This program is effective from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
Incentive offer: $10,000 for super-insulated residence and $250 for energy plan assessment.
Please note that the previous window, doors and HRV rebates are no longer eligible as separate rebates and have been discontinued. Windows, doors and HRV are now part of the New Home rebate.
Eligibility criteria: EnerGuide Rating for New Homes: New homes must meet a ≥50% improvement target in modeled energy performance over a NBC 2015 code home. The 50% target is an approximate equivalent to the old EnerGuide 85 rating.
Prior to building, you must arrange to have an energy assessment of the building plans completed by a Natural Resources Canada certified energy advisor.
The certified energy advisor will provide energy modelling for the new building plans (recommended) and for the final build (required for EnerGuide new home label). Please note only the plan assessment is eligible for the $250 rebate. The final assessment is no longer eligible for the rebate.
Getting energy modelling done prior to building is highly recommended. It provides an estimate of the EnerGuide rating for the new homes in advance. You can work with the certified energy advisor on modifying the plans as necessary to increase the chances of achieving the target rating of ≥50% improvement over NBC 2015 code home.
Be aware that not all residential or multi-residential configurations are eligible due to the Natural Resources Canada housing classifications. Single detached (with or without a living suite) and certain types of multi-residential dwellings are eligible for the super-insulated new home incentive.
To be eligible for this incentive, the occupancy permit must be issued on or after January 1, 2015.
You may apply for this super-insulated new home incentive once per household per fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).
You contact a Natural Resources Canada certified energy advisor to schedule an energy assessment of the building plans.
Once the new home is built, you must schedule a second assessment to determine the final EnerGuide Rating for New Homes.
Once the EnerGuide rating label is received, you complete and submit the application form.
The following must be provided with the application form to get the incentive: