New Homes Program – Homeowners

New Homes Program

For Homeowners

We’ll help you design a Certified Energy Efficient new home.

Performance Path

 $2,000 to $15,000 Rebate

  • Get design assistance and detailed energy modelling
  • Select any upgrades, materials, or equipment you want to include in your project
  • Receive an official EnerGuide label and home energy report from Natural Resources Canada
  • Rebates up to $15,000 depending on Energy Performance Tier
  • 25% mortgage insurance premium refund for insured mortgages

REBATES FOR HOMEOWNERS

If you’re managing the design and construction of your new home, you can apply to our New Homes Program. An energy advisor will work with you to estimate the energy performance of your project and provide recommendations to help you maximize your rebate.

how your rebate is calculated

  • The size of home you’re building in cubic metres;
  • Your home’s final energy rating, referred to as the “percent improvement” number. This is calculated by the energy advisor using the EnerGuide Rating System.

You can download the digital version here.

Steps To Participate

  1. ENERGY MODELLING

    Work with an energy advisor on your home’s energy design. Your project’s estimated energy improvement over the minimum energy code must be 25% or more in order to qualify for rebates.

  2. APPLY

    Apply online with the Estimated Performance Summary provided by your energy advisor. Get approval from us, then build your energy-efficient new home! 

  3. EVALUATE

    When your home is complete, we’ll conduct a free in-home evaluation which includes airtightness testing.

  4. GET A REBATE

    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

Homes that are Certified Energy Efficient through the New Homes Program are automatically eligible for a 25% mortgage insurance premium refund from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Sagen and Canada Guaranty.

You have 24 months from the closing date of your mortgage to apply. For more information or to apply now, visit Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Sagen or Canada Guaranty.

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:

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