Financial support for green infrastructure
Energy Efficiency Alberta's Business Energy Savings Program offers rebates to encourage schools to choose high-efficiency products (up to $25,000 per individual facility). Note: This program is on hold until further notice.
Solar for Schools Program is a program provided by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre that provides rebates to Alberta Public School Boards who install photovoltaic systems (PV) on their school. The Government of Alberta is investing $15 million into this program. Read the news release here.
Energy Performance Contracts are made possible through Alberta's Capital Borrowing Regulation under the school act (considered a 'best practice' nationally). They transfer the risk of borrowing for major energy efficiency retrofits from the school board to the contractor. Click here for more information by the Energy Services Association of Canada.
The Clean Energy Improvement Program (more commonly known as PACE) is a way to finance energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy projects through property taxes. Note: This program is still in the development stage.