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New Brunswick - Energy efficiency services

New Brunswick offers various types of financial assistance programs to encourage its citizens to make their homes more energy-efficient. Here are the services you can benefit from with an energy assessment by Buildingexpert.

All of the following services are compatible together and are available by having an energy efficiency assessment made by one of our energy advisors.

Enhanced energy savings program

The Enhanced Energy Savings Program targets homes in need of energy efficiency upgrades. These upgrades will help New Brunswick homeowners with an annual combined gross household income under $70,000, reduce their energy use and costs.

Eligible Homeowners may qualify for one or more recommended upgrades, such as the addition of insulation in the basement, crawl space, exposed floor, attic and exterior walls; upgrading of the heating systems and ventilation for air quality or humidity issues – all to help reduce energy consumption and improve the comfort of the home. Homes may qualify for some or all the potential upgrades at no cost to the Homeowner.

Buildingexpert is an approved service organization for NB Power’s Enhanced Energy Savings Program.

For more informations, visit : https://www.saveenergynb.ca/en/for-home/enhanced-energy-savings-program/

Canada Greener Homes Loan

The Canada Greener Homes Loan is a federal initiative (complementary to provincial assistance) that offers a 10-year, interest-free loan of up to $40,000 (minimum $5,000) to help Canadian homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient and comfortable.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan is designed to help you finance eligible renovations that are recommended by an energy advisor and have not yet been undertaken. It’s a great way to lower your home’s energy bill while reducing your impact on the environment!

To find out more about the program and its requirements, please visit: Canada Greener Homes Loan

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program

The Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program is an initiative of Natural Resources Canada. The program is designed to help Canadian homeowners who currently heat their homes with oil to switch to a more environmentally friendly heating system by installing an electric heat pump.

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program (canada.ca)

MLI Select mortgage loan insurance

MLI Select is a multi-unit mortgage loan insurance product that prioritizes affordability, accessibility, and environmental friendliness. It operates on a point system, providing insurance incentives that are determined by affordability, energy conservation, and accessibility. These incentives apply to both newly constructed and existing properties. The more dedication you show towards social and environmental results, the greater the rewards.

Only professionals such as engineers, architects, Certified Engineering Technicians (CET), or Certified Energy Managers (CEM) are qualified to create an energy model that complies with the requirements.

Blower door test

The blower door test is a diagnostic tool used by our energy advisors to measure a home’s airtightness. During this test, a powerful fan is fitted into an exterior doorframe and temporarily seals all other openings, such as windows and vents. The fan then either depressurizes or pressurizes the house, causing air to flow through any gaps, cracks, or openings. The primary goal of this test is to detect air leaks, which helps reduce energy consumption and enhance home comfort. Additionally, the blower door test provides data on air changes per hour (ACH) and the equivalent leakage surface (ELS), allowing comparison with other homes built during the same era.

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