Are you renovating or purchasing a home?

Are you looking to make your home more energy efficient?

If you answered "yes" to one of the questions above, then consider calling ACAP Cape Breton to book a Home Energy Assessment!


An Energy Assessment is a service designed to help homeowners increase the energy-efficiency and comfort of their homes. An assessment provides useful information about your home's energy performance that can help you make informed decisions when operating, renovating, or purchasing a home.


When you book an energy assessment, one of our certified Energy Advisors will come to your home to perform the initial test. This determines the current energy efficiency of your home and provides you with a rating. After this test, your Energy Advisor will provide you with recommendations that will improve your home's efficiency. You choose which renovations (such as new windows, doors, insulation) you'd like to tackle. Once the renovations are complete, your Energy Advisor will return to complete the second post-renovation test. The final report states your home's new, improved (and efficient!) rating. Depending on how your home is heated, you'll be eligible for rebates.



Is your home 100% electrically heated?

If it is, then the cost of a Home Energy Assessment is $99. This covers the cost of the first test (pre-renovations) and the second test (post-renovations). You are also eligible for rebates up to $5,000 through Efficiency Nova Scotia depending on the work you have done. For more information on rebates, please visit the Efficiency Nova Scotia site by clicking here.

Is your home not electrically heated?

If not, then the cost of a Home Energy Assessment is $275 (+ mileage if located outside CBRM). This covers the cost of the first test (pre-renovations) and the second test (post-renovations). Unfortunately at this time there are no rebates for homes that are not electrically heated. However, you will still receive the same type of energy report as someone with an electrically heated home.

ACAP Cape Breton

The Atlantic Coastal Action Program (ACAP) Cape Breton is an environmental non-profit community organization and registered charity.


ACAP Cape Breton has a vision for a community in which local people are actively engaged, working and learning together to build healthy and sustainable communities.


Established in 1992, the original mission was to develop a comprehensive ecosystem management plan for the watershed area of industrial Cape Breton.


ACAP Cape Breton has grown into a dynamic group that integrates environmental, social and economic factors into projects focusing on action, education and ecosystem planning.

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