Residential Environmental Rebates
The Town of Banff provides financial rebates to support residents in choosing energy-efficient and renewable energy components for their homes. The provincial government, through Energy Efficiency Alberta, also provides financial rebates for energy efficient products.
Effective immediately, the Town will not be accepting any new environmental/solar rebate applications. Applications that were received by the Town on or before April 23, 2020 will still be accepted and processed as usual.
Quarterly solar PV incentive rebate payments are not affected. Rebate cheques will continue to be mailed out to program participants as usual.
The following list shows which rebates are available to Banff residents through the municipal and/or provincial government.
How Do I Apply?
To apply for Town of Banff residential environmental rebates, please complete and submit the Residential Environmental Rebate Application form. If you’re unsure if the item you’re considering qualifies, please contact Planning and Development at 403.762.1215.
Snow and Ice Walking Aid
Get a rebate on the purchase of urban crampons, also known as traction devices, footwear ice spikes, and a variety of brand names. $20 rebate. Rebate offer ends April 30, 2020
Studded Tire Rebate
- Get a rebate on the purchase of studded bike tires. $60 per tire for Banff Access Program members and $40 per tire for non-members. Rebate offer ends April 30, 2020
Energy efficient clothes washers save thousands of litres of water each year – saving you an average of $40 per year in energy costs.
- Clothes Washers rebates from Energy Efficiency Alberta
- $100 rebate available for high-efficiency (Energy Star certified) dishwashers from the Town of Banff.
Installing energy efficient doors in your home reduces your energy use and heating bills.
- $50 rebate available for high-efficiency (Energy Star certified) doors from the Town of Banff.
A home energy audit helps you identify areas in your home where you can make energy efficiency improvements to save energy and money. Watch this short video to see how a home energy audit works.
- $100 rebate available for a residential energy audit from the Town of Banff.
Reduce your annual energy use and heating bill by installing an Energy Star certified furnace.
- $500 rebate available for a high-efficiency (Energy Star certified) furnace from the Town of Banff.
Improving the insulation in your attic, walls and basement will reduce your heating costs and make your home more comfortable.
- Rebates for insulation improvements are available from Energy Efficiency Alberta.
By installing a rain barrel to capture water from your roof, you can harvest rain water to use for watering your plants, conserve water and save on your water bill.
- A $25 rebate on rain barrels is available from the Town of Banff.
Old fridges use more electricity than any other home appliance. Upgrading an old fridge can reduce its energy usage by 30%.
- Both a provincial and municipal rebate are available for eligible energy efficient refrigerators.
- A $75 rebate is available for energy efficient refrigerators from Energy Efficiency Alberta. Check for eligible refrigerators and apply for the provincial rebate.
- The Town of Banff will match the provincial rebate of $75 for CEE Tier 2 and $100 for Tier 3 energy efficient refrigerators.
Solar Hot Water Heater
Using sunshine to pre-heat your water can cut your annual hot water costs by up to 50%.
- $650 rebate available for an Energy Star certified solar hot water heater from the Town of Banff.
A smart thermostat keeps your home at an ideal temperature at all times, saving energy and money.
- A $75 rebate is available for smart thermostats from Energy Efficiency Alberta. Check for eligible thermostats and apply for the provincial rebate.
Toilets are often the largest source of water use in a home, accounting for 30% of an average home’s water use. Replacing older toilets with new water-efficient ones can reduce water use and water bills.
- $100 rebate available for purchase of a high-efficiency (4.8 litres or less) toilet from the Town of Banff.
- $100 rebate available for purchase of a dual-flush toilet from the Town of Banff
- More information on choosing a water-efficient toilet is available from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, WaterSense and Maximum Performance.
Upgrading to energy efficient windows reduces heating costs and road noise, and increases air tightness and the value of your home.
- Rebates of up to $1,500 are available for the installation of new, energy-efficient windows from Energy Efficiency Alberta. More details on eligible window and how to apply for the rebate.
A list of Energy Star certified products is available from Natural Resources Canada.
Tools to Help You Choose Energy Efficient Products for Your Home
- Home Efficiency Tool – Use this app to discover how much power and money you can save by upgrading lighting, electronics and appliances throughout your home (Energy Efficiency Alberta).
- Learn About Lighting Tool – Learn about the differences among LED, CFL, halogen and incandescent bulbs – and which is best for your home (Energy Efficiency Alberta).