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Downtown Strategies Must Include Energy Efficiency

By: Jessica Lajoie and Stefanie Drozda, Program Specialists at Alberta Ecotrust Calgary’s downtown has been the focus of a lot of attention over the past few years and not for positive reasons. The combination of the economic recession and pandemic resulted in a hollowing out…

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ARE WE DESIGNING PROGRAMS FOR CARBON NEUTRALITY?

Currently, there are a few programs in Alberta focused on catalyzing energy efficiency and small scale renewables while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. More are on the way. The federal government announced support programs including: an up to $5,000 rebate per home for energy efficiency improvements;…

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RBC TECH FOR NATURE: SCALING UP ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITS

We are a proud recipient of the RBC Tech for Nature donation from the RBC Foundation alongside more than 100 leading environmental organizations. Together, we’re tackling the pressing environmental challenges of our times by leveraging technology, developing innovative solutions and building multi-sector partnerships. Through the…

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ERA’S REBATE PROGRAM: ARE REBATES ENOUGH?

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) launched a $55M program to incentivize small and medium enterprises in Alberta to do energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities and operations. The funding should be popular with businesses, nonprofits, and contractors as it will provide an opportunity for savings and…

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EDMONTON’S HOME ENERGY RETROFIT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM FACILITATES RESIDENTIAL EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

The City of Edmonton recently launched their Home Energy Retrofit Accelerator program, providing financial incentives for homeowners who want to invest in improving the energy efficiency of their home. The program helps homeowners understand their home’s energy use and offers rebates to make improvements and…

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BUILDING ENERGY BENCHMARKING KICKS OFF IN CALGARY

The City of Calgary recently launched the Commercial and Institutional Building Energy Benchmarking (BEB) Program. This program helps building owners and operators measure and track building energy performance to improve efficiency, contribute to energy savings and affordability, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to help limit…

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LET’S SAY #Yes2ClimateYEG

Tomorrow Foundation for a Sustainable Future, is launching the #Yes2ClimateYEG campaign to support a low carbon future and healthy environment. At Alberta Ecotrust, we know that Edmontonians have a vision for a climate-friendly future. In fact, the City of Edmonton’s recent perception surveying indicates that…

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