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Commercial buildings

Create a community of happy, long-term tenants in your building. Fewer maintenance issues, and a more comfortable space will set you apart from other buildings, and have you enjoying the good things efficiency brings.

Some of the ways to enjoy the benefits of energy efficiency include:

  • Rebates on products such as HVAC, water systems, and lighting
  • Help with custom services and the cost of engineering studies

We offer incentives, financing and expert advice to help you upgrade your commercial buildings with energy efficient products.

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Your commercial facility could benefit from rebates on high quality, efficient equipment, and programs that identify energy saving opportunities—helping your business run at peak performance.

To better understand your business and provide you with the best solutions, complete the contact form. Describe your next project, or simply tell us a bit about what you’re looking to achieve. We can help identify the programs and rebates that will be the ideal fit for your business.

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Bright Buildings Award

Energy efficient projects are a way to attract new building tenants and impress current ones, while ensuring your building operates more smoothly – saving money and time.

The Bright Buildings Awards recognize the work being done to reduce the environmental footprint of commercial buildings in Nova Scotia and highlight these achievements. Winning businesses can proudly display the awards in their buildings.

Learn how your business could win a Bright Buildings Award.

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Energy Benchmarking Pilot Program

The Energy Benchmarking Pilot Program helps building owners across Nova Scotia better understand and take control of their building’s energy consumption. Using ENERGY STAR®‘s free, secure web-based tool, Portfolio Manager, business owners can optimize the operational efficiencies of their properties. Improve your competitive edge by joining today.

Learn how to take part in the benchmarking pilot

Popular commercial building products


commercial lighting

Potential Rebate: $3 – $500

Put your business in the best light with energy efficient lighting upgrades, such as indoor and outdoor LED technologies, lighting control systems, and more. 

Outdoor Lighting
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Potential Rebate: $50 – $600

Heat your business more efficiently while saving energy and money, with products like air and ground source heat pumps, HVAC sensors, and more.

Learn more about heating

Pumping Technologies


Potential Rebate: $60 – $400

Keep things flowing efficiently with rebates on pumping technologies, like  multi-use circulator pumps.

Learn more about pumping. 


Armour Group found more than just cost savings after investigating high power bills at West Way I. After completing the Building Optimization program, and enhancing the energy efficiency of the building, it’s now a more comfortable place for all of their tenants, and they are saving over $30,000 annually.


Chilled water pump yields $150,000 in yearly savings for Crombie REIT

Crombie REIT received a large rebate of $99,000 on their installation of an energy efficient chilled water pump. And the benefits don’t stop there. Their average yearly savings are $150,000, with less environmental impact from day-to-day operations, and increased comfort for tenants and customers.


Southport Apartments optimized the energy efficiency in their building with help from Efficiency Nova Scotia. Just one month after recommissioning, their energy consumption was about a third of what it was.

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Search our directory to find a qualified local professional to complete your efficiency upgrade project. Connect with contractors, insulation installers, heating system installers, electricians, and more.