Program Guidelines

See how to qualify and learn more about the incentives available so you can build efficiency into your new home and receive money back.

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1. Who can register?

Either the builder or people having homes built can register.

2. When do I register?

Participants have to register before a building permit is issued. Homes with building permits issued within 30 days of registrations can participate. Early registration is a key part of the program to ensure efficiency improvements can be built in at the start.

3. What homes are eligible?

  • Homes located in New Brunswick heated by electricity, cord wood, pellets, natural gas, or propane
  • Single detached, semi-detached, and row houses
    • Semi-detached or row housing units must have party walls that extend from the slab to the attic and have separated heating and ventilation systems
  • Manufactured dwellings on a permanent foundation
    • Types of eligible foundations:
      • Basement foundation
      • Slab-on-grade with anchors
      • Concrete blocks on an engineered pad
      • Piers and beams
  • Must be a residential property as defined under Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada 2015. Such properties would be no more than three (3) stories high and having a footprint of not more than 600 m2 (6,458 ft2)

4. What homes are not eligible?

  • Homes heated with oil
  • Mixed-use buildings with less than 50% Residential Occupancy
  • Multi-Unit Residential Buildings having two or more dwelling units. Note: Some two-unit buildings may be eligible if there is an interior unlocked doorway connecting the 2 units. In these cases, eligibility will be determined by your chosen Service Organization
  • Off-grid buildings
  • Cottages and camps not lived in year-round

What heat pumps qualify?

Check to make sure your selected heat pump is on the list. As of May 1st, 2023, central, mini split and multizone heat pumps must be on the Canada Greener Homes Grant list of cold climate air source heat pumps.

If you registered before May 1, 2023, please see this page.

Thinking of going solar?

The Solar Ready Guidelines from NRCan specify a number of design considerations and modifications builders can make to new attached and detached homes in preparation for the installation of a future solar thermal system or solar photovoltaic system.

Looking for the Technical Reference Manual for Upgrades?

The Technical Reference Manual gives you insight into calculated energy savings for installation of eligible equipment. See how NB Power calculates energy savings and enables visibility to potential in-year and lifetime energy savings.

Download the Technical Reference Manual