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. 

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.


Growing Forward 2 - Rural Farming operations

Another program that Albertan's can access for funding is called "Growing Forward 2". It is designed to increase energy efficiency for farms and municipalities through energy efficiency upgrades. By increasing energy efficiency, you are eligible for up to 35% of your costs to be covered, up to a maximum of $50,000. PV solar installation has recently been incorporated into the program and we are excited to help you in applying for this program, making solar energy even more economical option for your home, business or farm. For more information, visit Growing Forward 2 or contact us for additional information. 

Lastly, grid-tied solar energy systems provide an additional way to save money through a program called Net-billing.  You can earn credits  when excess electricity is generated and sent back to the utility grid by using two meters to measure the import and export of electricity into the micro-generating system. Alberta does not have net-metering at this point in time, which is a compensation plan for residential photovoltaic users to sell their electricity overages back to the utility for the same rate they pay to purchase electricity, using a single meter to track imported and exported energy. Net-billing offers the customer the choice of deciding where their electricity is produced as Alberta has a deregulated electricity industry, as well as reduces their electrical costs by selling credits back to their retailer. 

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.