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Novoclimat 2.0 Homes

Novoclimat 2.0 Homes

The Home section of the Novoclimat 2.0 program promotes the construction of new, high energy performance homes, according to specific construction requirements.

Benefits

  • It is estimated that a new Novoclimat 2.0 Home enables its occupants to save 20% on energy costs in relation to a dwelling that complies with the Québec Construction Code.   
  • A new Novoclimat 2.0 home affords its occupants greater comfort and largely improves air quality inside the home.
  • More benefits...

Certification

To be eligible for the Novoclimat 2.0 program, the home must be built by a builder who has received training and obtained Novoclimat 2.0 certification. Each home registered in the program is inspected by an independent evaluation consultant and receives government certification that confirms its superior energy performance. The first owner also benefits from financial assistance.

Are you planning to buy a new home? Insist that your construction professional build a Novoclimat 2.0 certified home.

Eligibility criteria

  • New single-family dwellings (detached or semi-detached houses, row houses), bi-generational and single-family housing with an adjacent dwelling are eligible for the Home section of the Novoclimat 2.0 program.
  • Heating in the home must be mainly provided by electricity, natural gas, or residual forest biomass.
  • The home must be built by a builder who has received training and obtain Novoclimat 2.0 certification from the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ).

Financial assistance

New advantages! The Novoclimat financial assistance program offered by the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles has been improved. The new amounts have been in effect since October 4, 2016.

  • The first owner of a new Novoclimat 2.0 certified home receives $2,000 in financial assistance.
  • Persons buying their first home, i.e. first-time property owners, have access to an additional $2,000 of financial assistance bringing the total amount of assistance up to $4,000.

How to proceed

Find a Novoclimat 2.0 certified contractor in your area by contacting customer service at 1-866 266-0008.
Ask your contractor to include the Novoclimat 2.0 requirements for the construction of your new home.

Your contractor is responsible for registering your home with the Novoclimat 2.0 program, the compulsory inspections, and the application for certification.

An independent evaluation consultant mandated by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles will conduct the inspections to ensure that your home complies with all of the Novoclimat 2.0 program requirements.

Once your home has obtained Novoclimat 2.0 certification, you will receive your certificate of compliance and a form to claim the $1 000 in financial assistance to which you are entitled.

Caution

When you sign the contract to purchase your home, make sure that it stipulates the Novoclimat 2.0 option. Some contractors may have obtained Novoclimat 2.0 certification but do not systematically offer this option when they build new homes.

The contractor is entirely responsible for any construction defect in a Novoclimat 2.0 home. You must always contact the builder to request remedial work.

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Publications

The contents of the normative framework have legal weight. They take precedence over all other documents and information published on the program.

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