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Community building recommissioning grant │ Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM):


Grant for a maximum of $55,000 to cover up to 60% of eligible costs


Community building recommissioning grant helps communities identify opportunities to reduce whole-building energy use by up to 5-15 percent (with higher savings possible), extend equipment life and reduce maintenance costs.

Eligible Applicants

  • All Canadian municipal governments (with the exception of Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3) namesake municipalities: the cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and Halifax Regional Municipality).
  • Their project partners, which includes:
    • Private sector entities
    • Indigenous communities
    • Municipally-owned corporations
    • A regional, provincial or territorial organization delivering municipal services
    • Non-governmental organizations
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Research institutes (e.g., universities)

Eligible Expenses

Two types of projects are eligible for this grant – building recommissioning and building retro-commissioning:

  • Recommissioning is a re-optimization process for existing buildings. It aims to improve how building equipment and systems are operating to meet building-use requirements and expectations. This is done by identifying problems and integration issues as well as low-cost or no-cost operational improvements to obtain comfort and energy savings. This process can be undertaken alone or along with a retrofit project.
  • Retro-commissioning is like recommissioning, but it applies to an existing building that was not originally commissioned. Additional investigation is usually needed due to lack of prior commissioning data.

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Phone Number: 613-241-5221


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