Grant Name: New Home Energy Savings Program

Status:

Active

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Deadline:

Ongoing

Description

This Program offers custom recommendations on residents’ building plans and access of up to $10,000 in incentives for energy efficiency improvements.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive rebates, Participants must be registered either:

  • before the building permit date of issuance (preferred option); or
  • at a maximum, within 30 days of the building permit date of issuance.
    Either builders or homebuyers (defined in this program as people having homes built) can participate in the program; builders must sign and agree to a Builder Agreement to participate in the New Home Energy Savings Program. A Builder Agreement only needs to be signed once. Contact NB Power to learn more about Builder Agreements.
    Buildings eligible for incentives:
  • Must be located in New Brunswick; and
  • Must be a home as defined below:
    • Homes can be detached (single family), semi-detached, or individual units of row housing. To qualify, semi-detached or row housing units must have party walls that extend from slab to attic and have separate heating and ventilation systems. Buildings with common areas or shared basements are not eligible. See Appendix C in the Program Guidelines for examples of housing configurations, and
    • Be a residential property as defined under Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada 2015. Such properties would be no more than three (3) stories high and having a footprint of not more than 600 m2 (6,458 ft2 ), or
    • Be a manufactured dwelling on a permanent foundation (as defined under Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada 2015).
      • Types of eligible foundations:
      • Basement foundation
      • Slab-on-grade with anchors
      • Concrete blocks on an engineered pad
      • Piers and beams
  • and must have an electric primary heating system:
    • A house with any kind of central heat pump, regardless of space heaters like wood/pellet/gas/oil/propane stoves or
      fireplaces.
    • A house with in floor heating provided by an electric boiler, regardless of space heaters like wood/pellet/gas/oil/propane stoves or fireplaces.
    • A house with an electric furnace, regardless of space heaters like wood/pellet/gas/oil/propane stoves or fireplaces.

How to Apply?

Step 1: Register
Complete the online registration form. Select the Service Organization of your choice.

Step 2: Have your building plans modeled by a Certified Energy Advisor (CEA)
After registering, you will be contacted to begin the process of modeling and evaluating your plans. A program fee ($99+ HST) is required before modeling begins. You can expect your building plans to be modeled within three to four weeks of the date of your registration.

Step 3: Consult with your Certified Energy Advisor on ways to make your home more energy efficient
Based on your building plans, your energy advisor will provide recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your new home. These recommendations will include changes to your plans to meet at least one of the incentive levels offered through this program.

Step 4: Build your home to meet one of the incentive levels
You have 12 months to complete the construction of your home from the date of your registration in the program. Talk with your Certified Energy Advisor and review the Program Guidelines about what receipts or product stickers you should save.

Step 5: Complete an On-Site Energy Evaluation of your home
Once your home is ready for an On-Site Energy Evaluation, contact your Service Organization to schedule the evaluation.
Shortly after your On-Site Energy Evaluation, you will receive an EnerGuide label showing the modeled energy consumption of your home.

Step 6: Receive your incentive
The person registering into the program will receive the incentive.

We are now offering customers a direct deposit option for all incentives, making it quick and easy for you to receive your payment! Please note: Business customers previously set up for direct deposit of incentives are not required to re-submit a direct deposit enrolment form unless there has been a change in banking information.

Payments are made by cheque and are usually received within 90 days of your On-Site Energy Evaluation.

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications
up to $10,000 in incentives for energy efficiency improvements.

Contact Information

NB Power
1 800 663-6272

Processing Fee

N/A

Location/Classification

New Brunswick
Environment

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