Buildings Program

Last updated: 16 April 2019

The program offers financial assistance to implement energy efficiency measures while carrying out projects in commercial or institutional buildings.

The program has two components:

    1. Catered Component: This component tailors the financial assistance and technical support provided to projects with the goal of improving building’s overall energy efficiency. Eligible

Buildings are at least 10,000 m2 with a project generating a minimum of 50,000 kWh.

2- Prescriptive Component: This component provides simple solutions tailored to buildings under 10,000 m2 to assist in implementing predefined measures. A simple tool is used to calculate the financial assistance.

Eligible projects can qualify for at least $2,500 in financial assistance. Both incentive components request that buildings meet one of the following:

      • All new and existing commercial or institutional buildings
      • Buildings operated under a lease
      • Multi-unit residential buildings of at least four storeys (live-in semi-basements are considered a storey)
      • Hydro-Québec Production and Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie buildings whose electricity consumption is invoiced

Eligible buildings:

    • Buildings of at least 10,000 m2* with a project generating a minimum of 50,000 kWh of eligible annual electricity savings and that are one of the following types:
    • New and existing commercial or institutional buildings
    • Buildings operated under a lease
    • Multiunit residential buildings of at least four storeys (live-in semibasements are considered a storey) 
    • Hydro-Québec Production and Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie buildings whose electricity consumption is invoiced 

Development Authority: Hydro-Québec

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building vintage
  • Existing buildings
  • New buildings
  • Other