Energy Incentive Series: SaskEnergy Commercial HVAC Program

By: Tiffany Richmond

The next incentive covered in our series is SaskEnergy’s Commercial HVAC Program. This program is available through participating SaskEnergy Commercial & Residential Network Members and provides incentives based on the incremental price of energy-efficient natural gas boilers, furnaces, and rooftop units.

What is it?

The Commercial HVAC Program is designed to encourage the use of high-efficiency natural gas furnaces, boilers, and rooftop units in both commercial new construction and retrofit applications.

What is the incentive?

Equipment Incentive
Furnace $650 for each eligible furnace in the replacement market
$300 for each eligible furnace in new construction
Boilers $500 for eligible boiler plant, plus $5 per MBH (1,000 Btu/hr) of total plant input
Note: A boiler plant can be made up of 1 or more boilers
Roof top units $500 for each eligible rooftop unit, plus $100 per ton

What are the requirements?

Incentives are based on the type and number of units installed. The qualifying equipment must adhere to the standards listed below.

Equipment Standards
Furnace Qualified high efficiency natural gas furnaces with an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of 95% or greater with a brushless DC motor
Boilers Must be ENERGY STAR® qualified high efficiency natural gas condensing
boilers with a 90% AFUE or greater, with a maximum boiler input rating and maximum boiler plant input rating less than 400,000 Btu/hr
Roof top units Must have 2 stages of natural gas heating, SEER 15.0 cooling for units up to and including 5 tons and at least EER 12 cooling for units larger than 5 tons, include an economizer, and must not exceed 20 tons

NOTE: The program is available until November 30, 2013. Qualifying equipment must be installed by November 30, in 2013 by a participating SaskEnergy Network Member.

Who can apply for this incentive?

  • Commercial spaces or buildings, such as offices, retail and grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and warehouses.

NOTE: This program does not apply to buildings that are directly or indirectly, owned or operated by or receive their primary funding from the, Province of Saskatchewan (e.g. hospitals, schools, government departments and ministries and Crown Corporations).

To learn more about the Commercial HVAC Program click here.

Tiffany Richmond has over five years of experience as a marketing professional and is responsible for online marketing strategies at Energy Advantage Inc.

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