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Incentives

 

NB Power’s New Home Energy Savings Program is a performance-based program encouraging builders and homebuyers to reduce their energy consumption by going beyond the minimums prescribed in the National Building Code.

Build your home to meet the following performance targets in order to receive an incentive:
Level 1 between 35% and 54% (inclusive) less energy usage than the Reference House*
Level 2 between 55% and 99% (inclusive) less energy usage than the Reference House
Level 3 Zero Energy Rated - 100% less energy usage than the Reference House (a Zero Energy Rated home with a net energy consumption of 0 GJ/year).

There are many ways to reduce overall energy consumption when designing a new home but some options are more common than others. To help home builders and homebuyers understand how the performance benchmarks can be achieved, NB Power has developed a Prescriptive option for Levels 1 and 2. Please see Appendix A in the Program Guidelines for these prescriptive options.

Reach Level 1 to receive $3,000

Build a house to the Prescriptive option

  • Building envelope
  • Heating system

or

Build a house that performs 35% to 54% better than the Reference House

 

Reach Level 2 to receive $6,000

Build a house to the Prescriptive option

  • Building envelope
  • Heating system
  • Water heating

or

Build a house that performs 55% to 99% better than the Reference House

 

Reach Level 3 (Zero Energy Rated) to receive $10,000

Build a house that performs 100% better than the Reference House

(Zero Energy Rated, 0 GJ/year)

 *The Reference House is based on what the energy consumption would be if the house had been built to the current National Building Code.