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Incentives

 

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

NB Power will offer financial incentives to participants who build homes that achieve the minimum prescriptive building envelope requirements (with all heating systems being ENERGY STAR certified, if applicable) and the following performance targets:

 

  Requirement Incentive
Level 1
  • The house must meet or exceed all minimum building envelope requirements in Appendix A.
  • All heating systems installed must meet or exceed the criteria in Appendix B and C.
  • The house performs at least 55% better than the reference house but does not achieve a 0 GJ/year rating (baseloads included)
$6,000
Level 2
  • The house must meet or exceed all minimum building envelope requirements in Appendix A.
  • All heating systems installed must meet or exceed the criteria in Appendix B and C.
  • The house must be Zero Energy Rated (0 GJ/year, baseloads included)
$10,000

 

Please see Appendix A in the Program Guidelines for the minimum building envelope requirements and Appendix B and C for the product eligibility criteria.

*The Reference House is based on what the energy consumption would be if the house had been built to the current National Building Code. The performance targets exclude baseloads (lighting, appliances, and plug-in devices) and energy generated from renewables.