EnerGuide is the official Government of Canada mark associated with the labelling and rating of the energy consumption or energy efficiency of specific products. EnerGuide labelling exists for appliances, heating and cooling equipment, vehicles and houses.
In 2006 the EnerGuide for New Houses program was initiated for new home construction. This program helps Canadians plan and build new homes that are cost-effective and energy efficient, that lower green house gas emissions and save energy.
The EnerGuide for Houses scale goes from 0-100 with 0 being the least efficient and 100 being the most energy efficient.
There are several steps involved for the EnerGuide for New Houses process, they are:
1. The EnerGuide for New Houses service starts with an analysis of the new house plans selected by the pending home owner by an EnerGuide for New Houses energy advisor.
2. The advisor recommends energy-saving upgrades and works with the builder to develop a report that lists various cost-effective options.
3. The builder then estimates the upgrade work and provides the client with a price.
4. When construction is done, the EnerGuide advisor verifies the applied energy upgrades and performs a blower door test.
5. After the data has been collected, the home receives its EnerGuide for New Houses rating.
6. The home owner is provided an official label to display the rating on the home’s furnace or electrical box.
We take great pride in offering our homeowners the advantage of an EnerGuide home and all the financial and environmental savings it has to offer.