- Free energy assessment for qualified businesses
- Customized advice specific to your needs
- Rebates on energy efficient products and projects
- Interest-free financing*
- Support to implement your project through our network of Efficiency Preferred Partners
*OAC for electrically heated facilities that use less than 350,000 kWh annually.
Rebates for Non-Electrically Heated Businesses
We also offer rebates to cover up to 80% of your project cost when you upgrade to energy efficient products. No matter how your non-profit organization is heated, we have upgrades available to help you reduce overhead and operating costs.
Solar for Non-Profits Pilot Program
Effective April 25, 2022 – For a limited time, Efficiency Nova Scotia will be offering incentives to eligible non-profit organizations for solar PV systems up to 25kW. Visit the SolarHomes web page to learn more.
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
Keep things cool with a wide range of refrigeration equipment and accessories like air economizers, controllers, and cooler covers.Learn More
Put your business in the best light with energy efficient lighting upgrades, such as indoor and outdoor LED technologies, lighting control systems, and more.Learn More
Business Energy Rebates
Our Business Energy Rebate program provides rebates on energy efficient products costs to businesses of all types. Receive either instant or mail-in rebates to help you offset the cost of high-quality energy efficient products.Learn More
The Retrofit Program offers tailored technical and financial support to help businesses reduce their electrical energy consumption and system-peak demand. Retrofit supports larger more complex measures, involving technology, equipment, and system improvements.Learn More
Small Business Energy Solutions
Our Small Business Energy Solutions program provides rebates to cover up to 80% of the project cost for energy efficiency upgrades, a free energy assessment, and 24-months interest free financing on your Nova Scotia Power bill.Learn More
The Building Optimization Program focuses on recommissioning measures for existing buildings. Recommissioning ensures that building systems are operating as intended and meet current facility requirements.Learn More
Commercial New Construction
Whether you’re constructing a new commercial, institutional, or multi-unit residential building, planning an expansion or undertaking a major renovation, we can help you at the planning stages to incorporate energy-efficient design features, optimize the building's performance and minimize energy use.Learn More
Energy efficient lighting was a bright idea for HB Studios Sports Centre
HB Studios Sports Centre, a community-based recreation facility now saves over $8,000 a year on their energy bill. After making energy efficient upgrades, this non-profit is reinvesting the savings back into their 49,000-square-foot building to serve their community better. And it’s making a difference. With energy efficient upgrades, people of all ages are getting more out of the centre’s indoor soccer field, sprint track, and four-lane walking track. Here’s how.
HB Studios Sports Centre partnered with us to upgrade their lighting. They replaced 26 metal-halide field lights with LEDs, as well as the remaining interior building lights. They also upgraded the lighting outside the building, increasing safety for early risers and evening program participants.
“We’re cutting our energy there by 25%. With the metal-halide you had to turn them on early and wait for them to warm up. With the LEDs, if we have a break between programs, we can shut those lights off and then instantaneously we have lights again on our field.” – Melvin Skinner, Board Member
Now that the project is complete, the facility is enjoying the benefits, including a 60% project cost rebate, and a reduction in energy and maintenance costs. They no longer need to replace six to eight metal-halide bulbs per season, and their new lighting provides greater flexibility, better light distribution, and improved safety. Plus, with a lower power bill every month, HB Studios Sports Centre can continue to keep rates down, ensuring they are providing the best environment and experience for their community.
Energy Savings at a Glance
Yearly kWh Savings: 52,569 kWh
Annual Energy Cost Savings: $8,400
Total Rebate: $11,100
Non-profit organizations across Nova Scotia are discovering how energy efficiency can help keep costs down. If you’re interested in enjoying the good things efficiency brings, get started today.
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