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WHAT IS THE HOME ENERGY PLAN?

The Home Energy Plan helps you save money and retrofit your home

The Home Energy Plan is a program of the City of Edmonton and Energy Efficiency Alberta that helps you understand the energy performance of a home, obtain expert advice on how to make it more energy efficient, and provides rebates to help you save money on home retrofits.

Home owners can receive $400 against the cost of a Home Energy Evaluation. (Energy Efficiency Alberta will provide $300 and the City of Edmonton will provide an additional $100). This program helps Edmontonians reduce their home’s greenhouse gas emissions and makes energy use in homes more visible.

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Why Participate

Knowledge is power (and savings).

An efficient home is proven to be healthier and more comfortable. For example:

  • Better insulation and better air sealing means fewer hot spots, cold spots and drafts.
  • Double or triple-glazed windows keep out the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter, resulting in less need for heating or air conditioning.
  • Newer heating systems use less energy and run more quietly.
  • A properly insulated foundation means warmer floors.
  • Proper air flow reduces mould problems.

The Home Energy Plan will help you prioritize what renovations to make and take advantage of available rebates and incentives. Rebates include insulation, home heating systems, windows, tankless water heaters, drain water heat recovery, HRV/ERVs, and more.

Energy evaluations and EnerGuide labels are valuable for homebuyers and sellers as well. Not only does it allow them to compare energy efficiency between homes and make better informed decisions, it also provides a roadmap to what improvements the home needs to be more energy efficient.

The biggest reason of all? Emissions. Of Edmonton’s greenhouse gas emissions, 20% are the result of the energy we use in our homes. An EnerGuide home evaluation helps homeowners take a meaningful step towards climate action and reducing their home’s emissions.

How to Participate

Follow These Steps

1. Complete your EnerGuide* Home Energy Evaluation

  • Choose an Energy Advisor and schedule your Home Energy Evaluation.
  • We recommend getting at least 2-3 quotes as rates may vary.
  • $400 rebate will be applied directly to your Home Energy Evaluation invoice.
  • Your Energy Advisor will assess your home from top to bottom and work with you to determine which energy-efficient upgrades work best for you.
  • Consent to sharing your label on the City’s online map (required for program participation – see map below).

2. Get your custom home report

  • Your home report will be available online within 2-3 weeks after your Home Energy Evaluation is completed.
  • The report will show you where the best savings are in your home and will list all available energy efficiency rebates.
  • Use your home report to select eligible upgrades, such as furnaces, insulation and windows.

3. Complete the recommended upgrades and get your rebate

Once renovations are complete, apply for a rebate:

  • If you used a contractor from our network, the contractor will submit your rebate application on your behalf (for qualifying “common upgrades”, see the Program Guide).
  • If you used a non-registered contractor or completed the renovations yourself, a post-renovation Home Energy Evaluation is required to determine the energy savings prior to applying for your rebate (for qualifying “custom upgrades”, see the Program Guide).
  • Rebate Available: $75 per GJ of energy savings (some restrictions apply)
  • Edmonton furnace and boiler upgrade rebate: $100

Receive an additional $1,000 rebate when you complete three or more eligible upgrades.

4. Follow Up Energy Evaluation

  • Once all renovations are complete, call your energy advisor for a follow up Energuide Evaluation. This will update your Energuide score to reflect the your home improvements, and will be updated on the online map.
  • Receive $250 Rebate for this evaluation.

Apply for the Rebate

WHAT IS THE CHANGE HOMES FOR CLIMATE - ENERGUIDE FOR BUILDERS

Energuide helps an owner understand their home

Change Homes for Climate – EnerGuide for Builders is a program of the City of Edmonton that helps homeowners understand their home’s energy performance. The Plan consists of an energy evaluation and an EnerGuide label that rates the efficiency of the home.

The City of Edmonton is providing home builders $200 per home against the cost of the energy evaluation. Builders can receive the rebate for up to 10 homes and they are required to share all their new home EnerGuide labels on a map.

EnerGuide labels are shared on a map that allows owners and buyers to compare their property to other similar properties, giving them the confidence that “energy efficiency” is more than a sales pitch, that it can indeed be measured and made visible.

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$200 per home for up to 10 homes.

Why Participate

Energuide provides many benefits for home builders, including:

  • Listing your homes on our map is an easy way to inform clients about the energy efficiency of the homes you build so they can compare across different builders.
  • Can be used as an important marketing advantage for high performance builders.
  • Receive immediate recognition on our website as a champion participating builder.
  • Have your company’s logo clearly identified on each home on the map.
  • Gain access to citywide marketing strategies around the program.
  • Streamlined submission process by signing the large volume builder consent form. This allows us to work directly with your Service Organization to make uploading the labels seamless to you.

By sharing EnerGuide labels on our map you are helping make energy efficiency visible. A low (better) EnerGuide rating is the best way to prove that the house you built meets high energy performance standards. And consumers care about those standards. A 2015 survey of home buyers in the region found that 80% of buyers want to see an EnerGuide label on a listing, and 62% would pay more for an energy efficient home. A credible, government approved label give buyers confidence that their home is efficient, comfortable, and up to code.

The biggest reason of all? Emissions. Of Edmonton’s greenhouse gas emissions, 20% are the result of the energy we use in our homes. A good EnerGuide rating lets homebuilders and owners know that they’re taking meaningful steps towards climate action and reducing emissions.

How to Participate

Get a quote and book an evaluation

  1.  Getting an energy evaluation for the homes you build is as easy as making a phone call to a licensed service provider from this list and getting a quote (or two). Book your evaluations keeping in mind that they take about two hours per home.
  2. After your energy evaluations are done, the City will work directly with your NRCan Service Organization to obtain the EnerGuide labels for the homes you build.
  3. Once you’ve signed up to share the labels from your company, you are then eligible for rebates for up to $2,000 (or $200 per home for up to 10 homes) for the duration of the program.

The City of Edmonton has developed a form that you can integrate into your welcome home package or sales package. The language on this form is consistent with the terms of the Change Homes for Climate program. You can download the template here.

Please note that the City of Edmonton does not endorse any particular builder or warranty the services or products provided by any builder. Read the complete terms of use here.

Need help getting started?

Contact EnerGuideRebate@Summerhill.com or call 780-328-2539.

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WHAT IS THE HOME ENERGY PLAN?

The home energy plan provides rebates for energy efficiency

Home Energy Plan is a program of the City of Edmonton that helps homeowners understand their home’s energy performance. The Plan consists of an energy evaluation and an EnerGuide label that rates the efficiency of the home.

EnerGuide labels are shared on a map that allows owners and buyers to compare their property to other similar properties, giving them the confidence that “energy efficiency” is more than a sales pitch, that it can indeed be measured and made visible.

Why Participate?

See the invisible

Most energy efficiency is invisible. Insulation and effective air sealing, high performing windows, and ultra-efficient water or space heating systems all make a home more comfortable and affordable to operate. Trouble is, they’re hard to spot. A low (better) EnerGuide rating is the best way to prove that the house you’re looking at meets high energy performance standards, plus it helps the owner access available rebates on energy efficient insulation, windows, and tankless water heaters.

Consumers care about these standards. A 2015 survey of home buyers in the region found that 80% of buyers want to see an EnerGuide label on a listing, and 62% would pay more for an energy efficient home. A credible, government approved label give buyers confidence that their home is efficient, comfortable, and up to code.

Displaying an EnerGuide label on our map will set a home apart from the rest. Homes that achieve a higher than average rating should be proudly displayed. This tells the buyer that a new home was built beyond building code requirements in terms of energy efficiency. And for older homes, the EnerGuide label can prove the value of the home energy improvement investments made in the house.

Taking the initiative to get an EnerGuide label, and displaying it on your listing, demonstrates transparency. Buyers appreciate listings that provide full disclosure of any potential issues or concerns. Displaying the EnerGuide label answers questions before they are asked, and can speed up the transaction process.

The biggest reason of all? Emissions. Of Edmonton’s greenhouse gas emissions, 20% are the result of the energy we use in our homes. A good EnerGuide rating lets buyers and owners know that they’re taking meaningful steps towards climate action and reducing emissions.

How to Participate?

The home energy plan provides rebates for energy efficiency

Encourage your clients to join the Home Energy Plan and get an EnerGuide evaluation of their homes. They can get $400 towards the cost of the evaluation when they share the labels on our map. For more information, please visit the homeowners information page.

Encourage home buyers to ask for an energy evaluation when comparing homes. It will help them make informed decisions and understand home energy costs.

Who is Participating

This map allows you to see the EnerGuide labels of participating homes. It helps you compare your home’s energy use with other homes and it helps make greenhouse gases and energy use in homes more visible for everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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