Residential

Flexible Financing for Green Home Renovations

Alberta households spend almost $5,000 a year on energy costs. There is big money to be saved from sealing leaky windows, insulating attics, and replacing inefficient furnaces. You can save even more by generating your own electricity with rooftop solar panels.

The only question is how to finance the cost of these upgrades. With the Clean Energy Improvement Program, you can start saving sooner than you think.

How the Clean Energy Improvement Program helps residential property owners

This program is a new way to finance energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy upgrades. Repayment is made through your regular property tax bill—and here’s what separates us from all other financial products: the project financing is tied to the property, not the property owner. That means if the property is sold, the new owner assumes repayment (and enjoys the benefits!).

Plus:

  • Access competitive interest rates.
  • Enjoy long repayment terms (up to 20 years for some upgrades).
  • Pay off the project’s balance at any time.

Discover eligible residential upgrades

Discover upgrades that can lower your utility bill, make your property more comfortable, and enhance your property’s value.

Solar PV

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels generate electricity with sunlight. Alberta’s big, clear skies mean you have big potential to use solar power, even in winter.

Attic Insulation

Heat rises, which means keeping a tight lid on your house can transform your utility bill. Attic insulation can cut 10-50% off your utility bill.

Heat Pump

Replacements for both furnaces and AC units, heat pumps use electricity to heat and cool year-round.

All eligible residential upgrades

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Warm in the winter, cool in the summer. The right upgrades can help your home be more comfortable and save you energy.

Renewable Energy, Solar PV & Thermal

Produce your own energy with a solar PV system, store it with battery energy storage and heat your water – all with the power of the sun.

Lighting

Decrease your home’s energy usage by upgrading your lighting fixtures. Choose from a wide range of energy-efficient options.

Water Heating

Heat up your water, not your energy bills. Upgrade your water heater and add a drain water heat recovery system.

Doors, Windows, Insulation & Air Sealing

Feeling drafty? Upgrading your attic and wall insulation, windows and air sealing will help.

How much energy could you save? While actual results will vary depending on product quality, location, installation, use of space, etc. we provide estimated energy savings for different types of eligible upgrades.

Steps

If you own property in a participating municipality and would like to apply to the Clean Energy Improvement Program, here are the next steps.

  1. PRE-QUALIFY Complete and submit the Pre-Qualification Form. This is available for property owners in participating municipalities.
  2. PROJECT APPLICATION Once pre-qualified, complete your EnerGuide Home Evaluation and with report in-hand choose your upgrades. Select a Qualified Contractor from our directory, getting at least three quotes. Complete and submit the Project Application Form and required supporting documents. 
  3. AGREEMENTS Once your project is approved, sign the Clean Energy Improvement Agreement and the Project Agreement. 
  4. INSTALLATION Your Qualified Contractor will install your upgrades. Complete and submit an Upgrade Completion Form with required supporting documents. Then you will complete a post-project EnerGuide Home Evaluation. 
  5. REPAYMENT Once approved, we will pay your contractor. You’ll see the total project cost added to your property’s tax bill. 

Get Started

The Clean Energy Improvement Program is available to residential property owners in participating Alberta municipalities. Get started by learning more about the terms, conditions and incentives available in your community.


The Clean Energy Improvement Program is delivered by Alberta Municipalities in partnership with municipalities across Alberta.