Any builder can claim to build energy efficient homes. How do I know that your homes are truly energy efficient?
All of our homes and cottages include an EnerGuide Rating System label. The energy efficiency of a home can be measured using Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) EnerGuide rating system which determines a home’s level of energy efficiency on a scale from 1 to 100, so that you can compare the energy performance of one house against another. A rating of 0 represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption. A rating of 100 represents a home that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and requires no purchased energy on an annual basis. Anyone can claim that a house is energy efficient, but an EnerGuide rating label proves how efficient it is.
|Typical Energy Efficiency Ratings|
|Type of Home||Rating|
|New home in 2006||66-72|
|New home in 2006 with some energy-efficiency improvements||73-79|
|New home built to 2012 Ontario Building Code Standards||80|
|Highly energy efficient new home||81-90|