|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans|
|Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:||Industry, Energy management, Buildings, Building Type, Non-residential|
|Agency:||Federation of Canadian Municipalities|
|Energy Efficiency Description:|
Through the Green Municipal Fund, funding and expertise are offered to municipal governments and their partners for municipal environmental projects, in particular retrofits and new construction projects aimed at energy efficiency. Municipalities are encouraged to consider Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® certification as they undertake building projects.
For retrofits, projects must demonstrate the potential to reduce energy consumption by at least 30% compared to current performance. A minimum of 20% of these energy savings must come from energy efficiency measures and the remainder may come from renewable energy production (e.g. production of wind and solar energy).
For new construction, projects must demonstrate an anticipated reduction in design energy consumption of at least 45% compared to the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011. A minimum of 30% of these energy savings must come from energy efficiency measures and the remainder may come from renewable energy production.
Last modified: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:40:15 CET