The Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator program is a 3-year program that launched in early June 2020. The program closed to new applications on Friday June 2, 2023 at 11:59pm.

Please note that any applications that are incomplete as of the program closure are not eligible and will be cancelled.

Edmonton’s Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator was a rebate program that provides financial incentives for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy installations to commercial and institutional buildings.

To check the status of an active application

Active applications include complete applications received on or before June 2, 2023 at 11:59pm. The BERA Program Administrator will continue to process active applications in priority order.

To check on the status of your application, log in to the BERA Application Portal or email

Future Direction

There are no immediate plans to open a new commercial energy-efficiency rebate program at this time. We are currently evaluating the City’s residential and commercial rebate programs in the Community Energy Transition Strategy to make program improvements and ensure that programs continue to advance the action plan and the energy transition to a low-carbon city. 

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Program Closure

When is the program closing to new applications?

The Building Energy Retrofit program is a 3-year program that launched in early June 2020. The program will close to new applications on June 2, 2023 at 11:59pm.

I have an active application. How am I affected by the Program Closure?

The BERA Program Administrator will continue to process active applications in priority order.

If you have an existing pre-approval, the reserved funds are held for a period of up to nine-months from the date of your pre-approval letter. Note: All upgrades must be installed within your pre-approval window as extensions are not guaranteed. 

If you submitted an application for post-approval, your application will be reviewed in the order it was received. Note: Any missing information must be provided within 30 days of request, otherwise the application will be cancelled. 

What is an active application?

An active application is one that was received on or before the program closure date of June 2, 2023 at 11:59pm, and is complete (includes all required documentation outlined in the  program checklist ).

I did not upload one or more required documents. Is my application still eligible?

No. Applications that have not yet received pre-approval confirmation or have received a request for more information are considered to be incomplete, and are not eligible or in priority queue. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required documentation has been submitted (see the  program checklist ).

  • Pre-project incomplete applications will receive a cancellation notice following program closure as per the Terms and Conditions .
  • Post-installation incomplete applications must provide any missing documentation within 30 days, or they will be removed from the active application queue.
Will there be a program waitlist?

No. The program is fully subscribed. Only complete applications received on or before the program closure date are considered in the priority queue.

Why is the BERA program ending?

The BERA program launched in early June 2020 and is coming to an administrative conclusion of its rebate budget and 3-year program timeline.

Measure Eligibility

How do I know what products are eligible for rebates?

Please review the Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator’s Eligible Measures List which has the most up-to-date requirements for eligible measures.

Is there a list of qualified contractors that I am required to use? Can I use my existing contractor or in-house maintenance team to complete my retrofit project?

The program does not have a qualified contractor list. Participants may use any contractor or in-house maintenance team to complete the retrofit project. All installed equipment must be installed by a certified professional and meet the appropriate building codes and permitting requirements.

Is a site inspection required to complete my application?

Applicants are required to submit photos of their installation. Some projects may be selected for an on-site inspection at the discretion of the City. Please see the Program Terms and Conditions for details.

Timing and Deadlines

Is there a deadline for submitting my application?

Yes. New applications will continue to be accepted until June 2, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Note: Only complete applications are eligible and in the priority queue.

Once pre-approved, how long do I have to complete the installation?

Pre-approval project rebate funds are reserved for nine (9) months. BERA applicants/contractors should make every effort to complete the planned project within the pre-approval window as extensions cannot be guaranteed, and are at the sole discretion of the City of Edmonton.