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By: Ecofinity  09-12-2011
Keywords: energy efficiency

EnerGuide for New Houses – EnerGuide Rating System

The EnerGuide Rating System is a program created by Natural Resources Canada to provide a standardized measurement of the energy efficiency of new homes.

What are the benefits of an energy-efficient home?

  • Cash savings: reducing the amount of energy (gas, water and electricity) you use means immediate savings in your utility bills.
  • Peace of mind: you can rest at ease knowing that you are reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses you produce.
  • Comfort: energy-efficient homes are healthier and more comfortable to live in because of better indoor air quality.

How does an energy evaluation make my home more energy efficient?

  • Builders offering the EnerGuide Rating Service have their house plans evaluated by a Certified Energy Advisor (CEA) like Ecofinity.
  • The builders then work with their CEA to develop energy upgrade packages – the upgrades chosen will determine how much money you’ll save every month.
  • After the home is built the CEA performs a walk-through of the house to confirm that the upgrades have been applied.
  • The Certified Energy Advisor then provides a label as proof of the home’s energy efficiency.

What does the EnerGuide label tell me?

An Energuide label acts as proof of how energy efficient a home really is. The rating gives an estimate of the amount of electricity, natural gas or oil consumed every year. However, please note that the estimate is based on a number of underlying assumptions, like the home being inhabited by a family of four, the thermostat being set to specific temperatures, etc.

A one-point improvement on the EnerGuide rating scale usually reduces your home’s energy consumption by 3 to 5 percent.

All EnerGuide homes are rated on a scale of 0-100. A home with a rating of 0 has enormous air leakage problems, minimal (if any) insulation and extreme energy consumption. A home with a rating of 100 is incredibly air tight and does not need to purchase energy from external sources.

Fill out the form and book an evaluation.

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