ELIGIBLE COMMERCIAL WOOD HEAT APPLIANCES

REBATE SCHEDULE FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

 

Heating System Type Rebate Coverage Rebate Cap Eligible System Components
Cordwood furnaces 50% of eligible system component costs up to cap $60,000 ·         Boiler or furnace

·         Fuel storage **

·         Fuel conveyance ***

·         Controls and circulators

·         Thermal storage

·         Labour for transportation/installation of new appliances

 

Wood pellet furnaces 50% of eligible system component costs up to cap $60,000
Cordwood boilers 50% of eligible system component costs up to cap $60,000
Wood pellet boilers 50% of eligible system component costs up to cap $60,000
** All installed wood heating systems for MURBs and commercial buildings will be connected to fuel storage that automatically feeds wood fuel (such as wood pellets, chips, briquettes) into the heating system, and which is capable of holding at least 3 tonnes of fuel.

 

*** Fuel conveyance refers to any heating system components which transfer stored fuel into an appliance’s burn chamber for combustion.

 

The following are eligible projects:

 

  1. Removal of an existing oil or propane furnace or boiler (including dual fuel cordwood combination furnace or boiler) and replacement with an eligible modern cordwood or wood pellet heating furnace or boiler.

 

  1. Supplementation of an oil or propane furnace or boiler with an eligible modern cordwood or wood pellet heating appliance.

 

EASR OR ECA PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS

 

To be eligible, installations of commercial wood heating appliances and other system components must demonstrate compliance with any applicable Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR) or Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) requirements for appliances with thermal heat output over 50kW.

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLIANCE MODELS

To be eligible, appliances must be certified by a qualified independent third-party organization, such as but not limited to, OMNI-TEST, Intertek, PolyTEST, TÜV or a government sanctioned testing laboratory abiding by the rules of International Standards Association (ISO) 17025 (a manufacturer’s declaration of conformity does not qualify) as meeting one of the relevant test methods below, and must meet the particulate matter emissions limits under the table below:

  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B415.1-10 “Performance testing of solid-fuel-burning heating appliances”, reaffirmed in 2015; or
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) “New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces” submitted May 15, 2015 (40 CFR 60); or
  • European Standard EN 303-5 “Heating boilers – Part 5: Heating boilers for solid fuels, manually and automatically stoked, nominal heat output of up to 500 kW – Terminology, requirements, testing and marking”, published in June 2012 by the European Committee for Standardization.