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In today’s economy being energy efficient can save more than just the environment, it can save your bank account too. The NSHBA has several programs in place to help make homes more energy efficient and to equip our builders and renovators with all of the tools necessary to build clean and green.

The energy efficiency programs offered by NSHBA include EnerGuide for New Houses, EnergyStar and R-2000. We encourage you to have a look at what our programs can offer you and how they can help you do your part in creating a cleaner, greener Nova Scotia.

For insight on what energy-efficient upgrades give the best return on investment for new home construction, visit our site "Does Green Pay" ( It provides comparisons of standard construction versus available upgrades for energy efficiency on a variety of house styles. Find out if Green Really Does Pay!