New Construction


Make your business more energy efficient, comfortable to work in, and save big on energy costs.

We’ll help with the cost of energy modeling (up to $10,000), and support up to $500,000 for upgrades like:

  • Heat pumps (air or ground source)
  • Advanced lighting technologies and controls
  • Motors and variable speed drives
  • On site renewables and co-generation
  • Heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC)
  • Advanced industrial process systems

We also offer interest free multi-year financing for remaining energy efficient project costs.
Contact us to discuss your project: or call toll free at 1-877-999-6035


Where is your organization in the process?

Use our New Construction flow chart to determine where you are in the planning process and submit the relevant documentation.



Get Started

To begin a new construction project, follow these steps:

  1. Apply
  2. Review
  3. Complete

1) Apply

  • Feasibility Study: submit a feasibility study that clearly outlines the costs and energy savings of proposed upgrades, which incorporates an energy model of your facility. We can help you find an energy modeling professional and cover up to $10,000 for a new study. We also accept existing studies if they meet our requirements, although no incentive will be paid.
  • Submit a Feasibility Study Application & Proposal if you haven’t already completed an energy model for the facility:

2) Review

  • Discuss the results of the feasibility study with us, and decide which energy saving upgrades you want to incorporate into your facility. We can help by providing product rebates, customized incentives and on-bill financing.

3) Complete

  • Once finished, we will conduct a site visit to verify upgrades and issue payments for the measures completed.
  • Provide us with all necessary documentation showing your finished building.
  • Submit the Custom Project Incentive Claim to claim your incentive.


Energy Modeling

Consultants interested in applying to be listed as an Experienced Energy Modeler can apply here.

Feasibility Studies and Energy Models will only be accepted from consultants who are listed as an Experienced Energy Modeler. Please refer to the application for further information.


Contact us to discuss your project ideas: or 1-877-999-6035

Support depends on:

  • Project size
  • Energy savings
  • Equipment involved
  • Financial need

Incentives are up to 50% of the total project cost ($500,000 max), including:

  • The cost of an energy modeling study (up to $10,000)
  • The lesser of:
    • 50% of eligible project equipment and installation costs
    • The funding needed to meet a required payback
    • Custom yearly budgeted $/kWh-saved

We offer interest-free, multi-year financing for remaining project costs.

Please note, funding for energy modeling and financing is deducted from the total incentive available.

Energy models will only be accepted from consultants who are listed as an Experienced Energy Modeler. Please refer to the application for further information.



Think win-win-win-win. An energy efficient business is:

  • Less expensive to operate
  • More comfortable to work in
  • More environmentally friendly
  • More competitive

Save money: Energy efficiency upgrades are a permanent gift: they just keep giving. And not only can you reduce your energy bill significantly, we’ll help you do it. Depending on your project, you can qualify for up to $500,000 in rebates. The upfront investment will pay off in the long run – and help you maintain your competitive edge.

Invest in comfort: While you may already have a well-designed construction plan, improving your energy efficiency can make your space more inviting and comfortable to everyone who walks through your door – with better temperature control and air quality.

Save our environment: Businesses use more than 50% of all the electricity we generate in the province. Because every kilowatt of electricity we use is up to 75% fossil fuel-based, any project that improves your energy consumption is also an upgrade to our environment. In Nova Scotia, a plan for a more energy efficient building is a plan for fewer greenhouse gas emissions in our air.

Get competitive: Managing your energy costs is good for business. The upfront investment will pay off in the long run – and help you maintain your competitive edge.

Service Providers

Use the list below to select an approved service provider for your new construction project.

F.C. O’Neill, Scriven & Assoc’s Limited (ONSA)

5450 Cornwallis Street, Halifax, N.S. B3K 1A9

Michael Ramsis, P.Eng.

(902) 429-0701 – ext. 235


M&R Engineering Ltd

5531 Cornwallis St., Halifax N.S., B3K 1B3

Aaron Smith, P.Eng.

(902) 422-7393


WSP Canada Inc. (MMM Group)

150 – 36 Solution Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3S 1N2

Troy Greene, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, GGP

902-425-4466 Ext: 1930


Passive House E-Design

75 Cambren Drive, Hubley, NS., B3Z 1B5

Natalie Leonard, P.Eng.

(902) 475-1060


MCA Consultants

170 Joseph Zatzman Dr. Unit 4A Dartmouth NS B3B 1L9

Steven K. Ramsay, P.Eng., PMP, CEM, President

(902) 481-8126


MCW Maricor (division of MCW Consultants Ltd.)

186 Arthur Street, Truro, NS, B2N 1Y4

Brian Tysoe, Principal, National Manager of Energy Modeling Services

(416) 598-2920


EcoSmart Building Energy Solutions

556 Bedford Highway, Suite 101, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 4X7

Hayssam Barhoun, P.Eng., LEED AP, PhD, BEMP, Principal

(902) 471-2503


S + A Footprint

4211 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M2P 2A9

Lyle Scott, P.Eng.,LEED AP BD+C

(416) 218-7100


CBCL Limited

1489 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2R7

Tom Watson, P.Eng.,PE, LEED™ AP BD+C

(902) 492-6747


A.H. Roy & Associates Limited

275 Main Street, Suite – 100, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2C3

Josh Bouchie, P.Eng.

(902) 863 – 2955


Consultants interested in applying to be listed as an Experienced Energy Modeler can apply here.

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