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Faith & The Common Good
April 2018
Greening Sacred Spaces

Toronto Chapter


Sign up for our Faith Building Energy Benchmarking Program … it’s free, and helps you manage your energy consumption and costs!

SO WHY BENCHMARK? In short, you can’t manage what you can’t measure! To date, over 20 faith communities have signed up to be part of our faith building energy benchmarking program. Our target in Toronto is 70 faith communities. Signing up only takes about an hour, and after 2-3 months, you will receive your 1st baseline report – see below for example. The baseline report will track the years 2015, 2016, and 2017 using 5 metrics: Energy Usage Intensity score, Electricity, Natural Gas, Green House Gas Emissions, and Total Energy Cost.

We will continue to give you reports for years 2018 -2020, so you can monitor your progress, and decide what energy savings actions you will take.


Sample Report
Baseline Report - top
Baseline Report - body


To download a presentation on our Energy Benchmarking Program, go to Faith & the Common Good presentation: Energy Benchmarking (1.4 MB)


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Enbridge Gas and Toronto Hydro have programs and incentives that can help save energy and manage energy costs at your faith building.


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Enbridge Gas Incentive Programs

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has a more than 165-year history and is Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. A big part of Enbridge's business is devoted to helping customers reduce the amount of natural gas they use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help customers save money. They call that Demand Side Management or DSM for short. DSM includes all the activities which Enbridge undertakes to assist customers in lowering their energy consumption by providing energy saving advice, product information, and rebates/incentives programs to help reduce their energy costs.

Since 1995, Enbridge's programs have collectively reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 11.1 billion* cubic metres of natural gas. That is enough natural gas savings to serve nearly 4.6 million homes for one year, or roughly equal to removing 4 million cars from the road for one year!

*2015/2016 results are pre-audit and subject to change.


Enbridge boiler campaign

Boiler Campaign Offer Conditions

  • Projects must be booked with Jeff Blunt at Enbridge Gas  by June 30, 2018:
  • Completed Application Form and PO received by customer and acknowledged by Program Advisor
  • Projects must be completed by October 31, 2018.

Contact your Enbridge Energy Solutions Consultant, Jeffrey Blunt, at 416-795-8346 or email [email protected] to learn more about their programs and incentives or visit enbridgesmartsavings.com/business


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Toronto Hydro Incentive Programs

Toronto Hydro offers Save on Energy incentives to help their customers become more energy efficient and manage energy costs. Toronto Hydro’s energy experts have dedicated energy management support for their customers with a focus on streamlining incentive applications, offering technical support for equipment selection and helping customers with their energy efficiency journey.

Toronto Hydro works with all of their customers including building managers, consultants, and vendors to offer a wide range of innovative energy efficiency solutions. There are many incentives available for your building including lighting, heating/cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

Contact Christopher Lo at 416-542-7977 or email [email protected]

Helpful links from Toronto Hydro:

Small Business (faith community) incentives
Small Business Lighting
Retrofit Program
Audit Funding


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Contact Us

Visit our Energy Benchmarking page or contact one of our local representatives:

Toronto Donna Lang [email protected]
Halton and Peel Laura Irvine [email protected]
Hamilton Beatrice Ekoko [email protected]
York Harry French [email protected]
Visit our Energy Benchmarking Web Page


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Thank you to our Funders


Ontario Trillium Foundation
Toronto Hydro
Save ON Energy


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