Government initiatives

Provincial Government Initiatives

On June 4, 2015, the Government of Alberta announced a $2 million investment in energy efficiency and conservation initiatives led by local governments. A funding boost for the Municipal Climate Action Centre will allow local governments to apply for building upgrades to increase energy efficiency.  

For more information about this announcement, please read the news release.

Federal Government Initiatives

Please see the Government of Canada's Funding, Grants and Incentives page to learn about Federal incentive programs.

Municipal Initiatives

Several Alberta municipalities provide energy efficiency rebates for homes and building projects. These include:

City of Edmonton

  • The Way We Green: Environmental Strategic Plan: The Way We Green is the City of Edmonton’s new long-term environmental strategic plan, being developed to make Edmonton a national leader in setting and achieving the highest standards and environmental preservation and sustainability.
  • Carbon Dioxide Reduction Edmonton (CO2RE): Carbon Dioxide Reduction Edmonton is a community-wide initiative to permanently reduce local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

City of Calgary

  • Community GHG Reduction Plan: In 2009, the City of Calgary signed the Calgary Climate Change Accord to reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. The city is currently developing a strategic greenhouse gas plan to reduce emissions.
  • Multi-unit Toilet Replacement Program: A $50 reward offered to building managers to replace their toilets with an eligible low flow model.

Other Municipalities

Due to growing interest in energy efficiency rebates, the number of rebate programs is rising rapidly. Please contact your local municipality to find out if more rebates are available in your local area.