Affordable Housing Consent

I hereby consent and acknowledge that:

a) At least fifty per cent (50%) of the tenant units within the Applicant’s multifamily building meet the following rental cutoffs:

Area Bach 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed or More
HRM, Wolfville, and the Town of Antigonish $620 $710 $890 $1,100 $1,402
Urban areas of: CBRM, Antigonish County, Pictou County, Colchester County, Hants County, and Kings County $476 $572 $704 $842 $1,275
All other areas $430 $480 $570 $660 $1,120

b) As to maintain affordable housing for the tenants, the Applicant (and subsequent building owner(s)) will maintain the affordability of their current rental rates at the participating building for a minimum of twelve (12) years. c) The Applicant will make every effort to maintain affordable rates for their current and future tenants. d) An affordable rate is defined as limiting increases to rent as to not exceed two and a half per cent (2.5%) per year, to a maximum rent increase of thirty per cent (30%) by the end of the contract term. e) Such increases may occur annually or be combined after several years; e.g. a fifteen per cent (15%) increase once the contract reaches six (6) years. f) If the Applicant is unable to maintain an affordable rate due to unforeseen circumstances, the Applicant will provide 30 days written notice to Efficiency Nova Scotia in advance of the increase to the tenants. Notice will include the reason(s) for the increase and a plan to mitigate the need for additional increases for the duration of the contract term. g) The Applicant will inform all new and existing tenants of their participation in this pilot in writing. This notice will include the Applicants commitment to limiting rental increases to two and a half per cent (2.5%) per year, and the contact information for Efficiency Nova Scotia. h) The Applicant will provide Efficiency Nova Scotia and its affiliates with dedicated building staff, and provide ample notice to tenants in order gain access to operational spaces and tenant units at the property address during the energy audit(s) and verification visit(s). i) Under breach of the above terms, Efficiency Nova Scotia reserves the right to recover the full cost of the energy audit and any direct rebates received by the Applicant in relation to the project from the Applicant and/or subsequent building owner(s). j) Rebates are for new equipment only, cannot be combined with any other Efficiency Nova Scotia offer and are subject to change without notice. k) Program funding is limited and will be allocated by Efficiency Nova Scotia in a manner that best serves the intent of funding. To be eligible for rebates, products must be installed in multifamily building serviced by a Nova Scotia electric utility and products installed must reduce electrical consumption. l) Mixed-use and commercial spaces within multifamily properties are ineligible for incentives. m) Cogeneration, self-generation, demand-limiting, power factor correction and fuel switching are not eligible for rebates. n) To be eligible for rebates and financing options (if applicable) pre-approval is required prior to purchase and installation. o) The Applicant must submit the following to: 1. obtain pre-approval: (i) Application, (ii) labour and product quote(s), (iii) applicable worksheet(s). 2. obtain a rebate payment: (i) Proof of Purchase from the distributor or retailer on the eligible products installed and (ii) any other information deemed necessary by Efficiency Nova Scotia. p) Proof of Purchase includes invoice(s) indicating the size, type, manufacturer, model or part number, purchase date, and vendor of the efficient equipment. Efficiency Nova Scotia reserves the right to verify sales transactions. q) Efficiency Nova Scotia may require the sharing and exchange of information between Efficiency Nova Scotia and third parties such as the Applicant’s electricity provider. In applying and receiving rebates, the Applicant hereby irrevocably consents to the release, use, storage and exchange of information between Efficiency Nova Scotia and necessary third parties, including but not limited to name(s), addresses, electricity usage history, credit reports, and phone number, for the purposes of administering rebates. r) Efficiency Nova Scotia may at its sole discretion, approve or reject any rebate at any time. s) Efficiency Nova Scotia does not guarantee the performance of installed equipment expressly or implicitly. t) Efficiency Nova Scotia does not endorse any particular manufacturers, products, or system designs in promoting this program. u) Allow 30 days for delivery of payment. Submitting your application with incomplete or missing information will delay processing of payment. v) Efficiency Nova Scotia’s maximum rebate payment will not exceed eighty per cent (80%) of the eligible equipment purchase and its associated installation costs. w) Applicants and/or contractors are responsible for all costs associated with sales tax, and disposal/ recycling. The Applicant is responsible for any tax liability of rebate payment. x) Contractor(s) hired by the Company will install at the Customer’s Facility the electricity construction measures agreed upon by the Customer and Contractor. The Contractor shall permanently disable all lamps, ballasts, and fixtures replaced surrounding this agreement. y) Efficiency Nova Scotia is a franchise operated by EfficiencyOne, official Licensee of the Province of Nova Scotia. By providing your consent you agree to release your personal information to the current and successive holders of the Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise. z) By completing and submitting this form, I hereby consent to the purposes for which Efficiency Nova Scotia is collecting, using and disclosing company information as set out in Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Privacy Policy. More information on Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Privacy Policy can be found online, efficiencyns.ca/privacy-policy or by email, privacy@efficiencyns.ca. By checking the agree box, I agree to the above terms and conditions and confirm the information provided is complete and accurate.