Government initiatives

Government of Alberta Initiatives

C3 (formerly Climate Change Central) is a non-profit organization created as part of the Government of Alberta’s Strategy for Action on Climate Change to encourage energy efficiency and the small-scale use of alternative energy sources by Albertans. C3 used to run the provincial energy efficiency rebate program, which ended on March 31, 2012; however, the organization continues to run certain municipal rebate programs. For more information about energy efficiency programs including municipal rebate programs visit the C3 website.

Federal Government Initiatives

  • Equilibrium™ Communities Initiative

    Equilibrium™ Communities is a three-year, $4.2M collaborative sustainable community demonstration initiative of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the Government of Canada’s ecoACTION initiatives. The initiative will continue until the end of 2012.

    The Equilibrium™ Communities Initiative provides financial assistance for technical activities of selected neighbourhood development projects, which through their planning, design, implementation and operation, will improve current approaches in the areas of energy and water consumption, protection of the natural environment, land-use planning and sustainable transportation. Capital construction costs are not provided through the initiative.

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.
  • Residential Toilet Replacement Program: A $50 reward offered to residents who replace their toilets with an eligible low flow model.

Other Municipalities

  • C3 Rebate Program: C3 administers rebates for ongoing municipal programs in:
    • City of Medicine Hat
    • City of Spruce Grove
    • Town of Stony Plain
    • Red Deer County
    • Strathcona County  

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.