June 3, 2020
Edmontonians will have more ways to save this summer with the launch of several new environmental rebate programs and tools. Commercial property owners, residential homeowners and transportation enthusiasts can invest in energy efficient upgrades and electric transportation starting today.
“The City of Edmonton is committed to delivering environmental programs that will help generate local economic opportunities and build toward a climate resilient future,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “Residents and businesses can benefit from immediate savings that will help kick start the economy, while also investing in upgrades that can provide long term benefits.”
Edmonton’s Strategic Plan
, the City is transitioning to a low-carbon future and helping Edmontonians invest in local economic opportunities. The new rebate programs are available starting today.
Commercial Building Upgrades
The Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) rebate program facilitates renovations that improve energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings. Upgrades to HVAC systems, windows, lighting fixtures, building envelopes and more are eligible for rebates, up to $125,000 per building, per year. Eligible buildings must be larger than 10,000 square feet, located within city limits and have equipment installed from a list of eligible products.
The Electric Vehicle Charger and Electric Bike (ECEB) rebate program helps Edmontonians electrify their transportation. Edmontonians interested in purchasing an electric bike (e-bike) can apply for rebates covering 30 per cent 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.
Electric Vehicle Chargers
Residential and commercial property owners who are interested in installing a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in their property can apply for a rebate through the new ECEB rebate program. For residential properties, this rebate will cover 50 per cent of the installed cost of the charger, to a maximum of $600 for existing homes and $300 for new construction (up to one per household). For commercial properties, this rebate will cover 50 per cent of the installed cost of the charger, to a maximum of $2,000 per charger (up to five per company).
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. Edmontonians 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.