City of Edmonton launches environment rebate program
The Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator program includes rebates for commercial and institutional buildings on upgrades to HVAC systems, windows, lighting fixtures, building envelopes and more, up to $125,000 per building, per year.
June 4, 2020
The City of Edmonton has launched new environmental rebate programs and tools for residents and businesses, including commercial building HVAC upgrades and residential solar installations.
The new rebate programs went into effect immediately and include:
The Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) rebate program, up to $125,000 per building, per year, for commercial and institutional buildings includes upgrades to HVAC systems, windows, lighting fixtures, building envelopes and more. Eligible buildings must be larger than 10,000 sq. ft., located within city limits and have equipment installed from a list of eligible products.
Residential Solar Installations
In partnership with Google and MyHeat, Edmonton will be the first municipality in Canada to access a new rooftop solar potential platform. This new tool provides a bird’s eye view of every rooftop and helps homeowners understand their solar potential and the environmental and financial benefits they can expect. Residents ready to go solar are eligible for the Solar Rebate Program to save up to $4,000 towards the installation of a solar electric system for their home.
Electric Vehicle Chargers and Bikes
The Electric Vehicle Charger and Electric Bike (ECEB) rebate program will allow residential and commercial property owners interested in installing a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in their property apply for a rebate that will cover 50% of the installed cost of the charger, to a maximum of $600 for existing residential homes and $300 for new home construction (up to one per household). For commercial properties, this rebate will cover 50% of the installed cost of the charger, to a maximum of $2,000 per charger (up to five per company).
Those interested in purchasing an electric bike (e-bike) can apply for rebates covering 30% of the cost of the e-bike, to a maximum of $750. Applicants must show proof of residency in Edmonton, and e-bikes must be purchased within 60 days of the rebate application.
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