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. Please note that the Town of Canmore’s Clean Energy Improvement Program is currently at capacity. Pre-Qualification submissions will be placed on a waitlist and processed on a first-come, first-served basis when space becomes available.
- 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
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.