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Small Business

Energy efficiency means more than just savings on bills—your small business will gain a competitive advantage, with additional benefits such as:

  • A more comfortable space for employees and customers, with better control of temperature and lighting
  • Savings on your bottom line
  • Equipment that is more reliable, has a longer life and needs fewer repairs
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • An improved reputation as a business concerned about the environment

Limited time incentives

Until December 31, 2021, incentives have increased to cover up to 80% of the total project cost on select lighting and all Commercial Heating measures. This offer is for small businesses that consume less than 350,000 kWh annually.

The select measures, provided they meet the criteria outlined in the appropriate product worksheets, are:

  • Linear Replacement Lamps
  • All Outdoor Lighting
  • Case Lighting/Sign Retrofit Applications
  • Commercial Heating
  • Integrated LED Fixtures

Increased incentives will be applied to applications received on or after January 1, 2021.

Note: Integrated LED Fixtures are a new addition to the increased incentives effective January 1, 2021. Increased incentives will be applied to applications received on or after January 1, 2021.

Free Energy Assessment

Qualified businesses may receive a free energy assessment, rebates of up to 80% on upgrade projects, and 24-months interest free financing*. Your small business will notice big benefits while enjoying the good things efficiency brings.

* Conditions apply. See Terms & Conditions for details. Products previously purchased that have already received an Efficiency Nova Scotia in-store rebate are not eligible for additional rebates.

Getting Started

Your small business could benefit from rebates on high quality, efficient equipment, and programs that identify energy saving opportunities—helping it run at peak performance.
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If you don’t know where to start, let us help. To better understand your business and provide you with the best solutions, check out the Rebate Navigator tool. 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.

Popular products

hanging lights

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. 

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indoor heating system

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.

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Kitchen Equipment

industrial kitchen

Potential Rebate: $6 – $2,000

Serve up savings with rebates on energy efficient kitchen equipment like ovens, freezers, and refrigerators. 

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Linda Flynn, owner of the Kiwi Cafe, wanted to do her part for the environment and reduce her business’ environmental impact. After reaching out to Efficiency Nova Scotia and making simple energy efficient upgrades, she was able to reduce her energy consumption and is now saving over $900 annually. The Kiwi Cafe improved the environment inside, and out.

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hometown furniture and mattress retail store
$5,200 rebate and $1,200 in annual savings for Hometown Furniture & Mattress

Hometown Furniture & Mattress created a more welcoming space, with an improved appearance and better working conditions for employees, by upgrading their lighting to LEDs throughout the store. They are now saving $1,200 a year in energy costs, and with a rebate of over $5,200 and quick 3-year payback period, it’s a project that will benefit them for years to come.

Find a Contractor

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.