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Multi-Unit Rental Property Upgrade Program

Efficiency Nova Scotia offers up to 80% in rebates on energy efficient upgrades to qualifying multi-unit residential rental properties. This new program offers property owners and managers the opportunity to make an investment in their property that will pay-off now and in the long term. Not only will you and your tenants enjoy the benefits that come with a more energy efficient building, you’ll also see reduced maintenance issues as well as long-term financial savings in the years to come.

If you are eligible, we’ll help cover the expense of the recommended upgrades, which may include improvements to space and water heating, window and door replacements as well as attic, wall and basement insulation, and more.

Who is eligible?
Multi-Unit Residential Rentals

Up to 80% in rebates on multi-unit residential rental properties and cooperatives.

Not-for-Profit Properties

Up to 100% for providers of rent-free housing such as shelters and transition houses.

How do I apply?

We’re here to answer any of your questions, every step of the way. We’ve streamlined the process to make it as easy as possible.

 

Review the Eligibility Requirements

First, check the eligibility requirements to see if your property is eligible for rebates.

 

Simply fill out the form and a program rep will be in touch to answer any questions and help you through the application process.

What happens next for buildings with 1-3 units.
Step 1

Before purchasing, submit a quote for your heat pump(s) or heat pump water heater(s) for approval. Use our helpful online directory of tradespeople–the Efficiency Preferred Partners (EPP)–to get the job done right.

Buildings containing 1-3 units should submit the Prescriptive Affordable Housing Agreement along with 3 years of any non-electric utility data such as oil, propane, or natural gas, as well as your building’s plans (if applicable) to affordable@efficiencyns.ca.

Step 2

Receive a preapproval document from Efficiency Nova Scotia detailing the project costs and rebate.

Step 3

Install the approved products within 120 days of receiving preapproval (extensions may be granted upon request).

Step 4

Submit all of your invoices and rebate request form to Efficiency Nova Scotia. We will contact you within 10 business days to arrange a site visit to receive your rebate.

Have questions about the application form or the agreement? Contact us at affordable@efficiencyns.ca. We will contact you within 5 business days to discuss your eligibility.

What happens next for all other building types.
Step 1

If eligible, one of our partners will contact you to schedule a free energy assessment. Within 6 weeks you’ll receive a recommendation report detailing the energy efficient upgrades your building is eligible for based on the assessment results. This report includes estimated project costs and rebate amounts.

Submit the Comprehensive Affordable Housing Agreement along with 3 years of any non-electric utility data such as oil, propane, or natural gas, as well as your building’s plans (if applicable) to affordable@efficiencyns.ca.

Step 2

Provide quotes based on the recommendations and submit for approval. Use our helpful online directory of tradespeople–the Efficiency Preferred Partners (EPP)–to ensure a high standard of service and that you get the most value for your dollar.

Step 3

Complete the recommended upgrades within 120 days of approval (extensions may be granted upon request).

Step 4

Submit all invoices and rebate request form to Efficiency Nova Scotia and arrange a site visit to receive your rebate. Participants may be eligible to receive a partial rebate payment once 50% of the approved project cost has been realized and all applicable invoices have been submitted. We will contact you within 10 business days to arrange a site visit, if required.

Have questions about the application form or the agreement? Contact us at affordable@efficiencyns.ca. We will contact you within 5 business days to discuss your eligibility.

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