Nova Scotia Residential Financial Incentives for Insulation

Efficiency NS Rebates and Savings

Efficiency NS Rebates and Savings

There are a number of various rebate programs for certain types of insulation including:

  • Basement header insulation (up to $100)
  • Basement slab insulation (up to $100)
  • Ceiling insulation (up to $750)
  • Draft proofing (up to $200)
  • Exposed floor insulation (up to $100)
  • Exterior wall insulation (up to $1800)
  • Foundation insulation (up to $1250)

Get started here with this guide.

Clean Energy Financing

Clean Energy Financing

You could be eligible for low-interest financing to help you cover the cost of your upgrades. You then pay the municipality back over a 10-year period, but we’ll do the analysis to see if you can save as much or even more in energy and heating expenses than the cost of the retrofits!

All instruction to apply are on the site using the above link.

Clean Net Zero

Clean Net Zero

Through our Clean Net Zero pilot project, we helped municipalities and homeowners dramatically increase the energy efficiency of homes in the community – and reduce energy bills and carbon footprints.

By pairing deep retrofits to improve a home’s energy efficiency with the installation of small-scale renewable energy generation such as solar photovoltaic, we can make homes cleaner, more comfortable, and more cost-effective to maintain.

Many existing homes can be transformed into a NZE home. The home’s total energy consumption should first be reduced through insulation and air sealing improvements.

Free Energy Efficient Products

Free Energy Efficient Products

Free products may include:

  • LED Light Bulbs
  • Draft-proofing
  • Smart Thermostats
  • Pipe Wrap
  • Hot Water Tank Wrap
  • Faucet Aerators
  • Water-saving shower heads
  • Smart Power Bars
Home Energy Assessment

Home Energy Assessment

Ceiling Insulation
Criteria Starting Point Rebate
Increase 100% attic insulation to R-50 R-12 or less $750
Increase 100% attic insulation to R-50 Greater than R-12 and up to R-25 $375
Increase 100% attic insulation to R-50 Greater than R-25 and up to R-35 $125
Increase 100% flat roof or cathedral ceiling insulation to R-10 R-0 $500
Increase 100% flat roof or cathedral ceiling insulation to R-28 R-12 or less $750
Increase 100% flat roof or cathedral ceiling insulation to R-28 Greater than R-12 and up to R-25 $250

Foundation Insulation

Criteria Rebate Amounts
Add between R-10 and R-23 to 100% of basement foundation walls $600
Add >R-23 to 100% of basement foundation walls $1200
Add between R-10 and R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior walls $480
Add >R-23 to 100% of crawlspace exterior wall $960
Add >R-23 to 100% of floor above crawlspace $240

Exterior Wall Insulation

Criteria Rebate Amounts
Add between R-3.8 and R-9 to 100% of exterior walls $900
Add >R-9 to 100% of exterior walls $1500
Efficiency Nova Scotia - Home Warming

Efficiency Nova Scotia – Home Warming

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

“If we discover that draft-proofing, insulation or other efficiency options can help make heating & cooling your home substantially more affordable and comfortable, we’ll install the upgrades at no cost to you. We’ll even coordinate the retrofits.”

New Home Construction

New Home Construction

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

Multi-Unit Homes 2    
Tier Rebate Target 3
4 (plus additional $2,000 top-up) Net Zero Ready, Net Zero or Passive House Certification
3 3000 75% better than code
2 2000 65% better than code
1 1000 30% better than code
Single Family Detached Homes 1    
Tier Rebate Target 3
4 (plus additional $2,000 top-up) Net Zero Ready, Net Zero or Passive House Certification
3 7000 75% better than code
2 5000 65% better than code
1 2000 40% better than code