Alberta Home Energy Plan


Alberta Home Energy Plan

Energy Efficiency Alberta has introduced a new rebate program the Home Energy Plan (HEP). Offering financial rebates to eligible homeowners for energy efficient renovations. With the Home Energy Plan, you are eligible for higher rebates than the old rebate program. An opportunity to redeem a $1000 bonus rebate. More rebate options such as furnaces and boilers. The opportunity to do the upgrades yourself and a $300 rebate towards the Home Energy Evaluation. This is a great opportunity to get an EnerGuide Home Evaluation at a significant discount.

Here is how the home energy plan program works:

The first step is to book an appointment with one of our registered Energy Advisor to get a pre-an  EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation. The assessment must be prior to starting any upgrades and/or any demolition. A $300 rebate will be applied instantly to our invoice for the evaluation so no waiting for the rebate!


Step two, our Energy Advisor will come visit your home to perform comprehensive energy assessment of your home which includes:

The building envelope, HVAC systems, water heater, blower door test (assess air tightness of your home and identify air leakage location), depressurization test: when required (combustion spillage safety check)


Step three, the energy advisor will provide you with a custom certified ERS report, a recommended upgrade report with potential energy savings and an EnerGuide label for your home. The report will be available on a secure portal 2-3 weeks after your Evaluation. It will detail energy efficiency upgrades and applicable rebates. This will help you plan and track your renovations.


Step four, completing the recommended energy efficiency renovations. Here there are two ways of going about it. There is a prescriptive path “Common upgrades” and a performance path “Custom upgrades”


  • Common upgrades: This is done by hiring a participating contractor to complete the common upgrades. Disadvantage: You are limited to six (6) upgrades and the selection of items must meet a specific criteria. Advantage: No E-file required i.e. no post energy evaluation follow up by an energy advisor.


  • Custom upgrades: This recognizes some homes may benefit from a more custom upgrades and goes beyond just the common upgrades. Wide range of upgrades available such as window glazing inserts, DIY. Advantage: It offers greater flexibility and chance to do your own energy efficiency upgrades “do it yourself project” . Disadvantage: a post-upgrade Energy Evaluation is required to determine the energy savings you have achieved.


Step five, receiving the rebates. With the Home Energy Plan, you receive rebates on both common upgrades, as well as custom upgrades as follows * (Eligibility requirements apply. Please refer to Energy Efficiency Alberta HEP guide for list of eligible upgrades.)


  • Energy Evaluation = $300 Instant Rebate applied
  • All upgrades = $62.50 for every Gigajoule saved
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator = $350 rebate for homes with less than 3.57 air changes per hour (ACH@50pa)
  • Minimum $500 rebate when upgrading furnace to a 95% AFUE or better
  • Complete 3 upgrades that result in a minimum of 3GJ of energy savings each in 18 months = Bonus $1000


Contact us to learn more about the program or to schedule your EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluation click below.


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