News Release | Energy Efficiency Alberta announces call for contractors for Home Improvement Rebate Program

News Release

Energy Efficiency Alberta announces call for contractors for Home Improvement Rebate Program

Edmonton – In anticipation of the launch of Alberta’s Residential Retail Products Program, Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is building a network of participating contractors to install approved windows, insulation and tankless hot water heaters across the province. Rebates on the items will be available to Alberta homeowners through the Home Improvement Rebate Program.

Alberta-based installers specializing in windows, insulation and tankless hot water heating systems are encouraged to register to become a part of the contractor network. This database will be available for Alberta homeowners to view online when the program launches later this spring and contractors have completed program-specific training. Starting today, contractors can register at efficiencyalberta.ca.

The Home Improvement Rebate Program is a part of a suite of programming created to help Albertans save energy and reduce their energy costs. Initial EEA programs were recommended by an expert panel based on best practices across North America and will be launching shortly.

Quotes

“Through Energy Efficiency Alberta’s programs, we are pleased to be making life more affordable for Alberta families by offering exciting discounts and rebates for energy-efficient products.”
– Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office

“The Home Improvement Rebate Program will help Albertans save energy and money and create jobs in Alberta – a win-win.”
– David Dodge, Chair, Energy Efficiency Alberta

“We are excited to offer home improvement rebates to Albertans as a part of our energy-efficiency programming. Soon Albertans will be able to start seeking out estimates for their energy efficient renovation projects.”
– Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta

About Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta is an arms-length agency of the Government of Alberta. It is overseen by a Board of Directors with diverse expertise in energy efficiency, governance and community building. The goal of the agency is to help Albertans save money by reducing energy costs and increasing energy efficiency. This in turn creates jobs and helps Alberta achieve emissions reductions as outlined in the province’s Climate Leadership Plan.

EEA will offer a series of programs designed to help Albertans use less energy. All Albertans are invited and encouraged to take part. Its first program – the Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program – is open for registrations, and others will follow shortly.

By early May, the Residential Retail Products Program and the Business, Non-profit and Institutional Energy Savings Programs will launch. The Residential and Commercial Solar Program will launch in early summer.

About the Home Improvement Rebate Program

The Home Improvement Rebate Program is a part of Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Residential Retail Products Program, scheduled to launch later this month. Home improvement rebates will be offered to Alberta homeowners looking to save money and energy.

To be eligible for home improvement rebates, homeowners will work with participating Alberta contractors to increase at home-energy efficiency through improved insulation, upgraded windows and tankless hot water heaters. Albertans may be eligible for rebates of up to $1000 for Energy Star-approved tankless hot water heaters, up to $1500 for Energy Star-approved triple-pane low-e argon windows and up to $3500 for insulation upgrades. For more information on approved items and rebates, visit: efficiencyalberta.ca.

The Residential Retail Products Program will offer incentives to Albertans when purchasing energy-efficient appliances and other energy-saving products through participating retailers and approved contractors. In the coming weeks, more details will be released about the full suite of products available through the Residential Retail Products Program.

For more information contact:

Ashleigh Niziol
aniziol@brln.ca
780-938-6554