In its decision D-2021-140
, the Régie approved an increase of $3.5M in the budget margin for 2021–2022, in addition to the $31.8M already approved in decision D-2019-028. It therefore sets the overall GEEP budget at $35.2M,.
Changes to the “New Efficient Construction” section effective December 1, 2021
The new Quebec Construction Code requirements, effective December 27, 2021, aim to improve energy efficiency in new commercial, institutional, industrial and large residential buildings.
To ensure that our energy efficiency programs comply with these regulatory changes, we have adjusted our “New Efficient Construction” baseline:
- The minimum performance threshold is now 5% higher than the NECB 2015-Qc.
- We have also adjusted our grant amounts:
- The grants are now $5/m3 (previously $1.50/m3)
- The maximum amount is now $325,000 (previously $275,000)
These changes are in effect since December 1, 2021. Refer to the Participant’s Guide
Unit heater – effective February 1, 2022
The grant amounts will range between $1,000 and $2,900 per condensing unit heater depending on its capacity.
The list of eligible models and their respective grant amounts will be available on our website as of February 1, 2022.