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Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Past Program Participant


Save energy. Save more.

  • Save on energy costs.
  • Save on maintenance.
  • Increase comfort and safety.
  • Decrease your carbon footprint.


Get up to $75,000 towards energy efficient upgrades!

The Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program has been designed to help owners and operators of commercial buildings reduce electricity consumption, increase competitiveness, and create healthier, safer, and more comfortable workspaces for both their teams and customers.

We provide financial incentives of up to $3,300 towards an energy audit of your building, and up to $75,000 towards an efficiency retrofitting project! Get started today.

Learn more about what incentives you might qualify for below:

Building Categories

Building Size

Class 1 (Small)

Class II (Medium)

Class III (Large)

Up to 15,000 square feet or 1,394 square metres

15,000 to 75,000 square feet or 1,394 to 6,968 square metres

75,000 square feet and larger or 6,968 square metres and larger


Audit Incentive
(audit determines potential for energy efficiency upgrades)

50% of energy audit cost up to $1,100

50% of energy audit cost up to $2,200

50% of energy audit cost up to $3,300


NB Power has developed a custom approach for Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) and their respective pumping/lift stations. WWTPs are eligible to receive 50% of their energy audit costs up to $2,200. Pumping/Lift stations are considered part of their respective treatment facility and are eligible for an additional audit incentive of 50% of audit costs up to $1,100 maximum total for all associated pumping stations


Retrofit Incentive
(based on estimated annual electricity savings determined by audit)

$30/GJ saved (up to a maximum of $75,000)

The incentive for the implementation of energy efficiency measures is based on amount of electricity saved. Each water and wastewater treatment plant is eligible for an incentive of $30/GJ saved up to a maximum of $75,000. The group of associated pumping stations for each water and wastewater treatment plant are also eligible for an incentive of $30/GJ saved up to a maximum of $75,000

A gigajoule (GJ) is a metric term used for measuring energy use. For example, 1 GJ is equivalent to the amount of energy available from 277.8 kWh of electricity