Buildings generate about half of the greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto today. Through its High Performance New Construction Program, the City offers incentives to help building owners and design/decision-makers make buildings more energy efficient. Energy efficient buildings reduce operating costs, improve marketability, reduce GHG emissions, and improve occupant comfort.

To learn more and/or apply, please email the High Performance New Construction Team.

For business owners:

  • Up to $10,000 for modelling costs
  • Up to $800 per kilowatt of verified savings (or $0.10/kWh)

For design/decision makers (architects, engineers, consultants)

  • Up to $150/kilowatt of verified savings (or $0.01875/kWh)

Buildings intended for commercial, institutional, industrial or multi-residential use are eligible, including:

  • new buildings
  • additions to an existing facility
  • major renovation projects
  • retail spaces
  • schools, colleges and universities
  • hospitals, long-term care facilities
  • hotels, motels and agricultural building projects

Buildings must comply with Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code and be fully operational and delivering kW and/or kWh savings by December 31, 2020.