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Eligibility on Prescriptive Component — Buildings program

Prescriptive Component — Buildings program

This component provides simple solutions tailored to buildings under 10,000 m2 to assist in implementing predefined measures. A simple tool is used to calculate the financial assistance.

Important notice: Rectification ― Changes to the Buildings Program as of February 1, 2017
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Important notice: Changes to the Buildings Program as of February 1, 2017
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Note: LED lighting products must be approved by the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC®) or, in some cases, they must be ENERGY STAR® certified. It is important to choose the right category when the products are submitted. For instance, a retrofit kit approved by the DLC® cannot be submitted in the Fixtures category.
Eligible LED lighting products based on category

Eligible customers

All individuals or legal entities that own, operate or occupy eligible buildings at the start of work and that carry out an eligible project in the building.

Eligible buildings

Buildings under* 10,000 m2 with a project eligible for at least $2,500** in financial assistance and that are one of the following types:
  • All new and existing commercial or institutional buildings
  • Buildings operated under a lease
  • Multiunit residential buildings of at least four storeys (live-in semibasements are considered a storey)
  • Hydro-Québec Production and Hydro-Québec TransÉnergie buildings whose electricity consumption is invoiced
Moreover, buildings must be located in Québec and connected to one of the following:
  • Hydro-Québec’s main grid
  • An off-grid system
  • A grid belonging to a power redistributor (municipality or other)
*If the project involves a new building of at least 2,000 m2 that is eligible for the Integrated Design option, it must be submitted to the Catered component.
**The participant may include, in a single request for financial assistance, a group of energy efficiency projects for various buildings as long as the area of each building is under 10,000 m2 with a project eligible for at least $2,500 in financial assistance.

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