Funding for Energy Efficiency Projects – CME Smart Green Program

Canadian Manufacturers and ExportersThe Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) offers assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in Ontario for Projects that reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. The SMART Green Program supports investments in technology upgrades and process improvements that will reduce GHG emissions and increase energy efficiency.

The program provides assistance in the form of non-repayable grants of 50% of the project cost up to $200,000. It is open to manufactures in Ontario with less than 25,000 tonnes of GHG emissions and at least 10 full time equivalent employees.

To establish the baseline for an eligible improvement project, the applicants have to provide in-house GHG measurements or have a Qualified Technical Service Provider (QTSP) conduct a verification audit of current GHG emissions and energy usage. Applicants can receive a maximum of $10,000 for the initial process assessment and $200,000 per facility for implementation of the improvement project.

Examples for eligible assessments and projects:

  • Boiler Sizing and Load Management
  • Advanced Boiler Controls
  • High Efficiency Burners
  • Feedwater Economizers
  • Combustion Air Pretreatment
  • Air Compressor Heat Recovery
  • Refrigeration Heat Recovery
  • Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery
  • Condensing / Biogas Boilers
  • Direct Contact Water Heaters
  • High Efficiency Heating Units

The QTSP is responsible for providing the applicant with technical data and guidance for projects that will reduce GHG emissions. Firebridge has been accredited by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters as an energy efficiency/GHG reduction auditor as well as an approved vendor for GHG Measurement and Verification services.

With over 40 years of experience in using energy savings as a framework to drive upgrades to existing high energy usage infrastructure, Firebridge is the ideal partner for your next co-funded Energy Efficiency project.