Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Canadian Provincial Government Green Incentives: Atlantic

Efficiency NB, a crown corporate of the Government of New Brunswick, promotes ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and products in its public education initiatives as well as providing an ENERGY STAR Package Incentive Bonus as a component of its New Homes Program. Efficiency NB offers new homeowners a grant if their home has an EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher. There are four versions of this grant:The province of New Brunswick provides grants from $1,000 to $3,000 for first owners of new homes. Grants are available for heating systems and for those that achieve EnerGuide rating of 80 or more. An additional incentive is available to homeowners who install ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and lighting

Nova Scotia's Department of Energy provides incentives to offset the initial cost of an EnerGuide building plan evaluation on a sliding scale based upon their EnerGuide ratings ($175-$300).

Nova Scotia Government Environment (Natural Resources)

Newfoundland Power offers up to $10,000 in financing to cover the cost difference between a conventionally constructed home built to the National Building Code Standard and the same house built as a high-efficiency (registered R-2000) home. Loan payments are made through monthly electric bills, with repayment schedules up to 60 months.

Newfoundland Government Environment (Natural Resources)

PEI Government Environment (Natural Resources)

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