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For Your Home

Not sure where to start with energy efficiency? Start Here.

Tell us about your home and we can help you save.

Knowing where to start to improve your home's energy efficiency can be a bit of a puzzle. Efficiency Nova Scotia is here to make that process easier.

Complete a Residential Profile with your home's energy details and receive a customized Summary Report. Your report will outline short term and long term actions you can take to increase your home's energy efficiency and save on your annual energy bill. Your customized report will also provide information about potential rebates for completing upgrades or buying energy efficient products.

Complete your Residential Profile.

Appliance Retirement

Cash in to freeze energy costs.

Older appliances use on average 15% more energy than newer models. Cashing in your old working fridge or freezer could save you over $180 on your power bill annually.

We will pick up and properly recycle your old fridge or freezer and give you $30. Add your old room air conditioner and we'll give you an extra $10!

To book a pick-up online click here

Or call us toll free at 1-888-303-2103

For more information, please visit our Appliance Retirement page.

Home Energy Assessment

Warm up to home upgrades.

A Home Energy Assessment gives you a complete analysis of your home's energy efficiency - from the attic to the basement.

For $99, one of our Certified Energy Advisors will conduct a full evaluation of your home, and provide you with customized recommendations to help you save energy and money.

Complete any of the suggested upgrades, such as insulation, draft-proofing, windows or doors, within 12 months and we will help you cover the cost. Choose from either low interest financing up to $25,000, or up to $5,000 in rebates.

Please note, rebates and financing are for homes that are electrically heated. Pre-approval is required.

To learn more on available rebates, please view our Home Energy Assessment Rebate Guide.

For more information, please visit our Home Energy Assessment page.

Find a Contractor

You may already have a contractor in mind for your project, if not, you can visit our Efficiency Partner Network to search for a contractor.

Become an Efficiency Partner

Our Efficiency Partner Network makes it easier for potential clients to find your business and contact you about energy efficiency upgrades. At no cost to you, customers will be able to discover your business through our online list. They can filter by region, expertise and services to see if you’re the perfect fit to help them complete their projects. Join our list today.

Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

Email us at

Product Installation

Let us lend a hand.

We make it easy and affordable to make your home more energy efficient. At absolutely no cost to you, one of our qualified partners will install energy efficient products in your home such as LEDs, water saving shower heads, water aerators, electric hot water tank and pipe wrap.

To book an appointment call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

For more information, visit our Product Installation page.

Green Heat

More ways to save.

Rebates up to $1,900 or low interest financing are available for solar and home heating equipment and installation such as solar air and water heating, wood and pellet stoves/furnaces, and heat pumps. Please note, rebates and financing are for homes that are electrically heated. Pre-approval is required.

Get approved today, submit a Green Heat Pre-Approval Form or apply toll-free over the phone at 1 877 999 6035. Please have your electric bill available when you call.

For more information, please visit our Green Heat page.


More ways to save.

If your income falls below Statistics Canada's before tax Low Income Cut-offs, your home energy assessment and upgrades could be provided at absolutely no cost to you.

To learn more or to apply, please visit us online at

New Home Construction

Start Saving from the ground up.

If you are building a new home, we can help you integrate energy efficient principles and technologies that will save you energy and money right from the start. For $300, one of our Certified Energy Advisors will evaluate your building plans and provide a customized list of recommendations.

If your new home receives ENERGY STAR® certification, your initial $300 will be reimbursed. You will also receive an additional $1,500 rebate if your new home uses less than 19,000 kWh per year in total energy use.

For more information:

Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

Email us at

Visit our New Home Construction page.

Instant Savings

Seasonal savings make a year-round difference.

Each spring and fall, save instantly in stores across Nova Scotia on dozens of easy-to-install, energy efficient products such as:

  • Lighting, dimmer switches & motion sensors
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Smart power bars & power bars with timers
  • Outdoor timers
  • Clothesline kits
  • ENERGY STAR® high efficiency refrigerators & clothes washers

  • Enjoy Instant Savings of $3 to $75 at the checkout and even longer-term savings on your power bill. You will be able to find Instant Savings in store starting October 1st, 2015

    For more information, please visit our Instant Savings page.

    Home Energy Report

    Take control of your energy use.

    Use the Home Energy Report, a smart, simple online tool, to better understand and take control of your energy use. You can see how much electricity you're using compared to similar homes in your community and get personalized tips to help you save energy and money.

    For more information, please visit our Home Energy Report page.

    For Your Business

    Business Energy Rebates

    Switch to efficient products and save.

    Energy efficient upgrades make your business more comfortable and profitable.

    You can also choose to finance your project as 24 interest free payments on your power bill in lieu of rebates. Please note, financing subject to credit approval. Eligible products are listed below. Download your application by clicking the link for the products or equipment you would like to install

  • Agriculture (PDF)
  • Commerical Solar (PDF)
  • Compressed Air (PDF)
  • HVAC (PDF)
  • IT and Datacentre (PDF)
  • Kitchen (PDF)
  • Laundry (PDF)
  • Lighting (PDF)
  • Refrigeration (PDF)
  • VFD (PDF)
  • Water Heating (PDF)
  • Pumping (PDF)

  • Participating Electrical Distributor Partners

    We offer instant rebates* on lighting and pumping technologies when you purchase your product through an Efficiency Nova Scotia distributor partner. Simply purchase approved products and install them in any non-residential facility, apartment or condo building common area in Nova Scotia*. *Products that are rebated instantly in-store at participating electrical distributors, are not eligible for online rebates. All rebates are delivered after tax.

    Find a participating Distributor Partner.

  • Eddy Group Limited (lighting and pumping)
  • Emco Ltd. (pumping)
  • Guillevin International Co. (lighting)
  • Harris & Roome Supply (Graybar Canada Inc.) (lighting)
  • Island Distributors Ltd. (lighting and pumping)
  • J.W. Bird & Company Limited (lighting and pumping)
  • Kerr Controls Limited (pumping)
  • Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. (lighting)
  • Litron Canada (lighting)
  • McLoughlan Supplies Ltd. (lighting)
  • Sansom Equipment Ltd. (pumping)
  • Source Atlantic Limited (lighting and pumping)
  • WESCO International Inc. (lighting)
  • Wolseley Inc. (pumping)

  • For more information, please visit our Business Energy Rebates page.

    Small Business Energy Solutions

    Discover smart energy upgrades for your small business

    Energy efficient upgrades can make your small business more comfortable and profitable. We make it affordable to make energy efficiency upgrades such as:

  • Lighting
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Laundry Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Water Heating
  • Refrigeration Equipment
  • Compressed Air
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Agriculture Technology
  • Pumping Technology

  • Best of all, we cover up to 60 per cent of the cost through rebates and small business incentives and we offer 24 months interest free financing on your power bill. Please note, to qualify for interest free payment installments, conditions apply. Contact us for more details.

    Get Started

    To apply, learn more, find a contractor, or apply to be an Efficiency Partner, please visit our Small Business Energy Solutions page.

    Apply or learn more here.

    For more information:

    Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

    Email us at

    Custom Projects

    Find a custom fit.

    For customized energy saving projects, we offer individualized technical assistance, financial incentives and financing options to offset the cost of engineering studies, energy efficient equipment and installation such as compressed air, motors and variable speed drives, refrigeration, lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC), and cogeneration.

    Incentive amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis and vary depending on the size of the project, energy saving effectiveness of the measure, equipment involved and the financial need of your organization.

    Incentives up to half the total eligible project costs to a maximum of $500,000 are available for each energy saving project including half the cost of the scoping study to a maximum of $1,000 and the full cost of a feasibility study to a maximum of $15,000.

    Please note, demand-limiting controls and power factor correction measures not currently eligible.

    To learn more visit our Custom Projects page.

    You also have the option to:

    Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

    Or email us at

    Existing Building Recommissioning

    Recapture your buildings' energy performance.

    We can help you restore older buildings to peak operating condition and optimal efficiency. Recommissioning older buildings can save you up to 15 per cent on your energy bills and improve occupant comfort without any capital investments. Recommissioning specialists will work with you to review your buildings' original operating documents, equipment, temperature settings and scheduling to ensure everything is working properly and set for optimal efficiency. Then, they will provide you with a customized report outlining the enhancements made and other areas for energy savings. We cover up to 75 per cent of the cost to a maximum of $25,000 per building. Additional funding and financing is available for the other energy saving upgrades suggested in the report.

    For more information:

    Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

    Email us at

    New Construction

    Start saving from the ground up.

    If you are planning to build, expand, or conduct a major renovation project, we can help you put together a well-priced, highly efficient design. We offer assistance with energy modeling, financing, and product rebates to make it easy and affordable to incorporate energy efficient technologies in your new construction or major renovation projects.

    New construction projects could include, but are not limited to heat pumps (air or ground source), advanced lighting technologies, heating, cooling and Ventilation (HVAC), motors and variable speed drives, solar equipment, advanced industrial process systems.

    Incentives up to half the total eligible projects costs to a maximum of $500,000 are available for each energy saving project including the full cost of energy modeling to a maximum of $15,000 and interest free multi-year financing for remaining energy efficient project costs.

    For more information:

    Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

    Email us at

    Energy Management Information Systems

    Make energy performance visible to your organization.

    Energy Management Information System (EMIS) is a performance management system that allows you to monitor and analyze energy usage in your organization. It provides the information required to make decisions and take operational action to improve energy efficiency. We provide funding and will facilitate the installation, training and evaluation of EMIS equipment within your organization. EMIS can help you:

    - Identify energy savings in reduced base load and operational variability.

    - Reduce operating costs and increase profits.

    - Create accountability for energy costs within all areas of your organization.

    For more information:

    Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

    Email us at

    Strategic Energy Management

    A structured and sustainable approach to energy management.

    Strategic Energy Management (SEM) provides organizations with a comprehensive approach to energy management that will achieve sustainable energy and cost savings over the long term. Through continuous business process and energy performance improvements, along with organizational culture change, SEM can help your organization reduce energy use by up to 15 per cent and achieve greater savings from capital projects.

    We can help implement SEM within your organization, facilitating all the components necessary to develop a full Strategic Energy Management Plan such as energy mapping, monitoring and reporting, employee training and support for employee engagement activities.

    For more information:

    Call us toll free at 1-877-999-6035

    Email us at

    Bright Business

    Conference and Awards 2015

    Thank You to All 2015 Bright Business Attendees.

    On Tuesday, October 20th, more than 250 influential business leaders, professionals and practitioners in the energy efficiency industry gathered to discuss the latest trends, technologies and policies in energy efficiency.

    For more information, and to view this year's presentations and award videos, please visit our Bright Business Conference page.

    Holiday Light Exchange

    This season, make your Holiday's a little brighter with energy efficiency.

    Join Efficiency Nova Scotia at tree lighting ceremonies across the province for our annual LED Holiday Light Exchange. You're encouraged to visit one of the events listed near you and trade two sets of old, incandescent holiday lights for one set of brand new, energy efficient LEDs.

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