alberta energy efficiency programs & funding

How does the new carbon tax affect your family & how can you reduce your costs?

Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency that will promote and support energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities. You may be able to take advantage of new and emerging grants or rebates and programs in order to save you money, or access new technology. . 

Our firm can identify which opportunities are available both Provincially and Federally in order to take advantage of these savings, and  assist you through the application process. 




Energy Efficiency Alberta (Home Energy Plan now available)

The Alberta government has deployed programs to increase energy efficiency for homes, businesses and farms, funded through the Carbon Levy. Energy Efficiency Alberta is supporting Albertan's in reducing consumption and costs in relation to energy usage. The Home Energy Plan starts with an EnerGuide* Home Energy Evaluation, conducted by a registered EnerGuide Energy Advisor, that provides valuable insight into your home’s energy use and offers energy-saving home improvement suggestions specific to your home’s needs. 

  • Direct Install Residential Program will offer direct, no-charge installation of low-cost energy efficiency products to residences, such as lighting, water and heating components.

  • Residential Consumer Products Program will offer point of sale rebates to residential customers at retail outlets with products such as lighting, insulation and appliances.

  • Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program will offer incentives for high-efficiency products and installation of electric and gas based products such as lighting, heating and cooling systems and hot water systems.

  • Residential Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive program to be launched June 2017

Click the link below in order to find out more about government programs and funding related to energy efficiency.

For additional assistance, contact us to help you through the application process. 

Empower me - Home Upgrade Program

Supported by Energy Efficiency Alberta, Empower Me is offering energy saving home upgrades to families struggling with their utility bills in the province.

The Empower Me Home Upgrades program helps renters and homeowners reduce their energy consumption by installing energy saving measures, as well as providing energy education and mentorship.

The program provides different levels of support, products, and installations depending on the home, the energy bills, and how tough it is for the household to pay them. All participants receive a free energy saving kit valued around $90 with essential items that helps them improve their home’s energy efficiency. Some participants receive more in-depth upgrades related to heating, lighting or insulation if their energy consumption is very high and it is difficult for them to pay their bills.

Empower Me is inclusive and available to everyone, with in-language services available for multilingual communities. The program has limited capacity and is currently available throughout Alberta, starting with Calgary and the surrounding area.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Council (CMHC) Green Home

CMHC Green Home offers a premium refund of up to 25% to borrowers who either buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing.

Homes NOT built under an eligible building standard must be assessed by a NRCan qualified energy advisor and have a rating that complies with the following requirements:

15% Premium Refund - EnerGuide Rating 0-100 Scale -  Rating of at least 15% lower than “A Typical New House”

25% Premium Refund - EnerGuide Rating 86 - 100 Scale - Rating of at least 40% lower than “A Typical New House”

Contact us to have your home rated to see if you qualify for the CMHC Premium refunds. 

CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program - continuing CHBA’s long history in leading energy efficiency in residential construction. The Program provides the industry and consumers with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes, and identifies the builders and renovators who provide them. A pilot version of the Net Zero Home Labelling Program ran from September 2015 to December 2016 to validate technical and administrative details.


Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program

The NEET Program will provide funding to help non-profit organizations determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are, and explore efficiency opportunities to reduce energy use and costs.

Once equipped with audit information, organizations can then take advantage of other Energy Efficiency Alberta programs.

The Taking Action to Manage Energy (Tame+) PROGRAM

The Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) program provides tools and funding to help municipalities understand how energy is used in their buildings, identify key savings opportunities and implement retrofit projects. Municipalities and community-related organizations (CRO's) are eligible to participate if the project is located on municipally owned facilities or municipally owned land.