Green Business Grants

Green initiatives are in the forefront of recent federal policies and budgets. If you have a business or organization that helps make a positive impact on the environment, or that uses methods to reduce your environmental footprint, you could qualify for a government green business grant. Green Business Grants include:

EcoENERGY Retrofit Grant Program

This grant program, run by Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources, provides grant money to small and medium sized companies implementing energy-saving projects in commercial and institutional buildings as well as industrial facilities. Applications deadline is September 2012. If you have not yet started a new energy efficiency project, once approved you could receive up to 25 percent of eligible project costs or $50,000 per project.

EcoENERGY for Renewable Heat Grant Program

Businesses in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors are eligible to receive business grants to subsidize the installation of energy-efficient solar air and/or water heating systems. The amount of grant money that your company will receive uses a calculation formula of: Performance Factor X Incentive Rate X Area of Collector.

EcoEnergy for Renewable Power

This grant program will pump almost $ 1.5 billion into Canadian businesses, municipalities, and institutions by the time of its completion in 2011. This business grant money will help to increase Canada’s supply of clean electricity from renewable sources which include wind, biomass, low-impact hydro, geothermal, solar photovoltaic and ocean energy. Businesses, municipalities and institutions that make these power changes before March 2001 are eligible to receive of one cent per kilowatt-hour for up to 10 years.

Better Building Partnership (New Construction)

This business grant is limited to construction projects taking place in Toronto, Ontario. Construction projects intended for commercial, institutional, industrial or multi-unit residential tenancy that are reducing their energy consumption are all eligible to receive this free grant money. Grant incentives are as follows:

  • $50 to $400 incentives per verified kW saved or up to $60 per appliance
  • 100% of modelling, up to $10,000