Energy efficiency rebates are an effective way of encouraging people to consider their energy, water and natural gas usage. This refers to many areas, including window replacement in Edmonton, energy-efficient furnace installation, solar energy paneling, and much more.
However, knowing which programs are available and tracking the changes of different government agencies can be difficult. This guide serves as a reference guide for the current state of affairs as it regards energy-efficient rebates across Alberta.
Unfortunately, all residential upgrade rebates are closed, and new applications are no longer accepted. The only circumstances that forego these new requirements are projects with investments before October of 2019. This means that well-known programs available to Alberta residents, such as Edmonton window replacement, smart home upgrades, and water tank replacement are no longer available for provincial government rebates.
Even though Albertans from every postal code used these rebates while they were active, they were deemed not essential. The program is closed. This does not change the value of these upgrades, but it does affect the availability of the average Alberta resident.
Fortunately, the entire program is not going away. The Government of Alberta has made a few changes to the program and followed the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program guidelines to introduce legislation. Introduced in January of 2019, the program guidelines should pass in the first quarter of 2020. While the government is still figuring out the details, there is the knowledge that it will have benefits for municipalities and businesses alike.
These rebate programs will be beneficial to all Albertans, as it will allow their workplaces the opportunity to engage in energy conservation and efficiency improvements. Since it is common knowledge that businesses produce more waste and greenhouse gas emissions than an average household, Albertans will benefit from these programs, but perhaps more indirectly than the previous program.
However, there is also hope for homeowners in regards to energy efficiency rebates. The Alberta Government promised Clean Energy Improvement Programs (CEIP). They have also encouraged municipalities to invest in their own programs following the same guidelines. Therefore, some cities and Albertan districts may well see the re-introduction of government rebates. If not from their municipality, then perhaps the provincial government using the PACE guidelines for homeowners.
In this instance though, homeowners will instead receive their refunds and rebates immediately, and the property taxes will be reassessed in the following period. This should prove beneficial to homeowners looking to make the right choice and choosing to invest in cleaner, greener alternatives.
Choose Window Replacement in Edmonton for a Greener Future
While the residential program may be not exist anymore, the PACE and CEIP programs speak of a better future for our families and communities. However, if you want to move toward a greener future, and have the available assets, high-efficiency, triple-paned, argon windows are a great way to complete this task. Look for a professional window installer in Edmonton to have a consultation for accurate information.
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