Programs Archives — Efficiency Manitoba

IT’S CONTEST TIME!

IT’S CONTEST TIME!

BDC SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2022

October 16 to 22 is BDC Small Business WeekTM! We’re taking this time to appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of Manitoba small businesses and the important role they play in supporting economic growth. 

We’re also celebrating over on our Instagram profile by giving FIVE winners a $100 gift card to a Manitoba small business of their choice! Here’s how to enter: 

  • Like and follow our Instagram page. 
  • Like the Small Business Week contest post pinned at the top of our Instagram grid.
  • Show one of your favourite small businesses some love by tagging them in the comments! One comment = one entry (and you can comment as many times as you’d like). 

This contest ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on November 6, 2022 and the winners will be selected by 12:00 p.m. on November 14, 2022. We’ll contact you via direct message if you’ve won, so keep an eye out for a message from us. 

Be sure to read the full contest rules and terms and conditions before entering. 

Good luck! 

Small Business Week is an annual celebration organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Visit their website to learn more about how they’re supporting small businesses across Canada.

If you’d like the enter the contest and don’t have access to Instagram, please email us at energyteam@efficiencyMB.ca.

MÉTIS OFFERS

MÉTIS OFFERS

Lower your energy bills and make your home and business more comfortable by getting free energy efficiency upgrades.

We’re partnered with the Manitoba Métis Federation to help raise awareness of these offers and help lower energy bills for Métis citizens.

SOLAR REBATE PROGRAM

SOLAR REBATE PROGRAM

We’re now offering rebates on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for homes and businesses connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid.

Solar PV systems provide energy to your home and business in a sustainable manner. They can help reduce your monthly energy bill, mitigate the impact of future rate increases, and increase the value of your property.

SOLAR FOR YOUR HOME

RECEIVE UP TO $5,000 IN REBATES

We’re offering a rebate of $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on homes connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid, up to a maximum of 10 kW and $5,000 per home.

SOLAR FOR YOUR BUSINESS

RECEIVE UP TO $25,000 IN REBATES

We’re offering a rebate of $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on businesses connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid, up to a maximum of 50 kW and $25,000 per building.

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SOLAR 101

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SOLAR REBATES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

SOLAR REBATES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

We’re now offering rebates on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for businesses connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid.

Solar PV systems provide energy to your business in a sustainable manner. They can help reduce your monthly energy bill and mitigate the impact of future rate increases.

SOLAR REBATE

We offer a rebate of $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on buildings connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid, up to a maximum of $25,000 per building.

Rebates are available for system sizes of up to 50 kW per building for customers that receive pre-approval from Efficiency Manitoba on or after August 18, 2022. Your solar PV system can be larger than 50 kW; however, the rebate will be capped at 50 kW and $25,000. If the equipment cost of your new solar PV system is less than the calculated rebate amount, your rebate will be capped at the lesser of the two amounts.   

BENEFITS OF A SOLAR PV SYSTEM

There are many benefits to installing a solar PV system.

  • It provides energy to your business in a sustainable manner.
  • It helps reduce your monthly energy bill.
  • It mitigates the impact of future rate increases.

Steps to Participate

  1. CHECK TO SEE IF YOU AND YOUR PROJECT ARE ELIGIBLE

    Read the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions to see if you qualify for a rebate.

  2. CHOOSE A REGISTERED EFFICIENCY MANITOBA CONTRACTOR

    Your contractor must be registered with Efficiency Manitoba. We recommend browsing our list of registered suppliers, getting several quotes, and checking references before making your choice. Be sure to compare the proposed design of each contractor; pay attention to the costs and post-installation services. If your preferred contractor isn’t a registered Efficiency Manitoba supplier, we can help them join our supplier network. 

  3. APPLY FOR PERMITS & APPROVALS

    Grid-connected solar PV system installations must comply with Manitoba Hydro’s interconnection requirements and be approved by Manitoba Hydro before starting any work. Work with your solar contractor to submit an application and the required documentation to receive interconnection approval from Manitoba Hydro. To learn more about grid-connected solar PV systems in Manitoba, visit Manitoba Hydro’s website. It’s also a good time to obtain any necessary permits and ensure your system complies with any municipal building code requirements.

  4. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

    Once you have received interconnection approval from Manitoba Hydro and a project quote from your contractor, apply for project approval with Efficiency Manitoba before you purchase or install your new solar PV system.

  5. GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR PROJECT

    We’ll review your application and send your approval by email. Remember not to start any work before we approve your application.

  6. INSTALL YOUR SOLAR PV SYSTEM

    You and your contractor can proceed with installing your new solar PV system. You’ll have 12 months to complete your project and submit completion documentation to be eligible for a rebate.

  7. SUBMIT COMPLETION DOCUMENTS

    You and your contractor can submit the completion documents to Efficiency Manitoba. You’ll sign the completion declaration and submit all invoices to confirm the solar PV system is installed and operational. 

  8. RECEIVE YOUR REBATE

    We’ll review these documents and finalize your rebate. A post-installation inspection may be required prior to finalizing your rebate.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your new solar PV system was approved by Efficiency Manitoba, was installed on or after August 18, 2022, and is connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid. 
  • You’re the building owner or designated representative of the building.
  • Your building has its own meter and an active Manitoba Hydro account. 
  • You’re an existing Manitoba Hydro customer eligible for Manitoba Hydro’s commercial general service electricity rates and commercial service natural gas rates.
  • Your building is currently occupied and has been occupied for the last 12 months.
  • New buildings must have been occupied for at least one year before installing the solar PV system. Buildings with new additions qualify if they have an existing meter.
  • Your contractor is registered with Efficiency Manitoba

DOES YOUR PROJECT QUALIFY?

  • Your solar PV system must be new and purchased in Canada. 
  • Your solar PV equipment and its components must be CSA approved.  
  • All work must meet the Manitoba Electrical Code and any applicable local laws and regulations. 
  • Your new solar PV system must be designed by a qualified designer and installed by a person who holds an electrical contractor’s licence. 

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Solar PV systems installed prior to August 18, 2022 and solar project not approved by Efficiency Manitoba.
  • Seasonal buildings and new construction
  • Building with existing solar PV systems
  • Portable or temporary structures

Read the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility requirements.

Applicants or projects that don’t meet the program requirements or eligibility criteria won’t be eligible for rebate.

TIPS & ADVICE

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SUPPLIER NETWORK

If you’re a solar contractor, join our supplier network. You can offer our Solar Rebate Program to your customers and be listed in our online supplier directory  

SOLAR REBATES FOR YOUR HOME

SOLAR REBATES FOR YOUR HOME

We’re now offering rebates on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for homes connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid.

Solar PV systems provide energy to your home in a sustainable manner. They can help reduce your monthly energy bill, mitigate the impact of future rate increases, and increase the value of your property.

HOMEOWNER REBATE

We offer a rebate of $0.50 per direct current (DC) watt installed on homes connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid, up to a maximum of $5,000 per home.

Rebates are available for system sizes of up to 10 kW per home installed on or after April 1, 2022. Homeowners can install solar PV systems larger than 10 kW; however, the rebate will be capped at 10 kW and $5,000 per home. If the equipment cost of your new solar PV system is less than the calculated rebate amount, your rebate will be capped at the lesser of the two amounts.  

BENEFITS OF A SOLAR PV SYSTEM

There are many benefits to installing a solar PV system.

  • It provides energy to your home in a sustainable manner.
  • It helps reduce your monthly energy bill.
  • It mitigates the impact of future rate increases.
  • It can increase the value of your property.

Check out our program guide for more information.

Steps to Participate

  1. CHECK TO SEE IF YOU AND YOUR PROJECT ARE ELIGIBLE

    Read the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions to see if you qualify for a rebate.

  2. CHOOSE A REGISTERED EFFICIENCY MANITOBA CONTRACTOR

    Your contractor must be registered with Efficiency Manitoba. We recommend browsing our list of registered suppliers, getting several quotes, and checking references before making your choice. Be sure to compare the proposed design of each contractor, costs, and post-installation services. If your preferred contractor isn’t a registered Efficiency Manitoba supplier, we can help them join our supplier network. 

  3. APPLY FOR PERMITS & APPROVALS

    Grid-connected solar PV system installations must comply with Manitoba Hydro’s interconnection requirements and be approved by Manitoba Hydro before starting any work. Work with your solar contractor to submit an application and the required documentation to receive interconnection approval from Manitoba Hydro. To learn more about grid-connected solar PV systems in Manitoba, visit Manitoba Hydro’s website. It’s also a good time to obtain any necessary permits to ensure your system complies with any municipal building code requirements.

  4. INSTALL YOUR SOLAR PV SYSTEM

    Once Manitoba Hydro has approved your interconnection application, you and your contractor can proceed with installing your new solar PV system. 

  5. APPLY FOR YOUR REBATE

    Apply for your rebate when your system has passed final inspections, is operational, and is paid in full.  

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your new solar PV system was installed on or after April 1, 2022 and is connected to Manitoba Hydro’s grid. 
  • The home is the primary residence for you or your tenant and is occupied year-round, and has been occupied for the last 12 months. 
  • Your home is heated year-round. 
  • Your home is a single-detached home, semi-detached home, mobile home on a permanent foundation, duplex, triplex, or fourplex with its own meter. 
  • Your contractor is registered with Efficiency Manitoba

DOES YOUR PROJECT QUALIFY?

  • Your solar PV system must be new and purchased in Canada. 
  • Your solar PV equipment and its components must be CSA approved.  
  • All work must meet the Manitoba Electrical Code and any applicable local laws and regulations. 
  • Your new solar PV system must be designed by a qualified designer and installed by a person who holds an electrical contractor’s licence. 

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Solar PV systems installed prior to April 1, 2022. 
  • Seasonal homes, cottages, and vacation rentals 
  • Solar PV systems installed in new homes (they may be eligible through our New Homes Program
  • Multi-residential properties that aren’t a duplex, triplex, or fourplex 
  • Homes with existing solar PV systems 
  • Portable or temporary structures 
  • Unoccupied homes or homes under construction 

Read the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility requirements.

Applicants or projects that don’t meet the program requirements or eligibility criteria won’t be eligible for a rebate.

TIPS & ADVICE

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PAYING FOR YOUR SOLAR PV SYSTEM

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EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

MANITOBA HYDRO

We work in partnership with Manitoba Hydro to offer financing for energy efficiency upgrades. Qualifying homeowners may be eligible for financing to assist with the cost of installing a solar PV system through Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan.  

CANADA GREENER HOMES INITIATIVE

You may be eligible for additional rebates and financing through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. To learn more, visit the Canada Greener Homes Initiative web page. 

SUPPLIER NETWORK

Check out our residential supplier guide for more information on our program and how to participate.

If you’re a solar contractor, join our supplier network. You can offer our Solar Rebate Program to your customers and be listed in our online supplier directory  

Home Energy Retrofits

Home Energy Retrofits

COMPREHENSIVE HOME RENOVATION PROJECTS WITH DEEP ENERGY SAVINGS

If you’re planning an extensive home renovation that will significantly reduce your home’s energy usage, your project could qualify for rebates through our Home Energy Retrofit program.

Each home is unique, so you’ll need to have an EnerGuide home evaluation completed by an energy advisor. They’ll identify energy saving opportunities that are suitable for your home, and you’ll receive a recommended upgrade report to help plan your major retrofit and achieve substantial energy savings.

HOMEOWNER REBATE

You can receive a rebate of $75 per gigajoule (GJ) saved up to the typical new home GJ rating and $150 per GJ saved beyond the typical new home GJ rating.

Your rebate is based on your home’s total annual energy reduction achieved through your renovation project. Check out our rebate explainer for more information and to learn how to calculate your rebate.

STACKING BONUS

We offer a $250 stacking bonus to applicants who participate in both our Home Energy Retrofit program and the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

BENEFITS OF HOME ENERGY RETROFITS

There are many benefits to undertaking a home energy retrofit:

  • Significantly reduced energy bills and long-term cost savings
  • Improved occupant comfort and indoor air quality
  • Reduced maintenance costs and activities
  • Increased resilience to climate change
  • Reduced carbon footprint and environmental impact
  • Increased resale and property value

Check out our program guide for more information.

Steps To Participate

  1. GET AN ENERGUIDE EVALUATION

    Contact a service organization that serves your area. They’ll send an energy advisor to conduct an EnerGuide energy efficiency evaluation on your home.

  2. APPLY AND PLAN

    Send us your EnerGuide evaluation documents and tell us a bit about your planned retrofit project. You must apply before you or your contractor start the work.

  3. COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT

    Once the work is done, your energy advisor will conduct a final evaluation and measure the energy savings of your retrofit project.

  4. GET A REBATE

    Send us your final documents and we’ll give you a rebate based on the total energy savings of your retrofit project.

DOES YOUR PROJECT QUALIFY?

  • It’s a residential, detached, duplex, or triplex home, on its original foundation.
  • You’re the owner of the home.
  • The home is occupied 12 months per year (seasonal residences aren’t eligible).
  • The home uses electricity or natural gas supplied by Manitoba Hydro.
  • You have an EnerGuide evaluation of your home completed and you apply before starting any work.
  • Your project will significantly reduce the site energy use.
  • At least 50% of the site energy use reduction will come from building envelope component upgrades. These include all components that separate the interior (conditioned space) from the exterior, such as walls, attics, windows, and doors.

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Projects that are already underway
  • New homes and seasonal properties
  • Projects that don’t involve building envelope improvements and upgrades
  • Projects that don’t involve energy efficiency upgrades

GET CASH BACK

If you purchased your home in the last two years, you may be eligible for a partial mortgage insurance premium refund from Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC), Sagen, and Canada Guaranty.

DID YOU KNOW?

If you participate in the Home Energy Retrofit Program, you may be able to save even more with the Canada Greener Homes Initiative.

NET ZERO & PASSIVE HOUSE

Are you interested in upgrading your home to be Net Zero, Net Zero Ready, or to meet the Passive House standard?

We can help you reach your goals and maximize your rebates in the process.


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EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

MANITOBA HYDRO

We work in partnership with Manitoba Hydro to offer financing for energy efficiency upgrades. Qualifying homeowners may be eligible for financing to assist with the cost of home energy retrofits through Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan.  

CANADA GREENER HOMES INITIATIVE

You may be eligible for additional rebates and financing through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative. To learn more, visit the Canada Greener Homes Initiative web page. 

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) provide efficient heating and cooling in one unit. They can reduce your electric heating costs by up to 30%.

An ASHP uses a small amount of energy to pull the heat from the outdoor air to warm your home. In the summer months, it works in reverse to push warm air outside to cool your home. This makes them an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly electric heating and cooling system.

REBATES

We offer rebates to make your upgrade easier and more affordable.

They’re calculated as being the lesser of:
  1. Per square foot of floor area heated by an ASHP system.
ASHPCold climate ASHP
Ductless$0.65/square foot$1.00/square foot
Centrally ducted$1.30/square foot$1.65/square foot
  1. Per MBH (1,000 BTU/hour) of installed ASHP space heating capacity.
ASHPCold climate ASHP
Ductless$20/MBH$30/MBH
Centrally ducted$40/MBH$50/MBH
  1. Per MBH (1,000 BTU/hour) of the building/home’s eligible base transmission and infiltration heating load.
ASHPCold climate ASHP
Ductless$20/MBH$30/MBH
Centrally ducted$40/MBH$50/MBH

Check out our program guide for more information.

How to Participate

  1. CHOOSE A REGISTERED EFFICIENCY MANITOBA INSTALLER & APPLY

    Your installer must be a registered Efficiency Manitoba air source heat pump installer. We recommend browsing our list of registered suppliers, getting several quotes, and checking references before making your choice. Be sure to compare each installer’s proposed design and pay attention to the heat pump heating capacity compared to the square footage of your home. Once you’ve chosen an installer, they’ll lead you through the application process and submit an application on your behalf.

    Installer tools and resources are included below to ensure proper sizing.

  2. GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR PROJECT

    We’ll issue a written approval and from there, you’ll have one year to purchase and install your heating system. Don’t purchase any materials or start your project until we approve your project.

  3. COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT

    Once your heat pump is installed and operating, your installer will submit all applicable permits, licenses, and invoices on your behalf. You’ll sign the completion documents to confirm the heat pump is installed and operational. We’ll review these documents and send you your rebate. We may also contact you to schedule a post-installation inspection of your heat pump.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your heat pump is replacing an existing electric furnace/boiler, electric baseboards, or natural gas heating system. Homeowners who are converting from fuel oil or propane are also eligible for incentives.
  • Your installer is registered with Efficiency Manitoba.
  • New construction farm buildings may be eligible for incentives. Contact us for more details.

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Heat pumps replacing existing heat pumps.
  • Heat pumps installed in seasonal properties.
  • Heat pumps installed in new homes and buildings (they may be eligible through the New Homes Program or New Buildings Program).

Read the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility requirements.

LEARN MORE

ALL ABOUT AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

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TOOLS & RESOURCES

  1. Natural Resources Canada has developed an ASHP sizing and selection toolkit intended for use by mechanical system designers and renovation contractors.
  2. Eligible models and equipment details are available in the searchable product list from Natural Resources Canada.

EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

You could be eligible for additional ASHP rebates through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative.

Financing for your ASHP may be available through the Canada Greener Homes Loan or Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan. Be sure to apply for financing before you start any work, including purchasing products.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) are efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly. They can reduce your electric heating costs by up to 60%, protect you from the impacts of future heating costs, and help you save for years to come.

A GSHP circulates fluid through a loop of pipes buried underground. In heating mode, the fluid absorbs heat from the earth, which stays at a stable temperature regardless of the temperature above ground. In summer, the process is reversed, redistributing heat back into the ground.

REBATES

We offer rebates to make your upgrade easier and more affordable.

They’re calculated as being the lesser of:
  1. $2.50 per square foot heated by a ground source heat pump system
  2. $120 per MBH of installed heating capacity
  3. $120 per MBH of the building’s eligible base transmission and infiltration heating load.

Check out our program guide for more information.

How to Participate

  1. CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED INSTALLER & APPLY

    Your installer must be an active member of the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance (MGEA). We recommend browsing MGEA’s list of accredited installers, getting several quotes, and checking references before making your choice. Be sure to compare each installer’s proposed design and pay attention to the loop sizing for ground loop systems. Once you’ve chosen an installer, they’ll lead you through the application process and submit an application on your behalf.

  2. GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR PROJECT

    We’ll issue a written approval and from there you’ll have one year to purchase and install your heating system. Don’t purchase any materials or start your project until we approve your project.

  3. COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT

    Once your heat pump is installed and operating, your installer will submit all applicable permits, licences, and invoices on your behalf. You’ll sign the completion documents to confirm the heat pump is installed and operational. We’ll review these documents and send you your rebate. We may also contact you to schedule a post-installation inspection of your heat pump.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

  • Your heat pump is replacing an existing electric furnace/boiler, electric baseboards, or natural gas heating system. Homeowners who are converting from fuel oil or propane are also eligible for incentives.
  • Your heat pump is being installed in a single-detached residence or small business.
  • Your installer is registered with Efficiency Manitoba and accredited by the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance.
  • New construction farm buildings may be eligible for incentives. Contact us for more details.

PROJECTS THAT AREN’T ELIGIBLE

  • Heat pumps replacing existing heat pumps.
  • Heat pumps installed in seasonal properties.
  • Heat pumps installed in new homes and buildings (they may be eligible through the New Homes Program or New Buildings Program).

Read the Terms and Conditions for full eligibility requirements.

LEARN MORE

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Installing a ground source heat pump is one way Manitobans are increasing their comfort and savings all year long.
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ALL ABOUT GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Ground source heat pumps can reduce your heating costs by up to 60% when compared to an electric furnace. For the average home in Manitoba, that translates to annual savings of $900 on your energy bills!
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EVEN MORE HELP IS AVAILABLE

You could be eligible for additional GSHP rebates through the Canada Greener Homes Initiative.

Financing for your GSHP may be available through the Canada Greener Homes Loan or Manitoba Hydro’s Home Energy Efficiency Loan. Be sure to apply for financing before you start any work, including purchasing products.

You may be eligible for the Manitoba Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit from the province of Manitoba.

Programs for property managers & owners

Programs for property managers & owners

HELPING YOU & YOUR TENANTS SAVE

We offer rebates to help property managers and owners of multi-unit residential buildings make energy efficiency updates to their buildings.

We have a variety of programs available to help you and your tenants appreciate multiple benefits:

  • Savings on energy bills and operational expenses
  • Improved home comfort and affordability
  • Improved building durability and reduced maintenance
  • Increased property value and tenant retention

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Energy Efficiency Education Program

GENERATION E

This generation cares about saving energy

Students today are more environmentally conscious than any generation before them. They know that collectively, their individual actions can make a big impact.

The next generation will transform the way we think about energy and sustainability. That’s why we launched a new initiative for teachers and students—Generation E. We’ll share classroom-friendly resources and hands-on activities, developed with teachers in mind, that they can use to help their students understand their energy use and empower youth to make energy-saving changes at home.

Designed for students and their teachers

We’re working to build this initiative for Manitoba classrooms. Here’s what you can expect to access on the Generation E website

  • Kindergarten to Grade 5: Learning sheets, games, and group activities to explain what energy is and why it’s important to use less of it. 
  • Grade 6: Information and group activities to help introduce students to the concept of energy efficiency and identifying ways to save energy. 
  • Grade 9: Information, group activities, and self-led assignments to help them better understand their energy use and how to create more energy-efficient spaces. 
  • Teachers: Print- and digital-friendly resources, assignments, activity sheets, and lesson plans to bring energy efficiency to the classroom. 

Over time, we’ll expand the Generation E initiative to offer more educational resources for more age groups.

GET YOUR CLASS INVOLVED

We’re here to help teachers bring up to date and engaging information about energy efficiency into their classrooms. If you’re a K-12 teacher and are interested in getting your classroom involved in the Generation E movement, visit the Generation E website or get in touch with us by emailing hello@generation-e.ca. Our team will help you access the resources, lesson plans, and presentations you need to empower and educate your students.