Energy Innovators Initiative (EII)

Last updated: 24 August 2021
The Energy Innovators Initiative (EII) promotes energy efficiency upgrades and building retrofits in the commercial and institutional sector. The initiative recruits Canadian organisations to enrol as Energy Innovators and make a corporate commitment to energy efficiency using an Energy Management Plan. The plan, which includes a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, can be registered with Canada Climate Change Voluntary Challenge and Registry Inc. (VCR Inc.). The EII provides a wide range of products and services to help organisations plan, finance and implement comprehensive energy efficiency improvements. Included are: - The "savings financing € facility, whereby public and private sector organisations can use energy savings to pay for the projects they implement. - The pilot retrofit incentive, in which NRCan contributes up to 25% of project costs to a maximum of C$250 000, for comprehensive energy efficiency pilot retrofits. Participants agree to replicate their pilot project in at least 25% of similar facilities that they own or occupy. - Benchmarking and best-practice guides allow organisations to measure their efficiency against similar organisations and identify where to obtain better performance. The EII, as part of Action Plan 2000, will be offering two new incentives for commercial and institutional members: one for retrofit planning services and the other for energy-intensive retrofits in organisations with fewer than four buildings.

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