New Homes Program

New Homes Program

For Homeowners

We’ll help you build a Certified Energy Efficient new home, with two ways to participate:

Prescriptive Path

$1,200 Rebate

  • Do it yourself or hire a builder
  • Incorporate ten energy saving upgrades in your project
  • Receive official certification for your project from Efficiency Manitoba
  • Your new home will be about 20% more energy efficient than comparable new homes

Performance Path

 $1,500 – $12,000 Rebate

  • Design assistance and detailed energy modelling provided
  • 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
  • Enjoy bigger rebates (up to $12,000!)

3 Simple Steps To Participate

  1. CHOOSE YOUR PATH

    Choose a participation option that fits your project and goals. Or, contact us so we can recommend the path that will best fit your project.

  2. DESIGN YOUR PROJECT

    With assistance from an energy modeler (if you choose the Performance Path) or your contractor (on the Prescriptive Path), design your new energy efficient home! Be sure to send us your Application Form and your design drawings before significant work starts on the project.

  3. GET A REBATE

    When your home is complete, we’ll provide an in-home evaluation and third party air tightness testing free of charge. You’ll receive official certification and your rebate shortly after our visit.

Your Home Qualifies If

  • It’s a residential occupancy home or building
  • It has a maximum of 3 storeys, with a footprint no larger than 600m2
  • It’s a new construction project, not an addition or renovation
  • It will use electricity or natural gas from Manitoba Hydro
  • You contact us or apply before work starts

Get Cash Back

Homes certified under the New Homes Program are automatically eligible for a partial mortgage insurance premium refund from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Genworth Canada.

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

You have 24 months from the closing date of your mortgage to apply. For more information or to apply now, visit CMHC or Genworth.

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 Efficiency Manitoba’s 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 Efficiency Manitoba’s New Homes Program:


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