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The Home section of the Novoclimat program promotes the construction of new, high energy performance homes, according to specific construction requirements. It is estimated that a new Novoclimat Home enables its occupants to save 20% on energy costs in relation to a dwelling that complies with the Québec Construction Code.

Novoclimat Homes

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

Benefits

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

Consult more benefits.

Consult the map of some Novoclimat model houses to visit (in French only)

Certification

To be eligible for the Novoclimat program, the home must be built by a builder who has received training and obtained Novoclimat certification. You can consult the list of Novoclimat certified builders on the Bureau de normalisation du Québec Web Site.

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 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 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 certification from the BNQ.

Financial assistance

The Novoclimat program offers financial assistance to promote the construction of Novoclimat houses.

  • The first owner of a new Novoclimat 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.

Besides :

  • Certain financial institutions also offer mortgage rate reductions for the acquisition of an energy-efficient home.

How to proceed

 

Find a Novoclimat certified contractor in your area by consulting the BNQ Web Site or by contacting our customer service at 1-866-266-0008.

Ask your contractor to include the Novoclimat requirements for the construction of your new home.

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

An independent evaluation consultant mandated by TEQ will conduct the inspections to ensure that your home complies with all of the Novoclimat program requirements.

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

Caution

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

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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