New Homes Program For Builders

New Homes Program

For Builders

We make building energy-efficient homes easier. With two ways to participate, you can pick the approach that’s right for your project.

The New Homes Program offers more than just a rebate, with:

  • free third-party airtightness testing and reporting;
  • EnerGuide labels and energy use reports for your customers;
  • Energy Efficient Certification from Efficiency Manitoba; and
  • automatic eligibility for mortgage insurance premium refund programs.

Prescriptive Path

$1,200 Rebate

  • Apply in just a few simple steps
  • Incorporate 10 energy-saving upgrades in your project
  • Receive site signage and energy efficiency marketing materials
  • Receive official certification for your project from Efficiency Manitoba

Performance Path

$1,500 to $12,000 Rebate

  • Work with a certified energy consultant at no cost
  • Use energy modelling software to evaluate options and their impacts
  • Receive site signage and energy efficiency marketing materials
  • Earn up to $12,000 in performance-based rebates
  • Get EnerGuide labels and energy use reports from Natural Resources Canada for your customer
  • Receive official certification for your project from Efficiency Manitoba
  • Receive reports and benchmarking tools

Building a new home on a budget? Check out our Individual Upgrades Path.

Steps To Participate

  1. CHOOSE YOUR PATH

    Choose a participation path (Performance or Prescriptive) that fits your project and goals. If you need help choosing the right path for your project, send us an email.

  2. DESIGN YOUR PROJECT

    Design your project according to the Prescriptive Path Technical Standard or work with an energy modeller through the Performance Path for a more customized approach. Send us your application form and design drawings before you start significant work on your project.

  3. GET A REBATE

    When the home is complete, we’ll conduct a free in-home evaluation and third-party airtightness test. You’ll receive your rebate and official certification shortly after our visit.

DOES YOUR PROJECT QUALIFY?

  • It’s a residential occupancy home or building.
  • It has a maximum of three storeys, with a footprint no larger than 600 square metres.
  • It’s a new construction project (not an addition or renovation).
  • It will use electricity or natural gas supplied by Manitoba Hydro.
  • You contact us or apply before work starts.

Get Cash Back For Your Customers

Homes that are Certified Energy Efficient through the New Homes Program are automatically eligible for a partial mortgage insurance premium refund from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Sagen.

  • Prescriptive Path: 15% premium refund
  • Performance Path: 15 to 25% premium refund

Your customers have 24 months from the closing date of their mortgage to apply. Customers can visit CMHC or Sagen for more information.

PREFERRED BUILDERS

Builders who commit to meeting minimum Certified Energy Efficient standards on all their new homes can apply for status as an Efficiency Manitoba Preferred Builder.

The following organizations are registered as Preferred Builders with our New Homes Program:


For more information on becoming a Preferred Builder, contact us.

PARTICIPATING BUILDERS

Builders who have successfully built at least three Certified Energy Efficient new homes can apply for status as an Efficiency Manitoba Participating Builder.

The following organizations are registered as Participating Builders with our New Homes Program:


For more information on becoming a Participating Builder, contact us.

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