The Edmonton Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) Program is a large scale and generous rebate system for commercial businesses to take advantage of. SolarNinjas will help to bring either a little or a lot of your operation up to modern efficient standards. The clever layering of the program gives you bonus money for addressing multiple categories of efficiency such as lighting and automation, heating, insulation etc.
You can access the program website for more information HERE, or go straight to the program PDF manual with all the straight details HERE… a PDF of the approved products and dollar rebate value is kept as a handy PDF resource HERE.
In some cases, the Edmonton Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator rebate covers 50% or more of the material cost of the upgrade! In todays product world it is cheaper by a fair margin to replace entire fixtures rather than the old “re-wire to use LED” method… and this rebate program helps make that even more attractive by reducing the material cost so nicely.
Over the past 3 to 5 years with rebate programs and green standards evolving around the world, product quality and lifespan has increased, cost has reduced by more than 50% over that time and certifications for compliance have been developed. This means it is simpler and safer for you to trust SolarNinjas to deliver you a fully compliant product stream and avoid the world of unsafe and uncertified goods that have been causing trouble in the industry for years.
These rebate programs help make quality goods cheaper, by guiding consumers away from uncertified online products or discount shop trash goods that have been well proven to be prone to fires, can introduce unfiltered harmonics into the power system by being built cheaper, and are often not consistent in their colour output, lifespan, or build quality. Don’t void your insurance policy by installing offshore products that are not legal for sale in Canada or certified by a legitimate authority. They might be on the shelf at a store or on amazon, but that does not make them legal to use in your home and business where liability is an issue.
SolarNinjas is happy to interact with you as your electrician or your green building consultant to help install or plan your retrofit project. We can connect you with trustworthy partners for heating, cooling, building envelope and other categories of efficiency experts and will work with or provide contact to energy auditors as needed to document your improvements to the level you require. If you’re chasing a certification for your building we want to add value and get you there better and safer.
LED Upgrades from older models of lights can pay for themselves in as little as one year, and continue to deliver those savings as profits into your business for years to come. With lifespans in the 10 to 25 year range and no need to replace bulbs these will increase productivity and reduce maintenance as well. Catching up on often delayed electrical maintenance and getting our team of master electricians and experienced engineers as needed to look through your building electrical, data and wireless systems can help put the whole system back in a way that helps you run smoother and better for a long time. Not only can we peel hundreds to thousands of dollars per month off your electric bills, we can make your work space safer and more productive. Your sales areas will be more attractive, your offices more comfortable for staff and in general raise the standard of experience in your facility while also removing concerns over maintenance and future costs.
SolarNinjas can help you get your PRE APPROVAL in place for these rebates, so you know where you stand before you commit.
There is no energy audit required for this rebate program and a maximum of $150,000 paid out per property so it is as simple as working together and doing what you can.
If you want to go further, we can finance larger projects, include solar energy installations to help you eliminate costs down the line, provide access to generous federal tax incentives and blend these efforts together for your maximum benefit! We can finance projects up to $5million including commercial solar installations.
There are additional rebates available for Electric Car Chargers which may also interest you, an we offer complete maintenance and infrastructure upgrade options.
Let us help you take advantage of these measures while they’re here and plan for the future with electrical inspection, maintenance and upgrade services worked into your arrangement.