Partners in Energy Efficiency

The Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstration Homes program was developed to raise awareness about energy efficient home design, construction, materials, techniques and equipment. Efficiency Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association partnered to develop the design and construction competition, evaluate the submissions and choose the winning companies.



Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation is a new independent organization responsible for helping Nova Scotians reduce their energy consumption and improve their energy efficiency at home and at work. It was established by legislation in late 2009.

Collectively, through large and small efforts, Nova Scotians have saved enough electricity since 2008 to power all the homes in Shelburne, Cumberland, Antigonish and Victoria counties combined for one year. That’s more than 30,000 homes. Or put another way, it’s enough electricity to power 6,500 of small and medium sized businesses for a year.

To get involved and to find out how to start saving, contact a program advisor at 1-877-999-6035 or

Visit the Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation website




The Nova Scotia Home Builders Association

The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association is the voice of the residential construction industry in Nova Scotia. For more than 50 years, the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association has played a key role in promoting quality, choice and affordable housing for all Nova Scotians.

Under the umbrella of the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association, there are four locals; the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Central Nova, the South Shore Home Builders’ Association, the Cape Breton Home Builders’ Association and the Annapolis Valley Home Builders’ Association. Together, they represent over 300 member firms made up of professional builders, renovators, developers and many other stakeholders in the residential construction industry.

Individually, members stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry, and polish their business and technical skills through workshops, courses and information sharing. All members adopt the Association’s Code of Ethics and are committed to fairness, integrity and customer satisfaction.

Visit the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association’s website



Demonstration Homes Magazine

The Future of Housing in Nova Scotia! When it comes to advanced building practices, Nova Scotia leads the way for innovation. This makes the Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstration Homes project all the more exciting! Featuring some of the highest energy-efficient options currently available in residential construction, the Efficiency Nova Scotia Demonstration Homes will provide Nova ... Read More
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