Water

Upgrades that help conserve water and energy are a win-win.

From tankless natural gas water heaters to drain water heat recovery, a wide range of energy efficiency upgrades are now more accessible with the flexible financing of CEIP.

The following are eligible CEIP upgrades:


Drain water heat recovery

Measure ID: R-W-001

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Drain water heat recovery transfers heat from the shower drain water to pre-warm the cold supply water before it goes into the water heater.

Effective Useful Life: 20 years

Eligibility Requirements

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the cost of equipment to be installed, efficiency specifications, equipment make and model number(s), size, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Specification sheet(s) confirming equipment details.

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the installed equipment, equipment make and model number(s), size, installation date, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • A photo of the equipment installed on the property.
  • A photo of the equipment nameplate label (including model and serial number), with all information legible.

Heat pump water heater

Measure ID: R-W-003

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • A heat pump water heater replaces a conventional storage tank water heater. Rather than the heat coming from burning gas or an electric coil in the tank, heat is sourced from the air around the tank. Heat pump water heaters deliver hot water at a much higher efficiency than conventional water heaters.
  • Pipe insulation ensures minimal heat is lost before heated water is delivered to fixtures. Pipe insulation (required for the City of Edmonton) is an eligible upgrade cost that can be combined with this measure to increase energy savings.

Effective Useful Life: 15 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The heat pump water heater must be ENERGY STAR certified to the most recently published version. The product must replace an existing water heater.
  • City of Edmonton additional eligibility requirements: The insulation of exposed pipe, as it relates to the operation of the system, must be installed with the heat pump water heater. If not already installed, the pipe insulation must be completed by the same Qualified Contractor completing the installation of the system.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the equipment to be installed, efficiency specifications, equipment make and model number(s), size/capacity, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Equipment specification sheet(s) confirming equipment details and ENERGY STAR certification.
  • If pipe insulation is being installed, the contractor quote must include the insulation type, location, amount (linear metres or feet), and per cent of total area covered, costs of material and installation, and applicable material specification sheet(s).

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the installed equipment, equipment make and model number(s), size/capacity, installation date, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • A photo of the equipment installed on the property.
  • A photo of the equipment nameplate label (including model and serial number), with all information legible.
  • If pipe insulation is being installed, the contractor invoice must include insulation type, location, amount (linear metres or feet), per cent of total area covered, costs of material and installation, and applicable material specification sheet(s). In addition, a photo of the pipe insulation installed on the HVAC or water heating upgrade is required.

High-efficiency storage water heater

Measure ID: R-W-004

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • A high-efficiency storage water heater replaces a conventional gas or electric storage water heater.
  • Pipe insulation ensures minimal heat is lost before heated water is delivered to fixtures. Pipe insulation (required for the City of Edmonton) is an eligible upgrade cost that can be combined with this measure to increase energy savings.

Effective Useful Life: 15 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The storage water heater must be ENERGY STAR certified to the most recently published version. The product must be fueled by natural gas or propane gas.
  • City of Edmonton additional eligibility requirements: Storage hot water energy factor (EF) must be 0.8 EF or higher. The insulation of exposed pipe, as it relates to the operation of the system, must be installed with the water heater. If not already installed, the pipe insulation must be completed by the same Qualified Contractor completing the installation of the system.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the equipment to be installed, efficiency specifications, equipment make and model number(s), size, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Equipment specification sheet confirming equipment details and ENERGY STAR certification.
  • If pipe insulation is being installed, the contractor quote must include the insulation type, location, amount (linear metres or feet), and per cent of total area covered, costs of material and installation, and applicable material specification sheet(s).

Supporting documents required for Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the installed equipment, equipment make and model number(s), size, installation date, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • A photo of the equipment installed on the property.
  • A photo of the equipment nameplate label (including model and serial number), with all information legible.
  • If pipe insulation is being installed, the contractor invoice must include insulation type, location, amount (linear metres or feet), per cent of total area covered, costs of material and installation, and applicable material specification sheet(s). In addition, a photo of the pipe insulation installed on the HVAC or water heating upgrade is required.

Tankless gas water heater

Measure ID: R-W-002

Eligible Upgrade Description

  • Tankless (also called instantaneous or on-demand) water heaters supply domestic hot water to the home without using a storage tank. The tankless system avoids heat loss from water stored in a tank that must be regularly re-heated to maintain a safe water temperature.
  • Pipe insulation ensures minimal heat is lost before heated water is delivered to fixtures. Pipe insulation (required for the City of Edmonton) is an eligible upgrade cost that can be combined with this measure to increase energy savings.

Effective Useful Life: 13 years

Eligibility Requirements

  • The tankless gas water heater must replace an existing primary water heater and must be ENERGY STAR certified to the most recently published version.
  • City of Edmonton additional eligibility requirements: Storage hot water energy factor (EF) must be 0.9 or higher. The insulation of exposed pipe, as it relates to the operation of the system, must be installed with the water heater. If not already installed, the pipe insulation must be completed by the same Qualified Contractor completing the installation of the system.

Supporting documents required for Project Application Form

  • A contractor quote itemizing the equipment to be installed, efficiency specifications, equipment make and model number(s), efficiency, size/capacity, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • Equipment specification sheet(s) confirming equipment details and ENERGY STAR certification.
  • If pipe insulation is being installed, the contractor quote must include the insulation type, location, amount (linear metres or feet), and per cent of total area covered, costs of material and installation, and applicable material specification sheet(s).

Supporting documents required for Upgrade Completion Form

  • A contractor invoice itemizing the installed equipment, equipment make and model number(s), size/capacity, installation date, and costs of equipment and installation.
  • A photo of the equipment installed on the property.
  • A photo of the equipment nameplate label (including model and serial number), with all information legible.
  • If pipe insulation is being installed, the contractor invoice must include insulation type, location, amount (linear metres or feet), per cent of total area covered, costs of material and installation, and applicable material specification sheet(s). In addition, a photo of the pipe insulation installed on the HVAC or water heating upgrade is required.

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