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The EfficiencyBC Custom-Lite Program is intended to help building owners and operators reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their existing commercial buildings. The Custom-Lite program is a simplified version of the larger EfficiencyBC Custom Program and is intended to facilitate smaller electrification opportunities across the commercial and institutional building sector.

The Program offers Capital Incentives of $60/tCO2e of lifetime GHG savings for heat pump roof top units and $40/tCO2e of lifetime GHG savings for all other qualifying measures up to maximum $48,000 incentive per customer. The Program also offers Energy Study funding for 50% of the cost of an energy study, up to a maximum of $2,000.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The building must be a commercial, institutional, or a multi-unit residential building.
  2. The project must demonstrate the potential to implement measures at a single facility that will lead to at least 500 and less than 1,200 tC02e of lifetime savings.
  3. To qualify as an energy measure, projects must:
    • Provide a net decrease in greenhouse gas emissions
    • Result in energy impacts that are measurable and verifiable
    • Result in energy impacts that can be estimated using standard engineering calculations
    • Involve a technology that is not covered by other utility DSM programs (e.g. FortisBC’s Commercial Custom Program).
  4. Customers that have already received Capital Incentive funding from the regular Custom Program are not eligible for further funding under the Custom-Lite Program.

How to Apply

  1. Read all materials, including the Participant’s Guide and Frequently Asked Questions, and download the Custom-Lite Workbook. Contact the Business Help Desk, Business Account Rep or Key Account Manager, if you have any further questions.
  2. Submit the completed Custom-Lite Workbook.

Deadlines

  • You have 6 months from the date of the signed Energy Study-lite Agreement to complete the energy study.
  • You have 12 months from the date of the signed Capital Incentive Agreement to complete the project.

Other

  • For custom projects that will lead to 1,200 tC02e of lifetime GHG savings or more, see the EfficiencyBC Custom Program.
  • Check out our incentive search tool for other energy efficiency upgrades rebates.
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Program Contact Information

Contact your Key Account Manager or Energy Savings Business Help Desk.

 

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