Town of Canmore

Clean Energy Improvement Program

Over half of Canmore’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are from existing buildings. Homeowners can now apply for the Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) – an innovative financing tool for property owners to reduce GHG emissions by investing in energy efficient and renewable energy upgrades without an upfront cost.

CEIP provides a low interest financing option for homeowners with repayments through annual property tax bills. CEIP repayment is tied to the property, not the property owner. If the home is sold, the new owner assumes responsibility for repayment, while also enjoying the energy savings and other benefits of the upgrade(s).  

CEIP is administered by Alberta Municipalities. Grant and loan funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities offsets the program administration and the upfront costs for the home energy upgrades for the first four years. 

Submit Your Application

To submit your application or learn more about the program click here

Key Features 

  • The Clean Energy Improvement Program is first come, first served. Roughly 14-18 residential upgrade projects are budgeted for each year, during the four years the Town has funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Homeowners will need to have five years of property tax history to be eligible.
  • The Clean Energy Improvement Charge is tied to the property, not the property owner.
  • Repayment is through property tax with terms based on the effective useful life (EUL) of the completed upgrades, to a maximum of 20 years. 
  • CEIP is stackable with rebates and incentives. 

Types of Upgrades Available

  • HVAC control and heating (e.g., high efficiency furnace, air source heat pump)
  • Water heating (e.g., tankless natural gas water heater, drain water heat recovery)
  • Renewable and alternative energy (e.g., solar PV)
  • Doors, windows and insulation 

Contractors

CEIP contributes to local economic growth by providing opportunities for contractors. To work on CEIP projects, electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, energy auditors, window, insulation, and solar installers must become a CEIP Qualified Contractor with Alberta Municipalities.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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