Alberta Residential Financial Incentives for Insulation
Alberta Home Upgrades Program
The Home Upgrades Program offers free energy efficiency education and home upgrades to qualified families living in Calgary and Edmonton. They identify and install home upgrades based on each household’s unique needs, such as new windows, furnaces, and insulation. The program is designed to reduce energy costs and improve the comfort, safety, and efficiency of the homes of hardworking Albertans.
Lightspark (Edmonton & Calgary)
Your Lightspark Home Energy Score is a tool that gives you a 1-100 score to show you how much energy and carbon your home uses. Your score can tell how much money and comfort your home is sacrificing and how it’s impacting the environment. You can use this number to compare yourself to your neighbours and get recommendations on improving your home and your score.
How Will Lightspark Improve My Home?
Many homeowners are familiar with home design concepts, but they often rely on contractors and other experts when it comes to making impactful upgrades to heating, ventilation, building envelope, and overall home efficiency.
Without the right knowledge, some homeowners find the home improvement process intimidating and are prone to making costly mistakes. The Lightspark Score and software features brings simplicity to this traditionally complicated process, and helps you make confident and informed decisions.
Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator (HERA)
Edmonton’s Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator (HERA) is a program that helps you understand your home’s energy efficiency and provides rebates for upgrades. Insulation, windows, water and space heating equipment are all eligible for rebates with bonuses available for bigger renovations.
To start the process, an expert comes to your home and provides an EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation. You will receive professional advice from your energy advisor on how to renovate your home to be more energy efficient.
Rebates are available to help cover the costs of an EnerGuide label and subsequent upgrades to your home. Once home upgrades have been completed, you can have your EnerGuide label updated to reflect your renovated home.
For program details, see the Program User Guide, Program Terms & Conditions and these Frequently Asked Questions.
The Town of Banff
To apply for Town of Banff residential environmental rebates, please complete and submit the Residential Environmental Rebate Application form. If you’re unsure if the item you’re considering qualifies, please contact Planning and Development at 403-762-1215 or visit the website.
Home energy audit – Lesser of $500 or one third of cost
Clean Energy Improvement Program
Lower your utility bill, make your property more comfortable, and enhance your property value. Invest in energy efficiency or renewable energy upgrades with the Clean Energy Improvement Program. It’s an affordable, flexible, and streamlined approach to financing.
The Town of Rocky Mountain House, Town of Devon, and City of Edmonton are expected to begin application intake in early Fall 2021.
Alberta’s Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) provides financing to residential and commercial property owners to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades more affordable.
This innovative financing approach, also known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), is garnering successful results in municipalities across Canada. Alberta municipalities must past a bylaw and choose to implement the program; property owners located in these municipalities can choose to apply.
In Alberta, CEIP offers competitive financing to cover up to 100 per cent of project costs and makes repayment convenient through your property’s regular tax bill.