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Efficiency MB Rolls Out The New Buildings Program

July 18, 2022

It takes a lot of energy to heat and cool buildings, specifically large-scale commercial buildings. In fact, nearly 39% of all greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. This is where Efficiency MB’s newest incentive program comes in. The New Buildings Program is a rebate incentive program encouraging commercial owners and developers to build with energy efficiency in mind.

This program is split into two parts: the Energy Modelling Assistance Incentive and the Performance Path. Both providing an opportunity to receive large payouts.

The Energy Modelling Assistance Incentive path offers up to $10,000 to eligible building owners who submit a completed design energy model report to Efficiency Manitoba during the project’s design phase, and then go on to complete the Performance Path. The Performance Path on its own provides technical guidance and financial incentives of up to $2 per square foot for designing, constructing, and operating new, energy efficient buildings in Manitoba.

To receive the incentive for the Energy Modelling Assistance Incentive, a builder needs to submit a completed design energy model report to Efficiency Manitoba during the project’s design phase and then successfully complete the program’s Performance Path. Up to $5,000 will be paid upon approval of the design energy model and the remaining will be paid upon completion of the Performance Path.

The New Buildings Program is a rebate incentive program encouraging commercial owners and developers to build with energy efficiency in mind.

To be eligible for the New Buildings Program, there are some specific criteria builders will need to meet. You must be planning a new commercial or institutional building or building addition, the project is required to follow the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, and you must apply for the program before the tender date and before the construction permit is issued.

ICE Panels provide R-values as high as R37, offering a high-performing, energy efficient, and airtight envelope. By choosing to build with ICE Panels, you’ve made a great first step towards receiving impressive rebates.

To learn more about this and other incentive programs in Manitoba, head over to efficiencymb.ca and to find out more about the ICE Panels visit GSBP.CA.

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