Ottawa, ON — Commercial, institutional, or mid- or high-rise multi-unit residential buildings could be eligible for funding towards deep retrofits under a new initiative.
The program, titled “Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative” or DRAI, will distribute funding between 2023 and 2027. A total of $185 million is up for grabs.
Applications are accepted until April 28, while Indigenous applicants or applicants who focus on Indigenous communities can submit applications at any time until March 31, or until funding is fully distributed.
According to the program, the objective is to address barriers to deep retrofit project development and implementation, facilitate the development of deep retrofit projects in Canada, and contribute to transforming the buildings sector.
As per the DRAI program, a deep retrofit involves upgrades to multiple building systems and equipment such as: replacing roofs, adding or increasing insulation, replacing the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system with more efficient ones, and switching from fossil fuels to electricity or other energy sources for space and water heating.
Canadian organizations (for and non-profit), all levels of government, and Indigenous organizations and groups are eligible to apply.
Application packages can be sent to email@example.com.