Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)

Summary

Designed to keep heat in while moving stale air out.

Heat recovery ventilators (HRV) are designed to keep heat in while moving stale air out. They feature a heat-exchange core that transfers heat from the outgoing stream of stale air to the incoming stream of fresh air. Heat recovery ventilators are ideal for:

  • Reducing demand on HVAC systems and associated natural gas consumption and costs
  • Improving ventilation which enhances indoor air quality while reducing buildup of moisture, mildew, fungi and bacteria

Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) possess the same heat transfer capabilities as HRVs however they also take advantage of the humidity levels in the airflow. In addition to heating and cooling air, HVAC systems force water out of the air in the humid summer and into the air in the dry winter. ERVs are able to capture not only the energy savings of the heat exchange but also the energy associated with humidity levels in the air.

Customer and Contractor Incentives

Heat Recovery Ventilators (No existing HRV and not required by code)
Description Customer Incentive Service Provider Incentive
≥ 55% to ≤ 64% sensible heat recovery $0.50/CFM $100
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery $0.75/CFM $100
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery $1.00/CFM $100
85% or greater sensible heat recovery $1.25/CFM $100
Minimum $200 to a maximum $5,000 per unit.
Heat Recovery Ventilators Improved Effectiveness (replacement of existing HRV)
Description Customer Incentive Service Provider Incentive
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery $0.25/CFM $100
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery $0.50/CFM $100
85% or greater sensible heat recovery $0.75/CFM $100
Minimum $200 to a maximum $5,000 per unit.
Energy Recovery Ventilators (No existing ERV and not required by code)
Description Customer Incentive Service Provider Incentive
≥ 55% to ≤ 64% sensible heat recovery $1.00/CFM $100
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery $1.25/CFM $100
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery $1.50/CFM $100
85% or greater sensible heat recovery $1.75/CFM $100
Minimum $200 to a maximum $8,000 per unit.
Energy Recovery Ventilators Improved Effectiveness (replacement of existing ERV)
Description Customer Incentive Service Provider Incentive
≥ 65% to ≤ 74% sensible heat recovery $0.50/CFM $100
≥ 75% to ≤ 84% sensible heat recovery $0.75/CFM $100
85% or greater sensible heat recovery $1.15/CFM $100
Minimum $200 to a maximum $8,000 per unit.

Distributor Incentive:

$50 per unit

Equipment Eligibility:

  • Eligible equipment is ERV/HRV with a minimum sensible effectiveness of 55 percent at 32°F for spaces with no ERV/HRV or for spaces were ERV/HRV is not required by code (OBC, SB 10, SB 12) and ERV/HRV with a minimum sensible effectiveness of 65 percent at 32°F for spaces were ERV/HRV is required by code.
  • Incentive paid is based on the operating CFM of the ERV/HRV and to qualify for an incentive, the sensible effectiveness used to validate the above criteria must be at the operating CFM level.
  • This offer is not eligible in areas where: the operating CFM sensible effectiveness level is below the minimum requirements above; systems where DCV or scheduled setbacks are used during operated hours; spaces where 100% of the exhaust air must be evacuated from the building in order to avoid cross contamination (100% fresh air is required such as described in OBC section 1.1.1.4. spaces where no recirculation is allowed by codes or standards, for instance, any limitations as per CSA Z317.2_10 Special Requirements for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems in Health Care Facilities); and contaminants (gases and vapors) may be present and the ERV/HRV may bring them back into the breathing zone.
  • In-suite installations may be eligible at a different incentive level.

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Technologies:
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
Business Sectors:
Accommodation
Business Partners
Colleges and Universities
Food Services
Government
Greenhouses
Hospitals
Long-Term Care
Manufacturing
Multi-Unit Residential
Offices
Primary and Secondary Schools
Recreational
Retail
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