The Ontario Building Code, the R-2000 program and the ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative currently require an EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher. Every new home we build is labeled with the EnerGuide rating system which typically scores between 80 and 85. Large percentages of glazing on homes and cottages may however become costly due to recent energy efficiency regulations introduced into the building code.
Homes built to the new ENERGY STAR 2012 standard will score an 83 or better, approximately 20% above current building code minimum requirements. Homes built to the new R-2000 2012 standard will score an 86 or better, approximately 50% above current building code minimum requirements.