Efficiency Nova Scotia provides support to homeowners in the form of EnerGuide evaluations, rebates, and/or low interest financing. The information and expertise from an energy advisor, and access to financial incentives help to encourage homeowners to conduct upgrades to improve the energy efficiency of their home and help homes achieve improved EnerGuide ratings.
We can help with rebates and/or financing if your home meets the following conditions:
- Is located in Nova Scotia
- Is at least 6 months old from the date on the occupancy permit
- Is at least one of the following categories:
- Single-family homes
- Semi-detached homes (i.e. duplex)
- Side-by-side row homes (i.e. townhouse)
- Year-round cottages
- Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
- Has all interior and exterior finishes in place (including, for example, siding and drywall) and has a functioning automated heating system.
- Upgrades must be purchased and installed after the date of the initial assessment.
- Keep all invoices and receipts of upgrades performed and take photos of work in progress. Invoices and receipts must meet our Invoice Guidelines.
- Participation in the Home Energy Assessment program precludes homeowners from receiving rebates for the same upgrades in other Efficiency Nova Scotia programs (such as Heating System Rebates). Only rebates from one program will be issued for any upgrade.
- Rebates or financing are only available when you insulate at least 20% of that component. For example, if you only upgrade 18% of your basement foundation wall area, no rebate will be paid.
- Rebates are pro-rated based on the percentage of the building component area insulated. For example, if you only upgrade 50% of your attic, you will receive 50% of the rebate.
- When the roof consists of more than one type (i.e. attic, cathedral ceiling, and/or flat roof), ceiling rebates are pro-rated based on the overall ceiling area and roof type. For example, insulating two ceiling types does not result in obtaining the maximum rebate for each ceiling type.
- For a semi-detached or end unit row house, foundation and exterior wall rebates are 75% of the amounts shown. For a middle unit row house, rebates are 50% of the amounts shown.
- Foundation rebates are pro-rated based on the overall percentage of basement wall area insulated. When both a basement and crawlspace are insulated, rebate amounts are combined to a maximum of $1,200.
How to Apply?
If your home is eligible, book an initial Home Energy Assessment with one of our Registered Energy Advisors.
View our full listing of Register Energy Advisors here.
Review your custom recommendations.
Plan your upgrades and find a skilled professional to complete them. Our Efficiency Preferred Partners directory is available to help you find a contractor in your area.
Complete the upgrades of your choice within 12 months of your assessment date.
Book your final Home Energy Assessment to assess the improvements to your energy usage.
Receive your rebate within 90 days of your final assessment or start loan payments once the work is complete.
Based on individual applications
Efficiency Nova Scotia