Our Impact

A Decade of Efficiency in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotians have reached an impressive milestone – 10 years of savings from energy efficiency programs and services! Together, look how far we’ve come.

Environmental Impact

Energy efficiency plays a major role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We’ve contributed 25% of Nova Scotia’s overall GHG emission reductions since 2011, avoiding over 1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases annually.

In just two years, we’ve helped more than 2,000 Nova Scotians install solar PV systems.

Economic Impact

Our work is helping businesses and homeowners save more than $1.4 billion in energy costs – savings that boost economic activity and create jobs.

Our network of partners includes over 370 businesses, including heat pump installers, lighting specialists, solar PV installers, and builders, employing more than 2,500 people.

Community Impact

Energy efficiency can help serve the community and promote a socially equitable energy future.

We’ve partnered with 13 Mi’kmaq communities to install energy efficient upgrades like insulation, heat pumps and draft-proofing in 2,400 band-owned homes.

We engage over 25,000 students every year as part of our Green Schools Nova Scotia program.

We’ve helped low-income homeowners and renters save more than $260 million on their energy bills, and supported energy efficient upgrades in over 90 affordable housing units, including shelters, transition houses and affordable rentals.

Nova Scotia ranks #3 in Efficiency Canada’s 2020 Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Today Efficiency Canada released its 2020 Provincial Energy efficiency Scorecard. Nova Scotia ranked #4 overall and #1 in the efficiency category.

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Putting the ‘green’ in CFB Greenwood

The ‘green’ in 14 Wing Greenwood was recognized October 19, as base and Real Property Operations Unit (Atlantic and Greenwood) representatives, along with partners defence Construction Canada and MCW Custom Energy Solutions, Accepted the first milestone cheque from Efficiency Nova Scotia as part of the 10-year greenwood Energy Performance Contract to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.

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