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Retrofit program

Energy-saving opportunities for every business.

Upgrade your equipment and improve your operations with the help of Retrofit program incentives.

The Save on Energy Retrofit Program can help your business uncover opportunities for savings through energy-efficiency upgrades, no matter your size or sector.

New Retrofit measures available - August 12

New incentives will be available through the Retrofit program, offering you more choice when undertaking your energy-efficiency projects. Click here to learn more >

Under the Retrofit program, there are two types of project applications: prescriptive track and custom track.

Applying for Retrofit program incentives?

The new Retrofit application portal is now available. Learn how to sign up or login to the portal, as well as access training information and additional resources.


Retrofit incentives are available to owners or lessees* of:

  • Commercial spaces or buildings, such as offices, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and warehouses
  • Industrial facilities in sectors such as food and beverage, automotive, plastics and packaging industries
  • Institutional buildings, including hospitals, universities, municipal halls and arenas
  • Multi-family buildings, such as apartments (including low-income and social housing) or condominiums
  • Agricultural facilities, including dairy, swine or poultry farms, greenhouses and nurseries

*If you lease, you must have the owner’s consent or authorization.

What kinds of projects are eligible?

Overall, projects that are eligible under the Retrofit program are those that provide sustainable, measurable and verifiable reductions in peak electricity demand and electricity consumption.

Examples include:

  • Lighting retrofits
  • Lighting controls
  • HVAC redesign
  • Chiller replacement
  • Variable-speed drives
  • Improvement of a building envelope's thermal performance through measures such as:
    • increased insulation, and installation of high-performance windows and frames
    • low-emissivity window glazing
    • low-emissivity roof barriers
  • implementation of new operating procedures required either to obtain or increase the effectiveness of an energy management system or building automation system, including the installation of equipment such as:
    • an energy management system
    • building automation systems
    • sensors
    • control equipment
    • metering equipment
    • related communication systems

Note to customers: Customers with Retrofit projects that were contracted with their local hydro company can continue to look to their local hydro company for information and support until the project is completed.

Key documents


Want to learn more about how Retrofit projects can benefit your business? Contact us to learn more at: Retrofit@ieso.ca or call the Save on Energy Retrofit Support Line at 1-844-303-5542.

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