PROJECT FEATURE: CASTLE ON THE SEINE
HOW LIGHTING UPGRADES CAN BRING BRIGHT SAVINGS & AN EVEN BRIGHTER PLACE TO LIVE
Through our Business Lighting Program, we’re proud to offer financial incentives for condominium corporations that complete energy-efficient lighting upgrades in the common areas of their buildings. With our help, The Castle on the Seine upgraded their 23-unit condominium building’s interior and exterior lighting. This helped them save money and improve the quality of life and safety of their residents.
The condominium’s contractor, MJ Lighting & Electrical, installed 11 new LED fixtures on the condominium exterior, 14 fixtures in the stairwells, and 14 LED fixtures in the parkade. And getting the project started was easy. Quaid from MJ Lighting & Electrical submitted The Castle of the Seine’s application to us on their behalf. Within two days, we approved their application, and in less than two weeks, the project was complete.
“We did the lighting outside and a significant amount of our inside lights. The new lights light up the property at night which is a good security feature.”Zuzana Zhanel
President of the condominium board
The condominium building removed high pressure sodium, incandescent, mercury vapour, and T5HO fixtures and replaced them all with LED fixtures. Because of their upgrade, it’s estimated they’ll save over 56,000 kWh in electricity each year, which translates to $2,800 in savings each year on their energy bills. Plus, they received a $5,300 incentive from us for the upgrades, which includes the additional 25% customer bonus we’re offering on lighting projects completed before March 31, 2024.
We make upgrading your building easy and straightforward. Through our online application system, myEM, condominium board members or property managers can apply on their own, or their lighting suppliers or contractors can apply on their behalf.
“MJ Lighting made it really simple. They gave us a quote, clearly laid out the rebate, explained the process, and how much to expect to save if we make the changes,” said Zuzana. “It was clear, concise, and simple.” Within less than a month, The Castle on the Seine was completely transformed with new lighting.
If you’re interested in upgrading to energy-efficient lighting in your building and saving money on your energy bill, but you’re not sure your condominium corporation can afford the upgrades — don’t worry! Our team will clearly outline the incentive for your proposed upgrades before you commit to the project, giving you plenty of time to discuss and review your budget.
ARE YOU A CONDO BOARD MEMBER OR PROPERTY MANAGER?
Condo board members and property managers or their lighting suppliers or contractors can apply for financial incentives through the Business Lighting Program on our website. Check out our program guide to see our incentive rates and eligibility requirements.
ARE YOU A LIGHTING SUPPLIER OR CONTRACTOR?
We highly encourage you to join our supplier network. You’ll be listed on our website as a registered Efficiency Manitoba supplier and can offer our programs to your customers. You’ll also have access to training opportunities and materials offered by our team of experts and can promote our energy efficiency programs in your advertising. The best part? It’s free to register and participate!