The City of Edmonton recently launched a three-year residential rebate program for energy efficient retrofits called the Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator (HERA) which is part of the city’s Change for Climate initiative. The 1.8-million-dollar HERA Program will fund about 1200 Edmonton residents to retrofit their homes.

“The HERA incentive program will help homeowners invest in energy efficiency improvements that allow them to benefit from reduced energy bills while also helping to build a low-carbon cleaner city. This will be a critical component in creating a more climate resilient Edmonton too and will lay the foundation for Edmonton’s housing stock as well as the creation of many jobs, I’m hopeful that many residents will take advantage of this exciting new program.”

Eligible homes include:

  • Detached
  • Semi-detached
  • Row Homes/townhomes
  • Mobile Homes on a permanent foundation
  • Any suites located in any of these homes (except for mobile homes)

To participate in the program a recent home energy assessment must be supplied by a qualified energy advisor. Home energy upgrades must be completed within 18 months of enrollment in the program.

Eligible products and services include:

  • Pre-retrofit evaluation.
  • Post retrofit evaluation.
  • As-Built New Home Evaluation
  • Attic insulation
  • Exterior Wall Insulation
  • Foundation Wall insulation
  • Air Sealing – Standard
  • Air Sealing – Advanced
  • ENERGY STAR Replacement Window (triple pane)
  • Drain Water Heat Recovery
  • ENERGY STAR Gas Tankless Water Heater
  • ENERGY STAR Gas Storage Water Heater
  • ENERGY STAR Heat Pump Water Heater
  • ENERGY STAR High Efficiency Furnace
  • HVI Certified Heat Recovery Ventilator / Energy Recovery Ventilator
  • ENERGY STAR Smart Thermostat
  • ENERGY STAR Ground Source Heat Pump
  • ENERGY STAR Air Source Heat Pump
  • Renovating to Net Zero

For a more information on Edmonton’s HERA program please visit

To apply to participate in the program visit: