Homeowners in Alberta are becoming more conscious of the value of energy efficiency, and because of this, buyers and sellers alike are adding home efficiency upgrades and deficiencies to their “must have” or “to do” list.
With funding from the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, AREA, in partnership with the Pembina Institute, wants to empower Alberta’s REALTORS® by providing them with information that can enrich client relationships during Alberta’s energy transition.
REALTORS® have a unique opportunity to add value to their services by educating their clients on the current energy efficiency features of a property and assisting them in identifying energy efficiency opportunities. This series of tools and resources is designed to help REALTORS® educate themselves on, and market themselves to clients who are actively interested in residential energy efficiency, as well as assist in marketing properties to energy-conscious buyers.
This tool is to help REALTORS® identify rebates throughout the province that their clients can investigate.
Many rebates are available specifically to Albertans, including:
Residential Solar Program: Homeowners can be eligible for up to $10,000 towards solar installation.
Residential No Charge Energy Savings Program: Albertan’s have access to FREE in-home energy efficient upgrades.
Home Improvement Rebate - Insulation: Homeowners can receive up to $3500 for efficient insulation.
Home Improvement Rebates - Windows: Homeowners can receive up to $1500 for efficient windows.
Home Improvement - Hot Water: Homeowners can receive up to $1000 for tankless water heater.
Online Rebate - Refrigerator: Homeowners can receive up to $100 for efficient refrigerators.
Online Rebate - Washing Machine: Homeowners can receive up to $100 for efficient washing machines.
Online Rebate - Thermostat: Homeowners can receive up to $100 for efficient "smart" thermostats.
Home Efficiency Tool: Helps you calculate your potential energy savings.
Learn About Lighting Tool: Helps to educate on potential home lighting options.
MyHeat - MyHeat Map: Helps to check the overall efficiency of a home.
In addition to the federal and provincial rebates and tools, several rebates and other resources are available based on specific municipalities across our province. Learn about municipal savings opportunities available for your clients!
Many rebates are available all across Canada, including the following:
Government of Canada - EnerGuide Evaluation: An EnerGuide evaluation can provide useful insights about a home’s current energy performance that will assist your clients in making decisions when operating, renovating, or purchasing a home.
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation - CMHC Green home offers a premium refund of up to 25% for homeowners who either buy, build, or renovate for energy efficiency using CMHC-insured financing.
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