Sustainable Industrial Buildings
Accelerating Sustainable Investment Program
The Sustainable Industrial Buildings Program is an important component of the “Geared Up for Tomorrow” 2018-2022 Economic Development Strategy, particularly the “Building Montréal” Action Plan for the Economic Development
of the Territory, both of which were adopted in 2018.
The Sustainable Industrial Buildings Program is an incentive program that provides subsidies equal to the general property tax increase resulting from construction, expansion, renovation
or demolition-reconstruction work to owners of buildings used for target economic activities within the Montréal urban agglomeration. With the Sustainable Industrial Buildings Program, Montréal is committing $43.6 M to the development
of industrial sectors over a 12-year period.
End of program eligibility period: December 31, 2021
The subsidy will be granted if the building meets certain conditions
New buildings must meet one of the following conditions:
- Obtain LEED certification
- Obtain Living Building Challenge certification
- Obtain BREEAM certification
- Obtain HQE certification
- Obtain Passive House certification
- Obtain Zero Carbon Building certification
- Meet building code requirements for wood-frame structures
Existing buildings must meet one of the following conditions:
- Obtain BOMA BEST certification
- Meet one of the required conditions for a new building
Target economic activities:
- Manufacturing in general
- Aircraft maintenance, repair and servicing
- Film, video and audio recording production
- Architecture, engineering and testing laboratories
- Specialized design services
- Computer system design and related services
- Off-the-shelf software publishing
- Data processing and hosting
- Environmental consulting services
- Physical science, engineering and life sciences research and development
- Head offices and regional offices
- Rooftop greenhouses
- Value-added logistics
Submitting an application
Property owners who are interested in the Sustainable Industrial Buildings Program can submit their application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by attaching the application form and all required documents.
They can also contact the economic development commissioner in their borough or their local PME MTL representative. These professionals can help owners carry out projects and navigate the steps required to obtain a subsidy.
Once the application has been approved, owners have three years to complete the work.
Forms and other documents related to the program will be added soon.
The main subsidy will be paid to the owner of the industrial building as follows:
- 100 per cent of the general property tax increase resulting from carrying out eligible work for the first three years
- 80 per cent of the general property tax increase resulting from carrying out eligible work for the fourth year
- 60 per cent of the general property tax increase resulting from carrying out eligible work for the fifth year
An additional subsidy may increase payments to 100 per cent of the general property tax increase for the fourth and fifth years if the building:
- obtains Zero Carbon Building certification
- is located in a key geographic sector as established in the Action Plan for the Economic Development of the Territory.
The subsidy has an annual cap of $1 million.