New rebates available to Nova Scotia homeowners through Efficiency Nova Scotia

New rebates available to Nova Scotia homeowners through Efficiency Nova Scotia

May 27, 2021 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk,NS – EfficiencyOne is proud to partner with Natural Resources Canada to deliver the Canada Greener Homes Grant in Nova Scotia through the Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise.

Retroactive to December 1, 2020, the new initiativewill offer grants of up to $5,000 to help Canadian homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits to their primary residences and up to an additional $600 towardsthe cost of EnerGuide home evaluations. To qualify, homeowners must obtain a pre-retrofit EnerGuide home energy evaluation before completing at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by their energy advisor in their report. Please visit https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/homes/canada-greener-homes-grant/23441 for a complete list of eligibility requirements.

Nova Scotia and Quebec are currently the only provinces that will deliver the program on the federal government’s behalf. In Nova Scotia, the Canada Greener Homes Grant will be co-delivered with Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Home Energy Assessment program. This means anyone who enrolls in the Home Energy Assessment program will automatically be registered for the federal grant.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer Nova Scotians one-stop access to financial support and expertise to make their homes more energy efficient,” says Stephen MacDonald, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Additional rebate support will make these investments even more affordable to even more Nova Scotians.”

Efficiency Nova Scotia programs are already saving Nova Scotians more than $1.4 billion in energy costs and have contributed 25 percent of Nova Scotia’s overall GHG emission reductions since 2011, while also making a significant positive impact on the economy.

Efficiency Nova Scotia’s network of partners has over 370 businesses, including heat pump installers, lighting specialists, solar PV installers, builders, and more, employing more than 2,500 people across the province. More details can be found in EfficiencyOne’s 2020 Annual Report, released yesterday.

Due to public health restrictions, EnerGuide evaluations are currently suspended in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotians who wish to enroll in the program can contact one of Efficiency Nova Scotia’s registered Energy Advisors to be placed on a list to receive an evaluation as soon as activity resumes.

Quotes:

“Canadians are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills and do their part to fight climate change. We are driving economic activity and creating jobs by improving energy efficiency and helping Canadians lower their carbon footprint. The Canada Greener Homes Grant is good for your wallet, good for the economy and good for the planet.”

— The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources


“Nova Scotia is a leader in fighting climate change and promoting energy efficiency.  With Efficiency One delivering this new federal program in parallel to the province’s existing efficiency incentives Nova Scotians will be able to do more in their own neighbourhoods to promote our clean energy future.”

— Honourable Chuck Porter, Nova Scotia Minister of Energy and Mines

About EfficiencyOne

EfficiencyOne, operating in Nova Scotia as Efficiency Nova Scotia, has a proven track record of success in designing and delivering resource efficiency programs and services for homes, businesses, and large industrial customers. EfficiencyOne has received national recognition for its high electricity and heating fuel savings achievements, as well as its low-income services and innovative Indigenous programs. Learn more at www.efficiencyone.ca.

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For more information please contact:

Janet Tobin
Communications Lead
902-470-3652
Cell: 902-499-6494
JTobin@efficiencyns.ca

Canada Greener Homes Grant
Call Centre
1-833-674-8282
TTY: 1-800-465-7735


Natural Resources Canada
Media Relations
343-292-6100
nrcan.media.rncan@canada.ca

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