Working with more than 100 local partners, we’ve helped 225,000 program participants complete energy efficiency projects, saving Nova Scotians $110 million in 2016 alone and preventing the release of 590,000 tonnes of GHG emissions annually.

The table below includes a brief overview of our services. Learn more by visiting efficiencyns.ca or contact us by calling 1-877-999-6035 or emailing info@efficiencyns.ca

 

Residential Services

Residential Services At a Glance We Offer Eligibility
Home Energy Assessment For only $99 + HST, a Certified Energy Advisor fully evaluates your home’s energy efficiency and provides customized recommendations to help you save energy and money. Up to $5,000 in rebates or low interest financing up to $25,000 for 5 years to help complete recommended upgrades. Home is primarily heated with electricity.
New Home Construction For only $99, a Certified Energy Advisor reviews your building plans and provides customized recommendations to improve the energy efficiency of your design. Up to $2,000 in rebates. Register before or within 30 days of receiving a building permit and new home must be primarily heated with electricity.
HomeWarming Free upgrades like draft-proofing and insulation for income-qualified homeowners. Free upgrades, including installation. Income is under the levels in the> Income Qualification Chart.
Appliance Retirement Free removal and recycling of older, working appliances. $30 rebate for fridge or freezer. $10 for added window air conditioner or mini fridge / freezer. Fridge or freezer is at least 10 years old and in working order.
Green Heat Save energy and money by installing an efficient heating system, including a heat pump, wood or pellet heating system, solar air heating, heat pump water heater or solar domestic water heating. Rebate of up to $2,500 if you have installed a qualified heating system in the last 90 days. Home is heated primarily with electricity. Receive approval before purchasing and installing equipment.
Instant Savings Instant savings at the checkout on dozens of easy-to-install energy efficient products. Available in stores across Nova Scotia. Instant discounts up to $75. Discounts available at the checkout each Fall and Spring. Year-round discounts available for refrigerators and clothes washers.
Product Installation Free energy efficient products (such as LED lights, water saving devices and smart power strips) installed in your home, apartment or condo. Free products and installation. Available to all homes, apartments and condos in Nova Scotia.
Mercury Collection Bring mercury-containing products to the nearest drop-off location to be recycled free of charge. Free recycling of mercury-containing products. A complete list of accepted products and drop-off locations is available at efficiencyns.ca/mercury-collection

 

 

Business Services

To get started with any of our business services, simply complete your Business Profile.

 

Business Services At a Glance We Offer Eligibility
Small Business Energy Solutions Rebates or interest-free financing to help with the cost of energy efficient upgrades like lighting, kitchen, laundry, refrigeration equipment, and more. Up to 60% of the cost of upgrades. 24-month interest-free financing on your power bill is also available. Available to businesses who use up to 350,000 kWh annually. Free energy audits available to qualifying businesses.
Business Energy Rebates Rebates available to help offset the cost of energy efficient products such as lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, and more. Receive either mail-in or instant rebates at participating distributors. Available to all businesses.
Custom Solutions Rebates, financing and technical assistance to help with the cost of feasibility studies and the installation of energy efficient equipment related to compressed air equipment, motors, refrigeration, HVAC, cogeneration, and more. Up to 50% of the project cost, to a maximum of $500,000. Up to 50% of scoping study costs and up to 100% of feasibility study costs. Interest-free financing also available. Eligibility and support is determined on a case-by-case basis.
New Construction Rebates, financing and advice to help you build, expand or undertake major renovations to your business to make it more energy efficient. Up to $10,000 of the cost of energy modeling and up to $500,000 for upgrades. Multi-year financing is available for remaining project costs Eligibility and support is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Building Optimization Save up to 15% on energy costs by restoring your building to peak operating performance. We review your building and pay up to 75% of the total projects cost. Available to businesses with building automation systems.
Rental Properties & Condos Free energy efficient products (such as LEDs and water saving devices) installed in rental properties with 20 units or more. Free products and installation. Available to all apartment and condo buildings in Nova Scotia with 20 units or more.
Strategic Energy Management/Energy Management Information Systems Comprehensive approach to energy management to achieve sustainable energy and cost savings over the long-term. Funding and support to implement your program, as well as the potential for additional rebates through our other services. Eligibility and support is determined on a case-by-case basis.
On-Site Energy Manager (OEM) On-site energy manager to work within your business to help you save energy and money. OEMs plan, implement and evaluate energy saving projects, and identify and obtain funding and financing opportunities. Eligibility and support is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Mercury Collection Bring mercury-containing products to the nearest drop-off location to be recycled free of charge. Free recycling of mercury-containing products. A complete list of accepted products and drop-off locations is available at efficiencyns.ca/mercury-collection