Country:Canada
Year:1998
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:1998
Date Ended:2003
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Buildings, Building Type, Residential, Buildings, Building Type, Non-residential
Agency:Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
URL:http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/newbuildings/
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP), established in April 1998, provides financial incentives to builders and developers to incorporate energy-efficient technologies and practices into the design and construction of new commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings. To qualify for the incentive, buildings must be at least 25% more efficient than buildings that meet the requirements of the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB). CBIP provides a one-time grant equal to twice the difference in estimated annual energy costs between an approved CBIP design and an MNECB design, up to a maximum of CAD 80,000. In addition to financial incentives, CBIP provides design software and guidelines, case studies and training for architects and engineers. The Commercial Building Incentive Programme was expanded, as from 1 April 1999, to include multi-unit residential buildings and double the number of projects eligible for funding.

Climate Change Description:

The Commercial Building Incentive Programme has been expanded as from April 1, 1999, to include multi-unit residential buildings and double the number of projects eligible for funding.The programme, introduced in 1997, helps offset the cost of designing energy-efficient buildings by offering a one-time financial incentive to building owners and developers. To be eligible, building designs must be 25% more efficient than the guidelines set out in the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. CBIP contributes twice the estimated annual energy cost savings for approved designs, up to a maximum of CAD 80,000.

This record is superseded by:ecoENERGY Retrofit - Small and Medium Organizations - Buildings

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