Program fully subscribed
As of September 13, 2013 the program is fully subscribed. Program support remains available for existing participants. Contact your Key Account Manager for details.
We'll continue to provide support, program results and tools for existing program participants.
- Re-commissioning (RCx) and EMIS: What's involved?
- Program results
- Incentives, tools and support
- The customer's role
- FortisBC eligibility requirements
- Continuous optimization program brochure [PDF, 2.4 MB]
- Continuous optimization agreement schedule [PDF, 117 KB]
- List of approved EMIS vendors
- List of approved RCx consultants [PDF, 59 KB]
- Sample RCx consultant tender documents [PDF, 201 KB]
- NRCan RCx guide [PDF, 4.1 MB]
The continuous optimization program offers incentives, tools and support to help existing participants get their buildings in good working order – and to keep them that way.
Apply under the standard offer for single existing buildings that do not have retrofit projects planned for the subsequent year. Note that the Multi-Building offer has now been discontinued.
BC Hydro and FortisBC will:
- Fund 100% of the cost for a re-commissioning consultant to study your building and recommend energy efficiency improvements, provide training of the building operators and conduct follow-up coaching sessions.
- Fund the installation of an EMIS.
In return for BC Hydro and Fortis BC's investment, customers must commit to implement, at their cost, electricity and fuel (including natural gas, steam, hot water, propane, etc.) measures that when bundled have a two-year simple payback.
Customers have additional responsibilities to participate in the program, please review these details with your Key Account Manager.
- In some cases, customers may be required to provide a meter at their cost.
- Higher and lower payback measures are combined when calculating your two-year simple payback.
Learn more about existing building commissioning
- California Commissioning Collaborative
- Portland Energy Conservation, Inc (PECI)
- Building Commissioning Association
- National Building Controls Information Program (NBCIP)
- Building energy use and control problems: defining the connection. February 2002 [PDF, 95 KB]
- NBCIP roundtable summary: What's wrong with building controls? February 2002 [PDF, 89 KB]
- NBCIP roundtable summary: What's wrong with building controls? Part 2 November 2002 [PDF, 70 KB]