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CME SMART Green Program – Enhancements Made in 2017

By 3 January 2018April 20th, 2021News, Ontario, Publications

Full details about SMART Green Program can be found by clicking here .

The Ontario Energy Board approved an increase in natural gas prices effective January 1, 2017, of 3.3 cents per cubic meter (or about 20%), for facilities too small to participate in Ontario’s Cap & Trade program. This may have a large negative impact on your facility’s operating cost.

To offset the gas price impact, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in partnership with the Government of Ontario launched a new $25 million SMART Green program on November 8 that helps manufacturers improve their gas-related energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and reduce gas costs. The program supports industry with grants of 50% up to $10,000 for feasibility assessments and up to $200,000 for capital projects that save natural gas and reduce GHG emissions.

If your manufacturing facility is not participating in Ontario’s Cap & Trade program, then you are eligible for applying for the SMART Green Program.

Funding is being awarded weekly on a best-application basis, but only until funding is used up. For more information on SMART Green, go to

For more information or help please contact one of the following CASF members: Brian Bobbie from Altech Environmental, Michael Tingle from Ortech Consulting, Sean Caspick from Golder Associates Ltd or Erik Martinez from GHD Limited as they are all Qualified Technical Service Providers under the SMART Green program for the required third-party Technical Assessments, GHG calculations, and for Project Support.

Brian Bobbie
ALTECH Environmental Consulting Ltd.
12 Banigan Drive, Toronto, ON Canada M4H 1E9
Ph: 416-467-5555 ext.245
Toll-free: 1-800-323-4937
Fax: 416-467-9824
Cell: 416-806-3330
[email protected]

Michael Tingle
Director, Business Development
Ortech Consulting
804 Southdown Rd.,
Mississauga, ON
L5J 2Y4
Tel: 905 822 4120 x 680
Cell: 647 287 6830
[email protected]

Sean Capstick
Golder Associates Ltd.
910 – 141 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON Canada M5H 3L5
Ph: (905)567-6100 x1145
Fax: (416) 366 6777
Cell: (416) 272-4322
[email protected]

Erik Martinez Associate
GHD Limited 651 Colby Drive
Waterloo, ON Canada N2V 1C2
Tel: 519-884-0510 ext.2342
Cell: 519-807-8786
Fax: 519-884-0525
[email protected]