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Calgary homeowners showed their enthusiasm for the Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) at the January 2023 launch, which drew a volume of applications far exceeding all other CEIP programs in Alberta. The City temporarily closed the intake of new pre-qualification applications and now plans to reopen with staggered application rounds.

“We know many homeowners are waiting for CEIP to reopen. To give CEIP participants the best possible experience, we have decided to stagger our application intake by offering several smaller application rounds,” says CEIP program manager, Carlee Beaver. “This provides greater certainty to CEIP-qualified contractors on when they can expect increased demand for their services; and homeowners can apply in the round that best suits their renovation plan.”

Two more application rounds will be offered this year: the first round will open at 9 a.m. July 26; another round will be offered in November with the exact date announced approximately 30 days in advance. Each round will close once 150 pre-qualification applications have been received.

“We expect to receive 150 applications within 48 hours of reopening,” says Carlee Beaver. “We encourage applicants to prepare for their application in advance, and apply the morning that their desired round opens.” 

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit to sign up for email updates and learn how to prepare for their application.


CEIP offers financing that covers up to 100 per cent of project costs associated with energy efficiency or renewable energy home improvements, up to a maximum of $50,000 per property. Repayment is collected through the property tax bill. The City is offering competitive interest rates, long repayment terms (up to 20 years) and the option to repay in full at any time, penalty-free.

240 pre-qualifications were received in the first intake round, and an estimated $370,000 of financing has been committed to participants so far. Currently under construction are 9 solar PV projects, 11 HVAC and water heating improvements, 8 window, door, or insulation improvements, and the program’s first air source heat pump. The average financing requested per home through the program is just over $21,500.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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