Nova Scotia Residential Financial Incentives for Insulation

PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS

Home Energy Assessments

Efficiency One (previously Efficiency Nova Scotia) offers a reduced price for an energy assessment ($99 + HST) and financing or rebates for completing any of the suggested upgrades within 12 months.

Financing

  • $2,500 – $4,999 at 2% interest for 5-year term
  • $5,000 – $14,999 at 1% interest for 5-year term
  • $15,000 – $25,000 at 0% interest for 5-year term

Rebates

  • up to $5,000 in rebates, including insulation upgrades when insulating a minimum of 20% of the total building component area. Rebate amounts depend on the number of total green upgrades completed.
  • Foundation: For semi-detached/end unit row houses, rebate amounts to 75% of the amounts shown; for middle units, rebate amounts to 50% of the amounts shown. When both a basement and crawlspace are insulated, rebate amounts are combined to a max. of $1,250.
    • $500 for adding between R-10 and R-23 to basement foundation walls as only green upgrade
    • $550 for adding between R-10 and R-23 to basement foundation walls as one of two green upgrades
    • $625 for adding between R-10 and R-23 to basement foundation walls as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $1,000 for adding over R-23 to basement foundation walls as only green upgrade
    • $1,100 for adding over R-23 to basement foundation walls as one of two green upgrades
    • $1,250 for adding over R-23 to basement foundation walls  as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $400 for adding between R-10 and R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls as only green upgrade
    • $440 for adding between R-10 and R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls as one of two green upgrades
    • $500 for adding between R-10 and R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $800 for adding over R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls as only green upgrade
    • $880 for adding over R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls as one of two green upgrades
    • $1,000 for adding over R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $200 for adding over R-23 to 100% of floor above crawlspace as only green upgrade
    • $250 for adding over R-23 to 100% of floor above crawlspace as one of two green upgrades
    • $300 for adding over R-23 to 100% of floor above crawlspace as one of three or more green upgrades
  • Attic:
    • $450 for increasing insulation from less than R-12 to R-50 as only green upgrade
    • $750 for increasing insulation from less than R-12 to R-50 as one of two upgrades
    • $900 for increasing insulation from less than R-12 to R-50 as one of three or more upgrades
    • $225 for increasing insulation from between R-12 and R-25 to R-50 as only green upgrade
    • $375 for increasing insulation from between R-12 and R-25 to R-50 as one of two green upgrades
    • $450 for increasing insulation from between R-12 and R-25 to R-50 as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $75 for increasing insulation from between R-25 and R-35 to R-50 as only green upgrade
    • $125 for increasing insulation from between R-25 and R-35 to R-50 as one of two green upgrades
    • $150 for increasing insulation from between R-25 and R-35 to R-50 as one of three or more green upgrades
  • Flat roof / Cathedral ceiling:
    • $300 for increasing insulation from R-0 to R-10 as only green upgrade
    • $500 for increasing insulation from R-0 to R-10 as one of two green upgrades
    • $600 for increasing insulation from R-0 to R-10 as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $450 for increasing insulation from R-12 or less to R-28 as only green upgrade
    • $750 for increasing insulation from R-12 or less to R-28 as one of two green upgrades
    • $900 for increasing insulation from R-12 or less to R-28 as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $150 for increasing insulation from between R-12 and R-25 to R-28 as only green upgrade
    • $250 for increasing insulation from between R-12 and R-25 to R-28 as one of two green upgrades
    • $300 for increasing insulation from between R-12 and R-25 to R-28 as one of three green upgrades
  • Crawl space, Exterior Wall: 100% of exterior wall area including header must be insulated.
    • $500 for insulating to R-10-23
    • $1,000 for insulating to more than R-23
  • Exterior Walls: For semi-detached/end unit row houses, rebate amounts to 75% of amounts shown; for middle units, rebate amounts to 50% of amounts shown.
    • $750 for increasing insulation by between R-3.8 and R-9 or more as only green upgrade
    • $900 for increasing insulation by between R-3.8 and R-9 or more as one of two green upgrades
    • $1,200 for increasing insulation by between R-3.8 and R-9 or more as one of three or more green upgrades
    • $1,200 for increasing insulation by R-9 or more as only green upgrade
    • $1,500 for increasing insulation by R-9 or more as one of two green upgrades
    • $1,800 for increasing insulation by R-9 or more as one of three or more green upgrades

Contact:   1-877-999-6035

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Home Warming

Free energy assessment and home upgrades for income-qualified homeowners.

Contact:   1-877-434-2136

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New Home Construction

The following rebates are provided for new homes that are energy efficient.

  • $99 + HST for an energy assessment; and
  • $1,000 rebate for ENERGY STAR or EnerGuide rating of 85-87; or
  • $2,000 rebate for R2000 or EnerGuide rating greater than or equal to 88

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