Unfortunately, after an email sent this morning by Energy
Efficiency Alberta, the Home Energy Plan has been closed. As our valued
clients, we are sending this email because you had a Pre-Evaluation with
us and we are offering the opportunity to book your Post-Evaluation
before the closing deadline.
You won't need a Post-Evaluation if you completed Common
Upgrades: replacing a furnace, for example, with a certified contractor.
The rebates in this case will be handled without an Energy
Advisor. However, if you have completed any work yourself or
with a contractor that is not certified with EEA, you will need the
Post-Evaluation in order to qualify for the rebates.
When you spoke to us during your evaluation or on the phone, we
would have let you know that once you had the initial evaluation
completed on your home, you would have 18 months to complete your
renovations as per the HEP Terms and Conditions. This is no longer the
case, all materials must be purchased by November 7, and Post-Evaluation
completed by December 10th to be eligible and meet the timelines set
out by the Home Energy Plan.
If you have any concerns regarding the sudden cancellation
of the Home Energy Plan or with the loss of the 18 month window to complete
renovations as outlined in the Terms and Conditions of the HEP
Program, we recommend that you contact Jason Nixon MLA, Minister of the
Environment, and your provincial and/or federal government
representatives. (Find your MLA)
Energy Efficiency Alberta has published their annual
report on how they were impacting Alberta's economy with their
programs (see image above).
The City of Edmonton states that "energy
efficiency is the cheapest and most effective way to reduce energy use
and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, which in turn, helps reduce our
effect on climate change."
Other benefits of having an EnerGuide label:
Improve your comfort and living environment -
Improving energy performance by upgrading insulation, heating and
ventilation systems or windows will give you a home that is better
insulated and air sealed. These types of upgrades can reduce cold
spots, drafts and noise and provide more even temperatures and
cleaner air in your home.
Learn how your home can save you money -
An evaluation can take the guesswork out of which upgrades would
work best for your home and save you most on utility bills.
Invest in your home and get value in return -
Also, the energy performance improvements you make and an EnerGuide
label to prove it can be an important selling point to prospective
buyers. It may show the home’s performance has been improved which
in turn reduces the utility costs for any future occupants.
Empower your community -
Improve the energy performance of your home and become part of the
solution for using energy efficiently and reducing greenhouse gas
Be ready - position
yourself to apply for future incentives from various levels of government
The last day to make purchases is November 7th
Energy Efficiency Alberta will not accept any
receipts for products that are purchased after this date.
The last day for a Post-Evaluation
is December 10th
This is the latest we can perform the second
blower door test, and review your energy model. This is to ensure we can
submit your information to NRCan properly and update your profile on
Please let us know if you wish to book your post
evaluation so that we can accommodate your appointment as soon as