In Edmonton, homes account for nearly 20% of the energy used within the city limits and produce 20% of the greenhouse gases. Therefore, any action we take to reduce emissions at home will contribute to a low carbon future. Change Homes for Climate is a program to help Edmonton residents take climate action at home.
Change Homes for Climate includes: (1) a solar incentive (2) the EnerGuide rebate for home evaluations and labels and (3) the Change for Climate Guides.
The new solar program, which launched June 21, 2018, provides additional incentives to those provided by Energy Efficiency Alberta to help residents install a solar system at home. Homeowners could now receive up to ⅓ of the cost with both incentives. This program has been designed to produce renewable energy, decrease carbon emissions, and increase employment in the solar industry.
The EnerGuide for Homes program provides $400 against the cost of a home energy evaluation, which gives residents a roadmap on how to make their homes more energy efficient.
The Change for Climate Guides include the Change Homes for Climate Guide, which outlines what you should look for in buying or renovating a home in terms of energy efficiency, and the Change Habits for Climate Guide, which offers tips on a sustainable lifestyle whether you own or rent your home.
Check the program out and see how it can help you change your home for climate.