Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency means living our lives the way we are used to, only using less electricity or natural gas to do so.

Helping Red Deerians be EnergyWise

Energy efficiency contributes to:

  1. Comfort: your buildings stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and free of cold spots and drafts.
  2. Health and safety: good air circulation helps prevent humidity and condensation from building up. Excess humidity and condensation can cause mould, which can trigger a variety of health issues.
  3. Environmental stewardship: using less energy helps improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change. Energy efficiency supports The City's , which includes targets to reduce community energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality.

Click below to learn about our programs.

EnergyWise for Residents

The EnergyWise Program for Residents teaches Red Deerians simple, affordable ways to reduce energy use in their homes by providing them with education, tools and resources. There is no cost to participate

To participate in this program you must:

  • Live in the city of Red Deer.
  • If renting, ask your landlord if you have permission to make energy efficiency installations.
  • Attend one 3.5 hour workshop. A meal will be provided.
  • If you pay your own energy bills, give The City of Red Deer permission to access your energy usage until January 2022.

Workshops are being offered on the following dates:

  1. Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library - Downtown Branch
  2. Saturday, February 29, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library - Downtown Branch
  3. Monday, March 2, 5 - 8:30 p.m. at Central Alberta Refugee Effort
  4. Thursday, March 5, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Red Deer Native Friendship Society

Register here. Registration closes three days before each workshop date. There are a limited number of spots available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the workshop dates are full, you have the option of being placed on a waitlist.

View the digital version of the EnergyWise Guidebook for Residents (pdf) for program participants.

To learn more about the program read the Q&A Backgrounder (pdf) or contact Environmental Initiatives at 403-342-8750 or