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Green Heat: Low Carbon Energy Generation for Heating Existing Buildings


The potential funding for the Design-Build contract component of the project has been established in the range of $5,000,000.


The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) are seeking a large-scale, low carbon energy generation/transfer system for heating existing buildings by integrating with their current hydronic heat distribution systems. A test building has been selected in Kingston, Ontario for a Design-Build team to design and install an innovative system, in order to assess the effectiveness and the costs of these integrated technologies, with the aim of reducing the energy demand and carbon footprint of DND/CAFs infrastructure portfolio.

Eligible Applicants

The Applicant will have to offer all of the required aspects of the test drive in order to be eligible, including the required technology, the design and build work to install and integrate it into the test building, as well as all required training, operations, repair, and maintenance, as detailed in the Request For Proposals (RFP) on the MERX site.

Companies that only offer a portion of the requirement intending to partner with another company for the elements they cannot offer themselves will need to arrange those partnerships prior to the bid closing and submit a single complete response. Partial responses will not be accepted.

Applicants and their proposal submission will need to meet all requirements identified in the RFP and contract documents found on the MERX site.

Eligible Expenses

IDEaS provides the funding for the solution to be installed and operated by the innovator at the designated test building (VC-31) at Canadian Forces Base Kingston.

Deadline Date

  Deadline extended: September 28, 2021. (The deadline for submitting Step 1 Proposals is 2 pm EST on Tuesday September 7, 2021)
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