Program for New Homes
If you’re building a new home, we can help make it more energy efficient and comfortable.
Are you building a new home and want to make sure it will be energy efficient and low-cost to operate, but still want it to be comfortable to live in? Book online now for a New Home Construction Energy Assessment – we can help make sure yours is a comfy home, while at the same time keeping those energy bills low. All this can be assured before you even break ground!
If you live in Nova Scotia and your new home is going to be mainly heated with electricity and the home is not yet framed, we can provide a New Home Construction Energy Assessment for the low cost of only $99! Not only that, but homes that are built with energy efficiency in mind will be eligible for rebates of up to $2,000!
For $99, a Certified Energy Advisor will review your building plans and provide you with customized recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your design – and reach the target you need to be eligible for incentives. Book online now to take a big step in the right direction with your new home.
Rebates amounts depend on how efficient your new home is going to be. You can pursue ENERGY STAR or R-2000 certification, or have your home rated using the EnerGuide rating system. The certification or rating achieved will define your incentive:
ENERGY STAR, or
30% better than code for homes less than or equal to 1,200 square feet, or
45% better than code for homes greater than 1,200 square feet.
45% better than code for homes less than or equal to 1,200 square feet, or
60% better than code for homes greater than 1,200 square feet
To be eligible for the New Homes Rebate Program you have to apply within 30 days of receiving your building permit (or before any framing is put up) and you have to be building with electricity as your planned heating system.*
For a complete list of FAQs and to confirm whether your new home is eligible, please click here.
* Other eligibility requirements may apply.