Doors, Windows, Insulation & Air Sealing

Replace your windows and add insulation to keep heat where it belongs—inside your home.

From better insulation to energy-efficient windows, a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades are now more accessible thanks to the flexible financing of CEIP.

The following are eligible CEIP upgrades:


Attic insulation

Measure ID: R-WB-001

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Attic insulation reduces heat loss through the attic area of the building envelope. This reduces the load on the heating and/or cooling system. This upgrade can also improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 20 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • Final insulation, including existing and added insulation, must be equal to or greater than R-28, covering a minimum of 20 per cent of the total area.
  • City of Edmonton additional eligibility requirements: A minimum of R-50 for the final insulation for attic spaces and R-28 for flat or cathedral ceilings.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value of the existing and new insulation, per cent of the total area covered, and costs of material and installation.
  • Material specification sheet(s) confirming product details.

Supporting documents required for Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value added, per cent of the total area covered, installation date, and costs of material and installation.
  • Photos of installed insulation, with R-value marking and thickness measurement clearly visible and before being sealed in behind sheeting.

Wall insulation

Measure ID: R-WB-002

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Wall insulation (installed inside an exterior wall cavity or as part of an added structure on the outside of the building) reduces heat loss through the above-grade wall areas of the building envelope. This reduces the load on the heating and/or cooling system.

Effective Useful Life: 20 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • Final insulation, including existing and added insulation, must be equal to or greater than R-21, covering a minimum of 20 per cent of the total area. Insulation must be added to above-grade walls separating conditioned and unconditioned space. Both cavity and exterior wall insulation are eligible.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value of the existing and new insulation, per cent of the total area covered, and costs of material and installation.
  • Material specification sheet(s) confirming product details.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value added, per cent of the total area covered, installation date, and costs of material and installation.
  • Photos of installed insulation, with R-value marking and thickness measurement, before being sealed in behind drywall or panelling.

Foundation insulation

Measure ID: R-WB-003

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Insulation added to the walls and/or ground of the basement or the floor of a crawlspace significantly reduces heat loss through the areas of the building envelope in contact with earth. This upgrade can also improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 20 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • A minimum of R-12 of insulation must be added to basement or crawlspace walls and/or floor, covering a minimum of 20 per cent of the total area. Insulation must not be added to the ceiling of the crawlspace.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value of the existing and new insulation, per cent of the total area covered, and costs of material and installation.
  • Material specification sheet(s) confirming product details.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value added, per cent of the total area covered, installation date, and costs of material and installation.
  • Photos of installed insulation, with R-value marking clearly visible and thickness measurement, before being sealed in behind drywall or panelling.

Rim joist insulation

Measure ID: R-WB-004

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Insulation added to the cavities around rim joists reduces heat loss through these areas of the building envelope. This reduces the load on the heating and/or cooling system. This upgrade can also improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 20 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • Final insulation, including existing and added insulation, must be equal to or greater than R-12. The new insulation should be added to cavities around rim joists. All joints should be air sealed with caulk or spray foam.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value of the existing and new insulation, and costs of material and installation.
  • Material specification sheet(s) confirming product details.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the insulation brand and type, method of installation, location, amount (square metres or feet) and R-value added, installation date, and costs of material and installation.
  • Photos of installed insulation, with R-value marking clearly visible and thickness measurement, before being sealed in behind drywall or panelling.

Energy-efficient window

Measure ID: R-WB-005

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Windows with low-e glazing increase airtightness and reduce heat loss and gain through the window. This reduces the load on the heating and/or cooling system and improves energy efficiency in both summer and winter. This upgrade can also improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 15 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The window must be ENERGY STAR certified to the most recently published version.
  • City of Edmonton additional eligibility requirements: Window must be triple or more pane.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the window type to be installed, quantity, size, U-factor, make and model number(s), and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Window specification sheet(s) confirming equipment details and ENERGY STAR certification.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the window type installed, quantity, size, U-factor, make and model number(s), installation date, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Photo(s) of the window(s) installed on the property with the original ENERGY STAR label still attached and clearly visible/legible in the photo(s).

Energy-efficient door

Measure ID: R-WB-008

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Energy-efficient door replacements reduce energy loss through the door. This reduces the load on the heating and/or cooling system. This upgrade can also improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 15 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The door must be ENERGY STAR certified to the most recently published version.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the door type to be installed, quantity, size, U-factor, make and model number(s), and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Door specification sheet(s) confirming equipment details and ENERGY STAR certification.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the door type installed, quantity, size, U-factor, make and model number(s), installation date, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Photo(s) of the door(s) installed on the property with the original ENERGY STAR label still attached and clearly visible/legible in the photo(s).

Exterior home wrap

Measure ID: R-WB-006

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Reducing air leakage is a cost-effective way to reduce heating and cooling energy consumption, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Exterior home wrap goes over the sheathing and behind siding, is made of synthetic and lightweight material and be both an air and water barrier. This upgrade excludes exterior wall insulation. This upgrade can also improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 15 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The residential building must have 2″x 4″ exterior walls and air sealing must be recommended in the pre-project EnerGuide Home Evaluation report.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the type of house wrap to be installed, brand, material, quantity, size, make, and costs of equipment and installation.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the type of house wrap to be installed, brand, material, quantity, size, make, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Photos of the installation.

Other air sealing

Measure ID: R-WB-009

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Reducing air leakage is a cost-effective way to reduce heating and cooling energy consumption, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. A suite of air sealing upgrades, in addition to exterior home wrap, insulation, windows and doors, can improve airtightness.

Effective Useful Life: 3 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The EnerGuide Home Evaluation must recommend that the property owner perform air sealing. Acceptable forms of “Other Air Sealing” include caulking, weather stripping, outlet plates and the application to expanding foam applied only in areas identified in the EnerGuide Home Evaluation Renovation Upgrade Report under air sealing. Window, door, house wrap, and insulation are excluded from this upgrade.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the materials to be installed, location they will be installed, quantity, size (if applicable), R- or U-value (if applicable), make and model number(s) (if applicable), and costs of materials and installation.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the materials installed, location they are installed, quantity, size (if applicable), R- or U-value (if applicable), make and model number(s), and costs of materials and installation.
  • Photos of the installation(s).

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