Edmonton Announces New Residential Energy Efficiency Incentive Program

The city of Edmonton has announced Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator (HERA), a residential energy efficiency incentive program that provides rebates to homeowners for a variety of home improvements.

HERA is a three-year pilot program with a budget of $600,000 per year.

The city says rebates are available for a number of energy-efficient retrofits such as improvements to insulation, air sealing, windows, water heating and space heating with bonuses available for multiple renovations.

 

The city expects an average homeowner who gets accepted to receive an average rebate of $1,500 per home. More than 400 homeowners are expected to take advantage of the incentive program each year.
Participation in Edmonton’s Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator is available to owners of residential homes located within the City of Edmonton.
 

Eligible homes include:

  • Detached
  • Semi-detached
  • Row homes/townhomes
  • Mobile homes on a permanent foundation intended for year-round occupancy
  • Existing suites located within any of these homes (except for mobile homes)

Homeowners are required to do a recent home energy assessment known as a version 15 (v15) EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation conducted by a qualified energy advisor and should and have equipment installed from a list of eligible products.

Home energy efficiency upgrades must be completed, and applications submitted, after the program launch date of January 13, 2021 and within 18-months of program enrollment.
The city says you will receive your rebate cheque via Canada Post within 6 weeks of approval of your rebate application.

“The City of Edmonton remains committed to making Edmonton a healthier and environmentally friendly place to live today and into the future,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “The Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator incentive program does just that by helping homeowners invest in energy efficiency improvements that allow them to benefit from reduced energy bills while helping build a low-carbon city.”
The previous residential energy efficiency program in Edmonton resulted in more than $15 million in local economic activity and more than 41,000 tonnes of carbon reductions in one year.
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