As a community, we all contribute to our town’s combined energy consumption and greenhouse gas footprint. To evolve our community’s energy footprint, the Town is looking for new ways to assist our residents in reducing their energy consumption through advanced energy efficiency programs and alternative energy projects.
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Kit
The Town of Okotoks now offers a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit Kit with the tools and basic instructions to provide enough information on how to conduct a basic home energy audit by yourself.
Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP)
This Program will allow residential property owners to obtain low interest loans from the Town of Okotoks to complete energy efficiency renovations!
Powering off Appliances & Lights
One major way to reduce energy usage in your home is powering off appliances and lights when not in use. By taking a few short minutes to walk around your home to unplug unnecessary appliances and turn off unused lights, you are able to save a large amount of money on your power bill!
Changing Light bulbs
- In many homes, light bulbs can act as a large source of heat and energy consumption. By switching to light emitting diodes (LED) in your home, you are able to save money and energy.
- Remember: Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) can be taken to the Eco-Centre for disposal. Traditional incandescent light bulbs can be placed in your black cart for pickup.
Install Programmable Thermostats
- Programmable Thermostats are a great way to save energy and money, by keeping your home at an ideal temperature at all times. Programmable Thermostats range in price from $90 - $400, and can be purchased at most home and hardware centres.
More energy conservation tips for inside your home:
The Town of Okotoks has electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations available for public use that are free and available to the public 24 hours a day (note: chargers are not reservable) at the following facilities:
Two EV chargers are located on Elizabeth Street directly in front of the Okotoks Municipal Centre (5 Elizabeth Street). One charger is exclusively for Tesla vehicles, and the other is a universal charger.
- Charger 1: Sun Country Highway EV-60 - 48 Amp
- Charger 2: Tesla - 80 Amp
Location: 5 Elizabeth Street
The chargers were donated to the Town by Sun Country Highway as part of its Municipal Destination Program.
- 20 Amp Max - Requires charging cord
- 5 outlets available
Location: 1118 North Railway Street (in east and west parking areas)
Southridge Emergency Services Building:
- 15 Amp Max - Requires charging cord
- 2 outlets available
Location: 98 Woodhaven Drive on the west side of the building
Okotoks Arts and Learning Campus:
- 40 Amp Max, SAE J1772 connector
- 2 Chargers, with 2 plugs each, for 4 chargers total
Location: 23 Riverside Drive