring
  4. Post Project Submission Requirements
  5. On-going Monitoring 
  6. Case Study Development 

Incentive Program Details and Timing:

Proposals must be submitted by February 25 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST with “Existing Building Commissioning – Project Proposal” in the subject line.

NRCan will contribute up to 40% (to a maximum of $50,000) of total eligible costs, for projects to commence on or after April 1, 2020.

Eligible costs are incurred between Contribution Agreement sign-off with NRCan and March 31, 2021.

Post-project monitoring for case study purposes (NRCan will have access to) is into the following fiscal year, concluding by March 31, 2022.

Potential Projects must meet the following criteria:

  1. Project’s location
  2. Climate zone
  3. Building type and purpose
  4. Projects that are invested to showcase the benefits of successful Existing Building Commissioning 
The goal of NRCan is to showcase a range of projects that they have yet to support. If your building is listed under one of the UNCHECKED BOXES below, then you are eligible to submit an application. (note Tables 1 and 2 below).

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Proposal Evaluation Process

  1. An NRCan committee will evaluate the project proposals.
  2. NRCan will have full discretion in choosing the projects selected, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all responses to this call for proposals.
  3. NRCan will carry out this call for proposals in a fair and transparent manner. All submissions will be treated impartially. To that end, objective evaluation criteria have been established and will be applied equally to all applicants.
  4. Once the selection process has been completed, successful candidates will be required to be entered into a Contribution Agreement with NRCan.

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