About Efficiency Nova Scotia
Efficiency Nova Scotia is Canada’s first energy efficiency utility. Working with more than 300 local partners, we’ve:
- helped 400,000 program participants complete energy efficiency projects
- helped businesses and homeowners save more than $4 billion in lifetime energy costs, including $400 million in savings for low-income homeowners and renters
- avoided 10MT of C02e since 2011
Our work is funded by supplying electricity efficiency and conservation activities to Nova Scotia Power. This helps them meet Nova Scotia’s electricity needs. The cost of these services is included in electricity rates. The HomeWarming service is one of the programs funded by the Province of Nova Scotia. It’s part of a long-term plan to upgrade all low-income homes in Nova Scotia over the next several years.
EfficiencyOne is a leading efficiency organization working with outstanding partners to transform how customers use energy. In Nova Scotia, EfficiencyOne supplies cost-effective energy efficiency and carbon mitigation services through the Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise. Together, Efficiency Nova Scotia and EfficiencyOne are helping all Nova Scotians enjoy the good things efficiency brings.
Regulatory oversight is provided by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.
Efficiency Nova Scotia’s head office is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
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Join a team that cares about the health of the planet and everyone on it. We care about the immense economic impact of energy savings, as well as the impact efficiency can have on our environment and our future. By working together, we’re helping Nova Scotians enjoy the good things efficiency brings and you can too.
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
“The speed at which they processed the rebate was really appreciated… I would definitely recommend the process.”
Fisherman’s Picnic General Store installed an air source heat pump, which greatly increased comfort for both staff and customers. They received a rebate of $1,500 and are saving $650 annually. The store doesn’t need to use electric baseboard heat anymore, which makes a considerable positive impact on winter heat bills, and the environment.
Sq Footage: 2,200 sq ft.
Annual Savings: Brian and Lena now save about $336 on bills annually