Community Building Recommissioning GrantFederation of Canadian Municipalities
Optimize the energy performance of a local recreational or cultural facility in your community. Use this grant to help identify opportunities to reduce whole-building energy use by up to 5-15 percent (with higher savings possible), extend equipment life and reduce maintenance costs.
Two types of projects are eligible for this grant – building recommissioning and building retro-commissioning:
- Recommissioning is a re-optimization process for existing buildings. It aims to improve how building equipment and systems are operating to meet building-use requirements and expectations. This is done by identifying problems and integration issues as well as low-cost or no-cost operational improvements to obtain comfort and energy savings. This process can be undertaken alone or along with a retrofit project.
- Retro-commissioning is like recommissioning, but it applies to an existing building that was not originally commissioned. Additional investigation is usually needed due to lack of prior commissioning data.
- All Canadian municipal governments (with the exception of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) namesake municipalities: the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and Halifax Regional Municipality).
- Their project partners, which includes:
- Private sector entities
- Indigenous communities
- Municipally-owned corporations
- A regional, provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services
- Non-governmental organizations
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Research institutes (e.g., universities)
Grant for a maximum of $55,000 to cover up to 60% of eligible costs.
How to Apply
This funding has a four-stage application process:
- Sample Letter Confirming Consultation with Provincial/Territorial Government (a prerequisite for all applicants, except municipal governments in Quebec)
- Sample Letter from Confirmed Funding Sources (required for each contributing organization, including the lead municipality)