Residential Environmental Rebates

The Town of Banff provides financial rebates to help residents save water and energy, and to support transportation methods that help protect the environment. A list of qualifying products is provided below.

How Do I Apply?

To apply for Town of Banff residential environmental rebates, please complete and submit the Residential Environmental Rebate Application form along with all required supporting documentation. If you’re unsure if the item you’re considering qualifies, please e-mail the Town at rebates@banff.ca.

Eligibility

Only Banff residents are eligible for residential rebates.

To be eligible for some rebates, the energy efficiency of a specific product must be certified under either the Energy Star or CEE program.  These certifications are often listed in the specification sheets for individual products.   To determine whether a specific product/model meets these requirements, please contact the product manufacturer or look for your product in the lists provided at the following web sites:

Rebate applications are accepted at any time.   For some rebates, only purchases with receipts dated after/between certain dates are eligible.  Please do not hesitate to apply or inquire about eligibility.

Environmental Rebates

WATER EFFICIENCY

Toilets

  • 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. Dual flush toilet - lesser of $100 or 50%. Low-flow toilet (4.8 LPF) - lesser of $100 or 50%.

Rain Barrels

  • 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. $50 rebate.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Refrigerators

  • Old fridges use more electricity than any other home appliance. Upgrading an old fridge can reduce its energy usage by 30%. Refrigerator - $150 (Energy Star certified, or CEE Tier 1 or 2). Refrigerator - $300 (Energy Star Most Efficient, or CEE Tier 3+). 

Clothes washer

  • Clothes washer- $75 (Energy Star certified, or CEE Tier 1 or 2)
  • Clothes washer - $150 (Energy Star Most Efficient, or CEE Tier 3+)

Dishwasher

  • Dishwasher - $100 (Energy Star certified, or CEE Tier 1+)

Door Replacement

  • Installing energy efficient doors in your home reduces your energy use and heating bills. 
  • Door replacement- $100 per door (Energy Star certified)

Window Replacement

  • Upgrading to energy efficient windows reduces heating costs and road noise, and increases air tightness and the value of your home. Window replacement  - $100 per window (Energy Star certified). Window replacement  - $200 per window (Energy Star Most Efficient). 

Furnace

  • 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).

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. 

Home Energy Audit

  • Home energy audit - Lesser of $500 or one third of cost
  • Must be completed by an NRCan-registered EnerGuide Energy Advisor

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

E-bike - CLOSED FOR 2022 - No More Rebates Funding Available. 

  • While funds are available, the Town now offers a rebate of up to $750 on electric pedal assist bicycles with a purchase price of under $5,000.  A higher rebate is offered to Banff Access Program members (Tier 1 = up to $1000, Tier 2 = up to $900).
  • NOTE: the $5,000 purchase price cap may be raised for adaptive eBikes required by residents with mobility issues. 

Snow and Ice Walking Aids (winter only)

  • 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.  This rebate is offered Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.

Studded Tire Rebate (winter only)

  • Studded bike tires - $40/tire (or $40/bike conversion kit) This rebate is offered Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.
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