LIGHTING UPGRADES FOR BUSINESSES

LIGHTING UPGRADES FOR BUSINESSES

If you’re looking to upgrade the old, inefficient lighting in your business, we’re here to help! We offer financial incentives and expert advice to implement energy-efficient lighting upgrades for businesses.  

With three programs available, you can choose the one that’s right for you and your business. 

Community Energy Efficiency Program

Community Energy Efficiency Program

SMALL COMMUNITY, BIG SAVINGS, BIG IMPACT

When we work together, our energy and bill savings are anything but small.

We offer communities the opportunity and support to have an energy efficiency advocate help communities be more energy efficient and work towards their sustainability goals. Through program participation and guidance from our energy experts, these initiatives will help communities lower their energy consumption and empower its citizens to work towards a more sustainable Manitoba. 

Get to know your local energy efficiency advocate! They’re already familiar with your community and our programs.  

Let’s work together to make a difference in your community and beyond. 

GOALS

  • Reduce energy consumption in your community
  • Help your community better understand its energy use
  • Identify energy-saving opportunities in your community
  • Set energy efficiency goals and develop an action plan to achieve them
  • Encourage long-term sustainability
  • Build resiliency to climate change

FIND YOUR LOCAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY ADVOCATE

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Contact your local energy efficiency advocate to get started.

De Salaberry

Eco-West/Eco-Ouest
info@eco-ouest.com

Notre Dame

Eco West/Eco-Ouest
info@eco-ouest.com

Hamiota

Armi Adair
hedc@hamiota.com
204-764-3050 ext. 107

Saint Pierre-Jolys

Eco-West/Eco-Ouest
info@eco-ouest.com

Don’t see your community? We’re here to help all Manitobans save energy, money, and the environment. Check out our other energy efficiency offers for your home, business, or community.

BDC SMALL BUSINESS WEEK – Thank you

THANKS FOR ENTERING OUR SMALL BUSINESS WEEK CONTEST!

We’ve received your Small Business Week contest submission. The winners will be contacted via email by 12:00 p.m. on November 24, 2023. 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAY

ENERGY EFFICIENCY DAY

NETWORKING EVENT

The Energy Efficiency Day festivities are still going strong here in Manitoba. Efficiency Manitoba, Efficiency Canada, and Sustainable Building Manitoba are teaming up to host a networking event to celebrate how energy efficiency is supporting sustainable solutions for the environment and growing our green economy — and we’d love for you to join us!  

You’ll hear from local experts in the industry including our CEO Colleen Kuruluk, Efficiency Canada’s Abhi Kantamneni, and Sustainable Building Manitoba’s Laura Tyler. Plus, you can join the conversation on how we can continue creating an energy-efficient Manitoba. 

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
Where: Little Brown Jug (336 William Ave, Winnipeg) 

Fill out the form below to register for the event. 

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGER INITIATIVE

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGER INITIATIVE

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY USE

Your organization knows there are opportunities to save energy, but other priorities prevent it from happening. Hire an energy manager to develop a plan, keep it on track, and meet your sustainability goals.

Our Strategic Energy Manager Initiative supports the hiring of an on-site energy manager to provide focus and expertise, and to take a strategic approach to energy reduction within your organization. The program provides financial incentives to offset the salary of a full-time energy manager as well as a variety of other supports to help build a system of continuous improvement helping your organization foster a culture of conservation, continuous improvement, and long-term energy savings.

We provide ongoing coaching for your in-house energy management team, provide funding for Certified Energy Manager Training, support the development of a Strategic Energy Management Plan, and facilitate the tracking and reporting of energy savings. Your organization will benefit from addressing your corporate sustainability goals and allow you to collaborate with a growing network of energy managers.

PROGRAM OFFERS

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

We cover the cost of a professionally led Strategic Energy Management Workshop. This workshop is designed to bring your organization together as a team, allowing you to collaborate and work towards identifying and implementing energy-saving opportunities. It also helps your organization track progress and recognize achievements in saving energy. Success requires buy-in from the entire organization, and the workshop is an important first step to begin this process.

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT & COACHING

We support the on-site energy manager with coaching to develop your organization’s Strategic Energy Management Plan. This is a formal energy reduction plan that outlines annual savings targets, potential energy-saving projects, activities in progress, and completed measures. Additional coaching throughout the program will continue to build your energy manager’s expertise.

ENHANCED INCENTIVE STRUCTURE

We provide an enhanced incentive structure to support your energy reduction efforts. You receive bonus incentives on top of our standard program incentives as well as incentives for low-cost and no-cost maintenance projects that aren’t eligible through our other offers. This ensures you’re rewarded for taking additional steps to plan, implement, and optimize your energy use. These extra incentives are designed to offset the hiring of a dedicated energy manager.

TRAINING

We provide funding towards pre-approved training courses that will build your energy manager’s knowledge and expertise. This includes the Certified Energy Manager training course along with other opportunities identified throughout the program.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

EQUIPMENT LENDING LIBRARY

What gets measured gets managed. We maintain an extensive Equipment Lending Library where your energy manager can borrow instruments and logging tools to help understand your organization’s energy use. Instruments include ultrasonic leak detectors, air flow meters, data loggers, power meters, infrared cameras and thermometers, and other valuable tools.

MARKETING TOOL KIT

We can help you be successful in your commitment to conservation. We’ll equip you with a variety of marketing resources, templates, digital assets, and tips that you can easily implement within your organization as part of your energy reduction communication strategy, driving employee engagement and leaving you time with more time to focus on energy reduction projects.

UPFRONT FUNDING

We can provide up-front funding to offset the initial cost of hiring an energy manager. The funding is available based on an evaluation of a participant’s savings potential. This amount is provided at the start of the program and acts as a credit toward future incentives earned from energy-saving projects.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • You’re a large industrial customer with a focus on industrial processing
  • Your organization is willing to hire or appoint a full-time energy manager
  • Your organization is willing to appoint an executive sponsor to ensure corporate commitment and resourcing
  • Your organization is committed to continuous improvement, fosters a culture of conservation, and has long-term sustainability goals

GET IN TOUCH

GET IN TOUCH

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Please provide some basic information about the feasibility study you’re proposing. We’ll review it and get back to you with next steps.

GET IN TOUCH

GET IN TOUCH

STEAM STRAP PROGRAM

Please provide some basic details about your steam system. We’ll review it and get back to you with next steps.

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Do you have a project or system upgrade in mind for your facility that you think will save energy, and need a better understanding of your options and potential costs? A Feasibility Study can quantify the technical viability, potential energy savings, and overall project economics.

This program is ideal for industrial, commercial, or agricultural facilities that rely on technologies such as the following: 

  • Compressed air
  • Pumps, fans, and blowers
  • Refrigeration
  • Variable speed drives
  • Steam and water boiler systems
  • Ventilation
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Other process equipment

We offer financial incentives of 50% of the study cost, up to a maximum incentive of $20,000. 

A third-party consultant of your choice will conduct a comprehensive study of your potential project, which will quantify the costs, benefits, and savings associated with the project. If you decide to move forward with the project, you can use the information from the study to apply for incentives through our Custom Energy Solutions Program for your energy efficiency upgrades. 

Only studies that evaluate electricity and natural gas savings will be considered. 

See our Feasibility Study Guide for more information. 

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

    Fill out our questionnaire and describe the energy-saving project you want to evaluate. Well review it to confirm your project is eligible.

  2. CHOOSE A CONSULTANT

    Once we’ve determined youre eligible, choose a third-party consultant to conduct the Feasibility Study for you. 

  3. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

    Submit your Feasibility Study Financial Incentive Application form along with a Feasibility Study proposal (based on the outline in the Feasibility Study guide) to us. 

  4. CONDUCT THE STUDY

    Once weve approved your application, the third-party consultant youve chosen can proceed with the study. The study must be completed within 12 months from the time we approve your application. 

  5. SUBMIT PAPERWORK FOR PAYMENT

    Once the study is complete, submit the Feasibility Study Report prepared by your consultant along with your invoice to us. We’ll review your report and send you an incentive. 

BENCHMARK STUDIES FOR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

BENCHMARK STUDIES FOR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

Compressed air systems often consume significant amounts of energy. Improving your compressed air system can lower your energy costs. It can also help correct low air pressure, moisture in the air lines, poor reliability, and production outages.

As a free service, we’ll perform a benchmark study of your compressed air system to identify energy-saving opportunities. We work with pre-qualified compressed air specialists who will visit your facility and perform a baseline logging of your system. Our technical experts will analyze the data and provide you with a report that has valuable information about your system, helping you identify the appropriate size for replacement units and other areas for improvement. We’ll work with you to identify energy efficiency upgrades that qualify for incentives through our Custom Energy Solutions Program.  

On average, 10% of most industrial energy costs are related to energy use needed for compressed air systems. System optimization can cut energy consumption by an average of 30% and upwards to 85% in some cases. 

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. GET IN TOUCH

    Send us an email indicating that youre interested in a benchmark study for your compressed air system. We’ll contact you to determine if your facility qualifies for the program. 

  2. CHOOSE A PRE-QUALIFIED CONTRACTOR TO PERFORM YOUR BASELINE LOGGING

    Once weve determined that the program is right for you, choose a contractor from our list of pre-qualified compressed air contractors and contact them to start the project. The contractor will work with you to determine the logging requirements and submit a work order for approval. 

  3. GET YOUR BASELINE LOGGING DONE

    The contractor will perform the baseline logging of your compressed air system and provide us with the data. 

  4. GET YOUR REPORT

    One of our technical experts will analyze the data and provide you with a report that identifies energysaving opportunities. Most energy efficiency upgrades will qualify for incentives through our Custom Energy Solutions Program.