Coha Nova Scotia Chapter

Rebates and Incentives

EcoEnergy Retrofit Program

How about receiving up to $790 in rebates on a qualifying oil furnace with the EcoEnergy Retrofit program?

The Government of Canada has renewed the ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program from June 6, 2011, to March 31, 2012, to help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient and reduce the burden of high energy costs.

Steps to apply for the grant

1. Registration: First, register with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and receive a registration number. If you do not have Internet access, you can call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).

2. Pre-retrofit evaluation: Hire a local service organizationlicensed by NRCan. They will send a certified energy advisor to perform a pre-retrofit energy evaluation from the attic to the foundation. If the property has already been evaluated under this program since April 2007, a new pre-retrofit evaluation is not required.

3. Retrofit with receipts: Choose, purchase and install eligible measures described in this document, and keep your receipts for three years. The more upgrades you implement, the more money you can receive, and the more energy you can save.

4. Post-retrofit evaluation: Complete your renovations and obtain a post-retrofit evaluation no later than March 31, 2012. You must show all your receipts to your energy advisor during the final evaluation to verify that you purchased and installed eligible upgrades after June 6, 2011, and after a pre-retrofit evaluation.


Nova Scotia Service Organizations – Energy Auditors

There are currently six organizations in Nova Scotia that offer this service.  Eligibility for available federal grants depends on the work you carry out on your home.


Call one of the following service providers directly:



Service area


ACAP Cape Breton

Cape Breton


Amerispec Home Inspection Services



Clean Nova Scotia

HRM, central and southwest Nova Scotia 

1-800-665-5377 or 420-3474 in HRM

Ridge Energy


1-877-505-6363 or 576-3079 in HRM

Sustainable Housing


1-877-722-2842 or 435-3637 in HRM

Trinity Inspection Services

Northern Nova Scotia

1-877-955-4333 or 396-4333 (Westville)


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