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About Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia is Canada’s first energy efficiency utility. Working with more than 200 local partners, we’ve helped 400,000 program participants complete energy efficiency projects, saving Nova Scotians $180 million in annual energy savings. We have also reached 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent avoided annually.

Our work is funded by revenues from supplying electricity efficiency and conservation activities to Nova Scotia Power, which helps the utility meet Nova Scotia’s electricity needs. The cost of these services is included in electricity rates. The HomeWarming service is funded by the Province of Nova Scotia as part of a long-term plan to upgrade all low-income homes in Nova Scotia over the next several years.

Efficiency Nova Scotia is operated by EfficiencyOne, an independent nonprofit organization. Regulatory oversight is provided by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

The Isaacs are loving the savings they’re seeing on their bills, and the comfort added to their home.

The Isaac family lives in a 1980s home in suburban Bedford. Although the insulation was already quite efficient with an EnerGuide rating of 148 GJ, the house was due for some upgrades to the heating, hot water, and ventilation systems. Upon completion of their Home Energy Assessment, the Isaacs decided to go through with the recommended upgrades. They received a  $450 heat pump rebate, $300 heat recovery ventilator rebate, and a $400 heat pump hot water heater rebate. The total project cost was $11,300 with a payback period of 6.3 years. After these upgrades, their home’s final EnerGuide rating was 92 GJ.

House Type: Bungalow  |  Year Built: 1987
Sq Footage:  3,359 sq ft  |  Annual Savings: $1,600

Our heat pump is so great in the summer for keeping the house cool. We didn’t even know it could do that.

Brian and Lena live in Hants County in a 2,200 sq ft. bungalow, and were looking for a way to save money on their expensive heating bills. They decided to install a mini-split heat pump, and received a $300 rebate for the project. Their home is now much more comfortable—warm in winter and cool in summer, while saving money on bills.

House Type: Bungalow | Year Built: 1995
Sq Footage:  2,200 sq ft.
Annual Savings: Brian and Lena now save about $336 on bills annually

Join the team at Efficiency One

Are you a passionate champion of energy efficiency and conservation? Then EfficiencyOne wants to hear from you!

For a full listing of current career opportunities please select Career Opportunities.

EfficiencyOne works with partners who share our values and our commitment to achieving results. This page lists all procurements we expect to issue in the near future. Procurement needs are identified through EfficiencyOne’s internal planning process and aren’t certain to occur as listed. EfficiencyOne’s fiscal year runs from January to December.

For more information please select Procurement.