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Energy Programs and Incentives Conference 2017 If you own or manage a multi-unit residential building (MURB) in the Greater Toronto Area, or you’re an engineer or tradesperson who provides services to this market, then you need to experience the Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC) 2017. This exclusive conference is by invitation only, for pre-selected MURB owners, managers and qualified product/service providers. It takes place on November 6, 2017 at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario, and coincides with the 3rd Annual Rental Marketing Awards (hosted by Amber MacArthur), which celebrates outstanding marketing achievements in the industry. EPIC Toronto is a unique event that will showcase active energy programs within the City of Toronto, in addition to rebates and incentives that can help building owners and managers, as well as engineers and tradespeople, with moving projects from concept to completion. What truly makes this event unique is that it brings together representatives from the Tower Renewal – Hi-RIS Program, Toronto Hydro, Enbridge, engineers and service providers who will share their input, provide advice and answer questions on program eligibility, submission and approval. 28 | oct 2017

EPIC Toronto offers attendees an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a forum that brings together like-minded companies to discuss energy-saving initiatives. Experts will walk participants through what incentives are available, explain how they work and the savings involved, determine whether or not an energy audit is required, and provide direction on how to apply and qualify for incentives. They will also get access to tools that will help them to implement effective, actionable energy management strategies. By attending EPIC Toronto, you’ll also get the opportunity to collaborate with energy program managers and industry professionals to identify

Various benefits with Hi-RIS, PUMPSaver, Audit Funding and more • • • • • • •

Low-cost-fixed rate financing for up to 20 years Water conservation benefits Greater energy efficiency Large incentives to update to energy efficient equipment Replacements on some lighting equipment Work toward lower energy bills Reducing natural gas usage

new energy-saving opportunities and financial support initiatives. You can network with Toronto-based apartment owners and managers, evaluate innovative products and services, learn about best practices in environmental, sustainability and energy management, and more.

City of Toronto Hi-RIS Program Hi-RIS is a City of Toronto program that helps apartment building owners with implementing needed capital improvements that provide energy efficiency and water conservation benefits. The program provides low-cost, fixed rate financing for terms of up to 20 years. Buildings with three or more storeys located in Toronto are eligible and can receive up to 10 per cent of a building’s current assessment value (CVA) in financing. Hi-RIS uses the Province of Ontario’s local improvement charge (LIC) regulations to advance funding to property owners to cover the cost of improvements. The City of Toronto is the first Ontario municipality to offer the LIC financing program. The program is part of the City’s Tower Renewal Program, which provides free services to apartment building owners and residents. Tower Renewal works with utility partners, Toronto Hydro, Enbridge Gas, and the City’s Water and Solid Waste divisions to identify conservation measures and innovative savings opportunities for buildings. 32 | oct 2017

Toronto Hydro Toronto Hydro provides a number of incentives that can be applied toward retrofitting MURBs to offset the capital costs of equipment efficiency upgrades. The Retrofit program provides incentives that cover up to 50 per cent of the project’s cost, and are paid based on energy savings. Retrofit projects have a simple payback of one to five years. The PUMPSaver program provides building owners with free installation of a variable frequency drive on heating and/or cooling circulation pumps. The Audit Funding program covers up to 50 per cent of the cost of an energy audit. On the lighting side, Toronto Hydro offers up to $2000 in incentives per building that can be applied toward lighting upgrades. It also has a new program in development that will provide free in-suite lamp replacement and free smart power bars.

Enbridge Gas Distribution Enbridge has an affordable housing multi-residential program, which provides building owners with up to $100,000 in incentives to upgrade equipment and improve efficiency. Applicants can also get rebates for conducting an energy audit. Enbridge provides free energy efficiency upgrades to housing providers of social housing units (single-family homes and multi-residential buildings) throughout

its franchise area. These include professionally installed energy saving measures such as low flow showerheads and heat reflector panels, which are installed behind radiators and baseboard convectors to improve heating efficiency and resident comfort. This program is part of the company’s ongoing effort to help customers reduce the use of natural gas and lower energy bills.

Important details to remember •

November 6, 2017

Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, ON

Hi-RIS Program offered by the City of Toronto

Toronto Hydro has several programs to help cut costs and add incentives to update your buildings.

The Retrofit Program covers up to 50% of the cost of retrofitting MURB projects

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